CLEVELAND, Ohio – This week there’s a new chance to see an old and historic Creedence Clearwater Revival concert.
Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall captures the April 14, 1970 show in London that launched the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame quartet across the pond and established their claim as the world’s greatest band after the Beatles’ breakthrough -high. In fact, Paul McCartney had made the split official around the time of CCR’s performance, and the group had hit #1 in the UK charts with “Bad Moon Rising” after “Proud Mary” had reached the top 10.
“We were in the Beatles camp and (Royal Albert Hall) was their hallowed ground,” recalled CCR drummer Doug Clifford over the phone. “You always have to prove yourself, that’s sort of my motto, and in that crowd you wanted to do your best. It was pretty exciting to come in and show them what we’re about and we played really well.”
“…At Royal Albert Hall” will be released on Friday September 16th as an album and video that includes a new documentary narrated by Jeff Bridges. The latter will also begin streaming Netflix on the same day.
Incidentally, some fans will remember the release of The Royal Albert Hall concert in 1980 – which was actually from a New Year’s Eve concert that same year in Oakland, California. It was later renamed and called “The Concert.”
Other events (subject to change)…
FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER
Celtic Thunder’s latest Home Series includes virtual concerts at 7:30pm and again on Saturday 17th September. Tickets via stageit.com.
The theatrical “experience” “Anishinaabe Dibaajimowin: An Ojibwe Story” honoring the Native Americans of the Great Lakes region will stream at 8 p.m. Tickets via mandolin.com.
Chicago blues rocker Bear Williams and his band play live at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via ourconcerts.live.
Vince Gill will be greeted at 9 p.m. on “CMT Giants” with tributes and performances from Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Emmylou Harris, Chris Stapleton, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Reba McEntire, Ricky Skaggs, Rodney Crowell and sting Check the listings for the CMT channel number.
Berkeley alt-rock quartet Mom Jeans performs at Irving Plaza in New York City at 9:30 p.m. Maps via veeps.com.
Greensky Bluegrass plays two shows at 10 p.m. and again on Saturday, February 17 at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. Tickets via mandoline.com.
SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER
The Asian kung fu generation hacks at an early hour (8 a.m.) with a few friends next to them. Tickets are available through bandsintown.com.
Red Molly’s Abbie Gardner is playing a solo show at 3pm, free (for donations) via patreon.com.
Omar Sosa’s Quarteto Americanos performs at 7:30 and 9:30 at Dizzy’s Club in New York City. Tickets via jazz.org.
Father John Misty performs at 8 p.m. at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Tickets via mandoline.com.
Teenage jazz singer and pianist Isabella Isherwood leads her quartet in a virtual concert at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via ourconcerts.live.
Copeland (aka Aaron Marsh) performs with the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra from Grundy County, Tennessee at 9 p.m. Tickets via mandolin.com.
Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins and Matthew West are introduced at 9 p.m. from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. View for free via circleallaccess.com.
Robyn Hitchcock performs from home in the UK at 9pm. Tickets via mandoline.com.
Gov’t Mule celebrates Fox Theater’s 30th Anniversary in Boulder, Colorado at 9:30 p.m. Tickets via fans.live.
Los Angeles rockers the Osees perform live at 9:40 p.m. – from Cleveland, no less. Tickets via flymachine.com.
SUNDAY 18 SEPTEMBER
Japan’s costumed quintet Man With a Mission gets us up early at 5am. Tickets are available through bandsintown.com.
If you’re still awake, stay tuned to K-Pop Favorites (G)I-DLE streaming at 6am and also accessible via bandsintown.com.
Singer-songwriter Katey Brooks is holding her monthly 1pm gig and Q&A for free via linktr.ee/kateybrooks.
Chicago saxophonist Dan Moroz and bassist Tim Seisser are teaming up for a concert at 7 p.m. Tickets via ourconcerts.live.
Singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier is joined by Jaimee Harris for a virtual City Wintery show at 8pm. Tickets via mandolin.com.
Andrew Peterson, Ashley Cleveland, Andrew Greer and more pay tribute to a well-loved comrade with “Hello Old Friends: Songs and Stories Remembering Rich Mullins” at 8 p.m. from Spring Hill, Tennessee. Tickets via mandolin.com.
The Band Steele Livestreams at 8:30pm, free via facebook.live.
MONDAY 19 SEPTEMBER
Duo Toledo performs live and free at 7pm at Relix Studio. Watch via twitch.tv/therelixchannel.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20
All-star jazz troupe East Axis performs at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Dizzy’s Club in New York City. Tickets via jazz.org.
WEDNESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER
Win Noll and the Rockin’ Souls play soulful rock at 20:30 Tickets via ourconcerts.live.
THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
San Diego rock troupe Switchfoot will be tuning in at 8 p.m. from The Caverns in Tennessee. Maps via veeps.com.
Fleet Foxes perform live on Boston Harbor at 8:00 p.m. Tickets via mandolin.com.
Australia’s 5 Seconds of Summer precedes the release of its new album (‘5SOS5’ on 23 September) with a global live stream at 8:30pm from London’s Royal Albert Hall. Tickets via dreamstage.live.
Chicago-based experimental trio Scientific Map will perform their global repertoire at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via ourconcerts.live.
An all-star jazz septet, including former Journey drummer Steve Smith, will celebrate the 21st anniversary of Coltrane Revisited at Birdland live from Birdland in New York City at 9:30 p.m. Tickets via flymachine.com.
The hard rockers In Flames will light up the House of Blues Chicago at 10 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com.