We want to
wish everyone a joyous
Christmas filled with peace,
love and friendship.
We are filled
with gratitude for another
wonderful year of music
celebrating our fanships and
friendships around the world
and we look forward to
‘giving a little bit’ more
of our love to you in the
spirit of Christmas live in
our hearts all year long.
been asking if Roger is
going to be touring in North
America. Yes! He will be
coming to Montreal, Quebec
City, Ottawa, and adding
many dates in the US and
Canada in November and the
beginning of December 2015.
Keep checking Roger’s sites
for further announcements,
as we will frequently be
adding new shows. Here’s a
preview of what’s coming
Roger a message directly on
the video. You can “like" it
and share it with your
Tune in Tuesday, December 23, for Roger’s interview with syndicated program Q on CBC Radio.
Roger will be
discussing the Crime of the
Century album, his evergreen
songs, touring, and more!
The interview will be
broadcast at 10:00AM and
10:00PM EST. Click the
"Listen" button below
Roger's photo -http://www.cbc.ca/q/blog/2014/12/23/roger-hodgson-supertramp. Check local listings for
times in your area. We also
invite you to leave your
comments directly on the
video of Roger performing
his timeless fun and
energetic “Dreamer.” Is this
one of your favorites to
sing along to? Tell us -
leave a comment directly on
the video -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju_JxXC0WO8-
and “like” it while there!
HOLLAND - Here’s the news you’ve been waiting for!
perform at theParkCity
in Heerlen on July 11!
Tickets go on sale this
Wednesday, December 24, at
12:00 noon throughhttp://bit.ly/1zrzvaq.
Bring the kids and make this
a summer family event to
GERMANY - Four Additional Shows added in September!
Make plans now as Roger’s
German tour extends to
Cologne, Siegen, Lingen, and
Berlin! It’s the perfect
gift for the music lover in
your life. Ticket
information is below. Spread
the word today! Enjoy this
montage video of Roger
performing some of his
classic songs ~https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMLNeSbtVN0
Enjoy this new interview with Roger and the Huffington Post in conjunction with the 40th Anniversary of Crime of the Century.
We invite you to leave a comment directly on the article and share it with your friends.
A Conversation with Roger Hodgson
Mike Ragogna: Roger, Crime Of The Century is forty years old, congratulations on that and for co-creating such an iconic album. So you and Rick Davies wrote the songs separately though you were both credited as the songwriters, kind of like the Lennon/McCartney arrangement.
Roger Hodgson: Right. Obviously, the album was a special album, but there's also been so much mystery and misperception around Supertramp for all these years. I thought, "What would be newsworthy and interesting to people and also clear up some of the misperceptions?" What I really reflected on was that when Rick and I first met, we used to collaborate on the songwriting, and at that time we had a third musician who handled all the lyrics, Richard Palmer-James. When he left, Rick and I began writing separately. We evolved and changed and grew and by the time of Crime... we had actually each come into our own as songwriters and composers and I think you'll agree that we both separately wrote some pretty substantial compositions. But for me, personally, I was once again writing songs alone, which for me has always been a key for writing more personal and effective compositions. Obviously, since I picked up the guitar when I was twelve, I had done that. But there's this misperception because of the writers' credit that Rick and I wrote these songs together and that is really the misperception that unfortunately a lot of the public still have. The truth is that whoever sang the lead voice on the song really wrote the song.
MR: Were these songs expressing your personal thoughts at the time or were you being more objective and writing towards a concept?
RH: No, I've never been able to write to order like that. My songs have always been very personal, very autobiographical and really reflective of what's been going on inside me. "Dreamer," I was a consummate dreamer at that point. I was a young man with many dreams and when I wrote the song "Dreamer" it exploded out of me one day as I was sat at the Wurlitzer piano for the first time alone in a room. I started playing and this song just erupted out of me. Then "Hide In Your Shell" was very autobiographical. At the time, I was feeling very alone, I had a lot of questions but I was also getting into a lot of personal growth in myself. I had just turned vegetarian, my spiritual quest was coming on really strongly and it was not really understood by those around me, both in the band and out. It was a really hard time, and I did "hide in my shell" a lot. The songs are very autobiographical.
For the first
time ever, Roger Hodgson
will be performing in this
beautiful country! Join
Roger on July 15 atVeszprémFest!
Tickets on sale now throughhttp://bit.ly/1AiVbSZ.
Don’t miss the opportunity
what will be a most
spectacular show! For
additional information -http://veszpremfest.hu/
We are delighted to announce that Roger is returning to Norway!
Join him on
July 17 atRootsfestivalenin
Brønnøysund! Tickets are now
on sale and would make a
great Christmas gift for
your family. Get them today
We hope to see you at this
beautiful outdoor festival.
Share this fantastic news!
GERMANY! Join us on July 31 for Roger Hodgson's return visit to the Festival Schloss Kapfenburg in Lauchheim!
What a beautiful open-air
setting for reliving
memories with Roger's
classic hits and more.
Tickets are now on sale
Surprise loved ones with a
gift of an unforgettable
Enter now to win a copy of the
Crime of the Century of the Century of the Century of the Century of the Century of the Century of the Century of the Century of the Century of the Century of the Century of the Century of the Century
anniversary edition boxset, signed by Roger Hodgson!
This week saw the release of Supertramp’s 40th Anniversary edition of Crime Of The Century!
Crime of the Century 40th Anniversary Box Set available Now!
Relive your memories of listening to this phenomenal album that is held dear to many fans. Roger Hodgson’s “Dreamer” off the album was Supertramp’s first international hit, putting the band on the map and earning them their due respect from music critics worldwide. Roger’s other songs from the album, School, Hide in Your Shell, and If Everyone Was Listening are also fan favorites that Roger often performs in concert, much to the delight of fans around the world.
Available on 3LP, 2CD, LP, CD, Blu-ray audio and digital
Date! On July 12, Roger
Hodgson will be performing
the heart of the Cotswolds
near Oxford! Our fans in the
UK have been asking for
Roger’s return and now he’s
coming back! We certainly
hope to see you there at
this wonderful family event.
General ticket sales begin
December 12 at 9:00AM throughhttp://www.cornburyfestival.com/Spread
this fantastic news!
GERMANY! Imagine seeing Roger live in concert in the world’s deepest concert hall!
us on August 29 at Eriebnis
Bergwerk in Merkers. For the
first time since March 2011,
Roger will be returning to
one of the most unique
on the planet - 500 meters
underground. This experience
is not to be missed. Tickets
are now on sale and would
make a great holiday gift
for friends and family. Get
them today athttp://bit.ly/1BAPmnG.
We hope to see you there!
tickets today for Roger’s
July 4 show atCalw
Tickets are available online
Children ages 10 and under
are admitted free. Tickets
would make a great Christmasgift
for family and friends! Join
us in this beautiful setting
for a night of Roger’s
enduring classic songs and
HEMER, GERMANY! Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Saturday, November 29!
Tickets go on
sale tomorrow, Saturday,
November 29, for Roger’s
August 30 show at Sauerland
Park. Join Roger for an
incredible evening of the
songs you grew up with and
more! Tickets will be
available online throughhttp://bit.ly/1HLanh4.
Make plans today with
friends and family!
Hodgson is returning to
Paris for one show only!
Join Roger and his band on
July 1 at the historic
Olympia! This is a concert
experience you absolutely do
not want to miss. Tickets go
on sale December 3. Roger’s
2012, 2013, and 2014 shows
at the Olympia sold out
months in advance so do not
delay in getting tickets.
Mark your calendars and tell
your friends and family that
Roger Hodgson is returning
Tickets are now on
sale for Roger’s show at Tollwood Sommer Festival on
June 24! Join Roger for his
much anticipated return to
Munich and Germany’s largest
music festival. Get your
tickets now throughhttp://bit.ly/1HLqxqxorhttp://bit.ly/1A0qcLy.
Bring the kids and create
new family memories!
Photo from Roger's July 2012
performance at Starlite
In addition to the June 24
Munich show announced
yesterday, Roger will be
performing with his band in
the following cities. Join
us under the stars at these
open-air venues for magical
nights. Share this wonderful
news! Mark your calendars
and make plans today -
tickets go on sale soon!
19 - Weinheim, Schlosspark
- Calw, Calw Rockt Festival
30 - Hemer, Sauerland
Germany! Roger Hodgson returns to Tollwood Sommerfestival in Munich on June 24!
Germany! Roger Hodgson
returns to Tollwood
Sommerfestival in Munich on
June 24! Join Roger and his
band for a night of magic
with his classics and more
at Germany's largest
festival! Tickets go on sale
later this week. Mark your
calendar and spread the word
today! Don’t miss seeing
Roger on his 2015 World
press review for Roger's
November 11 show atThe
Huntington, NY from Bob
Wilson at Live for Live
Roger Hodgson and friends held court at the Paramount on November 11th, with the singer delving deeply into the entirety of his catalog. Hodgson was supported by his talented four piece backing band. The nineteen song set borrowed from the early days of Supertramp, to Hodgson's solo recordings which began in 1984. The evening opened with 1979's Take the Long Way Home, from Supertramp's blockbuster album Breakfast in America. Click here for the full
Roger Hodgson returns to
Clam Castle Music Festival
for the first time since
2010! Join Roger and his
band on June 21 for an
unforgettable night under
the stars while enjoying
Roger’s timeless classic hit
songs and more. Bring the
kids and create new
wonderful memories. Tickets
are now on sale thoughhttp://bit.ly/1xy9aov.
Spread the newstoday
that Roger is returning to
Roger will be performing at the ROCK THE RING Music Festival on June 20 in Hinwil (about 29 km outside Zurich)! Join Roger and his band at one of Switzerland’s best festivals.
Tickets are now on sale through http://bit.ly/1w5SD71. Get your tickets early!
For additional information - http://www.rockthering.ch/newsblog.html
Enjoy this press review from
Detroit's Daily Tribune for Thursday night's show at
MotorCity Casino Hotel
the true aficionados,
Hodgson and his facile four
band members delivered
renditions of ambitious
epics such as “Child of
Vision” and the suite-like
“Fool’s Overture,” The
musicians, in fact, were
very bit Supertramp’s equal
throughout the night."
Roger Hodgson will be
performing in Geneva for the
first time in over 14 years!
Join Roger and his band on
January 28 at the beautiful
Théâtre du Léman for an
incredible night of Roger’s
hit songs and more. Spread
the word today of this
concert that is not to be
Final winter show added in
Bremen on February 1 atMusical
This will be the only show
in Germany before summer, so
you will not want to miss
it. Join Roger and Aaron at
this beautiful venue for
a magical night of warmth
and Roger's classic hit
songs, plus more. Share the
Tickets go on sale tomorrow,
November 4, at 9:00AM! Get
your tickets online athttp://www.eventim.de/or
by phone at 0421-35 36 37 or
Wonderful interview with
Phil Paleologos of WBSM
insightful interview with Roger Hodgson and Phil Paleologos of WBSM Radio.
his source of inspiration
behind his songs, his love
of performing, and his
desire to give fans a
personal, intimate and
uplifting concert experience
to always remember. Roger's
tour of North America is
quickly approaching! The
first stop of the tour
begins November 4 in Wabash,
IN. There are eight shows
remaining for this year -
get your tickets today,
bring family and
friends along for a
spectacular evening of
Enjoy this great article
from Indiana's whatzup entertainment
Roger returns to IN on Nov. 4 at the Honeywell Center in Wabash. Get your tickets today at
http://bit.ly/1rwyKZA. We hope to see you there! ~
Excerpt from the article:
Don’t feel bad if the name “Roger Hodgson” doesn’t mean anything to you. As a founding member and main songwriter for the 1970s progressive rock band Supertramp, it was Hodgson’s idea to disappear into the group. It was a noble thought. Bands are made up of individual personalities, and it was not normal then (it still isn't) to avoid promoting those personalities. Even as Supertramp grew to be one of the biggest bands in the world, the names of the individual members weren't exactly household. But anybody who was listening to the radio between 1974 and 1983 knew the songs. "Dreamer," "School," "Give a Little Bit" and "The Logical Song," to name a few, were instantly recognizable as Supertramp songs. Hodgson wrote eight of Supertramp's 10 biggest hits, but only diehard fans knew who he was. Hodgson, who left Supertramp in 1983, has spent a good part of the last 30 years trying to make a name for himself.
Hodgson and his band bring their Breakfast in America tour to the Honeywell Center in Wabash on Tuesday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. Hodgson's wanting anonymity within Supertramp grew from his desire to let the songs speak for themselves. And they did. Drawing in on personal experience, Hodgson wrote from his heart about where those experiences took him emotionally and spiritually.
Brazil's TV Program 'Em Movimento' at Roger
Hodgson's show in Vitória
video of Roger's concert at Arena Vitória
from Brazil's TV program, "Em
Movimento". There were
plenty of smiles and joyful
faces all around -- a very
fun time was had by all! An
approximate English translation is
It’s difficult not to
recognize any of these
songs! This week Vitória
received a visit from
Roger Hodgson. The “Em
Movimento” went to meet
with the audience from
Vitória for the founder
of the legendary band
is here, and her mother
came with her to the
(Camila Pessoa - child): -
Well, my mother went to
the One Direction
concert and now she
brought me to hear this
(Cláudia Pessoa - mother): I
spent many hours
standing, at least here
she is seated!
there is a parent who
wants to give a good
example to his/her
child, Otávio gives an
(Otávio): I think
this is the way: a lot
of music played in the
home generates love for
music by the family.
than 30 years after
these songs became
continue to touch
(Betina Lima): It
is good to remember, to
(Ruy Lima): The
songs have lot of
passion, a great deal of
understanding of love,
and so on.
understanding what Roger
Hodgson sings in English
gets difficult, booklets
with Roger’s songs
Portuguese were handed
to the audience.
Although there was
nothing Moacir didn’t
already know, as he
knows all the words.
(Moacair Lino): When
he says it is raining,
he’s not talking about
the actual rain. It’s
rain of happiness. It’s
what one needs to live!
Dream, happiness, dream.
dream lasted. Roger came
back to stage three
times for encores and
the audience kept asking
While the audience keeps
asking for more, we
finish our show today
with more images of
Roger Hodgson’s concert
Hodgson’s voice did not
disappoint his fans. He
sang his greatest
Supertramp hits, along
with the people
of Vitória singing too!
Enjoy Roger's interview with
Rob Rush from Long Island, NY Classic
Rock 94.3 The SHARK!
recent radio interview where
he discusses his timeless
classic songs, his love of
performing for his fans, and
more with Rob Rush from Long
Island, NY Classic Rock94.3
Be sure to see Roger atThe
NY on November 11. Tickets
for Roger's highly
anticipated return to Long
Island are available online
DETROIT! Wonderful News! Chance to attend Sound
DETROIT! Wonderful news!
Chance to attend soundcheck!
In conjunction with Roger
Hodgson's November 6 show
with his band atMotorCity
broadcast Roger’s DVD, Live
in Montreal - Take the Long
Home, at 9:00PM EDT on
Saturday, October 25. The
DVD hit #1 in all of Canada
and went platinum in just
seven weeks. It’s Gold in
France and Germany and is a
favorite of fans worldwide.
Spread the news today of
this highly anticipated
As part of their fundraising
campaign, Detroit PTV is
offering great floor seats
for Roger’s concert, special
behind the scenes SOUNDCHECK
ACCESS, CD’s and DVD’s.
Choose the package that is
best for you! Visit
information on this great
Roger returns to Detroit for
the first time in over 30
years with his great band!
We are inviting fans in
Windsor, Canada to make the
short five mile trip across
the river and join us!
Tickets are available online
and at the venue Box Office
during their hours of
Saturday 3:00PM - 10:00PM
and Sunday 11:00AM - 4:00PM.
On show days, Box Office
opens at 3:00PM. All ticket
holders must be at least 21
years of age.
Crime of the Century 40th Anniversary Box Set available in December!
memories of listening to this phenomenal album that is held dear to many fans.
Roger Hodgson’s “Dreamer” off the album was Supertramp’s first internationalhit,
putting the band on the map and earning them their due respect from music
critics worldwide. Roger’s other songs from the album, School, Hide in Your
Shell, and If Everyone Was Listening are also fan favorites that he often
performs in concert, much to the delight of fans around the world.
CRIME OF THE
EDITION / 3-LP 180 gm BOX
SET / DIGITAL EQUIVALENTS
cream of Rick Davies’ and
Roger Hodgson’s songwriting,
Crime of the Century was the
first of the many peaks in
career; an album that had
everything to prove, full of
tunes that effortlessly
straddled the world of pure
pop and progressive rock.
The LP eventually peaked at
Number 4 on the UK charts
and saw the band for the
first time on the US Top 40.
It was the music and the
album’s cinematic sonic
qualities that accounted for
Crime of the
Century is not only one of
Supertramp’s greatest works,
but one of the most highly
regarded recordings of 70s
rock music. Released in
1974, it put the band on the
map after three years of
struggle. With the
unmistakable blend of the
two songwriters – Davies'
and Hodgson’s – work, it
married the sweetness of
Hodgson’s ‘Dreamer’ – the
band's first big hit single
– with the grit of Davies’
similarly beloved ‘Bloody
Well Right.’ In ‘School,’
‘Rudy,’ and the title track,
the band – Davies, Hodgson,
John Helliwell, Bob
Siebenberg, and Dougie
Thomson – helped define what
would soon be known as
‘Adult Oriented Rock.’ This
was – and is – not just an
album that showed
maturity, but a timeless gem
crammed with incredible
melodies and thoughtful
Enjoy this interview with
Detroit Radio 105.1 regarding his upcoming November 6 show at MotorCity Casino Hotel!
seeing Roger on his return
visit to the Motor City for
the first time in over 30
years! We hope you'll join
us! Tickets may be purchased
at the venue box office or
All ticket holders must be
at least 21 years of age.
Huntington, Long Island,
where Roger will be
performing on November 11,
is now giving you a chance
to win one of Roger’s CDs!
For those on Twitter,
retweet their tweet and
you’ll be entered for a
chance to win your own copy
of Classics Live, recorded
live with his current
touring band. Good luck! (If
you’re not on Twitter, join
now and be sure to follow
Join us this during the next
few weeks for 15 amazing
shows to end Roger’s 2014
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - First
Show Announcement for 2015!
We want to share this
exciting news with our loyal
fans before an announcement
is made to the general
public. Roger returns to the
historical Cirque Royal with
his band on January 25!In
2011 and 2013, his shows at
this venue sold out weeks in
advance, so you will want to
get your tickets early.
Tickets go on sale this
Thursday, October 9, at
This is one of just a few
select European dates that
Roger will be performing
before summer, so don't miss
out! We invite our Parisian
fans to join us in Brussels,
too - just a short one-hour
train ride from Paris! Share
this news with your friends
and family today. We look
forward to seeing you in
Roger Hodgson bei Kurpark Classix in Aachen (Roger Hodgson at Kurpark
Classix in Aachen)
Enjoy this recent TV
Broadcast from Germany's
WDR-1 program, of Roger
Hodgson's concert sound
check with band and
orchestra in Aachen at
Kurpark Classix. It was a
magnificent night of music
under the stars and a
wonderful time was had by
all! Hear Roger express his
love of performing, bringing
back good memories for fans
and enjoying his return to
There is only one show in
Germany remaining for 2014,
so act quickly!
Join Roger and his band on
Wednesday, September 3 in Hanau at Amphitheater Schloss Philippsruhe for
another spectacular night of
timeless songs! Remaining
tickets are available
www.adticket.de. We hope
to see you!
Genießen Sie diesen letzten TV-Übertragung von in Deutschland WDR-1-Programm, von Roger Hodgson Konzert Soundcheck mit Band und Orchester in Aachen Kurpark Classix. Es war eine herrliche Nacht der Musik unter den Sternen und eine wunderbare Zeit hatten alle! Hören Roger Ausdruck seiner Liebe zur Durchführung und bringt wieder gute Erinnerungen für Fans und genießt seine Rückkehr nach Aachen.
Es gibt nur eine Show in Deutschland für das Jahr 2014 noch, so schnell handeln! Registriert Roger und seine Band am Mittwoch, den zum 3. September in Hanau Amphitheater am Schloss Philipps für einen weiteren spektakulären Nacht von zeitloser Songs! Restkarten sind über
www.adticket.de erhältlich. Wir hoffen Sie zu sehen!
You can see
Roger live with an orchestra
in Aachen, Germany on
September 1 and Rama, ON,
Canada on November 14 and
15. Details for all of
Roger's remaining 2014
concerts may be found on the
Do not let the year go by
without seeing Roger Hodgson
live in concert!
Classix: Roger Hodgson,
formerly of Supertramp BRF1 Interview
interview with Germany'sBRF1Radio.
Click on the "mp3" link at
the bottom of the article -http://brf.be/brf1/786794-
to hear the audio that is in
both English and German. We
invite you to also leave a
comment directly on
the article. Share your
experiences of seeing Roger
live in concert.
Do not pass up the
opportunity to see Roger in
Aachen on September 1 where
he will be performing atKurpark
a symphony orchestra.
Remaining tickets for Aachen
are available throughhttp://bit.ly/1buKcOI.
Roger Hodgson, Gründer und
genialer Kopf der "Supertramp"
ist am 1. September Stargast
bei den Kurpark Classix in
Aachen. Heute in
BRF1-Lifeline. Es gibt auch
Karten zu gewinnenhttp://brf.be/brf1/786794.
Last shows in Europe for
2014 starting Aug 28. On
sale now - get your tickets
now for these select dates.
We hope to see you!
Enjoy Roger's insightful interview with Radio Gibraltar where he discusses writing songs starting at the age of 12, how some of his classic songs were born, his love of performing, and much more! Be sure to leave a comment directly on the video - share your experiences of seeing Roger live in concert or what his music means to you -
Don't miss Roger's September 6 show at Gibraltar Music Festival. Join Roger and his band for a magical night under the stars at this beautiful open-air venue! Make this a family event! Children 12-years-old and under are admitted free! Tickets are now on sale through
Reminder that pre-sales begin next week for Roger Hodgson's November 14 and 15 shows at Casino Rama Resort in Rama, ON (outside Toronto) with his band, a full orchestra, and choir.
This will be Roger's 12th year at Casino Rama and these shows sell out every year, so don't delay! Come experience Roger's classic hits in their fullest and join us for what will be a most spectacular weekend!
Pre-sale begins August 17 for Players Card holders with fan pre-sale beginning August 18. Get your tickets early as these shows sell out every year! All ticket holders must be at least 19 years of age.
Ticket links coming very soon!
August 17 - Pre-sale with Players Card begins at 10:00AM at the venue box office.
August 18 - Pre-sale begins at 12:00PM online, in person at venue box office, or by phone at 1-800-832-7529 (PLAY).
Password is "SHARES."
August 20 - General sale begins at 12:00PM online, in person at venue box office, or by phone at 1-800-832-7529 (PLAY).
"You made me relive so many fond memories of my teens years by listening to your songs. You exceeded my expectations. You are truly a legend and I must say I was profoundly touched by your humility and gentle personality. The orchestra was magical, thank you, merci, for such a memorable evening. Your music will forever be eternal."
"This performance was jaw dropping. It was like turning the clock back 25 years. Roger's voice was as it was in Supertramp's heyday. The arrangements were superb, as was the orchestra and choir. On more than one occasion, the hair literally stood up on my arms and neck, especially during "School". If you are a fan of Supertramp, do not miss this tour."
"Just wanted to thank Roger and his crew of musicians for such a great show. It was the best concert I have ever been to and my husband says the same. Thank you coming back after so long and putting on such a high quality, energetic and uplifting experience. You make the world a better place not just with your music but with your dialogue and communications with your audience. You inspire us to return to music and use it as a tool to enhance and enjoy and reflect on our lives."
Are you a
#RamaRocks Superfan? We want you to share your favourite Casino Rama moments with us using the hashtag
#RamaRocks for a chance to win.
Join Roger Hodgson backed by his band and Symphony Orchestra on November 14 & 15. Pre-sale begins August 18.
Prize includes: Artist Meet & Greets, Hot Concert Tickets, Exclusive Seat Upgrades, Delicious Dining, Relaxing Spa Services and more.
Formerly of SUPERTRAMP, Set for Fall Tour
from Supertramp, is
by ASCAP (American
generations, Hodgson is
his Store and iTunes.
Belo Horizonte On Sale
Details that you have been waiting
Roger will be performing with his band on October 25 at the beautiful Parque das Mangabeiras - Av. José do Patrocínio Pontes, 580/Mangabeiras! Tickets go on sale August 5 at 12:00AM (midnight). Share the news today and make plans with friends and family to see Roger in Brazil!
Tickets will be available online through
www.ingressorapido.com.br or in person at Ingresso Rápido - Shopping 5ª Avenida Rua Alagoas, 1314 – Savassi / Monday-Friday from 10:00AM to 7:00PM and on Saturdays from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Ticket holders aged 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent.
Enjoy this latest video montage from Roger's YouTube channel. Share it to your Facebook or Twitter today! Leave a comment and tell others what Roger's music means to you or your experience at a show, or both! Be sure to also "like" the video while you are there ~
Brazil! Fantastic news - Vitória has been added for October 21!
Brazil! Fantastic news - Vitória has been added for October 21! Join Roger and his band at Arena Vitória for a spectacular night of Roger's classic hit songs and more! Tickets
will be on sale July 25
These seven cities will be the only shows in Brazil this year, so make plans today with friends and family. We will see you in October!
Enjoy this latest video montage from Roger's YouTube channel. Share it to your Facebook or Twitter today! Leave a comment and tell others what Roger's music means to you or your experience at a show, or both! Be sure to also "like" the video while you are there ~
USA! Reminder that fan pre-sale begins this week for the three newly-added shows in IN, PA, and NY!
Please note details below - all times are local. Share the news and make plans with your friends today. We will see you in November!
November 4 - Wabash, IN - Honeywell Center - Presale begins Tues., July 22 at 8:00AM through
http://bit.ly/1trQIub and will conclude at 12:00PM on July 28. Password is not necessary. Public sale will begin July 29 at 8:00AM through
http://bit.ly/1rwyKZA and by phone or in person through the venue box office - 8:00AM - 5:00PM Monday - Friday, 260-563-1102.
November 9 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Event Center - Presale begins Tues., July 22 at 10:00AM through
http://bit.ly/1n6dw1T and will conclude at 10:00PM on July 24. Presale password is
Dreamer. General sale begins July 25 at 10:00AM. Tickets will also be available at the venue box office M-F from 10:00 - 4:00 and 10:00 - 2:00 on Saturdays.
November 11 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount - Presale begins Tues., July 22 at 10:00AM through
http://bit.ly/1sGxbbS and will conclude at 10:00PM on July 24. Presale password is
Dreamer. General sale will begin July 25 at 10:00AM. Tickets will also be available in person at the venue box office and by phone through 631-673-7300, daily from 12:00PM - 6:00PM
"In the Eye of the Acoustic
Storm"; rebroadcast this weekend,
July 19 and 20.
Storm, a radio program
syndicated in the US and
Australia, will rebroadcast
a wonderful 2010 interview
with Roger Hodgson by Jeff
Parets. For a list of stations and
schedules, visit http://www.acousticstorm.com/stations.
Roger shares about starting
to play the guitar at age 12
- "The moment this guitar
got into my hands, my life
How he got his start in the
music industry - "...The
Music Publisher liked what
he heard, signed me up, and
put me in a studio in
London, which was my first
time in a recording studio
with session musicians, one
of which was a man called
Reg Dwight who later became
known as Elton John."
The most important thing in
his life - "(My spiritual
compass) has sustained me.
It still does today and it's
obviously the most important
thing in my life because I
believe that's what life is
for, to really find out who
we are as a soul. As a soul,
that is where we are really
connected to God."
There is so much more! Enjoy
Acoustic Storm's in-depth
If you miss the rebroadcast
on Acoustic Storm or are not
in a listening area, you can
listen to it here -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vawMxEFW0Y.
Share your thoughts of the
interview directly on the
video and "like" it while
As Jeff Parets and Roger go
through the songs from his
"In the Eye of the Storm"
album, which song is your
favorite or is there more
then one? We invite you to
post your thoughts directly
on this video of "Only
Because of You." Be sure to
also give the video a
"thumbs up" ~
USA! New shows have just been added in IN, PA, and NY! Six US shows with the band and two shows with orchestra in Canada are coming up in November! Don't let the year go by without seeing Roger Hodgson live in concert. Mark your calendars and spread the news today!
November 4 - Wabash, IN - Honeywell Center - Presale begins July 22 November 9 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Event Center - Presale begins July 22 November 11 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount - Presale begins July 22 November 14, 15 - Rama, ON, Canada - Casino Rama Entertainment Centre - Presale begins August 17 for Players Card holders, with fan presale beginning August 18
Enjoy this latest video montage from Roger's channel. Share it to your Facebook or Twitter today! Let us know in which city in the U.S. would you like to have Roger perform and share one of your favorite concert experiences or your favorite song by Roger! And we appreciate if you would "like" the video while you are there. ~
Brazil! Florianópolis show added on October 16!
Join Roger and his band at Centro De Eventos Petry in Biguaçu for a night of his classic hits and more! Tickets go on sale July 21. Mark your calendars and tell all your friends.
Breakfast in Brazil 2014
Oct. 16 Florianópolis, Brazil - Centro De Eventos Petry in Biguaçu - Tickets on sale July 21 Oct. 17 Curitiba, Brazil - On sale now! -
http://bit.ly/1pSx10V Oct. 18 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - On sale now! -
http://bit.ly/1uyA62X Oct. 23 São Paulo, Brazil - On sale now! -
http://bit.ly/1m49mGF Oct. 24 Brasília, Brazil - On sale now! -
http://bit.ly/1lJCIdE Oct. 25 Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Location to be confirmed - Ticket Information Coming Soon
In 1977, Fresno, CA radio station KYNO was celebrating Roger Hodgson's Give a Little Bit. Roger wrote and composed many songs, including Give a Little Bit, before he co-founded Supertramp at the age of 19. This eternal classic from the Even in the Quietest Moments album went to the top of the charts around the world for several weeks during the spring and summer of 1977. Roger has often said that this is why he continues touring - to Give a Little Bit of his love to the world.
"This song is very special to me because its simple message is timeless and is needed even more today than it was when I wrote it. It's all about reaching out and giving and caring." ~ Roger Hodgson
Roger has donated his time and signature song to help raise funds for Tsunami Relief, Red Cross, UNICEF, World Vision, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy efforts, United Way, Make a Wish Foundation, and other worthy causes. He receives dozens of requests every year from charities across the globe requesting the use of his song.
Detroit pre-sale for fans begins Tuesday - tomorrow,
Roger will be returning to Detroit for the first time in over 30 years on November 6 when he performs with his band at MotorCity Casino Hotel - Sound Board! Get your tickets early before they go on sale to the general public!
Be sure to get them quickly, as our most recent show in the area, in November 2012 at Caesars Windsor, sold out weeks in advance. We are inviting fans in Windsor, Canada to make the short five mile trip across the river and join us in Detroit! Share this posting and make plans with friends and family today!
Fan pre-sale begins July 8 at 10:00AM EDT through
Ticketmaster. Pre-sale password is "Dreamer"
General sale begins July 10 at 10:00AM EDT through the same ticket link above.
Tickets for both pre-sale and general sale will be available at the venue Box Office during their hours of Saturday 3:00PM - 10:00PM and Sunday 11:00AM - 4:00PM. On show days, Box Office opens at 3:00PM. All ticket holders must be at least 21 years of age.
For additional information -
www.motorcitycasino.com For additional information on all announced tour dates, visit the Events tab here on the page or https://www.Facebook.com/RogerHodgson/events. We hope to see you in the coming weeks, and months!
Enjoy this latest video montage from Roger's channel. Share it to your Facebook or Twitter today! Leave a comment and share with others what Roger's music means to you or your experience at a show, or both!
Be sure to also "like" the video while you are there ~
Happy Fourth of July, USA!
What a fantastic time we had at the show in Snoqualmie, WA last night! We are greatly looking forward to our other US shows coming up, including tomorrow outside Chicago at Naperville Ribfest - Presented by Exchange Club. We hope you'll join us at one or more of the US dates this year.
Let's celebrate the USA today with Breakfast in America! We invite you share the video with your friends and family this holiday. While there, please also leave a comment on the video and "like" it, too! ~
Brazil! Curitiba online ticket sales begin Wednesday, July 2, at 10:00AM for Roger Hodgson's show at Teatro Positivo on October 17! Join Roger and his band for an enchanting night of his classic hit songs and more! Spread the news and make plans with friends and family today!
Enjoy Roger's performance of his timeless classic song, "Breakfast in America," and his interview on Шоуто на Слави (Slavi's Show) on June 30 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Slavi is the "David Letterman of Bulgaria." Yesterday while on the TV show, we learned from the interview that Roger did with Slavi that his songs he recorded with Supertramp made it over the Iron Curtain, and along with bands such as Pink Floyd and Genesis, the music gave the people here hope for a better life and freedom. We hear this sentiment voiced all over the world and see how deeply people identify with Roger’s music and his personal life experiences. He certainly has a way of putting into words what many go through in their life.
We invite you to leave a
comment in your native
language directly on the
show's site. You can comment
through your Facebook. Share with the
people of Bulgaria and those
around the world what
Roger's music means to you.
Roger Hodgson has just completed a press conference in the Azores. What a gorgeous atmosphere we have - lush nature all around
and history at every turn.
Just a few more hours until show time tonight at the Festival!
What a beautiful night it's going to be!
Photo by Linda Tyler
A shot of us at the airport in Paris this morning before catching our first flight on our journey to the Azores. This is just a few of our cases with equipment and of course, we have our luggage, too! We arrived in the beautiful Azores this evening and are greatly looking forward to the show June 28 at the Sanjoaninas Festival.
There are few tickets remaining!
Let's make it five sold out shows in a row!
For tickets and additional information -
We hope to see you Saturday!
Photo by Linda Tyler
Michigan! Wonderful News!
It has been
over 30 years since Roger
Hodgson performed in Detroit
and your wait for his return
is over! Join Roger and his band on
November 6 atMotorCity
Casino Hotel! Our most recent show in the
area, in November
Windsor, sold out weeks
in advance. We are inviting fans in
Windsor, Canada to make the
short five mile trip across
the river and join us in
Detroit! Mark your calendars
and make plans with friends
and family today!
begins July 10 at 10:00AM
EDT through the same ticket
both pre-sale and general
sale will be available at
the venue Box Office during
their hours of Saturday
3:00PM - 10:00PM and Sunday
11:00AM - 4:00PM. On show days, Box Office
opens at 3:00PM.
holders must be at least 21
years of age.
Connecticut! Pre-sale starts this morning! Fantastic news!
Roger will be returning with his band to the The Ridgefield Playhouse on November 8 for one show only. Ever since Roger performed before a sold out audience in Ridgefield in January 2013, fans have been asking for his return. We've been listening! Get your tickets before they go on sale to the general public and surprise that special someone with a gift!
ROGER HODGSON REVIEW BY CBP
[Kursaal in San Sebastian, 1600 people]
Please note - this may be a rough translation and may contain
The Kursaal, what a venue! And what an audience! According to Anna Vadillo, of Get
In, who brought the legendary singer and lyricist of the songs of Supertramp to San Sebastian, the audience has never been so hot! From "Take the Long Way Home," starting at 9:03 p.m., the venue was boiling hot. A middle-aged audience came to celebrate their idol, the "maker of the songs" of Supertramp.
Roger Hodgson, 64, is of course the voice of Supertramp but it is also a great arranger. His songs are between rock and progressive rock, beautifully lit this minimalist stage are re-orchestrated, so melodic, and the arrangements are precise, and with an excellent drummer who sets the pace. "Death and a Zoo" of his more pop album "Open the Door" is monstrous. Must also mention "Lord is it Mine." Mister Roger, his unmistakable voice all his, is sometimes with keyboard, piano, or guitar. The sound is super clean, magnified by the excellence of the Kursaal Auditorium because it is first and foremost a living classical music venue, which has an incomparable sound.
Wonderful News for Fans in
Brazil! Roger Hodgson is Touring
Brazil with his Band October
Roger is very pleased to
announce his greatly
anticipated return to Brazil
this October! There has been such an
outpouring of requests for
Brazil tour dates from fans
since his 2012 tour, and many are already looking
forward to the magic of his
shows and a reunion of
friends from the fan
We'll be posting more info
on the tour page as the
details are confirmed - stay
tuned! Share the news, mark
your calendars, tell your
friends - we hope to see you
Oct. 17 Curitiba - Teatro Positivo Oct. 18 Rio de Janeiro - Rio Vivo Oct. 23 São Paulo - Espaço das Américas Oct. 24 Brasília - Convention Center Ulysses Guimarães Oct. 25 Belo Horizonte - Location to be confirmed
Enjoy this video below of Roger performing his classic, “Give a Little Bit,” before an amazing audience in Belo Horizonte in April 2012! What a fantastic sing-along!
See what a fan who attended this show had to say ~
I just came home from your concert in Belo Horizonte, and I've always been a fan of yours, throughout my 25 years. I was there two years ago, when you first came, and today, again, I was simply mesmerized. I wish more musicians were as complete as you are, playing such great music, with such great voice and harmony, and lyrics beyond comparison with anything ever made. Your songs truly touched our hearts and souls, as does your kindness on stage, always smiling, always so tender. It is wonderful for me, even though I wasn't even alive at the Supertramp years, to be able to be in touch with your music, and to have the enormous pleasure of seeing you on stage twice in a lifetime.
Roger Hodgson gives Chandler
audience a lot
April 26, 2014
Welcome. As an interjection, it would have been an appropriate greeting for the audience to give Roger Hodgson and his band upon their return to Arizona, Friday night, April 25, 2014 at the Wild Horse Pass Casino Ovations LIVE! Showroom in Chandler, for the opening night of their 2014 “Breakfast in America” World Tour. But when Roger Hodgson performs, welcome is the feeling he gives to his audience.
Seeing Roger Hodgson in concert gives one the warm, comfortable, feel found when reuniting with a long lost friend. Whether it’s the musings of a 19 year old Hodgson that wrote “Breakfast in America,” or the lovelorn Hodgson that composed “Give A Little Bit,” Hodgson’s lyrics have already opened up his feelings to the listener. Couple that with Hodgson’s easy going on stage demeanor and in between song insights and not only do you feel you know him, but, despite many years that may have gone by, that it was just yesterday that the two of you spoke.
There is something special about opening nights. There is an extra camaraderie found in the reuniting of band members that flows over into reuniting with an audience as well. Granted, not everything will be perfect, but that just adds to the comfort of the experience. Despite a couple of botched moments, rather than worry about them, Roger and his band laughed them off. It was easy to understand that for Hodgson there was a certain degree of adjustment from “emptying my dishwasher last night to being here on stage.”
The long standing ovation earned after “Fools Overture,” demanded an encore. The band obliged with the soft, slow tempo, “Two of Us,” found on Supertramp’s 1975 release “Crisis? What Crisis?” Once again Hodgson strummed on acoustic guitar, an instrument he continued with for the next song.
The familiar chords that open “Give A Little Bit,” brought the audience to their feet and for the first time all night, the audience was in massive sing-a-long mode. Encouraged by the now openly enthusiastic crowd, Hodgson and company gave the gathering one final tune. With the wish that maybe the song “would bring some rain,” to the parched Arizona desert, the evening closed with the peppy, “It’s Raining Again.”
Those fortunate people that may have tickets for the future performances of Roger Hodgson’s 2014 “Breakfast in America” Tour might ask, so how was opening night? Was it wonderful, beautiful, magical? It was bloody marvelous.
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article and to leave
from Roger ~
I just wanted to thank all
of you who posted Happy
Birthday wishes on Facebook and on my website guestbook.
It was incredibly touching
to have so many wishing me
well. I am looking forward to
playing and seeing many of
you again on the upcoming
Much love to you all,
Spain - New Shows Announced!
SPAIN! Fantastic news! Roger
Hodgson will be performing
in Spain for two shows in
June! Do not miss the opportunity
to see Roger and his band in
Madrid on June 5 at Sala La
Riviera and on June 6 in San
Sebastian at Kursaal. Spread the word today that
Roger is returning to Spain!
Please note all ticket
holders for Madrid must be
at least 18 years of age.
Roger Hodgson is returning to
Paris for one show only! Join
Roger and his band on June 22 at
the historic Olympia!
This is a concert experience you
absolutely do not want to miss.
Tickets go on sale Friday,
January 17, at 10:00AM through
Olympia, Live Nation France, and
Roger’s 2012 and 2013 shows at
the Olympia sold out months in advance so do
not delay in getting tickets.
Mark your calendars and tell
your friends and family that
Roger Hodgson is returning to
Roger Hodgson Interview with Rick Deyulio on TK99 Radio
Enjoy this October 2013 interview with Roger Hodgson, Legendary Singer/Songwriter - formerly of Supertramp, and Rick Deyulio of New York's TK99 radio. Roger shares the stories behind some of his timeless classics -the birth and inspiration of his classic songs, plus so much more!
Roger Hodgson On Yes, Ringo And Supertramp: ‘The Time For A Reunion Has Passed’
October 23, 2013 9:49 AM
Did Supertramp fit into any genre? Were they rock? Pop? Prog-rock? Perhaps prog-pop? It’s tough to put a label on them that anyone will agree with. But what almost anyone would agree with is that the band’s music has stood the test of time, never really fitting in, but always sounding great. The band’s main songwriter and singer, Roger Hodgson, left the band three decades ago, but still tours on his own playing his most well-known songs. But it’s been 13 years since his last solo record. We thought it was about time we asked him about that, and a few other issues: namely, will Supertramp ever ride again, did Yes really ask him to join and what’s it like playing in Ringo Starr‘s band. Hodgson, by the way, is currently on the road (get tour info here) and is preparing to put out
Classics Live 2.
Ex Leader of Supertramp at Place Des Arts on October 17 and 18.
"Music is the Best Medicine" ~ Roger Hodgson
Echo Vedettes Article by Jean-Francois Brassard
Approximate English translation:
As much as his songs are on everyone’s lips since the seventies, as much of his name is unknown. Roger Hodgson, the soul of Supertramp gone solo since 1984, is the creator of the anthems "Logical Song, " "Give A Little Bit," and "Take The Long Way Home" which he will sing at Place Des Arts on October 17 and 18. This is an Interview with a very talented writer, composer, singer and a true gentleman.
Hi Jean-François, it's Roger. Even if I weren’t waiting for his call, he would not have to introduce himself. The voice of Roger Hodgson is as unique as his talent. It's from his adoptive California that the British born singer called us. From his land of origin he kept his class, friendliness, and composure. A few days before his two concerts he would give at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place Des Arts on October 17 and 18, he kindly answered our questions.
In 1969, with his friend Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson created Supertramp. Success came pretty quickly in their home country and in North America, first in Montreal then the rest of Quebec where they were warmly welcomed. As soon as their third album "Crime Of The Century" was released in 1974, we recognized their talent, but it would take Americans five more years with the release of "Breakfast In America" which made them popular around the world. And in 1983, after releasing "Famous Last Words," Roger would leave the group. Since then, he has released five albums under his name.
Quebec TV Station MusiMax aires Take the Long Way Home ~ Live in Montreal DVD
MusiMax aired at 10 AM EDT Oct 7th Roger Hodgson's Take the Long Way Home DVD. If you missed the viewing of this fantastic DVD then mark you calendars for Friday Oct 11th at 8 PM EDT. Tell all of your friends to tune in too!
Roger Hodgson has revealed plans to return stateside this fall for another leg of his popular “Breakfast in America” tour. The former vocalist and songwriter of Supertramp will perform at the Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford on Sunday, October 20. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $45 to $74.50, are now on sale through the venue’s box office and website.
On the tour, Hodgson will deliver a set of Supertramp classics and solo material. Hodgson, who left Supertramp in 1983, named the tour after Supertramp’s 1979 hit album, which was powered by hit singles “The Logical Song” and “Take the Long Way Home”.
Along with the tour, Hodgson has announced plans to release
Classics Live 2, which will serve as a follow-up to 2010′s Classics Live. His last studio album was 2000′s
Open the Door.
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London: Royal Albert Hall – 26 May 2013
The name Roger Hodgson may not be familiar to some, but his voice will be. His songs have filled the airwaves for over three decades, with his former band Supertramp. Billed as ‘The Breakfast In America Tour’, this was a night of classic Supertramp songs, mixed with selections from his solo work.
The venue was packed to capacity, and you could feel a real buzz amongst the audience as they awaited the beginning of the show. The band (David J Carpenter on bass, Bryan Head on drums, Kevin Adamson on second keyboard, while a special mention should go to Aaron MacDonald, providing vocals, whistles and some tremendous saxophone moments) took their places on stage before Roger arrived, seating himself at his keyboard. The hauntingly familiar harmonica introduction of ‘Take The Long Way Home’ began the show, and it was incredible how good Roger’s voice sounds – he has lost none of that sweet honesty in his delivery. Roger has a unique charm in the manner that he addresses the audience, feeling like he is talking to you directly. He even humorously berates two audience members who arrive late, claiming “You just missed the best song!”
The set is a wonderful mixture of Supertramp’s golden moments, including ‘School’ and the beautiful ‘Hide In Your Shell’, to lesser known solo efforts such as ‘In Jeopardy’. I was quite touched that Roger took the time to read out letters from his web page and dedicate a song to some of the people in attendance. The hall erupted with the familiar intro of ‘Breakfast In America’,and the truly wonderful ‘Logical Song’ brought us to the intermission.
The second half offered an emotional ‘Death And A Zoo’ which left myself and my partner with tears in our eyes – demonstrating the power of music in conjuring up an image! Roger offered insight to the stories behind his songs, switching between playing acoustic guitar, keyboards and piano. We were treated to an outstanding ‘Dreamer’, and a truly majestic ‘Fools Overture’ that had the hairs on my arms standing up. By the time ‘Give A Little Bit’ had started, the audience were on their feet and dancing, some even opened umbrellas for ‘It’s Raining Again’, which brought the show to an end. During the evening, Roger had spoken about the healing effect of music and of forgetting your troubles for an hour or two, and that is exactly what happened to the audience. For any difficult times in your life, you should be able to get a show like the one Roger Hodgson gave us – on prescription!
EXCERPT ~ It's Raining Again as Roger Hodgson delights Atlanta Botanical Gardens
August 19, 2013
By: Andrew Snook
"Mesmerizing", "haunting", "beautiful", "magnificent" and "wonderful" were just some of the superlatives that fans used to describe
Roger Hodgson's performance at the
Atlanta Botanical Gardens on Sunday night.
On an evening when a steady drizzle fell, occasionally giving way to heavier showers, the Atlanta Botanical Garden hosted a crowd of about 2,000 who sat on the rapidly developing quagmire that had been the lawn, watching Roger Hodgson in concert. For those unfamiliar with the name, Hodgson wrote and sang some of the greatest musical hits of the 1970's when he was a driving force behind one of the biggest acts of that time, Supertramp.
Hodgson was in Atlanta as part of his "Breakfast in America" tour and despite the very wet lawn, the Atlanta Botanical Garden was the perfect location for this concert. This is one of the smaller venues on this tour and to be privileged enough to watch Hodgson and his band here was just wonderful. Hodgson provides an ethereal musical experience and the Atlanta Botanical Garden in the rain was the perfect environment for the evening's music.
ROGER HODGSON SINGER-SONGWRITER FORMERLY OF SUPERTRAMP RETURNS TO THE U.S. WITH BREAKFAST IN AMERICA TOUR
Legendary singer and composer
brings shows stateside beginning August 11 in Costa Mesa, California, and gets set to launch
Classics Live 2 CD.
LOS ANGELES, CA,
July 30, 2013—Following on the heels of sellout shows in Australia,
the U.K., and Europe, Roger Hodgson formerly of Supertramp will return to the
U.S. with his
Breakfast in America Tour. A series of select dates start August
11 at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, California, and will
include at least eight other stops on both coasts.
the tour, Hodgson has announced the forthcoming release of a new CD,
Classics Live 2. The disc joins
Classics Live 1 in the
Hodgson catalog, which is available through his
propel Supertramp to international superstardom in the 70’s with
album sales of well over 60 million, including 1979’s stellar
in America, which alone sold upwards of 20 million
copies. Timeless in nature, his songs have played on the radio
continuously for more than thirty-five years. Now, in concert,
Hodgson reignites memories and emotions with a heart-stirring voice
that both critics and fans declare is sounding better than ever.
“The power of the music was indisputable with many of the audience
in tears of joy at the memories and emotions the songs evoked. It
was like seeing Supertramp back in their heyday.” Evening
“Frequently entertaining the audience with stories about the origins
of his songs, Hodgson connects deeply with the fans in a way few
stars of his stature do.”San
the humble musical legend is back and his signature voice sounds
stronger than ever… to see and hear Roger Hodgson in concert today
is simply to experience a sort of musical homecoming.”
"This is the real
deal: a legendary music man, in brilliant form and shimmering
presence, supported by a tight, terrific band. When you can catch a
show, go. An evening with Roger Hodgson will raise your standards of
Roger Hodgson and his band. From left-to-right: David J. Carpenter
(bass, backing vocals), Bryan Head (drums), Roger Hodgson (grand
piano, keyboards, 12-string guitar, lead vocals), Aaron Macdonald
(saxophones, keyboards, harmonica, melodica, backing vocals), and
Kevin Adamson (keyboards, backing vocals).
Supertramp Songs Ultimate Classic Rock Magazine just released their Top Ten
Supertramp Songs. Eight of the Top Ten were written and composed by our very own Roger
Hodgson, with some of them being created by Roger when he was in his teens and before he co-founded the band.
Roger's songs included in the Top Ten are:
Give a Little Bit School Sister Moonshine The Logical Song Fool's Overture Take the Long Way Home Breakfast in America Dreamer
We invite you to leave a comment directly on the magazine article
and share with other fans your experiences of Roger's shows and what his songs mean to you.
World Magazine has just released their "Top 30
12-String Guitar Songs of All Time" and Roger Hodgson's "Give a Little Bit" is
number 19 on the list!
Roger wrote and composed this song with the
timeless, powerful message when he was just 19-years-old. See Roger performing his classic on his
worldwide Breakfast in America Tour!
Enjoy this video of Roger performing "Give a
Little Bit" on his South America tour last year
Roger Hodgson Honored on Vienna's
Walk of Stars
Walk of Stars in Vienna, Austria, similar
to Walk of Fame in Hollywood, CA, USA, invited Roger to join the 125 artists who have left their prints
since 2003. The Walk of Stars celebrates music and talent without any boundaries
of genre and has become a hot spot for music
Message from Walk of Stars to Roger ~ "We are very honoured for you to leave an everlasting impression in
concrete. You have left an everlasting impression in music history with an
exceptional career and extraordinary talent."
Time Magazine is featuring Roger Hodgson's classic hit, "Breakfast
in America," as part of their "50 for the Fourth" songs on their Patriotic Playlist for the Fourth
of July birthday of the USA! Help spread the news about Roger's worldwide Breakfast in America
Tour! Leave a comment directly on the link and share this with your
Rochester Jazz Fest 2013: Paloma Reviews Roger Hodgson
I heard a different side of Roger Hodgson, the still
unmistakable voice of Supertramp, at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.
Hodgson didn’t talk much during his two hour, 22 song show, but when
he did, it was in reference to writing song lyrics from deep within
during times of personal challenges or struggles.
Hodgson was with a four-man band, and for “The Awakening,”
Hodgson sang with the bass player and the winds player, and their
well-blended voices offered a fresh insight into what the future may
sound like. The harmonics of Supertramp was certainly one aspect of its playing
that I enjoyed, so when Hodgson said he’d like to record the song
someday, my vote would be yes.
Hodgson did not seem to disappoint the audience filling the
Eastman Theatre, several of whom (including me) carried original
albums with them. He opened with “The Long Way Home” and played many
favorites, including “Breakfast in America,” “The Logical Song,”
“Dreamer,” “It’s Raining Again,” and a dancing-in-the-aisles version
of “Give a Little Bit.”
As Eastman is generally my venue for covering the Rochester
Philharmonic Orchestra, I put up a big cheer when Hodgson said he
might like to come back to perform here with the RPO (perhaps for
“Fool’s Overture” or, better still, an orchestral version of “Death
and a Zoo?”). Last year, Sarah McLachlan performed with the RPO at
CMAC, so I can imagine a collaboration for them with Hodgson.
by Paloma Capanna
Interview with Shawn Carey of Eagle 107
See Roger and his band this month in PA & NY!
Share the news with family and friends! Get your tickets now through the links below:
Roger has shows all over the US, including
a return to the Northeast this fall! For a full
list of dates,
MUSIC SUPERSTARS CELEBRATE THE FESTIVAL’S 30 YEARS
Aznavour, Taio Cruz, Lapointe, Hervieux, Les
Trois Accords, Les Cowboys Fringants, Roger Hodgson, Owl City and many more
May 28, 2013 -
From August 10 to
the festive atmosphere as several of Quebec’s
biggest stars have signed up tocelebratetheirlove affair with theInternational Balloon Festivalof Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
its 30th anniversary. International starsandemerging artistswill
also hit the stageto deliverelectrifying evenings forvisitors and celebrate30yearsof festival successes.
offeringsomesurprises forhis fans,
Marjo joining him
on TuesdayAugust 13.
As for LesCowboy Fringantsthey will presenta
unique showto celebrate both their album
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and the thirtyyearsof the festival. Fans will be invited to
rediscoverthe albumin its entirety
onThursday, August 15.
In the samefestive
spirit, tenor MarcHervieux
will provide amemorableclosing ceremonyon
a tribute tothe International Balloon Festival,
accompaniedonstagebyFranceD'Amourand othersurprise guests!
Finally, favorites of the Quebecindustry includingStephaneRousseau,onSunday, August 11
andLes Trois Accords on
Monday, August 12,
also promise tocelebratethe 30thanniversary
of the festival in their own way.
INTERNATIONALSUPERSTARS– A true pop hit
in recent years, theEnglishsinger-songwriter TaioCruz is sure to
attractcrowdson Saturday,August 10
who topped theworldwidecharts with ``BadDay``,
will start off the evening with
soul.Wednesday, August 14,
visitors will be treated toan
amazingevening withOwl City, a
musical project led by Adam
singer-songwriter at the peak ofhis
popularity. Four youngmusicians fromQuebec,
the bandFinalState, whotook top honors at the eWorld MusicAwardsin2012, will open for
Young.Another legendin the musicworld,
Roger Hodgson fromSupertramp, will
the countlesshits of hisfamous band on
Friday, August 16.Thefestivalwillnot rest on
when a living legend will grace the stageasthe great
CharlesAznavour arrives, looking forward toprovidinga great outdoor show in front offour generations offestivalgoers.
night, emerging artistswill launchthe festivitieson the Loto-Québec stage.
DJRichardBeynon takes the
prolongthe eveningto the rhythm ofhis
GardyFurywill get fans
August 11.The next day(August 12),
will be Caféine`s
turntokick up the tunes.
Bobby Bazini(August16) andDominiqueHudson(August17) will light
up the stageforexcitingevenings at the
During the ninedays of festivities, the
l’Étoile stagewill feature hundredsof artists from theHaut-Richelieu and elsewhere,whose famereaches far beyond the bordersof the region!
The bestpantomime players will
perform shows for kids and the whole familywill enjoy avariety ofentertainingshows withdancing,music, circus andtheater performances,presented from
openingto closing time.
International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
DE SUPERTRAMP UNO DE LOS GRUPOS MAS SOBRESALIENTES DE LA DECADA DE
miércoles 29 de mayo
viernes 31 de mayo
músico británico Roger Hodgson, fundador de la banda de rock
Supertramp, celebra seis décadas de vida, con los últimos detalles
en una gira para promocionar sus canciones como solista, en las que
muestra su etapa espiritual y filosófica.
Tras haber iniciado su carrera como solista Hogdson lanzó en 1984 su
primera placa bajo el título “In the eye of the storm”, la cual se
caracterizó porque el ex Supertramp tocó todos los intrumentos y fue
ganador de Disco de Platino en Canadá.
En una gira por países como Estados Unidos, Australia, Canadá,
finalizando en México donde podremos escuchar temas como “Dreamer”,“Give
a little bit” y “The logical song”. Esta vez en México visitará el DF. El próximo 6 de noviembre
siguiendo por Guadalajara el 8 de noviembre y Monterrey el 10 de
Después de seis discos con grandes éxitos el ex miembro del grupo
All Star Band de Ringo Star (The Beatles) en el 2001, también fue
honrado por la ASCAP en reconocimiento de su canción “Give A Little
Bit”, por ser una de las más interpretadas del catálogo en 2005. Por
otro lado Hodgson ha emprendido giras anuales en las que combina
actuaciones en solitario, interpretando canciones con la guitarra o
con el piano, y conciertos con una banda de apoyo e incluso, en
ocasiones, con orquesta.
El legendario compositor y cantante Roger Hodgson ha anunciado su
gira en Mexico por vez primera. Los boletos pueden ser adquiridos en
www.ticketmaster.com.mx, taquillas de los lugares o, MixUp,
Liverpool, Fábricas de Francia, Librerías Ghandi y líneas de
Give a Little Bit, The Logical Song, Dreamer, Take the Long Way
Home, Breakfast In America, School, and Fool’s Overture
(This may be a rough translation and may contain some inaccuracies).
Monday May 27, 2013
ARE YOU WILLING TO GIVE YOU SOME LOVE?
FOR THE FIRST
TIME IN MEXICO
EX-VOCALIST OF ONE OF THE MOST
OUTSTANDING GROUP OF THE DECADE OF THE 70'S
Pre-sale Wednesday, May 29
General Sale Friday, May 31
musician Roger Hodgson, founder of the rock band Supertramp,
celebrates six decades of life, with the final details on a tour to
promote his solo songs, which shows his spiritual and philosophical
After starting his solo career in 1984 Hodgson launched their first
album under the title "In the Eye of the Storm," which is
characterized in that the former Supertramp played all the
instruments and was Platinum in Canada.
On a tour in countries such as the U.S., Australia, Canada, ending
in Mexico where you can listen to songs like "Dreamer", "Give a
Little Bit" and "The Logical Song".
This time he will visit Mexico City on November 6, Guadalajara on
November 8, and Monterrey on November 10.
After six albums with big hits, Hodgson was a former member of the
All Star Band Ringo Starr (The Beatles) in 2001, and was also was
honored by ASCAP in recognition of his song "Give A Little Bit" for
being one of the most interpreted the catalog in 2005. On the other
hand, Hodgson has undertaken annual tours in combining solo
performances, playing songs on the guitar or the piano, and concerts
with a backing band and even, occasionally, with orchestra.
The legendary composer and singer Roger Hodgson has announced his
tour in Mexico for the first time. Tickets can be purchased at
www.ticketmaster.com.mx, lockers or places, MixUp, Liverpool,
Factories of France, Gandhi Bookstores and ETN bus lines.
Give a Little Bit, The Logical Song, Dreamer, Take the Long Way
Home, Breakfast In America, School, and Fool’s Overture
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Adelaide, AU ~ April 5, 2013 ~
Reflection by Lee
Roger opened the night himself without any earlier performer. He
just walked on in behind a smile, sat down to his keyboard and
pumped out a jaw-dropping Take the Long Way Home. I am not ashamed
to say that during his next song School I wiped away a few tears.
God sakes, I had to pull myself together, I’m a man.
The classics continued. He spoke humbly and gave his time
generously between songs dedicating some to audience members for
reasons varying from long distance travellers, birthday and even
long-time fan support. He is the man I always expected him to be –
warm and honest.
A special mention needs to be made of the four piece band. They
are clearly great musicians with a wonderful understanding of the
nuances and timing of the songs performed. This was particularly
evident during the song Fool’s Overture performed after the interval
and near the end of the two hour plus concert. Amazing stuff.
I am not a particularly Christian man however on this night
heaven and earth rotated pretty close as Roger drew the breath of
angels to deliver an ethereal performance unequalled in all my born
days. Where does that voice come from?
I see now that in labeling the concert “Roger Hodgson and Special
Guests” we were in fact, the special guests. Thank you Roger.
p.s. Standing at the stage front as the concert finished Roger
reached down as he was leaving and shook my hand – very cool!
Roger Hodgson gives more than a little bit.
To the world, Roger Hodgson is one of the most gifted composers, songwriters, and lyricists of our time.
To the foundation, he’s someone who knows the difference one person or one organization can make when you just “give a little bit.” In 2012, Hodgson bestowed the rights to his song aptly named “Give a Little Bit” to Cleaning For A Reason, the foundation that makes a difference for women with cancer through free house cleanings.
for a Reason Partner & President of Beachland Cleaning Service of Vero Beach, FL
View Cleaning For A
Reason Appreciation Award presentation:
In Hodgson’s own words, “It’s just one of those songs that has a profound yet beautiful and simple message–’give a little bit’ and show you care. I know it is giving to others that makes me happy. If we could all ‘give a little bit’ each day, we would make the world a better place.”;;;;
According to the singer’s manager Linda Tyler, “Roger Hodgson, cofounder of Supertramp, is the original singer/songwriter of Give a Little Bit, The Logical Song, Breakfast in America, Dreamer, Take the Long Way Home, School, It’s Raining Again, Fool’s Overture, and many more. Many people do not realize that although Roger and Supertramp’s other cofounder shared writing credit, they actually wrote and composed separately with each singing their own respective songs.”
Regarding Hodgson’s current projects, Tyler replied, “You can see Roger live in concert. He is currently on his world tour and selling out shows all over the globe in addition to receiving fantastic review from media and fans alike. Be sure to also visit Roger’s YouTube channel at
I was deeply touched
by the outpouring of messages that I received for my
birthday, especially the wonderful video that was shown on
my Facebook page.
I feel like the luckiest man alive; having
such wonderful fans and friends around the world. My band
and I are excited for the beginning of our 2013 tour and I
look forward to seeing and playing for many of you in the
March 20, 2013
Roger Hodgson brings
Supertramp sound to Clearwater
By SEAN DALY
Times Pop Music Critic
There was nothing "logical" about Supertramp, of course. Even
the band's chief braintrust, Roger Hodgson, will tell you that.
Forty-four years after the British pop/rock/prog/jazz/klezmer/you-name-it
band started confounding fans and this music critic alike, the
group remains a head-scratcher to categorize, a merger of found
sounds, kazoo zings and incongruous (but still pretty awesome)
Were the boys trying to be difficult? Was the chaos
"It was not by design, I can tell you that," laughs Hodgson,
the 63-year-old composer of The Logical Song, Take the
Long Way Home and Give a Little Bit. "Even though
I've been influenced by many musicians over the years, I never
tried to make music to fit into any category. When I lose myself
in the sound, when I get my mind out of the way, that's when the
music happens, that's when inspiration happens."
Hodgson bolted Supertramp 30 years ago; the creative, often
incendiary spark with co-founder Rick Davies that drove the band
to success also led to its fracture. But Hodgson adores his cuts
with the old crew, and he'll play many of them — while robustly
backed by a rock symphony — at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on
Friday. About the live solo show, he says rather confidently:
"It will be a highlight in people's concertgoing lives."
Hodgson is back on a worldwide tour that is selling out
everywhere and his signature voice is stronger than ever. For
the first time in the United States, Hodgson will perform with a
rock symphony orchestra when he performs at Ruth Eckerd Hall.
By Popular Demand - Performing October 17 & 18 at Place des Arts’ Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
to overwhelming response from Montrealers, co-founder and
original singer-songwriter from Supertramp, Roger Hodgson,
will perform two concerts with his band at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
on October 17 and 18, 2013 as part of his Breakfast in
America world tour.
legendary voice of Supertramp, will play Wilfrid-Pelletier
for the ninth time in seven years! In fact, his 2006 sold
out concert there was the set for Roger’s #1 Multi-Platinum
Long Way Home – Live In Montreal.
Hodgson’s unique relationship with Montreal audiences that
has lasted for close to 40 years amazes the artist. Hodgson
comments, “I'm very pleased to be
adding a second show at Place de Arts and that the love
affair and long history I have with the people and the city
of Montreal is still so much alive. I'm very excited for
everyone to hear the band and the show I am bringing which I
believe is the best ever. Audiences are going to be taken on
a rich and memorable journey with many surprises.” Media Reviews
“..to the adoring fans who rise to their
feet as Hodgson and his four-piece backing band take the
stage with the FM radio staple "Take The Long Way Home," it
might as well be 1979 all over again.”
“This is the real deal: a legendary music
man, in brilliant form and shimmering presence, supported by
a tight, terrific band. When you can catch a show, go. An
evening with Roger Hodgson will raise your standards of
“It has been nearly 30 years since Hodgson
performed with Supertramp. He certainly can lay claim to
the best of the band's catalogue and Hodgson has one of the
most impressive backing bands around. In some ways, they are
even better than his former band mates in Supertramp.”
concert I have ever seen and I have been to a lot. I am
still singing, dancing, smiling and cannot get the amazing
play list out of my head. Roger and his band are truly
“So AWESOME! I have loved your music since I first saw
Supertramp in 1976 at the Forum... Been a huge fan ever
since! You touring again has been such a wonderful surprise
! Love it!!!”
“WOW – great show. That guitar just drove the crowd crazy
when he strummed the opening to ‘Give A Little Bit’ during
the encore.....a giant sing along ensued with everyone on
their feet!!! What a great sound. His voice is still
ROGER HODGSON – “BREAKFAST IN AMERICA” at Place des Arts’
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Thursday, October 17 and Friday,
October 18. TICKETS on sale Wednesday, February 27, at 10 AM EST through
the PDA box office at
www.laplacedesarts.com and by phone at
Tickets: $57.49 & $86.23 (taxes included) VIP
package including sound check access and a seat in the first
7 rows: $172.46
Roger Hodgson, Legendary Singer-Songwriter formerly of Supertramp, Returns to Montreal October 18 with the
Continuation of His Highly Successful
‘Breakfast in America’ Tour
Montreal has always been a city close to Roger’s heart, as
evidenced in his DVD Take
the Long Way Home – Live in Montreal that was
recorded at Place des Arts in 2006. Montrealers have
embraced Roger as one of their most beloved artists, filling
the venue time and time again since the filming of his only
DVD to date.
"Frequently entertaining the audience with stories about
the origins of his songs, Hodgson connects deeply with the
fans in a way few stars of his stature do."San
"The power of the music was indisputable with many of
the audience in tears of joy at the memories and emotions
the songs evoked. It was like seeing Supertramp back in
their heyday." Evening Herald
"It was a love fest from the get go..."Montreal
"All these years I thought I was a Supertramp fan when
actually I was and am a Roger Hodgson fan." David
Wild, Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone
Universally hailed as one of the most gifted composers and
lyricists of our time, Roger Hodgson helped define a
generation of progressive rock, and wrote and sang
Supertramp’s globally successful and enduring anthems –
timeless songs that helped the band sell well over 60
million albums to date. His unmistakable voice also propels
Supertramp fan favorites that he created such as “Hide
in Your Shell,” “Child
of Vision,” "Don't
Leave Me Now,” and “Lord
is it Mine.”In concert, Hodgson also delivers
select songs such as “In
Jeopardy” and “Lovers
in the Wind” from his five solo album releases.
In May 2012, Roger Hodgson was honored by the French
Minister of Culture with a Knight of the Order of Arts and
Letters. This decoration, one of the most prestigious in
all of France, was established in 1957 to recognize
significant contributions to the arts.
Uniting generations at his concerts, Hodgson transports baby
boomers back to their youth and gives younger generations a
taste of why his heartfelt songs have endured. Audiences are
once again experiencing the magic and spirit that Hodgson
created with Supertramp. Hodgson reflected, “I love
performing these songs which continue to resound for me as a
performer and for the fans. My songs come from a very
personal place inside me and they carry my beliefs and my
dreams and my philosophy of life. I understand the deep
connection that fans have with my songs that have been a
part of so many peoples’ lives around the world.”
ROGER HODGSON – “BREAKFAST IN AMERICA” at Place des
Arts’ Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Friday, October 18.
TICKETS: VIP package available which includes sound
check access, an autographed CD, and a seat in the first
Legendary Singer-Songwriter Roger Hodgson “Gives A
Little Bit” at Super Bowl Before Kicking Off 2013 World Tour
New Version of Classic Roger Hodgson Song Provides Soundtrack for Coca-Cola Ad
NEW ORLEANS, LA, February 5, 2013—In the wake of Super Bowl XLVII, some will remember which commercials were the best as much as the game itself. With this year’s ads prompting emotions ranging from laughter to tears, prime among them was a 30-second spot for Coca-Cola utilizing the song “Give a Little Bit” as its soundtrack – a song written and composed by Roger Hodgson and originally released in 1977 by Supertramp, the iconic rock band he co-founded. This new recording is Hodgson's latest version of his classic hit, which is now available on
iTunes. His latest release
Classics Live can be found on iTunes as well, or at
The Coca-Cola “Security Cameras” Super Bowl ad, which combined the sounds of “Give a Little Bit” with images of people engaging in acts of generosity and goodwill as captured by security cameras around the world, was the most watched post-game commercial on the NFL’s own website, with views exceeding a quarter-million. The spot prompted Hodgson to comment, "The images in the ad go well with the meaning of my song. It's just one of those songs that has a profound yet beautiful and simple message – ‘give a little bit’ and show you care. I know it is giving to others that makes me happy. If we could all ‘give a little bit’ each day, we would make the world a better place.”
“Give a Little Bit” has been used to help raise support for many charities worldwide and remains a favorite of millions of Hodgson fans around the globe. It has become a unifying anthem that brings out the best in people whether it’s the 60,000 strong Wembley Stadium audience that rose to its feet to sing along with Hodgson at the Princess Diana tribute concert in 2007, or any of his other concerts that he gives around the world today – the song reminds us of the better part of ourselves and inspires us to express it.
Rolling Stone noted: “Remarkably, the humble musical legend is back and his signature voice sounds stronger than ever… to see and hear
Roger Hodgson in concert today is simply to experience a sort of musical homecoming.”
Added the Huffington Post: “This is the real deal: a legendary music man in brilliant form and shimmering presence.”
For complete information on the Breakfast in America Tour visit the Tour page on Hodgson’s Website, or Events on Roger’s Facebook page.
Hailed as one of the most gifted composers and lyricists of our time, Hodgson helped define a generation of progressive rock, and wrote and sang Supertramp’s most globally successful and enduring anthems – timeless songs that helped the band sell well over 60 million albums to date. Audiences are once again experiencing the magic and spirit that Hodgson created with Supertramp. For more information on Roger Hodgson, click
Roger Hodgson, Legendary Singer-Songwriter formerly of Supertramp,
Announces Changes to ‘Breakfast in America’ Tour Schedule Due to Hurricane Sandy
Hodgson Joins Efforts to ‘Give a Little Bit’ to Red Cross
Prompted by the damaging impact of Hurricane Sandy to the East Coast, legendary songwriter and vocalist ROGER HODGSON of the group
Supertramp, announced several changes to the North American leg of his popular “Breakfast in America” tour, which resumes tomorrow, including fundraising for the Red Cross.
"We have been closely following the effects and recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy and our sympathy goes out to all of those whose lives have been affected.” Roger Hodgson commented. “Knowing the challenges that many people are currently facing, we are working with each promoter to reschedule shows and to find ways to 'give a little bit' to help the local communities.”
Hodgson’s song, “Give a Little Bit” was used this week during ABC TV’s “Day of Giving” telethon encouraging all of us to reach out to the victims of Hurricane Sandy by giving whatever we can to the Red Cross. Click
here for the lyrics.
A portion of proceeds from Roger Hodgson’s Nov. 8 concert at Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ will be donated to the American Red Cross.
Tickets for all rescheduled shows will be honored on their new dates, and Hodgson will be offering a special bonus surprise at certain venues for current ticket holders! So hold onto your tickets!
Click below to hear Roger Hodgson’s classic “Give a Little Bit,” which he has again offered to the Red Cross in support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, as he did with Hurricane Katrina and the 2004 Tsunami. The song captures a humanitarian spirit which at times like these, is an inspiring reminder of the difference we can all make by ‘giving a little bit’ to support these charitable organizations in their extraordinary relief efforts.
Roger Hodgson donated use of the song to support Hurricane Katrina Relief, Tsunami Relief, and now Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Roger's song, "Give a Little Bit," is being used to help support the Red Cross in conjunction with ABC TV in their fundraising efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Roger is encouraging everyone now is the time to donate as much as you, whatever you can to the Red Cross or help out in any way you can. There are so many ways we can give.
Roger's show in Morristown, NJ is proceeding as scheduled!
Join Roger and his band at the Mayo Performing Arts Center this Thursday, November 8. Roger and the Mayo PAC are teaming up to offer select seats at $20.00, with $10.00 from each of these tickets being donated to the local Red Cross to benefit NJ and NY residents who are suffering hardships as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
If you are in the area, come to the show, lift your heart and spirit, and leave your problems at the door – at the same time knowing that part of the proceeds will be helping to also uplift the community. We hope to see you there!
Enjoy this video of Roger and his band performing his timeless classic, "Give a Little Bit." Leave a comment directly on the video and tell us how you feel this song helps inspire a true humanitarian spirit as communities come together in these extraordinary recovery efforts!
The man who wrote and sang “Give a Little Bit” is feeling more than a little generous these days.
Roger Hodgson, whose distinctive tenor voice and introspective lyrics were signatures of the band Supertramp, has returned to performing after a hiatus of some 20 years. And, in his own words, he’s “having the time of (his) life.”
“It’s better now than it ever was,” says Hodgson. “I’m older and wiser. I feel I have more to give the audience. I don’t think I’ve ever sounded better, and I have to say that my band is the best band I’ve ever put together.”
Hodgson, who is playing two dates in New Jersey, finds himself in an odd position, however. The songs he did with Supertramp in the 1970s and early 1980s – such as “The Logical Song,” “Take the Long Way Home,” and “Dreamer” – are still staples of radio.
But Hodgson’s own name is less well known than that of Supertramp. “I’m not a known quantity to a lot of people,” he says. “People have been hearing these songs for years, but it’s taken me a while to establish my own name.”
His recording career actually dates to 1969, when he played guitar on the song “Duck Pond” by a group called People Like Us. At the time, he was fresh out of boarding school in Buckinghamshire.
Less than a year later, he was tapped to sing lead on “Mr. Boyd,” a song by a pop band called Argosy. The members of that impromptu group included the piano player Reginald Dwight, who would later change his name to Elton John.
“Yes, Reggie did a very nice job on that song,” says Hodgson with a laugh. More seriously, he adds, “I was totally tongue-tied. I was 19 and working with these red-hot musicians. It was an amazing baptism.”
Theatre at Westbury Westbury, New York, has been rescheduled for October 26th 2013. All November 2, 2012 tickets will be honored.
Here is the announcement you have been waiting for! Roger will be headlining
Bluesfest Byron Bay with his band on March 31, 2013! See Roger at Australia's Premier Music Festival! This is definitely a show not to miss!
Have you seen Roger in concert this year? Tell us and promoters about it! Leave a comment directly on the video and "like" it while you're there!
THE LEGENDARY SINGER-SONGWRITER FORMERLY OF SUPERTRAMP
**BRINGING HIS FULL BAND TO AUSTRALIA FOR THE FIRST TIME**
Roger Hodgson has been recognized as one of the most gifted composers, songwriters, and lyricists of our time. As the co-founder and legendary voice of Supertramp, he gave us the timeless classics such as “Give a little bit,” “The Logical Song,” “School,” “Dreamer,” “Take the Long Way Home,” “Breakfast In America,” “Child of Vision,” “Fool’s Overture,” and so many others that have become the soundtrack of our lives. Many people don’t realize that although Roger and Supertramp’s other co-founder shared writing credit, they actually wrote and composed separately with each singing their own respective songs.
Hodgson co-founded Supertramp in 1969. During the 14 years that he led the band prior do his departure, Supertramp became a worldwide phenomenon with sales of over 60 million albums. Although Roger departed the band in 1983 and moved away from the Los Angeles music scene to Northern California to raise his children and be close to nature, he is still regarded by many as Supertramp’s spiritual and creative force.
His songs have stood the test of time and are more relevant today, if not more so, than when they were released. Hodgson recently received the honour of two awards from ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) for “Give a Little Bit” and “Breakfast in America” being in the top played songs in their repertory.
Hodgson is currently on his world tour and selling out shows around the globe, in addition to receiving fantastic reviews from media and fans alike. Don’t miss this one-off opportunity
Don’t miss a rare conversation with Roger and Barry Scott, this Sunday night
7 to 10pm Eastern on 105.7 WROR/Boston and streaming on
Roger will chat about boarding school, his first guitar, early bands including Argosy which featured Reginald Kenneth Dwight (who became Elton John). We’ll play their rare single “Mr. Boyd.” Roger will also discuss the Supertramp hits including "Take the Long Way Home," "The Logical Song," "Breakfast in America," "Dreamer" and "It's Raining Again.” Plus, Roger will cover the American Hot 100 charted parody version of “The Logical Song” and his first solo hit "Had a Dream!"
Listen to Barry Scott’s interview on
"The Lost 45s" in preparation for Roger’s November 4th concert appearance at Lynn Auditorium in Lynn, MA. Tickets: (781) 591-2971.
The Best Variety of Acoustic-Rock
Join Roger Hodgson this weekend Oct 20th - 21st
on the nationally-syndicated radio program, The Acoustic Storm.
Host Jeff Parets will feature excerpts from The Acoustic Storm's
exclusive interview with Roger in "The Eye of The Storm". You'll hear four songs from
Roger and Supertramp during the show, as The Acoustic Storm celebrates its 14th anniversary.
Roger's May 19, 2013 show at Olympia with his band!
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 16, at 10:00AM and will be available through Olympia, Live Nation, and FNAC.
Do not wait to get your tickets, as they are sure to go fast. Roger's October 5 at Olympia sold out months in advance and there are a few seats remaining for the May 18 Olympia show in 2013. See Roger on his return to Paris and this time with his band!
Roger Hodgson is Bringing His Band Down Under as Part of His World Wide Breakfast in America Tour!
Special Announcement of March and April
One of the planet’s finest
singers and songwriters played with only one other
accompanist three years ago and sold-out his tour of
Australia. This time the writer and singer of
Supertramp’s anthems brings his full band Down Under
– FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME !!
returns to Australia for a highly anticipated exclusive
tour of seven shows in March and April 2013! Australians
have been asking for Roger’s return, and we have been
listening! You have Roger back and this time, with his
full band! Roger says, “I am very happy to be returning
to Australia – I felt so welcomed when I was there in
2010. It was a great tour and I am really looking
forward to sharing my music with all of you again.”
Universally recognized as one of the most gifted
composers and songwriters to have ever put pen to paper,
Hodgson helped define a generation of progressive rock.
Founding Supertramp in 1969, Hodgson’s dulcet tones and
beautifully crafted lyrics helped his former band sell
in excess of 60 million albums, transforming them into a
worldwide phenomenon. Although he departed the band in
1983, for many he is still regarded as the spiritual and
creative force behind Supertramp.
what the press had to say when Roger last toured
Australia in April 2010:
Hodgson is one of the contemporary pop worlds great
talents and it’s well worth making the effort to see his
show, pay homage and be thoroughly entertained by a
quality individual. His performance was exemplary.
Vocally he seems actually stronger and more assured than
when he was a younger man making multi million selling
albums. His guitar playing and keyboard work was
~ Hey Hey My My
“If you were ever a fan
of Supertramp then attending a Roger Hodgson concert
these days is as good as it gets and it gets good. As
the principal songwriter of Supertramp and lead singer
of the songs he wrote, Hodgson solo sounds exactly like
Supertramp which is a good thing. The Roger Hodgson
setlist reads like a history of music.”
ROGER HODGSON is rock royalty in the truest sense. After
seeing Roger here in Australia in 2010 and listening to
his voice sing the songs that he has written is quite an
amazing experience. Rogers voice has actually improved
over the years and now playing with a full band and has
himself and other members sounding like Supertramp, more
so then what Supertramp sounds like. Attending the shows
that Roger puts together is more like a life experience
then just a simple concert, the musical experience will
stick with me forever. I implore people to try and see
Roger perform with his band, you wont be disappointed. I
am going to see Roger perform 5 shows in Australia over
9 days in 2013, and to have Roger come back here to
Australia after just 3 years simply shows the talent
that he poses, and how privileged we are to have him
back here, even after writing such hits nearly 40yrs
ago, Breakfast In America, Logical Song, Take The Long
Way Home, Dreamer, Give A Little Bit, etc etc and still
hearing them currently on radio today shows how strong
Rogers song writing skills are and the musical talent he
oozes. Rogers all round music credentials is a class
above most musicians his songs simply say it all for
him, i implore people to try and see Roger perform his
magic sound on stage, you wont ever forget it. - RICK
Peter from Bluesfest welcomes back
Roger Hodgson -
The Legendary voice of Supertramp for the 2nd
time. “ This will be an absolute highlight. If you
missed Roger in 2010, don’t do it again. His songs “Give
a Little Bit” and “Lord Is It Mine” continue to give me
goose-bumps after all these years. There are just too
many hits to name them all, and Roger’s voice is just as
it was all those years ago.”
Roger Hodgson, Legendary Singer-Songwriter formerly of Supertramp, Returns for ‘Breakfast in America’ this Fall
First Major U.S. Tour in 30
Years Hits East, West Coasts Amid Sold-Out European Dates and Critical Acclaim
Fresh on the heels of his current sold-out European tour and additional sold-out performances earlier this year in the U.S. and South America, legendary songwriter and vocalist
Roger Hodgson, co-founder and original singer-songwriter from Supertramp, continues the U.S. leg of his popular
“Breakfast in America” tour this fall amid tremendous critical acclaim.
No longer the young shy virtuoso, he is now a charismatic and full hearted performer, his signature voice sounding better than ever. As
Rolling Stone noted following a performance earlier this year: “Remarkably, the humble musical legend is back and his signature voice sounds stronger than ever… To see and hear Roger Hodgson in concert today is not simply to experience a sort of musical homecoming, it is also the only real way to hear some of the most beloved songs ever sung as they were meant to be sung by the man who first brought them to life.” Added the
Huffington Post: “This is the real deal: a legendary music man, in brilliant form and shimmering presence, supported by a tight, terrific band.”
Uniting generations at his concerts, Hodgson and his four-piece band transport baby boomers back to their youth and give younger generations a taste of why his heartfelt songs have endured.
Breakfast in America had sales of over 20 million copies and hit the #1 spot on album charts worldwide. Audiences are once again experiencing the magic and spirit that Hodgson created with Supertramp.
Hodgson closes his concerts with the crowd singing along to “Give a Little Bit,” a song heard in a recent video that went viral with over six million views. Hodgson's timeless composition has a universal message that is as relevant today as when he wrote it over 40 years ago. The newest version, “Give a Little Bit with Children’s Choir,” was just released as a single on
iTunes. Hodgson’s latest CD, “Classics Live,” is available through iTunes or from
Hodgson co-founded Supertramp in 1969 and for many fans was the heart and creative force behind the band for the 14 years prior to his departure. Roger’s passion for his music and his art shines through in the magic and intimacy that is felt when he performs his songs in concert.
“Success in music to me is when I look out and I see a member of the audience crying or having ecstatic joy in their heart,” says Hodgson, who was awarded the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture at a sold-out Paris concert earlier this year. “To me, how much I have shared my heart and been able to touch someone else in a positive way is the measure of success as an artist.”
The San Diego Readerremarked on Roger, “Frequently entertaining the audience with stories about the origins of his songs, Hodgson connects deeply with the fans in a way few stars of his stature do.”
ROGER HODGSON – “BREAKFAST IN AMERICA” FALL U.S. DATES: 10/26 Rancho Mirage, CA Agua Caliente Casino
10/27 Modesto, CA Gallo Center for the Arts – Mary Stuart Rogers 10/29 Friant, CA Table Mountain Casino 11/1 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre 11/2 Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury 11/3 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse 11/4 Lynn, MA Lynn Auditorium 11/7 Englewood, NJ Bergen PAC 11/8 Morristown, NJ Mayo PAC 11/9 Shippensburg, PA Shippensburg University – H. Ric Luhrs PAC 11/13 Carmel, IN Center for the Performing Arts – The Palladium
Former Supertramp Frontman Brings His ‘Breakfast in America’ Band Tour to the UK
Legendary songwriter and vocalist Roger Hodgson has announced a limited run of UK dates in May 2013, which include a return to the Royal Albert Hall in London and the Philharmonic in Liverpool. Tickets may be purchased online at
www.bookingsdirect.com or on 0844 338 0000 from 0900 on Saturday 6 October. These shows are a continuation of his 85 concert 2012 ‘Breakfast in America’ world tour with sold out performances across the US, Canada, South America and Europe.
Roger, of course, is prominent in the recently released Supertramp ‘Live In Paris ‘79’ DVD. All the songs you see Hodgson singing lead vocals on in the classic line up are his songs that you will see him performing on his UK tour – no longer the young shy virtuoso, he is now a charismatic and full hearted performer, his signature voice sounding better than ever. In 2012 he performed a sell-out show in Paris and was awarded the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. Rolling Stone said of a recent show, “To the adoring fans who rise to their feet... it might as well be 1979 all over again.”
Hodgson co-founded Supertramp in 1969 and for many fans was the heart and creative force behind the band for the 14 years prior to his departure. Roger’s passion for his music and his art shines through in the magic and intimacy that is felt when he performs his songs in concert. “Success in music to me is when I look out and I see a member of the audience crying or having ecstatic joy in their heart. To me, how much I have shared my heart and been able to touch someone else in a positive way is the measure of success as an artist.” The San Diego Reader remarked on Roger, “Frequently entertaining the audience with stories about the origins of his songs, Hodgson connects deeply with the fans in a way few stars of his stature do.”
24 May 2013 Stowe School* 25 May 2013 London Royal Albert Hall 26 May 2013 Birmingham Symphony Hall 28 May 2013 Liverpool Philharmonic 29 May 2013 Manchester Bridgewater Hall 30 May 2013 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
In his concerts, Roger performs his classic hits as well as some fan favourite solo works, such as
Only Because of You and Lovers in the Wind. To the vast number of UK fans who have eagerly requested and awaited his return he says simply, “I am delighted to be coming home again for a reunion with my British fans”. David Wild, Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone said, “Remarkably the humble musical legend is back and his signature voice sounds stronger than ever… To see and hear Roger Hodgson in concert today is not simply to experience a sort of musical homecoming. It is also the only real way to hear some of the most beloved songs ever sung as they were meant to be sung by the man who first brought them to life.”
Tickets for London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, and Glasgow go on sale on
Saturday 6 October, at 9:00AM and are available from the venue box offices, select ticket agents, the 24Hr Ticket Hotline
0844 338 0000 and on line at
*Tickets for Stowe School will be available in November. Please like Roger’s
Facebook page for all the latest tour updates.
Don’t miss one of the greatest songwriters of our era. As the Huffington Post said, “This is the real deal: a legendary music man, in brilliant form and shimmering presence, supported by a tight, terrific band. An evening with Roger Hodgson will raise your standards of concert-going.”