Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson serves up ‘Breakfast in America’ to the world
The legendary voice and founding member of Supertramp, Roger Hodgson, has been touring all over the world with his solo tour, billed as “Breakfast in America.”
He will make his way back to North America this summer and will visit the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., on June 25, backed by a five-piece band.
Tickets will go on sale at 9:30 a.m. March 19 at the CAC’s box office. Phone and web sales will follow at 10 a.m. Call the box office at 326-2424 or visit www.caclive.com.
The tour takes its name from Supertramp’s landmark 1979 album, “Breakfast In America,” which scored massive worldwide success and featured several of Hodgson’s most enduring hits including the title track, “The Logical Song” and “Take the Long Way Home.” The singer-songwriter’s other hits include “Dreamer,” “Give a Little Bit” and “Fool’s Overture,” which will be featured on the upcoming tour and many other hits from his solo career as well.
In 1969, Roger Hodgson co-founded Supertramp. He was the voice, heart and soul of the band for 14 years, leaving in 1983 at the height of their success in order to spend more time with his family. During the time that Hodgson led the band, Supertramp sold more than 60 million albums.
Roger’s departure from Supertramp left fans longing for more of the sublime music they have loved since the “golden years” (1974 to 1983) of the band. His songs are still played on the radio around the world and his voice continues to touch the hearts of generations. Luckily, he returned to the road in the late 1990s and hasn’t stopped since, touring all around the world.
“I love performing these songs, which continue to resound for me as a performer and for the fans,” Hodgson said of the coming tour. “My songs come from a very personal place inside me and they carry my beliefs and my dreams and my philosophy of life. I understand the deep connection that fans have with my songs that have been a part of so many peoples’ lives around the world.”
Hodgson’s first solo album, “In the Eye of the Storm,” sold over 2 million copies. Hodgson not only wrote, arranged, sang and produced all the material on the album, but played almost all the instruments as well. His latest release, “Classics Live,” is a spectacular collection of live performances from his solo, band and orchestra shows around the world recorded on his 2010 world tour.
Hodgson has more than 60 unpublished songs and plans to record some of them when the time is right.
For more information, visit www.caclive.com.