Rock and Roll Hall of Famer JOHN FOGERTY and LARRY THE CABLE GUY to Headline ROCK’N THE RALLY Lineup at 68th Annual STURGIS BIKE WEEK
Three-day Concert Series Includes Headliners Kenny Chesney and KISS
STURGIS, S.D. —Jun. 24, 2008— Today Rock’n the Rally organizers announced the final headliners for its three-day concert series at Sturgis Bike Week. Currently on his “Revival” tour, rock legend John Fogerty will take the Glencoe Amphitheater stage on Tues., Aug. 5th for a night of authentic American roots rock. That same night America’s favorite every man, Larry The Cable Guy, will perform his blue-collar comedy for which he’s known. Fogerty and Larry The Cable Guy join Rock’n the Rally’s diverse lineup of heavy-hitters including Kenny Chesney and KISS. Recognized as one of the biggest and best bike rallies in the world, Sturgis Bike Week will celebrate its 68th year this August 4-10, 2008.
John Fogerty’s contribution to popular culture cannot be overstated; his songs have become part of rock’s DNA, the very building blocks upon which much of American rock and roll has been built. As the writer of such rock classics as “Proud Mary,” “Centerfield,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Rockin’ All Over the World,” “Born on the Bayou” and “Fortunate Son,” Fogerty has established a reputation for his ability to write iconic songs and in 2005 was inducted into the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2007 Fogerty released the deeply personal “Revival,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award in the 2008 Rock Album category. Rolling Stone writes, “...Fogerty’s documentary roots rock was always rebel music, a counterculture of factory-floor politics via Hank Williams and Dale Hawkins. ‘Revival’ is no rerun. It is Fogerty getting back to work.”
“John Fogerty is an amazing addition to the Rock’n the Rally lineup,” said Rock’n the Rally organizer and Rozone Productions CEO, David Rosen. “His music evokes an authenticity and rebellious American spirit that will resonate with Sturgis fans.”
Larry The Cable Guy will perform his “just-telling-it-like-it-is” unapologetic, politically incorrect comedy act. Larry is a platinum-selling recording artist and Grammy nominee. He most recently starred in Witless Protection and prior to Witless Protection, Larry starred in the films Delta Farce and Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector. He was also the voice of Mater in the Golden Globe-winning animated, feature film Cars from Disney/Pixar. In addition he was part of the highly successful concert Blue Collar Comedy Tour. The tour’s success led to three Blue Collar Comedy Tour movies and a television show. Currently, Larry is preparing to film his second Christmas Special, which will air on CMT this November.
Said , “Adding comedy to the Rock’n the Rally lineup is a bit of a departure for what’s been a historically pure music experience, but Larry The Cable Guy isn’t just any comedian. Behind the thick accent and blue collar exterior is spot-on, hilarious commentary about everyday life that most can relate to.”
The Mission Mountain Wood Band will open the night with their blue-grass and rock sounds that have made them legendary in the western states and the upper Midwest.
Tickets to Rock’n the Rally’s Kenny Chesney, John Fogerty, Larry The Cable Guy and KISS shows at Bike Week in Sturgis, S.D. are available at www.startickets.com/sturgis or 1-800-345-9213. Glencoe camping information and additional lineup announcements may be found at Rock’n the Rally’s website: www.rockntherally.com.
Founded in 1994 by David Rosen, Rozone Productions has more than fifty years of collective
concert promotion and production experience. Rozone has worked with a who’s who list of talent including Tori Amos, Chuck Berry, Harry Connick, Jr., Ghostland Observatory, Merle Haggard, B.B. King, Metallica, Michael Martin Murphy, Little Richard, Sting, Randy Travis and Weezer, to name just a few. Rozone shows scheduled for 2008 include Terry Fator, Merle Haggard and Brian Setzer. Additionally, Rozone Productions is one of three U.S. providers of Versa® TUBE HD lighting systems, designed by the acclaimed Element Labs. Incorporating the latest in lighting technology, these tubes have been used in award-winning production designs, affording Rozone the highest production values. Rozone is one of the world’s only full-service production and promotion entertainment companies.
Rozone works in partnership with Brian Knaff of the Talent Buyers Network (TBN), based in Las Vegas, Nev. Brian serves as Rozone’s primary talent buyer and consultant.
For more information visit www.rozoneproductions.com.