Rock’s renaissance man embarks on a continent-hopping journey this spring, playing the U.S. and Europe in support of his new album, “State.” Beginning in Woodstock, N.Y., stops include New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago on this side of the pond, London, Stockholm and Amsterdam on the other.
Described as “a contemporary fusion of rock and electronica,” Todd Rundgren’s State drops April 8 in the United Kingdom, Europe and Japan and April 9 in the U.S. and Canada on Esoteric Antenna.
Rundgren exploring electronica seems pretty apropos for the man who’s known for not only exploring the musical landscape but also for pushing back if not obliterating boundaries. Producer for albums by Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, Psychedelic Furs, XTC, Grand Funk Railroad, Daryl Hall & John Oates, and Badfinger, Rundgren also helmed one of the biggest selling albums of all time when he produced Meat Loaf’s Bat Out Of Hell album.
Taking State on the road, Rundgren begins the adventure in the U.S., crossing the Atlantic in late May, returning in June for his “Toddstock” week at the Nottoway Plantation in White Castle, La.
American Music Theatre, Lancaster, Pa.
June 20, 2012
May 5 – Woodstock, N.Y., Bearsville Theater
May 8 – Norfolk, Conn., Infinity Hall
May 10 – New York, N.Y., The Gramercy Theatre
May 11 – Philadelphia, Pa., Trocadero Theatre
May 12 – Huntington, N.Y., The Paramount
May 14 – Kent, Ohio, The Kent Stage
May 15 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Rex Theater
May 16 – Columbus, Ohio, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
May 18 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Bogart's
May 19 – Chicago, Ill., Park West
May 20 – Minneapolis, Minn., Varsity Theater
May 28 – Helsinki, Finland, Tavastia – Klubi
May 29 – Malmo, Sweden, Debaser
May 30 – Stockholm, Sweden, Debaser Medis
June 1 – Oslo, Norway, Rockefeller Music Hall
June 4 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paradiso
June 6 – Glasgow, United Kingdom, ABC1
June 7 – Edinburgh, United Kingdom, HMV Picture House
June 9 – Manchester, United Kingdom, The Ritz
June 11 – Gateshead, United Kingdom, The Sage Gateshead
June 12 – Birmingham, United Kingdom, O2 Academy Birmingham
June 13 – Bristol, United Kingdom, O2 Academy Bristol
June 15 – London, United Kingdom, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Norfolk, Conn.
December 20, 2008
Some shows may already be on sale. New York City, Huntington and Minneapolis go on sale Feb. 15. For more information, click here for Rundgren’s official website and here for the Twitter feed.