'John Fogerty - Fortunate Son In Concert' Returns To The Venetian Las Vegas
September 16, 2016 at 2:27 PM (PT)
“JOHN FOGERTY – Fortunate Son in Concert” returned to THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th for a nine-show engagement through SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st.
FOGERTY marked his return by paying homage to military veterans. To kick off his shows, he invited SIX-STRING SOLDIERS, a four-member ensemble of THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND, to open and perform alongside him. The quartet will also join FOGERTY tonight to commemorate NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY, which honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action.
Commented FOGERTY: "SIX-STRING SOLDIERS perform regularly at veterans' association gatherings and provide a positive outlook. I am honored and excited to have them opening my show, ‘Fortunate Son’ at THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS.”
Yesterday, FOGERTY, along with SIX-STRING SOLDIERS, visited the VA SOUTHERN NEVADA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM in NORTH LAS VEGAS, where they met with and performed for the hospital’s resident veterans. In addition to delivering his signature songs, he and the group also delivered an emotional rendition of “God Bless AMERICA.” FOGERTY, who was drafted and served in VIETNAM, was also presented a scroll of the poem “To the VIETNAM Veteran.”
Added the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME member: “Having served in the military myself, I feel it is important that we bring awareness to ensure that we take care of the condition of our veterans. It is a cause that is very dear to my heart.”
The show is produced by JULIE FOGERTY and directed by KEN EHRLICH and RAJ KAPOOR in association with AEG LIVE.