John Fogerty Disappointed Over Cancelation of Country Fest Queensland Set, Eager to Perform

John Fogerty

John Fogerty

Lee Cherry

John Fogerty is remaining to speak up regarding the strange cancelation of his efficiency at this year’s Country Fest Queensland in Australia. 

Chatting with Billboard on Wednesday (Feb. 28), the Creedence Clearwater Revival creator states that he’s still “in total shock” over the celebration’s Tuesday (Feb. 27) announcement that his efficiency was terminated because of “unforeseen circumstances.”  

“I’m bewildered,” he states, seeming jolly yet overwhelmed. “I still remain able and ready and willing to do this show. I take the commitment of playing for the fans very seriously. Throughout my career, practically my whole life, there’s hardly ever been a cancelation.”  

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The efficiency, which had actually been arranged for the weekend break of March 30, would certainly have noted Fogerty’s very first program in Australia in greater than a years. According to the vocalist and his associate, Country Fest Queensland signaled his representative Friday (Feb. 23) that he’d been eliminated from the schedule without description, yet remained to offer tickets with his name affixed to the occasion for 4 days later, up till introducing the the termination of his efficiency to the general public on Tuesday. (Country Fest Queensland did, nevertheless, deal reimbursement choices to ticketholders no more curious about going to due to Fogerty’s “non-appearance.”) 

Fogerty and his group preserve that they have actually not been warned of any type of factor for the abrupt adjustment. Country Fest Queensland decreased Billboard‘s ask for remark.

“I really don’t know a lot,” Fogerty informs Billboard. “I was happy to be coming down to Australia to play. It sounded like a really fun event.” 

Soon after Country Fest introduced that Fogerty was no more component of the payment, the “Old Man Down The Road” vocalist posted a statement on Instagram. “I was ready to celebrate with you all for my one and only show this year in Australia when the Country Fest Queensland blindsided me yesterday by canceling my appearance,” it checked out.  

“It was posted that I would not be appearing due to unforeseen circumstances,” his declaration proceeded. “Well, I can tell you, my friends, I was not the reason for the ‘unforeseen circumstances.’” 

Country Fest has actually considering that shared a follow-up statement declaring that settlements with Fogerty’s group “did not reach a final outcome” and stopped on Friday (Feb. 23). “The matter is now subject to court proceedings in the Supreme Court of Queensland,” it proceeded, including that the celebration does not “intend to comment further” till the situation is listened to mid March. 

However, neither Fogerty neither his associate recognize of any type of information pertaining to the “court proceedings” discussed by Country Fest Queensland, they inform Billboard. They additionally revealed complication over the celebration’s assertion that settlements had actually never ever been settled; according to Fogerty, his agreement was authorized and totally set in mid-January. 

“My wife Julie and I and our people … we started making all the usual preparations to arrive at the showplace on the show date and, you know, do my show,” he informs Billboard. “Everything was normal as far as I knew.” 

What’s crucial to Fogerty currently is that his Aussie followers recognize just how much he intends to carry out for them. On Tuesday evening, he posted a video committed straight to them, in which he plays an acoustic performance of CCR’s “Bad Moon Rising.” 

“It’s a big disappointment what’s going on right now,” he states in the clip prior to diving right into the tune, being in a chair with his gold retriever existing at his feet. “A shock, actually. Sometimes things get complicated, beyond my grasp anyway.”  

“I’d certainly never cancel for convenience, or for [the sake of being] – what do you call those – a diva,” he informs Billboard. “There were some people that were going to travel quite a distance. I just feel really bad about it. As far as I’m concerned, the fans come first.” 



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