FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ROGER HODGSON (FORMERLY OF SUPERTRAMP) DEBUT DVD
Take the Long Way Home - Live in Montreal
GOES platinum in Canada!
Friday, October 13, 2006 (Toronto, ON) –Take the Long Way Home – Live in Montreal is certified pkatinum in Canada. It is the # 1 DVD in Quebec and has been among the Top 5 in the country since its release August 28th.
Roger Hodgson, co-founder of the progressive rock group Supertramp, whose signature voice and ingenious songwriting produced anthem hits such as “Give a Little Bit,” “The Logical Song,” “Dreamer,” “Take the Long Way Home,” and “Breakfast In America,” is reuniting in concert with his fans and his music with his first ever DVD release of his solo performance. Recorded with 10 cameras in high-definition at the Place Des Arts in Montreal, Canada the DVD captures Roger’s 75-minute solo concert showcasing the songs that have become the soundtrack of our lives as he touches the heart by giving the home-viewers the purest sound of the original classics, as well as some of his new previously unreleased songs. Bonus features include:
• Two exclusive interviews with Roger -• Sound Check - a look behind the scenes -• Backstage pass – join Roger for the post-show meet ’n greet- • Never-before-seen footage of Dreamer and Fool’s Overture with orchestra-• Roger's Repertoire • Fans’ impressions • Photo Gallery
Roger Hodgson has been recognized as one of the most gifted composers, song writers and lyricists of our time. He co-founded Supertramp in 1969 and is most known as the legendary voice of the classic hits that have become the soundtrack of our lives. He left the band in 1983 to follow his heart, live a simple lifestyle in nature, watch his children grow up and pursue his spiritual values. During the time that Hodgson led the band, Supertramp sold well over 60 million albums. He is a multi-talented musician, a keyboardist, guitarist and pianist who is currently performing solo and orchestra concerts world wide.
Roger Hodgson will be embarking on his first national tour of Canada in 23 years. His 12-date Tour, commences in Rama, Ontario October 27 & 28 and ends November 22 in Vancouver, BC. For venue and ticketing information as well as concert reviews visit: www.RogerHodgson.com
Audience Response to Roger’s Concerts:
“…I last saw you perform in the 70's in Toronto. It was an amazing show. Your voice hasn't changed a bit!!!!! You still have an incredible range and spot-on pitch…”
“…This brought back memories, beautiful memories, great teenage feelings and fantastic pleasures. Having seen Supertramp a few times, I knew that the band was a great band but I always knew that the heart & soul of the band was you …”
“… what a magical show, Roger put Heart, Soul, and Voice into the word Musicianship. His performance left me stunned…gave me shivers and put tears in my eyes…”
For further media correspondence contact:
Mary Caruso, National Media & Artist Relations
Universal Music Canada