60′s and 70′s rock LEGEND Todd Rundgren is coming to Center Stage Friday, February 12th, 2016 to give his loyal fans a night they will not forget!
“A Wizard, A True Star”. The title of Todd Rundgren’s 1973 solo album aptly sums up the
contributions of 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 and front The Nazz, the quintessential `60′s cult group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, the legendary 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 superstar limelight, prompting the press to unanimously dub him ‘Rock’s New Wunderkind’. It was followed by such landmark LPs as The Hermit of Mink Hollow and the above mentioned A Wizard, A True Star, as well as such hit singles as “I Saw The Light”, “Hello It’s Me”, ‘”Can We Still Be Friends”, and “Bang The Drum”.
In 1974, Todd formed Utopia, an entirely new approach to the concept of interactive
musicianship, and embarked on an extensive round of touring and recording. Standout Utopia offerings included “Oops! Wrong Planet”, “Adventures in Utopia”, and “Oblivion”. Along the way, Utopia combined technical virtuosity and creative passion to create music that, for millions, defined the term “progressive rock.”
In 2012 Rundgren performed his iconic 1973 album A Wizard A True Star in concert in its
entireity for the first time ever, and last year did the same with a double bill: Todd & Healing. His latest studio album, GLOBAL, was released in April 2015; he continues to tour with Ringo Starr as an erstwhile member of the All-Starr Band, and to perform with symphony orchestras both domestically and internationally.
Currently, Rundgren is back on tour and rocking out just like he did in the good ol’ days! He will be at Center Stage on Febuary 12th with a huge supporting lineup- John Ferenzik, Jesse Gress, Prairie Prince, and Kasim Sulton! The General Admission Floor tickets are $29 (those are expected to go fast) and the Reserved Seats will range from $29 to $34.