PORTUGAL! Roger will be performing in Madeira on May 7 at Santa Catarina Park! Tickets will go on sale in March. Additional details will be coming soon. Make plans now to see Roger in this most beautiful setting.
Christmas to All ~
At the completion of yesterday's show in Halifax, Roger had no fewer than 60 shows in 11 countries this year. Thank you to all who came to the concerts and helped make them so special. We look forward to seeing many of you again when we hit the road early next year. Be sure to see all announced 2016 tour dates
here on the site
Tour Page, or
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Press Review for Roger's December 9 show in Quebec at Grand Théâtre de Québec - "Roger Hodgson has transported his audience to the best years of Supertramp."
Approximate English translation here with original in French below.
A musical journey filled with emotions
Roger Hodgson revives the Supertramp
Yves Leclerc, December 9, 2015
Photo Le Journal de Québec, Stevens LeBlanc
Roger Hodgson and his four musicians revives the best years of Supertramp in a Louis-Fréchette
venue filled to capacity.
Timeless songs, a unique tone of voice, emotions and chills. Roger Hodgson has transported his audience in the best years of Supertramp Wednesday at the Grand Théâtre de Québec.
Former founding member of the famous British band, which was adopted from the start in Quebec, delivered a generous provision of two hours in a Louis-Fréchette
venue that was sold out.
Greeted by a standing
ovation when he arrived on stage, Roger Hodgson
and his four musicians have launched the evening
with Take the Long Way Home from the album Breakfast in America.
Alternating between keyboards, piano and guitars,
the multi-instrumentalist of 65 has been kind enough to speak French, even if
he is sometimes
lost for words.
"All the songs I wrote talk
about moments of my life. I
hope that one or two songs
will make you relive some
memories. Life is not easy
now, leave your problems
outside and celebrate life,"
he said before starting the
Roger Hodgson drew mainly
from his years with Supertramp,
inserting here and there, a
few pieces of his solo
career, which does not clash however, with In Jeopardy, Lovers in the Wind, Along Came Mary and Death and a Zoo.
He says he might have changed the title to Breakfast in America Breakfast in Québec, if he had known
of the place.
"I was 19 when I wrote this song. It happened in an hour," he mentioned.
Dreamer raises the
The first big moment of the evening was the superb performance of Hide in Your Shell, full of chills, which ended with a standing ovation. A
song, he recounted, which helped him through difficult times.
After returning from an intermission that broke the rhythm of the evening, Roger Hodgson revisited Child of Vision, Babaji, a
fully emotional version of Even in the Quietest Moments, the "hit" Dreamer, which launched Supertramp and that raised a crowd that was a tad shy, followed by the grand and progressive Fool's Overture.
He had saved for last, as a reminder, the Two of Us and the inevitable Give a Little Bit.
The voice of Roger Hodgson is the accuracy of great years, but it is always filled with emotion. Great songs, good music and memories of youth and adolescence. Former Supertramp delivered the goods.
Un voyage musical rempli d’émotions
Roger Hodgson fait revivre les années Supertramp
Roger Hodgson et ses quatre musiciens ont fait revivre les belles années de Supertramp dans une salle Louis-Fréchette remplie à pleine capacité.
Chansons intemporelles, un timbre de voix unique, des émotions et des frissons. Roger Hodgson a transporté son auditoire dans les belles années de Supertramp, mercredi, au Grand-Théâtre de Québec.
L’ex-membre fondateur de la célèbre formation britannique, qui a été adoptée dès ses débuts au Québec, a livré une généreuse prestation de deux heures dans une salle Louis-Fréchette qui affichait complet.
Salués par une ovation à son arrivée sur les planches, Roger Hodgson et ses quatre musiciens ont lancé
la soirée avec Take the Long
Way Home de l’album Breakfast in America.
Alternant entre les claviers, le piano et les guitares, le multi-instrumentiste de 65 ans a eu la délicatesse de s’exprimer en français, même s’il cherchait parfois ses mots.
«Toutes les chansons que j’ai écrites parlent des moments de ma vie. J’espère qu’une ou deux chansons vont vous faire revivre quelques souvenirs. La vie n’est pas facile maintenant, laissez vos problèmes à l’extérieur et célébrons la vie», a-t-il lancé avant d’entamer le classique School.
Roger Hodgson a puisé principalement dans ses années avec Supertramp, insérant, ici et là, quelques pièces de sa carrière solo, qui ne détonnait pas du reste, avec les In Jeopardy, Lovers in the Wind, Along Came Mary et Death and a Zoo.
Il raconte qu’il aurait peut-être changé le titre de Breakfast in America pour Breakfast in Québec, s’il avait connu l’endroit.
«J’avais 19 ans lorsque j’ai écrit cette chanson. Ça s’est fait en une heure», a-t-il mentionné.
Dreamer soulève le public
Le premier gros moment de la soirée a été la superbe interprétation d’Hide in Your Shell, remplie de frissons, qui s’est terminée avec une ovation. Une pièce, a-t-il raconté, qui l’a aidé à traverser des moments difficiles.
Au retour d’un entracte qui a brisé le rythme de la soirée, Roger Hodgson a revisité les Child of Vision, Babaji, une version remplie d’émotion d’Even in the Quietest Moments, le «hit» Dreamer, qui a lancé Supertramp et qui a soulevé une foule qui était un tantinet timide, suivie de la grandiose et progressive Fool’s Overture.
Il avait gardé pour la fin, en rappel, les Two of Us et l'incontournable Give a Little Bit.
La voix de Roger Hodgson n’a plus la précision des belles années, mais elle est toujours remplie d’émotion. De grandes chansons, de la bonne musique et des souvenirs de jeunesse et d’adolescence. L’ex-Supertramp a livré la marchandise.
Enjoy this additional press review from Roger's show in Quebec at Grand Théâtre de Québec on December 9 - "Hodgson had not even played a note before he had received a standing ovation. Suddenly, the leader put the crowd in the palm of his hand and kept them there until the end of the concert."
Approximate English translation here with original in French below.
December 9, 2015
LE SOLEIL, PASCAL RATTHÉ
(Québec) CRITIQUE / The Logical Song, Dreamer, Even In The Quietest Moments... The Roger Hodgson repertoire is such that it can easily build a concert by combining the great successes. And that's exactly what he did Wednesday at the Grand Theatre, to the delight of his fans.
From his 65 years, Hodgson always shows great shape. Certainly, time has made his long hair go gray and weathered his face, but his voice as well as its playing remained intact. Also, the co-founder of Supertramp had no trouble defending his song catalog.
Hodgson had not played a note before he had received a standing ovation. This shows how he was expected by the spectators who packed the place to the rafters ... Surrounded by four skilled accomplices, he put the machine on with
Take The Long Way Home followed with Hodgson's School, of the album Crime of the Century, the machine began to run at full speed. Suddenly, the leader put the crowd in the palm of his hand and kept them there until the end of the concert.
Between two parts, the Brit adopted by America tried to speak in French and did not fail to slip a few jokes that drew smiles. Thus, in prelude to
Breakfast In America, he told that when he was living in England, he dreamed of California simply because he did not yet know Quebec. Also, his hit
Breakfast In America could very well have been called Breakfast in Quebec!
The singer, pianist, and guitarist got it deftly in his bag of songs, opting mostly for titles from the days when he was in Supertramp. In lot, classic, certainly, but also parts such as
Babaji, in response to a special request, or If Everyone Was Listening.
Hodgson has also drawn on his first solo album, In The Eye of The Storm, three times, in addition to offering two compositions from his latest recording,
Open The Door (2000), both commended: Along Came Mary and Death and A Zoo.
The veteran was able to offer effective and comprehensive arrangements, including the side vocal harmonies. On the other hand, the musicians did a great job. In this regard, we must welcome the contribution of multi-instrumentalist Aaron Macdonald, who had as much aplomb in his voice as saxophones, flute and keyboards.
Hodgson, who had invited the crowd to put all your worries aside during the time of the concert, proposed a generous round of singing, which culminated in the ambitious
Fool's Overture. The latter raised the room without any harm and certainly forget spectators singular decor, made of faux palm trees ... Before embarking on
Two of Us, as a reminder, the singer began to discuss his next visit to Quebec. Judging public approval, it should not be a long time ...
(Québec) CRITIQUE / The Logical Song, Dreamer, Even In The Quietest Moments... Le répertoire de Roger Hodgson est tel qu'il peut aisément bâtir un concert en cumulant les grands succès et en évitant les moindres creux de vague. Et c'est exactement ce qu'il a fait mercredi, au Grand Théâtre, pour le plus grand plaisir de ses fans.
Du haut de ses 65 ans, Hodgson affiche toujours la grande forme. Certes, le temps a fait grisonner ses longs cheveux et a buriné son visage, mais sa voix de même que son doigté sont demeurés intacts. Aussi, le cofondateur de Supertramp n'a eu aucun mal à défendre son catalogue de chansons.
Hodgson n'avait pas encore joué une note qu'il avait déjà droit à une ovation. C'est dire combien il était attendu par les spectateurs qui avaient rempli les lieux à craquer... Entouré de quatre compétents complices, il a mis la machine en marche avec
Take The Long Way Home. On a d'abord senti la bande jouer la carte de la prudence, mais quand Hodgson a enchaîné avec
School, titre phare de l'album
Crime of The Century, la machine s'est mise à tourner à plein régime. Soudainement, le leader a mis la foule au creux de sa main et l'y a gardée jusqu'à la fin du concert.
Entre deux pièces, l'Américain d'adoption s'efforçait de causer en français et ne manquait pas de glisser quelques blagues qui ont dessiné des sourires. C'est ainsi qu'en prélude à
Breakfast In America, il a raconté que, lorsqu'il vivait en Angleterre, il rêvait de la Californie tout simplement parce qu'il ne connaissait pas encore le Québec. Aussi, le hit
Breakfast In America aurait très bien pu s'appeler
Breakfast in Québec!
Le chanteur, pianiste et guitariste a pigé adroitement dans sa besace de chansons, optant en majorité pour des titres de l'époque où il oeuvrait au sein de Supertramp. Dans le lot, les classiques, certes, mais également des pièces comme
Babaji, en réponse à une demande spéciale, ou encore
If Everyone Was Listening.
Hodgson a par ailleurs puisé dans son premier album solo,
In The Eye of The Storm, trois fois plutôt qu'une, en plus d'offrir deux compositions de son plus récent enregistrement,
Open The Door (2000), toutes deux saluées :
Along Came Mary et Death and A Zoo.
Le vétéran a su proposer des arrangements étoffés et efficaces, y compris du côté des harmonies vocales. D'autre part, ses musiciens faisaient un excellent boulot. À ce chapitre, il faut saluer l'apport du multi-instrumentiste Aaron MacDonald, qui avait autant d'aplomb dans ses saxophones qu'à la voix, à la flûte ou aux claviers.
Hodgson, qui avait invité la foule à mettre tous ses tracas de côté le temps du concert, a proposé un tour de chant généreux, qui a culminé sur l'ambitieuse
Fool's Overture. Cette dernière a soulevé la salle sans le moindre mal et a assurément fait oublier aux spectateurs le singulier décor, fait de faux palmiers... Avant de se lancer dans
Two of Us, en rappel, le chanteur s'est mis à évoquer sa prochaine visite à Québec. À en juger l'approbation du public, ce pourrait être avant longtemps...
It has become a must, something of a tradition: Roger Hodgson on Montreal soil occurs approximately every three years, if not less. The former singer, writer, and co-founder of Supertramp has taken none other than the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier of Place des Arts last Thursday and Friday to offer two evenings that were absolutely electrifying, even life-saving.
The love story between the star, 65, and Quebec was visibly insane. In addition, a huge, warm welcome greeted him before the show, the audience gave a standing ovation several times during Hodgson of Supertramp's greatest hits, especially during
Take The Long Way Home and School that opened the show. Admirers both older and younger fans to become (a girl aged 5 handed to Roger Hodgson a nice bouquet of flowers!) cried, smiled, and sang wildly from beginning to end to the
Dreamer, Breakfast In America, or
The Logical Song. While the artist's newer material is from back in 2000 (the excellent
Open The Door), the crowd was excited to dive back into memories and sounds still as relevant today.
The acoustics of the hall served perfectly with the mesmerizing melodies of Hodgson and his band. Rich and varied arrangements literally overwhelmed the spectators inside the songs, creating the impression of living completely. The piano solo from Kevin Adamson in
School, his playful keyboards in Breakfast n America, the tropical percussion from Bryan Head in the powerful
Death And A Zoo, the incredible talent of David J. Carpenter at the bass and devilish saxophone from Aaron Macdonald in
Child Of Vision gave right to extraordinary musical moments of rare intensity. The lyrics, even if they date back almost 40 years, are still very current. The ups and downs of love life were carefully translated into the gorgeous
Lovers in the Wind, existential torment contained in
The Logical Song still resonates in our increasingly crazy and confused world, and
Give A Little Bit embodies wonder that people need in the coming years: help and hope.
Frequently speaking in French, Roger Hodgson has shown great generosity with the audience. With the flowers of the young admirer prominently at the foot of the piano, Hodgson has offered an exclusive song to spectators who were present on 3 and 4 December. Through the guestbook available on its official website, the singer regularly takes the pulse of his followers town to town. On stage, he then mentions some testimonials and dedicate some songs to fans who expressed deep attachments to them. A special attention is touching to the credit of the seasoned multidisciplinary artist.
For me, the song that moves me most of Roger Hodgson repertoire is
Fool's Overture. When I was young, it exasperated me because my father played it repeatedly. Two decades later, I am able to enjoy the incredible musical transitions, and detect all the complexity and veracity of the committed lyrics. In addition, it concluded in a grandiose epic fashion which confirmed that I never tire me to hear the immortal contemporary classic Roger Hodgson!
Joy fills, we feel that the feeling is mutual. As rightly said Roger rallying after three encores, next year I hope!
Roger Hodgson séduit la Place des Arts
Publié le 05.12.2015 Par Marie-Claude Lessard
C’est devenu un incontournable, une sorte de tradition: Roger Hodgson se produit en sol montréalais environ tous les trois ans, si ce n’est pas moins. L’ancien chanteur, auteur et co-fondateur de la formation Supertramp a pris d’assaut nulle autre que la Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier de la Place des Arts jeudi et vendredi derniers pour offrir deux soirées absolument électrisantes, voire salvatrices.
L’histoire d’amour entre la star de 65 ans et le Québec ne se dément visiblement pas. En plus de lui réserver un accueil immensément chaleureux avant le début du spectacle, le public a ovationné Hodgson à plusieurs reprises lors des plus grands hits de Supertramp, notamment pendant
Take The Long Way Home et School qui ont ouvert le spectacle. Admirateurs de longues dates et jeunes fans à en devenir (une petite fille âgée de 5 ans a remis à Roger Hodgson un joli bouquet de fleurs!) ont crié, souri et chanté à tout rompre du début à la fin au son de
Dreamer, Breakfast In America ou encore The
Logical Song. Même si le nouveau matériel de l’artiste remonte en 2000 (l’excellent
Open The Door), la foule était ravie de replonger dans des souvenirs et sonorités toujours aussi pertinents aujourd’hui.
L’acoustique de la salle a servi à la perfection les mélodies hypnotisantes de Hodgson et son band. Des arrangements riches et variés ont littéralement immiscé et submergé les spectateurs à l’intérieur des chansons, créant l’impression de les vivre complètement. Le solo de piano troublant de Kevin Adamson dans School et
Child Of Vision, ses claviers enjoués dans
Breakfast In America, les percussions tropicales de Bryan Head dans la percutante
Death And A Zoo, l’incroyable talent de David J. Carpenter à la base ainsi que l’harmonica endiablé d’Aaron Macdonald dans School ont donné droit à d’extraordinaires moments musicaux d’une rare intensité. Les textes, même s’ils datent de près de 40 ans, demeurent très actuels. Les hauts et les bas de la vie amoureuse ont été délicatement traduits dans la magnifique
Lovers In The Wind, les tourments existentiels contenus dans
The Logical Song trouvent encore écho dans notre monde de plus en plus dingue et confus, et
Give A Little Bit incarne à merveille ce que les gens ont besoin pour les années à venir: entraide et espoir.
S’adressant fréquemment en français, Roger Hodgson a fait preuve d’une grande générosité avec l’audience. Avec les fleurs de la jeune admiratrice bien en évidence au pied du piano, Hodgson a offert une chanson exclusive aux spectateurs qui ont été présents le 3 et le 4 décembre. Grâce au guestbook disponible sur son site Internet officiel, le chanteur prend régulièrement le pouls de ses adeptes de ville en ville. Sur scène, il mentionne alors certains témoignages et dédient certaines chansons à des fans ayant exprimés de profonds attachements à celles-ci. Une spéciale attention touchante qui est tout à l’honneur de l’artiste multidisciplinaire aguerri.
Pour ma part, la chanson qui m’émeut le plus du répertoire de Roger Hodgson est
Fool’s Overture. Lorsque j’étais jeune, elle m’horripilait car mon père la jouait en boucle. Deux décennies plus tard, je suis en mesure de savourer les hallucinantes transitions musicales, et déceler toute la complexité et la véracité des paroles fort engagées. En plus, elle a conclu de manière épique un spectacle grandiose qui m’a confirmé que je ne me tannerai jamais d’entendre les classiques immortellement contemporains de Roger Hodgson!
Comble de joie, on sent que le sentiment est réciproque. Comme l’a si bien dit Roger après trois rappels rassembleurs, à l’an prochain j’espère!
Listen to Roger's live interview tomorrow, December 2, at 7:45AM EST with Terry DiMonte of Montreal's CHOM 97.7. Fans worldwide may listen live on the
See Roger in Montreal this week on December 3 and 4 at Place des Arts. Tickets are available through
An Incredible Night with Roger Hodgson formerly of Supertramp
November 27, 2015
"It was a truly amazing show last night at the Grey Eagle Casino. Roger Hodgson formerly of Supertramp was in top form. His voice was in great shape, the sound and acoustics of the Grey Eagle Event Center was terrific. That venue is easily one of the very best in the city. Similar to a concert from the likes of Sir Paul McCartney or the Eagles.. you do not get a full appreciation of just how massive the list of great songs is until you see the performance live. Chris Foord had a chance to chat with Roger earlier this week and you can
listen to that interview right here."
Enjoy Roger's interview from today with Chris Foord of Q107 Calgary. A limited number of tkts are remaining for Roger's Thursday show at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino. Get yours now through
http://bit.ly/18pjNRn, at the venue gift shop, and 1-866-943-8849. All ages are welcome.
CANADA - there is still a chance to get tickets for Roger's show tonight,
November 21, at Casino Rama Resort with a symphony orchestra, full choir, and his band. Just a few seats that had been previously held have been released for this show that sold out weeks ago. Don't delay!
SPAIN! Roger is returning to Barcelona February 26 at the beautiful Palau de la Música Catalana.
Tickets will be available beginning November 9 at 10:00AM online through
http://bit.ly/1GTub4P (English) and
http://bit.ly/1iOB5wy (Spanish), in person at Palau de la Virreina Les Rambles, 99, 08001 Barcelona, and in person and by phone at the venue Palau de la Música C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6, 08003 Barcelona – tel 932 95 72 00.
Venue age restriction - Ticket holders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.
Additional information -
GERMANY - New Show for 2016! See Roger and his band on February 24 at Philharmonie Essen. Fan pre-sale begins tomorrow, October 16, at 09:00 through
http://bit.ly/1Owr5os. There will not be a password. Public sale begins October 17 at 09:00 through the same link. For additional information -
General sale begins today, October 9, at 9:00AM for Roger's April 28 show at The London Palladium. Tickets will be available through
http://bit.ly/1WJU5eS, by phone at 0844 412 4655 or 0844 338 0000, and in person at the venue box office and all authorized ticket outlets. Please note venue age restriction - ticket holders under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.
With a new tour announced, Roger’s happy to be serving on stage again. “I’m truly enjoying this second phase of my life of being on stage and after all I’ve been through I feel I’m more whole and a little wiser and have more to give to life."
~ Roger Hodgson
Please note venue age restriction - ticket holders under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. This second London show has been added due to the tremendous demand following the sell-out of Roger’s April 29 show at Royal Albert Hall.
Hodgson comments, “With the Albert Hall now sold out, I’m thrilled that we could add a second London show at the iconic Palladium. Being a Brit, the Palladium brings back many memories and I look forward to playing on that legendary stage. Fans who have written to me hoping to hear some of my songs from Supertramp days won’t be disappointed. From School to Breakfast in America to The Logical Song and Fool’s Overture, and many more, I’ll be celebrating the songs that I wrote on my life journey – many of which were inspired by my English upbringing. I’m very glad my UK fans are getting another opportunity to have ‘Breakfast’ with me.”
SWITZERLAND! Reminder that fan pre-sale begins September 30
for Roger's February 20 show at Volkshaus Zürich and February 21 show
at KKL Luzern.
Pre-sale tickets will be available from 8:00 - 16:00 through
http://bit.ly/1JzGrS5 by phone at 0900 800 800. Be sure to pre-register for an account through Ticketcorner in order to purchase tickets.
General sale begins October 1 at 8:00 through the same link and phone number, in addition to all ticket locations. Please note venues' age restrictions - all ticket holders must be at least six-years-of-age and guests ages 6 -14 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.
"As the international supporter of Swiss Artists for Smiling Gecko, the charity concert that took place September 23, 2015 in Zürich, thank you for caring for the children in Cambodia and for being touched by their life circumstances - just like I was. You can find out more at
http://www.smilinggecko.ch." ~ Roger Hodgson
Roger is currently on tour. See him in Switzerland in 2016 in Zürich February 20 at Volkshaus, Lucerne February 21 at KKL, and Geneva April 25 at Théâtre du Léman. Details for these shows and all other announced tour dates may be found at
http://www.RogerHodgson.com or on Events on
SWITZERLAND! New shows for 2016!
Join Roger and his band February 20 at
Volkshaus Zürich and in Lucerne February 21 at
KKL Luzern. Fan pre-sale for both shows will be September 30. Additional details coming soon. As previously announced, Roger will also be in Geneva April 25 at Théâtre Du Leman -
"As the international supporter of Swiss Artists for Smiling Gecko, the charity concert tomorrow, September 23 at the Hallenstadion Zurich with four well known Swiss acts, I am honored to take over the last step of the event's countdown: ONE MORE DAY! If you didn't buy your ticket yet, go to Ticketcorner and get it. My song "Give a Little Bit" will be a special part of tomorrow's show - but I won't tell you more. Surprise! Thank you for caring for the children in Cambodia and for being touched by their life circumstances - just like I was. You can find out more at
http://www.smilinggecko.ch." ~ Roger Hodgson
LONDON! Less than 100 tickets remain for Roger's
April 29 show at
Royal Albert Hall.
Get yours today at http://bit.ly/1KBckyS while you still can.
We are looking forward to seeing you in April!
Frankfurt! Here are the details you've been waiting for!
Fan pre-sale begins tomorrow, September 17, at 9:00AM for Roger’s February 22 show at Alte Oper Frankfurt. Tickets will be available online through
http://bit.ly/1Owr5os or by phone at 01806-570099 (0,20 €/Anruf – Mobilfunkpreise max. 0,60 €/Anruf). Pre-sale tickets will not be available in person. A password is not necessary. Get your tickets before they go on sale to the general public.
General sale begins September 18 at 9:00AM through the same link and phone number and also in person at all regular ticketing outlets. Make plans today with friends and family. We are looking forward to seeing you in February!
FRANKFURT - First Germany announcement for 2016!
On February 22, Roger will be returning to one of Germany's finest concert halls - the beautiful, historical Alte Oper Frankfurt. Don't miss what will be a most magical night! Spread the word and tell your friends today!
Fan pre-sale is September 17 with public sale starting September 18. Details will be posted very soon.
Enjoy this video of Roger performing his everlasting classic song, Take the Long Way Home -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKGOCOAI_2c. See him perform this and so many more live in concert!
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of “Crisis? What Crisis?," released September 14, 1975! Roger Hodgson's songs from the album - Easy Does It, Sister Moonshine, A Soapbox Opera, Lady, The Meaning, and Two of Us are fan favorites that he often performs in concert around the world.
Enjoy this video of Roger performing his “Lady.” Is this one of your favorites? Tell us about it directly on the video and "like” it, too, while you’re there -
Enjoy Roger's new interview with NPO Radio 2 from the Netherlands. The love affair with the Dutch people is mutual! See you again next spring ~ April 18, Amsterdam, Koninklijk Theater Carré - SOLD OUT! April 19, Rotterdam, Luxor Theater -
Enjoy this press review from Roger's August 28 show in Pfullendorf,
here with original
in German on link
Roger Hodgson – thrilling open air concert
What a night! It was a first class concert event and it's probably going to go down in the history of the Pfullendorf music events. Roger Hodgson thrilled 1700 visitors at the Seepark
Chris Herrmann English Translation by Elke
It is due to André Heygster that the “Breakfast in America” Tour also made a stop in Pfullendorf amongst many big cities. He thanked all the helpers, as well as the Suedkurier, which operated as media partner and he greeted the 1700 visitors. At seven pm sharp the cover band “The Chillis” from the Weingarten area opened the concert night. Doing justice to their name, they heated up the audience with hot classics from the recent decades thus quickening the attendees' appetite for more sound.
After a short break for refitting the time had come. Totally relaxed and in high spirits Hodgson came on stage with his four-piece band. Just a few bars into the opener “Take the long way home”, the famous spark (from a German proverb) was passed on to the audience. When he played “School” right after that, some people may have been surprised by the fact that he played his hits right at the beginning. But the answer is easy: he has composed too many good pieces – he could not have possibly played them all for the encore. Throughout all the years the exceptional British musician and founder of the rock band Supertramp has not lost lost anything of his unmistakable tenor singing voice. It sounds better than ever. He has found the way into the hearts of the audience with his music and his fan community has become bigger here in Pfullendorf, too. His age of 65 definitely does not show on stage.
Whereas other artists of the same age avoid high notes or otherwise difficult passages, Hodgson effortlessly hits all the notes. This effortlessness and ease carry on throughout the show and thus lesser known songs like “Along came Mary” and “Death and a zoo” from his solo album “Open the door” are very well received by the audience as well. No matter if Hodgson plays keyboard, guitar or grand piano, everything sounds precise. Just the same, multi instrumentalist Aaron MacDonald proved his skills not only on the sax again and again and besides the “boss”, he took over the most eye-catching role on stage. This was rewarded with noisy applause.
Annemarie and Kurt Rusch from Appenzell had travelled far. They have attended the “Breakfast In America Tour” four times now and they were impressed by the atmosphere of the Seepark. The last song “It's raining again” completed the wonderful concert night after almost two hours.
Enjoy Roger's interview published in the August 21 edition of national German newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung. English translation
excerpt below, with
complete interview in
English and German
on the link below. ~
Roger Hodgson about Success English Translation by Elke
He is a curious legend: Almost everyone knows his voice and his songs. His name is known to hardly anyone. The "Supertramp" founder Roger Hodgson is still on tour. Interview by Harald Hordych
Roger Hodgson is a curious legend: Almost everyone knows his voice and his songs. His name is known to hardly anyone. At the hotel “Bayerischer Hof” in Munich, the "Supertramp" founder talks openly and willingly about a life which has not always been easy.
SZ: Mr. Hodgson, how many times in your life have you sung "Dreamer"? Roger Hodgson: Several thousand times.
And what do you feel when you're singing this song, say, for the 3520th time? "Dreamer" is a great song. On the day it will no longer fill me with joy to sing this or any other of my songs, I may as well stop everything else I'm doing in my life.
Why do these songs still have this effect on you? They are all very different. And I still believe in them. I'd feel terrible if I only reeled off hit songs. One should never forget: The songs were not contrived as hit songs.
Hard to believe that, considering they are global hits now. No, no, I never would have thought they could turn into hits. Simply because I wrote most of the songs that are popular to this day in my early twenties.
What's easily forgotten: Supertramp spent five unsuccessful years. And then, starting from 1974, there were "Dreamer", "Hide in Your Shell", "School", "Sister Moonshine". Exactly, back then I had absolutely no sense of whether that song I was writing at the time would turn into a hit or not. Take "Give a Little Bit" for example. For six or seven years I did not dare to play it to the band.
Why, for heaven's sake? Because I thought it is much too simplistic.
That is, you wrote it as young as 19 or 20? Yes. And listen to "Give a Little Bit" today. It still works.
Do you have an explanation? I wrote only when something had moved me very profoundly and I had to speak out on it. I write only for myself. Because the things that I sing about are very personal. If I had known that millions of people would listen to what I was just about to sing - I would have said: No, I'll never speak out on this!
If you wrote just for yourself: What kind of person was this man, for whom you have written these global hits? I was born in Portsmouth, but the majority of my youth, I spent in boarding school. Ten years. I was shy, a little boy, just eight, when I was sent there. It was tough. Suddenly I was away from home.
And then? I had to find a way to somehow cope with it. But that took a long time. My father had an acoustic guitar on which he played folk songs. But he never allowed me to touch it.
Why? It was his guitar. But I loved to look at it. I always imagined what it would be like to hold it in my hands just once. But I was never allowed to. When I was twelve, my parents divorced, and my father left the family immediately. After that, I have not seen him for ten years. He left the guitar behind. I imagine it was his parting gift to me. Anyway, I took this guitar with me to boarding school and there it turned into my best friend.
If the guitar was your best friend, where were the other friends? I did have friends, but none that I could have talked to about how I felt deep inside.
Did you miss your parents? I would not recommend it to anyone to send their eight-year-old child to boarding school. At 15 it will work, when they want to get away from their parents anyway. I was so scared. Yes, that's the whole secret. I write about feelings like vulnerability and uncertainty, things which other people feel the same way.
Your lyrics are sad yet the songs are uplifting. How is that possible? The lyrics expressed my pain. But who I really was, that's what comes to light in the optimistic melodies. Photos of me as a child are showing a joy bubble, a child who is pleased about everything. Then there is boarding school and it takes away all the joy from the child. And then we spend the rest of our lives healing these wounds.
Luckily there was the guitar. The guitar provided my space to escape, to my dream world, to the world of music. As soon as I had the guitar, I started to write songs. My music teacher showed me three chords. That was it. With these three chords I wrote twelve songs. Buddy Holly did it the same way!
"Inspiration comes from a very magical place. Almost like when I get out of the way. It’s when the music is taking me rather than me trying to tell the music which direction I want it to go in."
Enjoy Roger's August 12 interview with Christian Hanelt of Germany's newspaper, Rheinpfalz. English translation
excerpt here with
complete article in German
and English on link below. Be sure to see Roger in Germany this year!
CH - Mister Hodgson, you played along with musicians like Ringo Starr, Toto’s David Paich, Jeff and Steve Porcaro, even with the young piano player Reginald Dwight whom we all know as Elton John. You were also asked to join Genesis and Yes. Did that had an impact on your music?
I have had the good fortune of playing with many wonderful musicians in my life.
CH - You are playing lots of instruments, you’re a singer and a distinctive songwriter and performer. How do you see yourself on first hand, as a songwriter, performer or else?
I have worn many hats in my 50 years playing music - writer, composer, arranger, producer, performer, lighting designer – enjoying all the roles of creating albums and designing stage shows.
Since the age of 12 when I first held a guitar in my hands, I have found that Music has always been a language I understand and can communicate in well.
My songs have always come from a very personal often vulnerable place inside me. They have carried my beliefs, my dreams, my questions, my longing for love and to know God.
I understand the deep connection that people have with these songs, because in expressing my innermost feelings I have often been a voice for them also.
Enjoy Roger's recent interview with Germany's TV Program, Euromaxx. We invite you to leave a comment directly on the video and "like" it while there. See Roger performing all of his enduring classic hit songs and more live in concert. Tour details may be found on the
here on the site or
the Events tab on
Roger's Facebook -
CANADA! As previously announced, fan pre-sale begins August 17 for Roger Hodgson's November 20 and 21 shows at Casino Rama Resort (outside Toronto) with his band, a full symphony orchestra, and choir.
These breathtaking performances are absolutely not to be missed! Get your tickets early before they go on sale to the general public. Don’t wait, as these shows sell out every year. Here are the details ~
August 17 - Fan pre-sale begins at 12:00PM EDT online at
http://bit.ly/1IL5xhL for Nov 20 and
http://bit.ly/1HGYfd2 for Nov 21, in person at venue box office, or by phone at 1-877-599-RAMA (7262). Pre-sale password is
ARTIST Fan pre-sale will conclude at 12:00PM EDT on August 19.
August 19 - General
sale begins at
12:00PM EDT online
for Nov 20 and
http://bit.ly/1HGYfd2 for Nov 21, in person at venue box office and all Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 1-877-599-RAMA (7262).
All ticket holders must be at least 19-years-of-age.
Canada! Here is the news you've been waiting for! On November 20 and 21, Roger Hodgson will be returning to Casino Rama Resort in Rama, ON (outside Toronto) for the 13th year!
Mark your calendars and join Roger for breathtaking performances with his band, full choir, and full symphony orchestra. Roger is the only artist to be invited back by the venue for 13 years.
Fan pre-sale begins August 17 at 12:00PM, with public sale beginning August 19 at 12:00PM. Additional details will be posted soon. Share the news with your family and friends and make plans now to see Roger with an orchestra! All ticket holders must be at least 19-years-of-age.
Enjoy this brief press review from
Roger's show in Spain at show in Spain at show in Spain at show in Spain at Starlite Marbella. Approximate English translation here with original in Spanish on link below.
Roger Hodgson: Essence of Supertramp without Supertramp
Marbella (Malaga), 7 Aug (EFE) - It may be that the band Supertramp does not have one of its co-founders, singer and songwriter Roger Hodgson, but the truth is that the essence and spirit of the group are still there despite that his former teammate Rick Davis is the one who uses the mythical name of the group on stage.
Many will not know the name of Roger Hodgson, but the minute that he starts singing, he is without a doubt Supertramp. And that is what happened tonight at the Starlite Festival of Marbella where the singer played most of the successes of the British band.
Enjoy this interview video and clips from Roger’s August 1, 2015 performance in Carcassonne, France. What a magnifique audience we had! We invite you to leave a comment directly on the video and share with us and others what it's like to experience Roger's show and his music. Be sure to also "like" the video while you're there! "Share" it with your friends today!
For the Dreamer in all of us. What an experience! We invite you to leave a comment directly on the video - share with us and others what Roger's shows and music mean to you. Roger loves hearing from you! Be sure to "like" the video while you are there, too!
“When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,
a miracle, oh, it was beautiful, magical And all the birds in the trees, well, they'd be singing so happily, oh, joyfully, oh, playfully, watching me”
Logical Song" was
named best song
lyrically by The
British Academy of
Songwriters and won
the Ivor Novello
Award in 1980.
It also has the distinction of becoming one of the most quoted lyrics in schools.
Enjoy this new video from VeszprémFest which shows clips of Roger's
July 15 show in Hungary, along with his insightful interview that was given the same day.
See Roger this summer in
Europe or in the US and
Canada in November and
December. His tour
resumes July 30 in
Germany. We are greatly
looking forward to
seeing you! Details for
all tour dates, to
include ticket links,
are on the
here on the site or the Events tab
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Magnificent news!
Roger Hodgson will be returning to Théâtre du Léman on April 25, 2016!
Join Roger and his band for an incredible night of his timeless classic hit songs and more. Tickets are now on sale through
http://bit.ly/1JLEqZh. Do not delay, as Roger's January show at the same venue quickly sold out. Ticket holders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. Spread the word that Roger is returning to Geneva!
"When someone comes
to tell me how a
song I wrote helped
him in his life, this is an important
moment for me." ~
Enjoy this excerpt of Roger's new interview with France's Telerama. Approximate English translation here with original in French on link below. We invite you to leave a comment directly on the article and share your experiences of Roger's music and concerts.
Roger Hodgson: "Supertramp had an impact on
Solo for over thirty years, co-founder, guitarist, and singer of Supertramp, digs his furrow with spirituality and without nostalgia.
Is Roger Hodgson the same in 2015 as that of the legendary Supertramp era of Live in Paris 1979?
I was a young man at the time of Supertramp. After leaving the group in 1983, I made a seventeen year break away from the music industry. I took care of my children. It was a difficult period where I learned a lot about life. Now I am older, wiser. I sing better than ever. And people enjoy my show now more than when I was in Supertramp. It is deeper, more intimate.
Will we hear new compositions? I will play a lot of my hits with Supertramp like The Logical Song, Breakfast In America ... as well as titles from my solo albums like In Jeopardy. But there are often one or two new titles in my concerts. Since my last disc (Open The Door, 2000), I wrote about sixty songs I've never recorded. Some are beautiful.
What inspires you? What I write is from the heart, my pain, my desire to love and to know God - a word that is the subject of many misunderstandings and is poorly taught today. Spirituality is for me the most important aspect of life. I need to take time for contemplation and meditation. Many of my songs I wrote while with Supertramp (Even in the Quietest Moments, Lord is it Mine ...) are also prayers.
Enjoy this press review
excerpt from Roger's show
Weinheim, Germany ~ Approximate English translation here -
original in German on link below.
Yes, It was raining again Happiness: Roger Hodgson live in the castle park Weinheim
By Sascha Kilian
~ Published on Saturday, June 20, 2015
Roger Hodgson, the voice of Supertramp, opened the Weinheim Cultural Summer 2015 and makes up a lot of people very happy despite the bad weather.
There is not a day on which the German format radio does not have at least two or three Supertramp songs over the airwaves. Whether "The Logical Song", "Breakfast In America" or "It's Raining Again": Supertramp is the Superpopgroup from the seventies, which up to the separation of Roger Hodgson in 1983 technically broke all selling records.
The singer's new clothes
The remaining Supertramp member keyboardist Rick Davies went musically into insignificance and is live since then only by the name and the golden age from 1975 to 1982. Also Roger Hodgson never again reached the heights of his Supertramp time, for many years he regularly goes back on tour.
The kick-off of his "Breakfast in America World Tour" takes place in the beautiful ambience of Weinsheimer castle park on a cool evening. He lets the audience know had specially bought new stage clothes for the prelude to the world tour taking place in Weinheim.
Unmistakable and irresistible The 65-year-old Englishman still radiates warmth and serenity that he has kept until today. First song agrees with its high, distinctive tenor voice to the 1979 Supertramp classic "Take The Long Way Home". It is the prelude to an evening full of hits.
Hodgson plays that night four more pieces of the plate, after which the tour is named: "Breakfast in America". Especially "Child Of Vision", the progressive closing of the album is close to the original and an absolute listening pleasure. His irresistible voice is still intact and provides almost all heights.
As previously announced, Roger Hodgson will be at Theater Gütersloh on September 8. Join Roger and his band for a fantastic evening of his classic hit songs and more! Tickets go on sale tomorrow, June 13, at 9:00AM through
http://bit.ly/1KLy5Mf. We hope to see you there!
HALIFAX, CANADA! Wonderful news - A second show has been added!
Due to Roger’s December 12 show at Casino Nova Scotia being sold out, a second show has been added for December 13 at 4:00PM. Fan pre-sale begins June 11 at 11:00AM with general sale starting June 12 at 11:00AM. Additional information is coming very soon. All ticket holders must be at least 19-years-of-age. Share the news that Roger Hodgson is coming to Halifax for a second show!
General sale begins June 5 at 12:00PM through the same link, at the venue box office, and at all Ticketmaster locations. Make plans now. We hope to see you there!
USA! Reminder that fan pre-sale begins tomorrow, June 2, at 10:00AM for Roger’s November 18 show at Turning Stone in Verona, NY.
Tickets will be available online through
http://bit.ly/1K0N04E and password is
School. General sale will begin June 5 at 10:00AM though the same link, at the venue box office, and at all Ticketmaster locations. Bring the family for a night to remember. All ages are welcome.
USA - GREAT NEWS!
Roger Hodgson will be returning to New York with his band for two exclusive shows - Tarrytown on November 17 at Tarrytown Music Hall and Verona on November 18 at Turning Stone. Make plans now to see Roger in November in NY. These are Roger's only US dates in 2015.
Pre-sale for both NY shows begins June 2 and general sale for both will start June 5. Additional details coming very soon.
Roger Hodgson, formerly of Supertramp, Announces New Tour Dates!
Rotterdam, Holland Luxor Theater ~ April 19, 2016 On Sale May 16 at 3:00 PM
Antwerp, Belgium Stadsschouwburg Theater ~ April 21, 2016 On Sale May 13 at 10:00 AM
Antwerp tickets go on sale May 13 at 10:00AM. VIP Meet and Greet Package will be available through
http://bit.ly/1FbvSqO. Separate ticket to attend sound check, in addition to show tickets, will be available through
http://bit.ly/1H1gHNX (If attending sound check, must have ticket to show
and ticket for sound check).
“I laughed, I cried, I fell in love all over again with the music of my youth, the timeless lyrics, and most of all your magical smile as we shared our lives with one another that night.”
“Anyone can play the music, but no one else has the voice. Roger Hodgson is Supertramp. Supertramp is Roger. Nothing more, nothing less.”
“At some points just closed my eyes and soaked the music in. It was wonderful, magical and an amazing show. Roger was so at ease on stage he really loves what he does , his solo works stands on its own and every song is a highlight.”
“I can say : You are really the heart and the voice of Supertramp. You are simply the best. Thanks Roger for your beautiful music and great concert.” Connect with Roger:
REGINA, CANADA -
Reminder that fan
tomorrow, May 13, for
Roger Hodgson's December
1 show with his band at
Tickets will be available at 10:00AM through
http://bit.ly/1Filn7g, at the venue box office, or at 306.565.3000 or 1.800.555.3189. Password is "Dreamer." General sale starts May 15 at 10:00AM through the same link and also in person or by phone.
All ticket holders must be at least 19-years-of-age. Spread the word that Roger is coming to Saskatchewan!
Flemish fans will be pleased to hear that Roger Hodgson and his band will be performing at Stadsschouwburg Antwerpen on April 21, 2016! Don't miss Roger's first performance in Antwerp since 2004, when he and the late Joe Cocker were invited by Night of the Proms to headline five performances in celebration of NOTP 20th Anniversary.
Tickets for Roger's April 21 show go on sale tomorrow, May 13, at 10:00AM.
VIP Meet and Greet Package will be available through
Separate ticket to attend sound check, in addition to show tickets, will be available through
(If attending sound
check, must have ticket to show
and ticket for sound check).
Join Roger Hodgson and his band at the beautiful Luxor Theater on April 19, 2016! Tickets go on sale May 16 at 3:00PM through
Make plans with friends
and family today and
spread the news that
Roger will be coming to Rotterdam!
Join Roger Hodgson and his band on December 1 at Casino Regina in Saskatchewan! Fan pre-sale will begin May 13 with general sale starting May 15. Additional details coming soon! All ticket holders must be at least 19-years-of-age. Spread the word that Roger is coming to Saskatchewan!
Join Roger Hodgson and his band September 8 at Theater Gütersloh for a fantastic evening of Roger’s classic hit songs and more! Tickets go on sale June 13 - additional details coming soon. Mark your calendars and make plans with friends and family today!
Tune in tomorrow, May 7, for Roger Hodgson's live interviews with Montreal's CHOM 97.7's Terry DiMonte at 7:10AM EDT, and CJAD 800 Montreal's Barry Morgan at 1:05PM EDT. Fans worldwide may listen live through the links below. Enjoy!
CANADA! Two pre-sales starting this morning,
May 6! May 6! May 6! May 6! May 6! May 6! May 6! We want Roger's close fans to have access to the best seats, so get your tickets today! Tickets would make a great Mother's Day gift!
Nov 24 - Winnipeg - Club
Regent - Pre-sale begins at 10:00AM CDT through
http://bit.ly/1E59nyW. Password is
Dec 4 - Montreal - Place des Arts - Pre-sale begins at 10:00 EDT through
http://bit.ly/1OSqeQX. Password is
Breakfast A limited number of VIP Packages will be available for the Montreal show.
WINNIPEG, CANADA! Fan pre-sale will be tomorrow, May 6, from 10:00AM - 10:00PM for Roger Hodgson’s November 24 show with his band at Club Regent.
Pre-sale tickets will be available though
http://bit.ly/1E59nyW and the password is Dreamer. General sale begins at 10:00AM on May 7. All ticket holders must be at least 18-years-of-age. Join us in Winnipeg for a fantastic evening of Roger’s classic hit songs and more!
- Great News! Second
Show Added December
“I'm very pleased to be adding a second show at Place des 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.”
~ Roger Hodgson
Fan pre-sale begins May 6 at 10:00AM through
http://bit.ly/1OSqeQX. Password is "Breakfast." A limited number of VIP packages will be offered. General sale begins May 8. Some tickets are still available for December 3. Make plans now to see Roger in Montreal in December - spread the news and tell your friends!
SPAIN! Tickets go on sale April 16
at 10:00AM for Roger Hodgson’s July 7 show in Valencia!
See Roger and his band at Jardines de Viveros, the gardens that used to be part of the Royal Palace and are now the largest park in the city. What a beautiful setting for a night of Roger’s timeless songs and more. Tickets will be available
April 16 at 10:00AM through
and at their office -
Plaza Jose Mª Orense, 7 y 8 Bajo. Make plans now to join us!
PARIS! Reminder that tickets go on sale tomorrow, April 9, at 10:00AM for Roger Hodgson’s April 30 and May 1, 2016 shows with his band at
Tickets will be available at the venue box office, by phone at 08.92.68.33.68, and online at
http://bit.ly/1Dv7YHX. Get yours early, as Roger’s last five shows at Olympia sold out, including his upcoming July 1 concert. We want to see you in La Ville-Lumière!
Enjoy this video below of Roger's beautiful performance of "Don't Leave Me Now" with his band before an audience of over 80,000 at his headlining concert at La Fete de L'Humanite in Paris -
CANADA - Reminder that fan pre-sale begins tomorrow, April 7, at 10:00AM for Roger’s November 27 show with his band at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver!
Password is “Logical” and tickets will be available through
http://bit.ly/1NYgvVe. General sale begins April 9 at 10:00AM through
http://bit.ly/1NYgvVe or at the venue box office. Make plans now to get your tickets early, as Roger’s November 28 Vancouver show at River Rock Casino Resort sold out in only four days! All ticket holders for both shows must be at least 18-years-of-age.
Enjoy Roger performing his classic song, Take the Long Way Home, from his DVD, Take the Long Way Home - Live in Montreal, which was filmed at Place des Arts -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgv0eo0-Hdk. See Roger on his return visit with his band to Place des Arts on December 3.
Roger gives a very insightful interview in the March/April issue of the UK magazine, The Classic Rock Society, where he discusses the evolvement of Supertramp’s two songwriters, his legacy of music, the makings of the Crime of the Century album, and much more.
Here is a glimpse from the article where Roger shares the story behind Hide in Your Shell - "I never could have realised at the time I wrote that, struggling to get out of my own shell and gain the courage to face the world, that it would have helped so many other people for so long. Incredible, really.”
Don't miss Roger performing Hide in Your Shell and many of his other classics and fan favorites from his solo albums on his Breakfast in America Tour.
VANCOUVER, CANADA - Second Show Added! Join Roger Hodgson and his band November 27 at
Hard Rock Casino.
Fan pre-sale will be April 7 and 8 with public sale beginning April 9. Additional details coming soon. Make plans now to get your tickets early, as Roger’s November 28 Vancouver show at River Rock Casino sold out in only four days!
Enjoy Roger performing his little gem, Two of Us, from his DVD, Take the Long Way Home - Live in Montreal, which was filmed at Place des Arts - the very venue Roger will be returning to on December 3 -
Roger Hodgson ~ Live in Paris!!
Special Celebration Two Nights in a Row at the Olympia!
Mark Your Calendars for April 30 and May 1, 2016.
GERMANY - Another fantastic show for this summer! Roger Hodgson and his band will be performing in Pfullendorf at Seepark Linzgau on August 28.
Tickets go on sale March 31 at
Reservix, the Tourist Information office at Tel.07552-251131, and Linzgau Bookstore at Tel.07552-8160.
BELGIUM! Join Roger Hodgson and his band on July 10 in Bertrix at Baudet’stival.
Many who were not able to get tickets for Roger’s January sold out show in Brussels asked for Roger to return to Belgium and now he’s coming back! Spread this great news today. Ticket details coming soon. For additional information -
On this day of celebrating my incarnation, I just want to celebrate all of you who have sent me so many wonderful touching messages today and this past year - both here on Facebook and on my website guestbook - some messages of which we’ve been sharing with you lately. Each year I become ever more grateful for the ability God gave me to express my heart, my joy, my pain, my questions, my longing in song. I feel I have fulfilled the dream of many artists - to have people enjoy and relate to their work. I am amazed and humbled at how the songs that were birthed through me have touched people in so many ways and have helped to form so many friendships around the world.
We have a busy summer coming up and on this the first day of spring - of new hope - I send a big hug to you all and look forward to seeing some of you in the coming months. And for those we can’t get to play for this year we’ll do our best in 2016 to come your way.
I told my managers that for my birthday I wanted to hear what songs you would like to hear me play this year and why and give away some tickets and backstage passes. Details are below.
Much love to you all, Roger ~ To enter to win one of five pairs of tickets and backstage passes for the concert of your choice on Roger’s 2015 Breakfast in America World Tour, leave a comment
on the Facebook post above. Tell him which concert you want to come to and the song you’d most like him to play and why it’s special to you. Five winners will be chosen at random on Friday March 27. Note: Tickets may not be available for the shows that are already sold out, and 2016 shows are not included. Details for all announced shows on Roger’s Tour are on
Canada - Vancouver fan pre-sale for Roger’s November 28 show at River Rock Casino Resort will be one day only, March 11, from 10:00AM PDT - 10:00PM PDT.
Tickets will be available through
http://bit.ly/1wVmnKT and password is
Dreamer. General sale begins March 12 at 10:00AM PDT through
http://bit.ly/1wVmnKT, at the casino box office, Ticketmaster outlets, and at 1-855-985-5000. Roger’s last four shows in Vancouver sold out, so don’t wait! All ticket holders must be at least 18-years-of-age.
Additional details for all
announced shows on Roger’s
Breakfast in America World
Tour are on the
page here on the site or the Events tab on Roger's
ALBERTA, CANADA - Calgary pre-sale for Roger’s November 26 show with his band at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino begins March 9 at 10:00AM MDT.
Pre-sale begins March 9 at 10:00AM MDT through
http://bit.ly/18pjNRn. Password is Dreamer. General sale starts March 12 at 10:00AM MDT, also through http://bit.ly/18pjNRn. Tickets for both pre-sale and general sale will be available at the venue gift shop and 1-866-943-8849. All ages are welcome.
SPAIN! Join Roger Hodgson and his band on July 8 in Murcia at Plaza de Toros!
sales begin tonight, March
6, at 23:59
through El Corte Inglés
http://bit.ly/1ETKZop and by phone 902400222. Also from 00:00h, tickets available in person through Sala Musik at Plaza de Toros de Murcia, Ronda de Garay, 48. 30003 - Murcia.
Tickets available tomorrow at 10:00AM through Ticketmaster
http://bit.ly/1H6Amho, by phone 902150025, and in person at Carrefour and FNAC.
Also see Roger this summer in Marbella on August 6 and Peralada on August 8. Tickets for these shows are now on sale. Additional information coming for Valencia on July 7.
See the Events tab on
page for details on all of Roger’s announced shows on his Breakfast in America World Tour.
ALBERTA, CANADA - GREAT NEWS! Roger and his band will perform at
Grey Eagle Resort &
Casino in Calgary on
All ages are welcome. Pre-sale begins March 9. General sale begins March 12. Additional details coming soon. Bring the family and enjoy a wonderful evening of Roger’s classic hit songs and more.
For information on all
announced dates on Roger’s
Breakfast in America World
Tour, visit the
page here on the site or the Events tab
View this montage video for a glimpse of what you will see at Roger’s shows this year -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUA-2nQFW6Y. Share it with your friends and leave a comment directly on the video. Please also “like” it while you are there.
CANADA! Reminder that fan pre-sale begins tomorrow, March 3, for Roger’s December 12 show with his band at Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax, NS.
Pre-sale will begin at 11:00AM AST and will conclude March 4 at 9:00PM AST. Password is DREAMER. Tickets will be available only online through
http://bit.ly/1NkMwrf. General sale begins March 5 at 11:00AM AST online at
http://bit.ly/1NkMwrf, by phone (902) 451-1221, in person at the venue box office and at participating Superstores. All ticket holders must be at least 19-years-of-age. Make plans now to get your tickets before they go on sale to the general public. We hope to see you in Halifax in December!
For a glimpse of what you’ll see at Roger’s show, here is a video of him performing his everlasting classic, Give a Little Bit -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmOJgRA8YMI. Take a moment and leave a comment on the video, “like” it, and share it with your friends today!
FRANCE! Tickets go on sale at 10:00AM tomorrow, February 28, for Roger’s August 1 show with his band at Festival de Carcassonne!
Join Roger for his first visit since 2008 to this beautiful medieval village in the south of France. Tickets will be available online through
http://bit.ly/16WPtgw and in person at the Ticketing Cultural Center - 10 rue de la République.
You may also see Roger in Nantes on June 30 at La Cité, Le Centre des Congrès de Nantes -
and in Paris at Olympia on July 1 - SOLD OUT.
All announced tour dates may be found on the
Tour page here
on the site.
Roger's September 2 date at Koninklijk Theater Carré sold out in less than a week and many fans were not able to buy tickets. Therefore, we decided to come back April 18, 2016. Get your tickets now for Roger and his band through
http://bit.ly/1zMRtP5, at the venue box office, or by telephone 0900-25 25 255 (0.45 cpm). Spread the word that Roger Hodgson has added a show for Amsterdam - April 18, 2016!
What are your memories of
listening to "Take the Long
Way Home" when it was
released in 1979 and in the
years since? Share with us!
Leave a comment directly on
the video and "like" it
while you're there!
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Canada - Wonderful news! Roger is returning to
Halifax, NS, with his
band on December 12 at
Casino Nova Scotia!
Pre-sale begins March 3 at 11:00AM AST and concludes March 4 at 9:00PM AST. General sale starts March 5 at 11:00AM AST. Additional information is coming soon. All ticket holders must be at least 19-years-of-age. Share the news that Roger is coming to Halifax!
CANADA! Roger is returning to Casino New Brunswick in Moncton, NB, with his band on December 11!
Roger was the first artist invited to perform at the Casino when it opened in 2010 and again performed at this venue in 2013. Both shows sold out, so don’t delay in getting your tickets. We look forward to seeing some of you for the first, second, or third time. Share this great news today!
Fan pre-sale will be one day only, Thursday, February 26, from 10:00AM AST to 10:00PM AST. There will not be a password. Pre-sale tickets will be available online through
http://bit.ly/1DhLHd4 or by phone at 1-866-943-8849. General sale begins Friday, February 27, at 10:00AM AST. Tickets will be available online through
http://bit.ly/1DhLHd4, in person at the venue gift shop, or by phone at 1-866-943-8849. This show is open to all ages.
SWITZERLAND - You’ll be pleased to hear that Roger will be coming to the Stars of Sounds Festival in Murten on July 3!
Join Roger and his band at this wonderful musical event. We hope to see many new faces as well as many that we saw in Zurich, Geneva, and St. Moritz last month. For those who were not able to get tickets for Roger’s sold out Swiss shows, now is your chance! Tickets are available at
http://bit.ly/1w44raO. For additional information -
Be sure to also see Roger at Rock the Ring in Hinwil on June 20.
Visit the Tour page
here on the
site for details of all his announced shows on his Breakfast in America World Tour -
LONDON! Roger Hodgson returns for another magical evening at the Royal Albert Hall on April 29, 2016!
Many of you have been asking for Roger to return to London and we want to give fans as much notice as possible. As a special “thank you” for Roger’s close fans, you may get tickets before they go on sale to the public. Fan pre-sale begins this Thursday, February 26, at 9:00AM. General sale begins Friday, February 27, at 9:00AM. Additional details coming very soon! Don’t wait to get your tickets, as Roger’s 2011 and 2013 shows at RAH sold out. Spread this fantastic news today and make plans to see Roger Hodgson in London - April 2016.
“There are many wonderful venues in the world but there’s only one Albert Hall. I’m delighted to be returning to my home country to play for everyone next year.” ~ Roger Hodgson
FRANCE! Roger Hodgson is returning to Carcassonne on August 1 for the first time since 2008.
Join Roger and his band in this beautiful medieval village in the South at Festival de Carcassonne Officiel. Tickets on sale soon. More information coming when Festival officially announces their program February 26-27.
Enjoy this video of Roger performing “Don’t Leave Me Now” in Paris to a crowd of over 80,000 when he headlined La Fete de L’Humanite -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMF2RgD9fDEE. We invite you to leave a comment and “like” the video while you’re there!
CANADA! Great News! Roger
Hodgson is returning to
Vancouver for the first time
Join Roger and his band at River Rock Casino Resort on November 28. Tickets go on sale March 12 and additional details will be coming soon. There will be one show only. Plan to get your tickets early, as Roger’s four shows in Vancouver in 2011 and 2012 sold out weeks in advance. All ticket holders must be at least 19-years-of-age. “Share” this news today and make plans now to see Roger Hodgson live in concert.
AMSTERDAM! We have moved up the General Sale to tomorrow, February 17, at 10:00AM CET for Roger Hodgson’s upcoming September 2 concert at
Koninklijk Theater Carré.
Since the first announcement in the press last week of pre-sale, the phones at the venue have not stopped. General Sale tickets will be available tomorrow online at https://www.Carre.nl/, at the venue box office, or by telephone 0900-25 25 255 (0.45 cpm). Enjoy this glimpse of what you will see at Carré on September 2 -
After many European dates this summer through September, Roger and his band will tour in the US and Canada in November and December. Be watching for US announcements and more Canada dates!
Canada! Roger will be returning to Casino Rama Resort in Rama, ON (outside Toronto) November 20 and 21!
Join Roger for breathtaking performanceses with his band and orchestra.
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HOLLAND! A pre-sale starts
TODAY, February 14, for Roger Hodgson’s
September 2 show in
Koninklijk Theater Carré!
Pre-sale for Roger Hodgson’s
December shows in Montreal,
Ottawa, and Quebec City are
currently underway and will
conclude on Friday, February
13, at 10:00 PM EST. General
Sale begins Saturday,
February 14 at 10:00 AM EST
for Ottawa and 12:00 PM EST
for Montreal and Quebec
City. Some wrote in saying
they had technical
difficulties with the links
so we are resending.
A limited number of VIP
tickets that include
soundcheck or soundcheck and
post-show meet and greet are
Pre-sale will be online
only while General Sale
will be online, in
person, or by phone.
Join us for a beautiful
evening on the Costa Brava
for one of Spain's major
music festivals of the
summer! Tickets on sale
Also see Roger on August 6
at Starlite Festival in
CANADA - Here’s the news
you’ve been waiting for!
Roger will be returning to
Montreal, Ottawa, and Quebec
City in December!
Fan pre-sale for all shows
begins Thursday, February 12
and will conclude Friday,
February 13. General sale
begins Saturday, February
14. A limited number of VIP
tickets will be available
for each show. All ticket
details coming soon!
Details for all other
announced shows on Roger’s
Breakfast in America World
Tour may be found on the
Events tab here on the page
or on the Tour page here on
Roger’s site at
Roger Hodgson at the Royal Circus: Magic was the appointment
Roger Hodgson is a veteran of Belgium. In recent years, we have seen among other Ostend, Verviers, Liege or Tournai to resume the great classics of his former mythical group Supertramp.
Despite this abundance of concerts, the Royal Circus showed full again this January 25 for the coming of the artist. The reason for this success? Any fan of singer / guitarist / keyboardist will tell you, a concert of Roger Hodgson is a real moment of indescribable magic.
..In addition to being the top musically, Roger Hodgson and his musicians are helped by a light show of the highest quality and especially sound just perfect. by Julien Sterckx
Enjoy Roger's interview with RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse!
For those who were not able to get tickets for Roger's sold out shows in Zürich and Geneva this week, you may still see him in St. Moritz today, January 30, in the Embassy Ballroom at the beautiful, historical Badrutt's Palace Hotel. For reservation requests for this intimate duo show, phone +41 81 837 26 59.
Enjoy this video of Roger
performing his timeless
classic, “Give a Little Bit”
Share your experiences of
seeing Roger performing
his enduring song live. Be
sure to leave your comment
directly on the video and
"like" it while you're
Whether accompanied by a four-piece
band, performing duo, or with an orchestra, Roger Hodgson continues
to play all the hits he wrote and later recorded with Supertramp plus
other classics of his such as "Child
in Your Shell,""Sister
Moonshine," and "Even
in the Quietest Moments," and favorites from his solo
albums - "Only
Because of You,""Lovers
in the Wind,"
"Had a Dream,"
Jeopardy," many of which can be found on his current CD
release, Classics Live.
generations, Hodgson transports baby boomers back to their
youth while giving younger concertgoers a taste of why his
heartfelt songs have endured. In fact, this year marks the
40th Anniversary of "Crime
of the Century," released in September 1974. In
concert, Hodgson performs all the songs that he contributed
to the album - "School," "Hide in Your Shell," "If Everyone
Was Listening," and the perennial classic "Dreamer," that
became Supertramp's first international runaway hit,
propelling “Crime of the Century” to the top of the charts.
2015 tour dates are below with more to come. For North
America fans, Roger will be performing in the USA and Canada
in November and December – watch for announcements.
"Whether it's the melodic complexity of his songs, the
harmonies he weaves with his band, the lyrics that sweep you
away or his ability to still command the incredible upper
range of his voice, 'beautiful' was what kept coming to mind
over and over again during his performance. 'Breathtaking'
might also apply. 'I want more' certainly would."
Ted Hansen - Mesa Classic Rock Music Examiner "All these years I thought I was a Supertramp fan when
actually I was and am a Roger Hodgson fan. What a show! WOW
is all I can say."~
David Wild, Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone
Check out his latest release, "
This spectacular collection of Roger's hit songs from
concerts recorded on his 2010 world tour is available
through his Store and iTunes.
Enjoy this video
Hodgson performing some of his timeless classics.
NORWAY! What a summer it’s
going to be - Roger Hodgson
is returning to Steinkjer
Festival where he last
played in 2007!
family and join Roger and
his band on June 26 whenSteinkjerfestivalenwelcomes
him back in celebration of
their 10th Anniversary!
Share the news with your
friends and family. We look
forward to seeing you there!
Enjoy this montage video of
Roger performing some of his
timeless classic songs.
Which one is your favorite
to sing along to? Tell us!
Leave a comment directly on
the video and be sure to
also “like” it while you’re
Tune in tomorrow, Tuesday, January 13, when David Dye from NPR’s
World Cafe interviews Roger about the 40th Anniversary of the Crime of the Century album and more!
Fans worldwide may stream the interview live at 2:00PM EST from here -
www.xpn.org/music-artist/xpn-stream. For those who are not able to tune in at 2:00, late tomorrow the interview will be featured for streaming here -
http://www.npr.org/blogs/world-cafe/. The World Cafe program also airs at 200 stations nationwide in the US. Check your local listings for times. Spread the word of Roger’s interview with National Public Radio. Enjoy!
Enjoy Roger's recent interview with Jeb Wrightt of Classic
Rock Revisited about the
40th Anniversary of the Crime of the Century album!
Once a Dreamer, Always a Dreamer An Interview with Supertramp Co-Founder Roger Hodgson
Roger Hodgson was nothing more than a kid, a dreamer of sorts when he sat down and wrote the song that became Supertramp’s
first hit single. Now, 40 years later, “Dreamer” and is still played daily on classic rock radio around the world.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the album which featured the song “Dreamer”, Crime of the Century, has been remastered by Ray Staff and comes with a live recording from 1975 when the band performed at the popular Hammersmith Odeon in London. The live disc has been remastered from the master tapes by Ken Scott. The album is available for purchase on CD, 2CD, 180g vinyl, Blu-Ray, digital formats and as a vinyl box set.
To celebrate the release of this album, Hodgson sat down with www.classicrockrevisited.com and reflected on the album.
It has been 40 years sinceCrime
of the Century. The
album is famous for the mix
of progressive and pop
musical elements, but I
think the real gems are the
song lyrics on the album. I
think they are brilliant.
would agree with you.
That is always a good way to
start an interview! What in
your mind makes this album
[laughter] There is a lot
that is known about the
album. I was trying to
think what it was that came
together and made that album
fulfill its potential, as it
did. I think that Rick and
I came of age as songwriters
at that time. We came of
age as separate
The album or
two before that we were
collaborating, which was
fine but, obviously, we
didn’t have a hit album. We
didn’t write any hits,
either. It was when we
started writing separately
that the music became more
personal, and even
that we came up with the
depth and the passion that
we achieved onCrime
of the Century. Rick
wrote four fantastic songs
and I was able to match his
songs with four of mine that
I felt really worked in a
experience. I have always
been lucky to have a huge
backlog of material, so I
could match my songs with
whatever he came up with.
Are you an anniversary guy,
Roger? Did you think, “Wow,
it has been FORTY years?”
I played four
of those songs live today
and they sound fresh and
vital and they have depth.
I still appreciate the songs
myself. The album has stood
the test of time well and
has not really diminished in
people’s opinion of it. It
really was a very, very well
listening experience, and
that is how I approached
it. We were very blessed to
work with Ken Scott, and I
was like a sponge with him
learning about recording and
experimenting with things in
the studio. It was a lot of
fun to learn the ropes of
recording from him.
We would love to see you at
a show this year! Our 2015
Tour kicks off this month
with sold out shows in
Brussels, Zurich and Geneva.
If you miss us in January,
we’ll be back in Europe/UK
this summer - Roger Hodgson
Note from Harmonic
Management: Just a few
tickets remain for the DUO
show in Bremen, Germany on
February 1. If you want to
see Roger before summer, theMusical
your last chance.
Summer shows are confirmed
in Switzerland, Germany,
Austria, France, Holland,
England, Hungary, Norway,
and Spain. Keep watching for
news as more will be added.
News is still to come for
USA and Canada in November -