September 8, 2008
Spotlight 29 Casino Welcomes Creedence Clearwater Revisited and America
COACHELLA, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of the best bands ever assembled will take the stage at Spotlight 29 Casino on October 4 for a concert that will rock the Coachella Valley long after the curtain comes down. Creedence Clearwater Revisited and America are returning to Spotlight 29 Casino for a night of classics destined to become as legendary as the bands themselves.
Creedence Clearwater Revisited was forged by original Creedence Clearwater Revival band members Doug "Cosmo" Clifford and Stu Cook. Creedence Clearwater Revisited has toured the world, and crowd reaction to the band's concerts has been astounding, driven in part by a generation of kids who, as drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford says, "weren't even born when the music came out."
In addition to Clifford and Cook, Creedence Clearwater Revisited includes lead singer/rhythm guitar player John Tristao, lead guitarist Tal Morris, and multi-instrumentalist Steve Gunner on keyboard, acoustic guitar, percussion and harmonica.
The band thrills audiences with classics like "Susie Q,""Lodi,""Proud Mary,""Down On The Corner,""Fortunate Son" and "Who'll Stop The Rain," songs critics have called some of the best American rock ever written and recorded. The hits remain a staple of radio and movie soundtracks.
Also appearing is America, which rode onto the top of the pop charts in 1972 with their hit "A Horse with No Name." Blending rock and folk to create their signature sound, Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and Dan Peek (who left the band in 1977) created an amazing blend of rock, pop, and folk sounds and created defining songs of the 1970s, such as "Ventura Highway,""Tin Man,""Sister Golden Hair,""You Can do Magic,""I Need You" and "Lonely People."
The band tells this story about their name: "We were living in England at the time. Our fathers were all in the U.S. Air Force stationed outside of London. Dan and Dewey were working in a cafeteria on the base, and there was a jukebox called 'The Americana' in the corner. That's where we got the idea, and the more we thought about it the better it seemed to explain our origins. It did get a little confusing. When we finally did come to the U.S. to perform, the ads said, 'Live from England ... America!'"
Tickets for Creedence Clearwater Revisited and America are $55 and are available now at Spotlight29.com, at the Spotlight 29 Casino Gift Shop or by calling Star Tickets at (800) 585-3737. Show time is 8 p.m.
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