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Emulating a conventional routing itinerary, the Clearly Human Tour will kick off February 14 “in” Buffalo, NY, and wrap up March 22 “in” Seattle, WA. Single tickets are priced at $35, with an array of premium add-ons and multi-date bundles obtainable.
Produced by NoCap, the reside streaming firm not too long ago launched by Cisco Adler, and Panacea Leisure chairman Eric Gardner, Todd’s longtime supervisor, every present will function Rundgren and an expanded 10-piece band performing standouts from his 50-year-plus catalog, in addition to his complete 1989 basic album ‘Almost Human’, which Warner Music Group will even be re-releasing on CD and coloured vinyl. Distant meet-and-greets with Todd shall be obtainable at each present, as will choices to pick viewing from a number of digital camera angles and to be featured on a number of rows of video screens that may function the real-time “digital viewers” for the night. Topic to Chicago’s COVID coverage concerning public gatherings in power on the time, there shall be a handful of tickets obtainable to attend in particular person and sit safely distanced amongst the digital viewers, with every attendee required to point out proof of a unfavorable take a look at inside 72 hours of the occasion.
Todd sat down with Rolling Stone not too long ago to debate the origins of the Clearly Human tour and to share the world premiere of his vacation single from Cleopatra Information – his interpretation of the 1978 Christmas tune “Flappie,” initially by Dutch comic Youp van ‘t Hek. Ever the contrarian, it is urged that one pay attention/watch at one’s personal threat….”Flappie – A Vacation Fable”
“Individuals are making an attempt to compensate usually by doing one large present and making an attempt to get as a lot viewers as doable,” Rundgren tells Rolling Stone. “Whereas that does unify the viewers, it does not give the viewers that sense of particular consideration whenever you come to their city. On the identical time, we’ve to strive to determine ways in which as performers, we do not wind up feeling like we’re doing a residence at a lodge.”
Whereas the idea of Clearly Human lends itself naturally to our present socially-distanced world, Todd really conceived of the thought years in the past as an answer to the rising challenges of touring amidst local weather change and a method to scale back his personal carbon footprint. Seeing this as “setting the gold commonplace” for what he predicts will turn into a brand new touring paradigm, it is not the primary time Todd has been out entrance with a tech-savvy new thought. he designed the first-ever graphics pill for Apple in 1979; different “firsts” embrace the first-ever reside interactive tv live performance (1978), the primary reside nationwide cablecast of a rock live performance (1982), the primary industrial music downloads (1992), the primary on-line direct artist subscription service, “PatroNet” (1998,) and the primary full-length live performance shot with a number of Digital Actuality 360º cameras (2016).
Todd’s band for the Clearly Human Tour will function Kasim Sulton (Bass), Prairie Prince (Drums), Eliot Lewis (Keys), Gil Assayas (Synth), Bruce McDaniel (Guitar), Bobby Strickland (Sax), Steven Stanley (Trombone), plus the erstwhile “World Women”: Michele Rundgren, Grace Yoo, and Ashle Worrick (Background Vocals).
“CLEARLY HUMAN” MARKETS
February 14: Buffalo, NY
February 16: Albany, NY
February 17: New York Metropolis, NY
February 19: Virginia Seaside, VA
February 20: Pittsburgh, PA
February 22: Cleveland, OH
February 23: Detroit, MI
February 25: Indianapolis IN
February 26: Chicago, IL
February 28: Madison/Milwaukee, WI
March 1: Minneapolis, MN
March 3: Kansas Metropolis, MO
March 4: St. Louis, MO
March 6: Nashville, TN
March 7: Dallas, TX
March 9: Houston, TX
March 10: Austin, TX
March 12: Denver, CO
March 13: Salt Lake Metropolis, UT
March 15: Phoenix AZ
March 16: San Diego, CA
March 18: Los Angeles, CA
March 19: San Francisco, CA
March 21: Portland OR
March 22: Seattle WA
“A Wizard, A True Star.” The title of Todd Rundgren’s 1973 solo album aptly foreshadows the contributions of this multi-faceted artist to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, pc software program developer, conceptualist, interactive artist, and writer, over the previous 50+ years Rundgren has made a long-lasting affect on the shape, content material, and supply of common music. His seminal album “One thing/Something?” (1972), on which he performed all of the devices, sang all of the vocal elements and acted as his personal producer, catapulted Rundgren into the celebrity limelight, prompting the press to unanimously dub him “Rock’s New Wunderkind.” His 21 solo albums, plus 14 together with his prog rock/energy pop ensemble Utopia, spawned such hit singles as “I Noticed The Gentle,””Howdy It is Me,” “Can We Nonetheless Be Associates,” “Bang The Drum,” and together with his band Utopia, “Love Is The Reply.” As a producer, Rundgren has introduced his creativity to bear on almost 100 albums, together with Patti Smith, Low cost Trick, The Psychedelic Furs, The Tubes, XTC, Grand Funk Railroad, Corridor & Oates, The Band, and Meat Loaf’s 50-million-selling “Bat Out Of Hell”.
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