February 25- PECHANGA RESORT & CASINO- Temecula, CA
February 26- PECHANGA RESORT & CASINO- Temecula, CA
February 28- THE GRAMMY MUSEUM- Los Angeles, CA
CLASSICS LIVE, His First New Album in a Decade, Available in Advance exclusively on www.rogerhodgson.com
Roger Hodgson, the man who wrote and sang the enduring rock standards that made Supertramp famous (“The Logical Song,” “Breakfast in America,” “Give a Little Bit,” “Take the Long Way Home,” “It’s Raining Again,” “School,” “Dreamer,” and “Fool’s Overture” to name a few) spoke about his upcoming shows in the US and his first album in ten years called Classics Live, a stunning collection of Hodgson’s best-loved songs recorded in concert during his 2010 world tour.
"I love performing these songs, which continue to resound for me as a performer and for the fans. 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 people's lives around the world."
Universally recognized as one of the most gifted composers and lyricists of our times, Roger Hodgson helped define a generation of progressive rock. He co-founded Supertramp in 1969 and for many fans was the heart and spiritual force behind the band until he left in 1983.
Roger’s concerts continue to draw both critical and fans' acclaim, and his passion for his music shines through in the magic and intimacy that is felt when he performs his songs live. “My songs are pieces of my heart that have touched people in a myriad of ways. It’s a very personal connection I have with people and I honor it.”
Roger continues to delight audiences around the world, playing his first dates for 2011 in Southern California at Pechanga Casino & Resort February 25 & 26, followed by a special engagement at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on the 28th. Launching his 2011 World Tour in California is especially meaningful for Roger, as it is his home of 35 years and the place that captured his heart when he first came to the States. As he explains: “When I went to America a whole vista of possibilities opened up in my life. And for me it was the spirit of California that I connected with. California has always been on the forefront of technology, spiritual investigation, new ways of thinking, just a very free place where you can be who you want to be very easily. Having lived in England for the first 23 years of my life, my spirit really took to it. It was very liberating for me."
Following the southern California dates, Roger heads to western Canada before continuing his tour abroad with concerts in Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Russia, Spain. Switzerland, France, Norway- and a return to the Royal Albert Hall in May.
As The London Times noted, "There are few vocalists instantly recognizable from the first few bars of a song but Roger Hodgson is certainly one of that unique group. The singer/songwriter of Supertramp, his voice is as unmistakable as the distinct keyboard sound of his early hits."
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