Supertramp Co-Founder Rodger Hodgson Readies Fall Tour [Video]
Roger Hodgson co-founded the progressive rock band Supertramp in 1969.
The performer, composer and lyricist was a driving force behind making Supertramp a phenomenon. He wrote, sang and arranged enduring rock-and-roll standards such as "Breakfast in America," "Give a Little Bit," "Take the Long Way Home," "The Logical Song," "Dreamer," "It's Raining Again," "School" and "Fool's Overture."
With Supertramp's "Crime of the Century" album marking its 40th anniversary this fall, Hodgson is heading out on tour next month.
Accompanied by a four-piece band, Hodgson continues to perform Supertramp's hits plus solo classics such as "Child of Vision," "Hide in Your Shell," "Sister Moonshine" and "Even in the Quietest Moments."
His solo albums include "Only Because of You," "Lovers in the Wind" and "In Jeopardy," with songs from those in his current release, "Classics Live."
"Crime of the Century" was released in September 1974, with Hodgson's song, "Dreamer," becoming Supertramp's first runaway hit with the album hitting No.1 on the Billboard charts. Other songs from the album include "School," "Hide in Your Shell" and "If Everyone Was Listening." It is being re-released in Dec. 9.
Supertramp last toured in 2011.
However, Hodgson's eight-date fall tour kicks off Nov. 4 in Wabash, Ind., and includes a performance Nov. 6 at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit.
Roger Hodgson's North America Tour
Nov. 4 -- Wabash, Ind., Honeywell Center
Nov. 6 -- Detroit, MotorCity Casino Hotel
Nov. 7 -- Niagara Falls, N.Y., Seneca Niagara Falls Casino & Resort
Nov. 8 -- Ridgefield, Conn., Ridgefield Playhouse
Nov. 9 -- Bethlehem, Pa., Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Nov. 11 -- Huntington, N.Y., The Paramount
Nov. 14-15 -- Rama, Ontario, Casino Rama