Rock Legend John Fogerty to Headline 2015 Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl Halftime Show
Adding to the tradition of one of college football’s premier bowl games, rock & roll legend John Fogerty will headline the Capital One Halftime Show during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl on December 31, 2015. Fogerty’s appearance in South Florida continues the tradition of top entertainment showcased during the Capital One Orange Bowl halftime show.
One of popular music’s all-time great singers, guitar players and songwriters – with a career spanning six decades – John Fogerty earned massive popular and critical success with the one and only Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR). CCR is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of rock, and Fogerty wrote, sang and produced their instantly recognizable classics: “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Born on the Bayou,” and more. As leader of CCR, Fogerty forged a distinctive, groundbreaking sound all his own, equal parts blues, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B, swamp boogie and Southern fried rock ‘n’ roll, all united by his uniquely evocative lyrical perspective.
In 1972, Fogerty embarked on what would prove to be an equally impressive solo career. Among his many highlights are the 1975 album “John Fogerty” – featuring the rollicking single “Rockin’ All Over The World” – and 1985’s No. 1 phenomenon, “Centerfield.” With its trio of timeless hit singles, including “The Old Man Down The Road,” “Rock And Roll Girls” and the irresistible title track, the multi-platinum collection marked Fogerty’s glorious return to the forefront of modern rock ‘n’ roll. 1997’s “Blue Moon Swamp” earned Fogerty further acclamation, as well as a Grammy Award for ‘Best Rock Album.’ In 2013, Fogerty released his album “Wrote a Song for Everyone,” a testament to his impact on generations of music makers and music lovers.
In 2015, Fogerty published his long awaited New York Bestseller memoir “Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music,” which takes readers from his Northern California roots through CCR’s rise to number one in the world—eclipsing even the Beatles in 1969—to his hard-won revival as a solo artist. Among his many other honors are induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, BMI Pop Music’s prestigious BMI Icon Award. In addition, Fogerty and “Centerfield” were honored during the 2010 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies.
“The Capital One Orange Bowl Halftime Show has long been recognized as some of the best entertainment in sports,” said Vicki Matthews, Capital One Orange Bowl Game Day Entertainment Committee Chair. “We are excited to have one of the all-time greats join us for what is sure to be a special New Year’s Eve in South Florida.”
Prior to the game, renowned gospel singer Yolanda Adams will sing the national anthem. Adams has sold nearly 8 million albums worldwide and is a Grammy, Stellar Gospel Music, BET and Dove Award-winning artist. In 2009, she was named the No. 1 Gospel Artist of the last decade by Billboard Magazine.
The 2015 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl, to be held on December 31, 2015, at either 4 or 8:00 p.m., will feature a matchup between either No. 1 vs. No. 4 or No. 2 vs. No. 3 in the final CFP Rankings. The Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl is officially sold out.
For the 11th consecutive year, Miami’s eminent production, www.actproductions.com, will be producing the entertainment elements of pregame and halftime. ACT Productions also booked and confirmed John Fogerty as the main act.
“We are thrilled to welcome rock n’ roll legend John Fogerty to Miami for this year’s Capital One Orange Bowl Halftime Show,” said ACT Productions CEO Bruce Orosz. “This is going to be an amazing show. Prepare to be rocked.”
After his New Year’s Eve performance at the Capital One Orange Bowl Halftime Show, Fogerty will kick off his first-ever Las Vegas residency, Fortunate Son in Concert. The residency runs January 8 – 23 at The Venetian Las Vegas and will feature hits from his entire career.
About the Orange Bowl
The Orange Bowl is a 363-member, primarily-volunteer non-profit sports organization that promotes and serves the South Florida community. The Orange Bowl features a year-round schedule of events culminating with the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl on December 31, 2015. Other Orange Bowl core events include the MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic, Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance presented by Sports Authority, Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta, Orange Bowl Swim Classic and Orange Bowl Paddle Championships. For more information on the 2015-16 Orange Bowl events, including promotional and volunteer opportunities through the Ambassador Program presented by Panera Bread, log on to www.orangebowl.org. Follow Orange Bowl: @OrangeBowl, Facebook and Instagram.
About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N.A., had $212.9 billion in deposits and $313.7 billion in total assets as of September 30, 2015. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has branches located primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “COF” and is included in the S&P 100 index.
Capital One, an NCAA Corporate Champion, began its affiliation with college sports with the sponsorship of the Capital One Bowl (formerly the Florida Citrus Bowl) in 2001. Since that time, Capital One has sponsored programs including the Capital One Mascot Challenge and Capital One Academic All-America Program. In 2010, it created the Capital One Cup to recognize the best men's and women's Division 1 College Athletics Programs in the country and awards a combined $400,000 in student-athlete scholarships. As an NCAA Corporate Champion, Capital One supports all 89 NCAA Championships. In 2014, Capital One became an official sponsor of the Capital One Orange Bowl and the new College Football Playoff.
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