On this day, September 19th, in 1986, as part of the Rockin’ All Over the World Tour, John Fogerty performed on the Pepsi Summer Concert Series Stage at the Orange County Fair Speedway.
The tour was in promotion of Fogerty’s new album, Eye of the Zombie. The album was his first concert circuit after the disbanding of Creedence Clearwater in 1972. Following the release Centerfield in 1985, Fogerty wanted to tweak his sound and hoped the new tour would help him to remain relevant. “I wish and desire to be a current recording artist, making current hit records,” he said in an interview with Len Righi of The Morning Call on September 4th, 1986.
Fogerty’s backing group or the tour consisted of Los Angeles session musicians: John Robinson on drums, Neil Stubenhaus on bass, Marty Walsh on guitar, Alan Pasqua on keyboards, Bobby King on backing vocals, Willie Greene Jr. on backing vocals, Donny Gerrard on backing vocals
The tour consisted of 47 concerts in North America. Venues included such larger arenas like the Orange County Fair Speedway and the Mann Music Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A number of concerts were held in smaller venues which only have room for less than seven thousand people.
Besides the regular concert posters, guitar picks and ticket stubs, the tour memorabilia included:
a 20-page (covers included), 9×12 inches concert programme with photos and biography.
a T-shirt featured a picture of Fogerty on the front side and text “Rockin’ All Over the World Tour” back.
a more generic 24×36 inches concert poster with a picture of Fogerty and the text “John Fogerty” written top-down.