Roger Hodgson to Tour North America
Former Supertramp composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Roger Hodgson will be coming back to North America for a mini-tour starting November 4th. These upcoming dates follow an extended Europe and South American tour earlier this year and includes dates in Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, and Ontario. Hodgson, who is recognized as talented progressive rock writer and singer of such enduring Supertramp anthems such as “Hide In Your Shell”, “Give a Little Bit”, “Even in the Quietest Moments”, “Take the Long Way Home”, and “The Logical Song”, will be accompanied by a four-piece backing band for the tour. Aside from his vocal abilities, Hodgson plays electric and acoustic guitar, bass, piano, and keyboards.
Starting in 1984, Hodgson embarked on a solo career which included three solo studio albums. The impressive In the Eye of The Storm was released in 1984, with Hai Hai coming in 1987 and, after a long break, Open the Door was finally released in 2000. Hodgson also toured as a member of Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band in 2001 and has since collaborated on other projects with the former Beatle. His latest release, Classics Live, is a collection of songs recorded from concerts around the world during Hodgson’s 2010 tour.
Roger Hodgson North American Tour Dates
November 4 – Wabash, IN – Honeywell Center
November 6 – Detroit, MI – MotorCity Casino Hotel
November 7 – Niagara Falls, NY – Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
November 8 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
November 9 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
November 11 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
November 14, 15 – Rama, ON – Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
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Supertramp to release special edition of Crime of the Century
On December 9th, Supertramp will be releasing a special 40th edition of their classic 1974 album Crime Of The of the Century. This new edition will contain a remastered version of the classic original album along with a second disc that features a 1975 performance at Hammersmith Odeon in London. This concert showcases live versions of each song on all of Crime Of The of the Century along with some early versions of tracks from the late 1975 album Crisis? What Crisis?. The package also comes with a 24-page booklet of photographs, along with essays and interviews, all packaged in a beautiful box set.
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– “To see and hear Roger Hodgson in concert today is not simply to experience a sort of musical homecoming. It is also the only real way to hear some of the most beloved songs ever sung as they were meant to be sung by the man who first brought them to life, and to all of our lives too.” ~ David Wild, Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone Saw this quote on Roger’s great Facebook the other day and it sums up my experience to a tee whenever I go to one of his concerts. I already have my tickets to Detroit to go with my son and daughter – it will be my fourth time seeing him. Gotta catch him while I can, who knows how many more years he will be touring. https://www.facebook.com/rogerhodgson
Roger puts on more than a concert. He gives his audience a feel-good feeling like no other artist I have seen. Everyone is singing, laughing, dancing. His shows are amazing.
That voice of his is flawless and sounds even better than it does on my Supertramp vinyls. It was always the songs that Roger sang that I loved best and now I know why. Roger and the other Supertramp co-founder, Rick Davies, shared writing credit but they each actually wrote and composed separately. The contrasts between the two are so very apparent. What a poet Roger is.
Give yourself a gift and get to one of Rogerâ€™s shows. I have seen many, many artists live over the years and he is by far the best. Check out his Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/RogerHodgsonOfficial.
Roger Hodgson is the one artist that I recommend everyone go to see. There’s no fancy dance show, it’s simply not needed when there’s talent such as Roger’s. His songs truly have stood the test of time, bringing love, laughter and joy to audiences of all ages. His music relates to everyone and the questions, joys and sorrows that each of us experiences in our lives. Roger’s music helps you to cope and to grow. You’ll find that you’re not alone in this world. Roger’s music is a guiding light to help us to understand that we’re all in this life together. Besides all that, the songs are the greatest! Don’t miss out on this opportunity. You’ll be amazed, you’ll feel your heart being touched by his words and music.
Great news! I’ll be at the Niagara Falls show Nov 7th.
Can’t wait! Have tickets to Niagara and with any kind of luck I’ll get to a couple of Roger’s other shows! Funny thing is, I first went to see Roger in concert because of my life for Supertramp. But after the show I realized, Supertramp was great, Roger Hodgson is spectacular. I love his work after leaving Supertramp as much, if not more than, what he did with Supertramp. The man is a genius. His shows take you away from it all. He grabs a hold of your heart, shakes it alive and doesn’t let go. I was sobbing with joy at that first show. Funny thing is, you look around at his shows, and you see a lot of other people doing the same thing. Laughing, crying, singing, dancing, loving, living……forgiving.
Roger the co-creator of Supertramp wrote “Breakfast in America” in the time prior to being a part of this progressive group and continues to create and perform his music today. Wonderfully, his 2014 “Breakfast in America” World Tour is about to begin it last leg. From the moment Roger walks onto the stage with his band, the audience feels the spell he begins to weave. For some it is the first time they have felt the magic, others they had waited a long time to experience Roger live, buying their tickets months prior and counting down the days.
Roger frequently offer a light hearted, humorous side to the audience, interjecting personal messages to fans who went to his website and left heartfelt thoughts. It is easy to see how comfortable he is with his audiences and they embrace Roger and the band. All one has to do is close their eyes and hear notes of the past but with his current lineup much more vibrant and fresh, for Roger sounds better then ever!! Look for a performance close to you, travels as I did, to see Roger in action, it is worth every penny!! Be warned, you will want to feel his performances again and again……
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