John Fogerty rocks Encore Theater like never before

John Fogerty rocks Encore Theater like never before

Before John Fogerty took the stage on May 19 to open his second run of shows in the lavish, 1,500-seat Encore Theater, his longtime keyboardist Bob Malone stepped out in front of the curtain to tell a quick tale of his first visit to Las Vegas, one in which his pockets were empty until he hit a slot machine for a hundred bucks. He described it as a spiritual experience.

More important, Malone estimated the Fogerty shows were the first loud rock concerts to be held in this venue, which has famously hosted Beyoncé, Garth Brooks and Lady Gaga. If Friday night’s show wasn’t the loudest, it had to be the most rockin’. After a short video showcased Fogerty’s pride in writing “Proud Mary” — and the fact that Elvis Presley performed it in Las Vegas — the curtain went up and the rockin’ began, kicking things off with the 1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival classic.


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