Dear Creedence Fans:
We, Stu Cook and Doug "Cosmo" Clifford, two of the founding members of Creedence Clearwater Revival, are coming to Europe in May and June to perform with our new band Creedence Clearwater Revisited. We formed the band last summer to once gain perform live the CCR songs that we recorded and love to play live and which are enjoyed by fans worldwide. As you know, no original CCR member individually or as a group has toured to play these songs since Creedence Clearwater Revival broke up in 1972. John Fogerty declined to join us in reviving our music and touring the world. We elected to go forward without him.
It has now come to our attention that some of our upcoming Creedence Clearwater Revisited shows may have been incorrectly promoted in Europe and some fans may think that Creedence Clearwater Revival has re-formed and is now coming to tour Europe. This is incorrect. The band that is coming to tour Europe is not Creedence Clearwater Revival, but rather our new band Creedence Clearwater Revisited. Creedence Clearwater Revisited is made up of us, original CCR members Doug "Cosmo" Clifford on drums and Stu Cook on bass, and we are joined by Elliot Easton on lead guitar (formerly of The Cars), Steve Gunner on keyboards and John Tristao filling big shoes on lead vocals.
We believe that from a live performance standpoint, Creedence Clearwater Revisited is better than any band we have every played in. However, we certainly do not want anyone to be mislead into thinking that the original Creedence Clearwater Revival has re-formed. That is not the case. If anyone has been mislead, we invite you to return your ticket to the promoter that sold it to you for a full refund. Of course, we prefer that you come check out the show and judge for yourself. We are confident that you will agree with the nearly one hundred thousand fans that have seen Creedence Clearwater Revisited concerts here in the United States that our new band is fantastic and it is great to experience the music live again. If not, ask for your money back. Of course, it is not politics and personnel, but good music and good times that wins the day.