sabato 9 febbraio 2013

Chi va con lo Zoppo... attende il nuovo album di Todd Rundgren!

TODD RUNDGREN
NEW ALBUM ‘STATE’ & UK TOUR

RELEASE DATE 8th APRIL ‘13


Prolific musical experimenter, premier league pop craftsman, tireless producer, runt, wizard and true star Todd Rundgren will release his new studio album ‘STATE’ on the Esoteric Antenna label via Cherry Red on Monday 8th April.  ‘STATE’ is Rundgren’s 24th solo studio album (and that’s not including the 2 albums he recorded with his first band the Nazz, and the 9 albums he recorded with his band Utopia!).

Todd’s latest musical vision is a fusion of rock, soul, r’n’b and electronica that is at once danceable, groundbreaking, spiritual, challenging and infectious.

The full tracklisting of the album is:

TODD RUNDGREN: ‘State’

1.    Imagination
2.    Serious
3.    In My Mouth
4.    Ping Me
5.    Angry Bird
6.    Smoke
7.    Collide-A-Scope
8.    Something From Nothing
9.    Party Liquor
10.    Sir Reality

To coincide with the release of ‘STATE’ Todd will set out on a world tour.

5/5  Bearsville Theater, Bearsville NY (warmup date)
5/8  Norfolk CT, Infinity Hall
5/10  New York, NY , Gramercy Theater
5/11  Philadelphia, PA, Trocadero
5/12  Huntington, NY, Paramount Theater5/14  Kent OH, Kent Stage

5/14  Kent OH, Kent Stage
5/15  Pittsburgh, The Rex
5/16  Columbus OH, Pavilion
5/18  Cincinnati OH, Bogart's
5/19  Chicago, IL, Park West
5/20  Minneapolis, Varsity Theater

5/29  Helsinki, Club Tavastia
5/30  Stockholm, Debaser
6/1    Oslo, Rockefeller
6/4    Amsterdam, Paradiso

JUNE    
6    GLASGOW         O2 ABC
7     EDINBURGH         Picture House
9     MANCHESTER     The Ritz
11     GATESHEAD        The Sage-Gateshead
12     BIRMINGHAM        O2 Academy
13     BRISTOL        O2 Academy
15     LONDON         O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Monday 11th February from www.ticketweb.co.uk, box offices and usual agents.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Todd Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to front The Nazz, the quintessential `60s psychedelic pop group.  In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut Runt.  But it was 1972's seminal Something/Anything? on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the limelight prompting the media to dub him “Rock's New Wunderkind.”  It was followed by such landmark LPs as Todd, The Hermit of Mink Hollow and A Wizard A True Star.

In 1974, Todd formed Utopia, who were on the cutting edge of progressive rock in the 70s and developed into a very tidy power pop outfit in the 80s.

Rundgren's career as a producer has included seminal albums by The New York Dolls, Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, Psychedelic Furs, XTC, Hall And Oates and one of the best selling albums of all time, Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell. Sealing his reputation as rock's Renaissance Man, Rundgren composed all the music and lyrics for Joe Papp's 1989 Off-Broadway production of Joe Orton's Up Against It (the screenplay commissioned by The Beatles for what was meant to have been their third motion picture), as well as the score for Dumb and Dumber and a number of television series, including Pee Wee’s Playhouse and Crime Story.

Todd’s annual musical summer camp, this year celebrating his 65th birthday and dubbed Toddstock v6.5, takes place near New Orleans on June 17-22.

Todd's Official Site:  http://tr-i.com/
Todd’s Fan Site: www.trconnection.com/
Twitter: @toddrundgren
Toddstock Website: www.toddstock2v65.com

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