GM.TV.com - September 16, 2007
Roger Hodgson of Supertramp fame is about to start a solo UK tour - get the dates here
The legendary rocker is in the GMTV studio on Monday to talk about his enduring success and perform one of his most well-known hits, Give a Little Bit.
Roger is not only touring the UK but is also releasing a DVD worldwide of him playing live in Montreal. The DVD went multi-platinum in Canada and it's out on September 17th
Roger 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 Roger was with Supertramp the band was at its peak and became a supergroup that has sold over 60 million albums to date.
Roger 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.
This year, Roger has already played live in Canada, America, Spain, The Netherlands, the UK at 'Concert for Diana', Austria, Switzerland, Norway and Belgium.
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.
Born in Portsmouth, though now resident in the US, the UK is a big part of Roger's 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."
Monday Oct 1: Cardiff - St David's Hall
Wednesday Oct 3: Manchester - Palace
Friday Oct 5: Glasgow - Royal Concert Hall
Sunday Oct 7: Bournemouth - Pavilion
Tuesday Oct 9: London - Royal Albert Hall
Thursday Oct 11: Birmingham - Royal Symphony Hall