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Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren

Me/We 2024 Tour

Saturday, June 8th, 2024

8PM | Doors open 7PM

Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

 

 

A Wizard, A True Star.The title of Todd Rundgren's 1973 solo album aptly sums up the contributionsof this multi-faceted artist to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer,recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist (re-designated TR-i), Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music.Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found andfront The Nazz, the quintessential `60's psychedelic group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solocareer, recording his debut offering, the legendaryRunt. But it was 1972's seminalSomething/Anything?, on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as hisown producer, that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight, prompting the press to unanimouslydub him 'Rock's New Wunderkind'. It was followed by such landmark LPs asThe Hermit of MinkHollowand the above mentionedA Wizard, A True Star, as well as such hit singles asI Saw The Light,Hello It's Me,Can We Still Be Friends, andBang The Drum.In 1974, Todd formed Todd Rundgren’s Utopia (renamed and reconfigured in 1976 as Utopia), anentirely new approach to the concept of interactive musicianship, and embarked on an extensive roundof touring and recording. Standout Utopia offerings includedOops! Wrong Planet,Adventures inUtopia, andOblivion. Along the way, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia combined technical virtuosity andcreative passion to create music that initially, for millions, defined the term "progressive rock”, andsubsequently, as Utopia, the term “powerpop”