First Major U.S. Tour in 30 Years Hits East, West Coasts Amid Sold-Out European Trek and Critical Acclaim
Fresh on the heels of his current sold-out European tour and additional sold-out performances earlier this year in the U.S. and South America, legendary songwriter and vocalist Roger Hodgson, co-founder and original singer-songwriter from Supertramp, continues the U.S. leg of his popular 'Breakfast in America' tour this fall amid tremendous critical acclaim.
The 34-date tour - which features all his hit songs including "The Logical Song," "Breakfast in America," "Give a Little Bit," "Dreamer," "School," "Take the Long Way Home," "Child of Vision," "Even in the Quietest Moments," "It's Raining Again," and "Fool's Overture" - is his first major U.S. tour since his departure from Supertramp in 1983.
No longer the young shy virtuoso, he is now a charismatic and full hearted performer, his signature voice sounding better than ever. As Rolling Stone noted following a performance earlier this year: "Remarkably, the humble musical legend is back and his signature voice sounds stronger than ever… 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." Added the Huffington Post: "This is the real deal: a legendary music man, in brilliant form and shimmering presence, supported by a tight, terrific band."
Universally hailed as one of the most gifted composers and lyricists of our times, Roger Hodgson helped define a generation of progressive rock, and wrote and sang Supertramp's globally successful and enduring anthems - timeless songs that helped his former band sell well over 60 million albums to date.
His unmistakable voice also propels Supertramp fan favorites he created such as "Hide in Your Shell," "Child of Vision," "Don't Leave Me Now," and "Lord is it Mine."
Hodgson delivers all of those songs, as well as solo compositions such as "Only Because of You," and "Lovers in the Wind" from his five solo album releases, on his world tour.
Uniting generations at his concerts, Hodgson and his four-piece band transport baby boomers back to their youth and give younger generations a taste of why his heartfelt songs have endured. Breakfast in America had sales of over 20 million copies and hit the #1 spot on album charts worldwide. Audiences are once again experiencing the magic and spirit that Hodgson created with Supertramp.
Hodgson closes his concerts with the crowd singing along to "Give a Little Bit," a song heard in a recent video that went viral with over six million views. Hodgson's timeless composition has a universal message that is as relevant today as when he wrote it over 40 years ago. The newest version, "Give a Little Bit with Children's Choir," was just released as a single on iTunes. Hodgson's latest CD, 'Classics Live,' is available through iTunes or from his official website.
Hodgson co-founded Supertramp in 1969 and for many fans was the heart and creative force behind the band for the 14 years prior to his departure. Roger's passion for his music and his art shines through in the magic and intimacy that is felt when he performs his songs in concert.
"Success in music to me is when I look out and I see a member of the audience crying or having ecstatic joy in their heart," says Hodgson, who was awarded the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture at a sold-out Paris concert earlier this year. "To me, how much I have shared my heart and been able to touch someone else in a positive way is the measure of success as an artist." The San Diego Reader remarked on Roger, "Frequently entertaining the audience with stories about the origins of his songs, Hodgson connects deeply with the fans in a way few stars of his stature do."
Supertramp's Roger Hodgson - video montage:
Roger Hodgson Breakfast in America fall 2012 U.S. tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
10/26 Rancho Mirage, CA Agua Caliente Casino
10/27 Modesto, CA Gallo Center for the Arts – Mary Stuart Rogers
10/29 Friant, CA Table Mountain Casino
11/1 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
11/2 Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury
11/3 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
11/4 Lynn, MA Lynn Auditorium
11/7 Englewood, NJ Bergen PAC
11/8 Morristown, NJ Mayo PAC
11/9 Shippensburg, PA Shippensburg University – H. Ric Luhrs PAC
11/13 Carmel, IN Center for the Performing Arts – The Palladium
For the latest tour dates and information, please go to:
Roger Hodgson Official Website