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 album (And that's not including the two albums he recorded with his first band the Nazz and the nine albums he recorded with Utopia)
Todd's latest musical vision is a fusion of Rock, Soul, R'n'B and Electronica that is at once danceable, ground breaking, spiritual, challenging and infectious
The full track listing of the album is:
Todd Rundgren "STATE"
3. In My Mouth
4. Ping Me
5. Angry Bird
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.Dates
5/5 Bearsville Theater, Bearsville NY (warm up date)
5/8 Norfolk CT, Infinity Hall
5/10 New York, NY , Gramercy Theater
5/11 Philadelphia, PA, Trocadero
5/12 Huntington, NY, Paramount Theater
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
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? album 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, the 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.
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