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Thursday, May 30, 2013

18:44

Liverpool, England ~ May 28, 2013 ~ Reflection by Chris Maguire 



It had been almost two years to the day since Roger Hodgson last played the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool.

His previous visit happened to fall on a Sunday night, the day before a public bank holiday at the end of May 2011 and the crowd that night were certainly "up for it”.

Possibly bolstered with thoughts of a day off work the following day, the bar at the historic Philharmonic pub over the road from the concert venue was packed to the rafters and the sun was out. People were enjoying themselves and that atmosphere carried itself over to the show.
On that occasion Roger received a rapturous reception and various standing ovations during a wondrous evening of nostalgia and emotions which left a crowd stunned and overcome by what they had just witnessed.

After such a long time away from performing in Liverpool, (It had been over 30 years since a Supertramp line ...

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Monday, May 27, 2013

12:03

Birmingham, England ~ May 26, 2013 ~ Reflection by Toni Amey 



While mingling amongst the crowd and talking with other concert goers in Birmingham, I was once again touched by the number of people who described themselves as "life-long" fans and told stories of how Roger's music has "been there" for them when they faced life's biggest challenges. 

There were people who were attending their first concert ever. And others who brought people they loved so they could share the "magic" of Roger. Needless to say, nobody went home disappointed.  

For the third night in a row, I saw grown men sobbing and young children dancing. Yes, that is the magic of Roger.  The magical moment for me? Without a doubt it was when they did "The Meaning". Upon their return from the venue "requested" intermission, the stage was empty and quiet. And then, from somewhere off stage, you hear the first notes of "The Meaning". And then from out of the ...

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

12:57

London, England ~ May 25, 2013 ~ Reflection by Toni, Jim, Marie, and Tony 



From the get-go we knew the normally very posh and reserved Royal Albert Hall was going to see a show and an audience unlike any others.  Roger walked out on stage and immediately gave everyone permission to laugh, cry, sing, and hug our neighbors if we so desired (even if we didn't know them).  And that's exactly what happened.  'Keep Calm & Carry On' was not the English way last night.

Roger shared his stories with us, telling us how music would just flow from his heart, and he had no idea that the feelings within him could form songs that would go out and touch the lives of so many people.  The audience hangs on every word.  He is a joy to listen to whether he's singing or talking to us.  He shares what is in his heart and soul.

Roger and the band were spot on perfection with their performance, ...

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

19:46

London, England ~ May 25, 2013 


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What a show tonight Royal Albert Hall in London! The audience at the sold out show was on their feet and shouting for more! Still time to join Roger and his band on the UK Breakfast in America Tour! Next stop, Birmingham! We hope to see you there!   See all details on the Tour page here on the site and on Events at https://www.facebook.com/rogerhodgson/events.




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Saturday, May 25, 2013

1:27

Buckingham, England ~ May 24, 2013 ~ Reflection by Marie and Tony Coyne 



The young people at Stowe School got to experience "real” music tonight and loved every minute of it! From the first moment Roger walked on stage they were on their feet and screaming for more. Much to the surprise of their parents! It was a fantastic multi-generational adventure! Almost everyone in the house was on their feet cheering, dancing and singing the words to every song and then screaming for more. The place was rocking! 

The hit of the night was Breakfast in America. That song connected so much with the crowd, Roger sang it twice!!!!  The audience at Stowe were in fine voice. You couldn’t hear Roger sing on some of his songs; he was drowned out by the crowd. People of all generations rushed the stage…they were chanting Roger, Roger, Roger…

One young girl was up on the shoulders of a friend, so into the music. Then, all of a ...

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