CCR's Doug Clifford & Stu Cook Announce Final Tour
25 years after reforming, Creedence Clearwater Revival co-founders Doug "Cosmo" Clifford and Stu Cook are retiring from touring as Creedence Clearwater Revisited. The band has announced the initial dates to its "Final Revival" tour, which will kick off on June 13th in Del Mar, California at the San Diego County Fair.
The group -- which at one point featured the Cars' lead guitarist Elliot Easton -- fought co-founder John Fogerty for years regarding the use of the Creedence moniker. These days, they've found an uneasy peace with each other.
We asked bassist Stu Cook, why he and "Cosmo" are finally calling it a day: "All things come to an end, right? Here we are, both of us are approaching 74 this month, and just thought, y'know, 'been there, done that, seen that' -- we know how it feels, we know how it tastes -- we're gonna miss it.' We all have bigger families, y'know, grand-kids. Y'know, ourlife paths have led us into different interests over the past 50 some-odd years. So, this seemed a good time to wrap it up. Last year was Creedence's 50th. Me and Doug have been together hanging out 60 years, now."
Drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford told us that today, after the mania of the band's initial success has long died down, he feels more comfortable just playing music: "I think that we also appreciate being out here at this point in time, because (when) we were Number One in the world with record sales, we were 25-years-old. In the midst of having to have new material coming out and under all those pressures and the pressures that were inside the band. Now, we just come out and play for three generations. It's great -- less pressure."
JUST ANNOUNCED: Creedence Clearwater Revisited tour dates (subject to change):
April 27 - Zacatecas, Mexico- Plaza de las Armas
June 13 - Del Mar, CA - San Diego County Fair
June 14 - Sahuarita, AZ - Desert Diamond Casino
June 15 - Maricopa, AZ - Harrah’s Phoenix Ak-Chin
June 20 - Ridgefield, WA - Ilani Event Center
June 21 - Snoqualmie, WA - Snoqualmie Casino
June 22 - Canyonville, OR - Seven Feathers Hotel & Casino
June 27 - Mayetta, KS - Prairie Band Casino & Resort – Great Lakes Ballroom
June 28 - Mahnomen, MN - Shooting Star Casino Showroom
July 18 - Chicoutimi, QC - Festival Bieres du Monde de Saguenay
July 20 - Sherbrooke, QC - Fete du Lac des Nations
July 25 - Enoch, AB - River Cree Resort & Casino
July 26 - Calgary, AB - Grey Eagle Event Center
July 27 - Medicine Hat, AB - Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede
August 9 - Biloxi, MS - IP Casino Resort Spa - Studio A
August 10 - Vinton, LA - Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel
September 13 - Brookville, NY - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
September 14 - Frederick, MD - Great Frederick Fair
September 25 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
September 26 - Bakersfield, CA - Kern County Fair
September 28 - Yakima, WA - Central Washington State Fair