SUPERTRAMP's Roger Hodgson to Launch 2013 World Tour
The legendary songwriter and vocalist Roger Hodgson, co-founder and original singer-songwriter from Supertramp, begins his 2013 world tour with three special shows in the US before heading off to Australia and Europe. Fans the world over have been thrilled with Hodgson's unforgettable songs such as, "Take the Long Way Home," "Give a Little Bit," "The Logical Song," "Breakfast in America," "Dreamer," "School," "Child of Vision," "Even in the Quietest Moments," "It's Raining Again," and "Fool's Overture."
Many may not know his name but would instantly recognize his voice and the classic hits that he composed and originally recorded with his band, Supertramp. Rolling Stone noted: "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 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."
Universally hailed as one of the most gifted composers and lyricists of our time, Roger Hodgson helped define a generation of progressive rock, and wrote and sang Supertramp's globally successful and enduring anthems - timeless songs that helped the band sell well over 60 million albums to date. His unmistakable voice also propels Supertramp fan Favorites that he created such as "Hide in Your Shell," "Child of Vision," "Don't Leave Me Now," and "Lord is it Mine." In concert, Hodgson also delivers select songs such as "In Jeopardy" and "Lovers in the Wind" from his five solo album releases.
Hodgson's latest CD, Classics Live, is available through iTunes or from www.RogerHodgson.com.
Uniting generations at his concerts, Hodgson transports baby boomers back to their youth and gives younger generations a taste of why his heartfelt songs have endured. The album, Breakfast In America (A&M/UMe) reached #1 U.S. where it stayed for six weeks as it yielded the Top 10s "The Logical Song," "Take The Long Way Home," "Breakfast In America" and "Goodbye Stranger." The Deluxe Edition adds a second disc, "Breakfast Around The World," containing 12 previously unreleased 1979 live recordings from Miami, London and Paris, including earlier stage Favorites such as "Give A Little Bit" and "Even In The Quietest Moments."
Audiences are once again experiencing The Magic and spirit that Hodgson created with Supertramp. Hodgson reflected, "I love performing these songs which continue to resound for me as a performer and for the fans. My songs come from a very personal place inside me and they carry my beliefs and my dreams and my philosophy of life. I understand the deep connection that fans have with my songs that have been a part of so many peoples' lives around the world."
ROGER HODGSON - "BREAKFAST IN AMERICA" U.S. DATES:
Jan 12 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
Jan 13 New York, NY City Winery - SOLD OUT
March 22 Clearwater, FL* Ruth Eckerd Hall
*Performing with a Rock Symphony and Laser Light Spectacle
For complete information on Hodgson's Breakfast in America Tour, visit: http://www.rogerhodgson.com/documents/tour.html.
Be sure to check for news of additional US shows, and for the rescheduled dates for Westbury, NY and Englewood, NJ, which were postponed due to Hurricane Sandy.