Legendary voice of Supertramp Roger Hodgson to play Mar. 28 at Sage Court-JW Marriott Desert Ridge


Traci Baker

Phoenix Concerts Examiner


March 9th, 2010 5:17 pm MT


Roger Hodgson
Photo: Mullen PR


Classic rock fans…this is pretty cool…Rodger Hodgson, recognized as one of the most gifted composers, songwriters and lyricists as the legendary voice of Supertramp with "Give a Little Bit," "Dreamer," "Take the Long Way Home," and "Breakfast in America" will be in concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 28 at Sage Court located at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.


Supertramp was a huge act in the late 70s/early 80s and have remained popular staples on classic rock radio. The band has sold sold well over 60 million albums, including the wildly successful album, Breakfast in America, that reached number one in countries around the world and stayed on the top of the charts for a full year, becoming one of the biggest selling albums of all time.


It wasn’t too long ago that I’d wondered what ever happened to Supertramp. In light of the fact that so many mega rock artists who gained fame in the 70s and 80s have had a resurgence with tours (Styx, REO Speedwagon, Journey, Foreigner, Kansas, The Eagles, Bad Company, etc…) and live records, I’d really missed hearing the great songs from Supertramp. So I am more than excited that Roger Hodgson is coming to Phoenix. He is only scheduled for two shows in the U.S to date and his other show (in Temecula, CA) is already sold out.

Prices for tickets range from $55 for general admission to $100 for VIP. Buy your tickets early for this one, as it is likely to sell out! Tickets on sale now at www.sageconcerts.com or by phone at 602-244-8444

For more information about JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa located at 5350 E. Marriott Drive in Phoenix, call 480-293-5000, or visit www.jwdesertridgeresort.com.


Fun fact: "Give a Little Bit" was one of Princess Diana’s favorite songs and in 2007 Roger accepted an invitation by Princes William and Harry to sing it at the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium. It proved to be one of the highlights of the evening when the Princes and entire audience stood up and sang along to honor Princess Diana.