Todd Rundgren is that rare recording artist who in his twilight years continues to make new music and play that music on tour. His recent tours have left his most popular songs on the back burner so that Rundgren could play his new creations.
This approach to touring is a bold choice as it satisfies the performer and the hardcore fans while at the same time leaving the casual fan who shows up to hear “Bang The Drum All Day” and “Hello It’s Me” extremely disappointed. It is because of this that Todd is currently in the middle of his “An Evening with Todd Rundgren” and his goal this time out is to please everyone!
Rundgren and his band mates have chosen 50 tunes that they feel people want to hear in the original way they were recorded. Every night Todd chooses 20 + tunes and gives the people what they want! This past Thursday night at the world famous Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA Rundgren hit the ball out of the park!
Backed by longtime side men such as bassist Kasim Sulton (Utopia) and drummer Prairie Prince (The Tubes) Todd ripped through a 2 hour show that had the crowd singing and swaying for the entire show. Classics such as “I Saw The Light,” “Love Of The Common Man, “Hammer In My Heart” and “Bang The Drum All Day” kept the casual fans happy while songs like “Buffalo Grass” and “Born To Synthesize” had the hardcore fans grinning from ear to ear!
If you have never seen Rundgren live and want to hear his rich catalogue of songs then this tour is not to be missed.
– Set List –
I Saw The Light
Love Of The Common Man
Open My Eyes
Sometimes I Don’t Know What To Feel
Black And White
Hammer In My Heart
Can We Still Be Friends
Number 1 Lowest Common Denominator
Born To Synthesize
Bang The Drum All Day
I’m So Proud/Ooh Baby Baby/I Want You
– Encore –
Hello It’s Me
Just One Victory
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