fter a thirty-year-plus hiatus, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia graced the Chicago Theatre stage, with the hopes of promising fans an extraordinary, other-worldly concert experience. The original 70’s-formed band established a stellar reputation for stretching the prog rock/pop envelope and infusing their mostly original material with verve and state-of-the-art technique. On this occasion the band featured Todd Rundgren, Kasim Sulton, Willie Wilcox and Gil Assayas.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Todd Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found and front Nazz, the quintessential 1960’s psychedelic group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, Runt. But it was 1972’s seminalSomething/Anything?, on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight, prompting the press to unanimously dub him ‘Rock’s New Wunderkind’. It was followed by such landmark LPs as A Wizard, A True Star and The Hermit of Mink Hollow, as well as such hit singles as “I Saw The Light, “Hello It’s Me,” “Can We Still Be Friends,” and “Bang The Drum.”
Rundgren has performed a diverse range of styles as a solo artist and as a member of the band Utopia. He is known for his sophisticated and often-unorthodox music, flamboyant stage outfits, and his later experiments with interactive entertainment. He also produced innovative music videos, pioneered forms of multimedia, and was an early adopter and promoter of various computer technologies.
This beautiful deluxe 4 disc digipack includes a Blu-Ray, DVD and 2 CDs. Look for the vinyl companion to be released in a gatefold jacket with 2 GREEN LPs on April 19!
1. Utopia Theme 2. The Ikon 3. Another Life 4. Do Ya 5. Freedom Fighters 6. The Wheel 7. Back on the Street 8. Something’s Coming 9. Monument 10. Overture Communion with the Sun 11. Last of the New Wave Riders 12. Road To Utopia 13. Play This Game 14. Swing to the Right 15. Trapped 16. Set Me Free 17. Love In Action 18. Hammer In My Heart 19. Princess of the Universe 20. I Will Wait 21. Rock Love 22. Love is the Answer 23. One World 24. Just One Victory
TODD RUNDGREN “THE INDIVIDUALIST TOUR”
April 3 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands April 6 – Eventim Apollo – London, UK April 10 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA April 11 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA April 13 – State Theatre – Washington, DC April 14 – State Theatre – Washington, DC April 16 – Town Hall – New York, NY April 17 – Town Hall – New York, NY April 19 – Berklee Performance Center – Boston, MA April 20 – Berklee Performance Center – Boston, MA April 23 – Athenaeum Theatre – Chicago, IL April 24 – Athenaeum Theatre – Chicago, IL April 27 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON April 28 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON May 01 – Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA May 02 – Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA May 05 – Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square – Cleveland, OH May 06 – Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square – Cleveland, OH May 09 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA May 10 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA May 12 – Palace of Fine Arts – San Francisco, CA May 13 – Palace of Fine Arts – San Francisco, CA May 22 – Sumida Triphony Hall – Tokyo, Japan May 23 – NHK Hall – Osaka, Japan