The legendary songwriter, composer and former Supertramp star takes the long way home
Live Nation is proud to announce a 6-date UK tour from Roger Hodgson in October 2007. Tickets go on sale at 9am on 3 November 2006 and can be purchased by phone on 0870 400 0688 or online at www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketrush.co.uk. Tickets priced at £35.00 regionally and in London at £27.50, £32.50, £35, £40.00 (all tickets subject to booking fee).
Universally acclaimed as one of the most gifted composers and lyricists of our times, these rare UK dates will give an army of fans a chance to plug back into a truly unique talent. Hodgson is the signature voice of Give a Little Bit, The Logical Song, Dreamer, Take the Long Way Home, Breakfast In America, School, Fools Overture and many others that have become the soundtrack for our lives.
Hodgson co-founded Supertramp, one of the greatest rock n roll bands ever, in 1969 and for many fans was the heart and soul and spiritual force behind the band for 14 years. During the time Hodgson was with Supertramp the band was at its peak and became a supergroup that has sold over 60 million albums to date.
Hodgson, who won the Ivor Novello Award for The Logical Song in 1980, left Supertramp, at the height of their success in 1983. He chose to stay at home and focus on his family, live closer to nature, and pursue spiritual values. Even though he stopped pursing his musical career, he never stopped creating and writing music, and he has recently begun touring again, both solo and with orchestras. In his concerts Roger performs his classic Supertramp hits as well as his more recent works.
His long overdue return to these shores is upon us, and Hodgson is greatly looking forward to these UK shows. Born in Portsmouth, though now resident in the US, the UK is a big part of his life. “It's been over two decades since my last tour of the UK and I am very excited to be coming back in the best shape, musically and spiritually, that I've ever been in. People tell me I sound better than I did back in 1979. It does feel like I've taken the long way home to where it all began. And I’m looking forward to a reunion with all my fans in the UK.”
|OCTOBER 2007 - UK TOUR|
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