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Friday, May 24, 2013

21:19

Backstage Pass ~ Buckingham, England ~ May 24, 2013 


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Backstage Pass ~ Buckingham, England ~ May 24, 2013

Tonight Roger returned to Stowe School in Buckingham, England, where he was a student and gave his first concert of all original songs at age 13.  Stowe rocked with the return of Roger for the 90th anniversary celebration of the school.  The show sold out earlier in the week and the demand for tickets was so great that more seats had to be added to accommodate the overflowing audience.  

Mother Nature decided to give us all kinds of weather today.  Rain, blustery winds, hail, cold...so cold that during sound check we had to have heaters brought in.   One hour before the show, the clouds gave way and the sun was shining beautifully.  As night fell, we were greeted with a brilliant full moon shining on the pond.   

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

19:04

Backstage Pass ~ Saint Amand, France ~ May 21, 2013 



Tonight was our last show in France before we head to England for the start of our UK tour. It was so nice to look out at the audience here in Saint Amand and see familiar faces that we saw in Brussels and Paris. Many fans tonight told us that it was so special for them to see Roger and his band perform "The Meaning." 

For those who were not able to get tickets for Roger's recent sold out shows, he will be returning to France for the following dates (with one show in Monaco):

Toulouse - July 2 - Casino Théâtre Barrière

Monte Carlo - July 26 - Salle Des Etoiles

Trélazé - September 1 - Festival Estival

For details and ticket links, visit -https://www.Facebook.com/RogerHodgson/Events 

Another great show!
Linda

Enjoy this video of "The Meaning" from Roger's channel.  Leave a comment on the video and "like" it while there!  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_Xz2q40ijA.


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Sunday, May 19, 2013

17:06

Backstage Pass ~ Paris, France ~ May 19, 2013 


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Tonight marked eight consecutive sold out shows! Fans at L'Olympia in Paris received a very special surprise this evening with Roger playing "The Garden" from his Open the Door album, which was recorded in Brittany, France. The song was met with thunderous applause at its conclusion. The love affair between Roger and his French fans continues on Tuesday in St. Amand! Tickets are still available through http://bit.ly/XchJWy.

See you there!
Linda




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Saturday, May 18, 2013

19:00

Backstage Pass ~ Paris, France ~ May 18, 2013 


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We arrived this afternoon in Paris from Brussels for our third of four back-to-back shows. This was our first show at L’Olympia with the band and the guys had been looking forward to. There is an ongoing love affair with Roger and his French public and he loves coming back often to perform in the classic venue where he feels right at home.

The evening was full of beautiful music, a wide range of emotions, and new lifetime memories. The audience enjoyed Aaron practicing his French when Roger invited him to speak a few words. For the finale, many umbrellas went up and danced in the air over the audience when Roger and the band broke into "It’s Raining Again” to close the show. 

Hope to see many of you again tomorrow at our second show here in Paris at the L'Olympia and on Tuesday in St. Amand!

Linda



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Saturday, May 18, 2013

18:58

Backstage Pass ~ Brussels, Belgium ~ May 17, 2013 



The rain in Brussels did not dampen the spirit of the audience. Roger's show at the classic venue, Cirque Royal, has been sold out for weeks. He has been on tour in Europe for a couple of weeks with Aaron and for tonight's show they were reunited with the rest of the band who had flown in from Canada and the US! 

The sound was excellent, the magic was in the air- and audience cut loose during Fool's Overture - remaining on their feet for the rest of the show - even those in the top balconies. The management of the venue said that this is rare and they loved the enthusiasm of the crowd! People came from many parts of Belgium, Holland, France, Germany, Switzerland, and even Portugal. Many shared with us that they will also be going on to see the shows in Paris at Olympia May 18 and 19.

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