Todd Rundgren, rock and roll icon, guitarist, interactive progenitor, singer-songwriter and record producer, plays the Manchester HMV Ritz on Saturday October 1st.
The Manchester date is the first of several UK concerts billed as 'An Evening With Todd Rundgren'. The shows are described as "The greatest hits tour Todd fans have been waiting to see for years."
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These are Rundgren's first UK dates since 2010's sold-out London Hammersmith Apollo concert where he performed his 1973 album 'A Wizard, A True Star'.
Rundgren is widely regarded as the godfather of music and multimedia. Having founded and The Nazz, the quintessential 60s power-pop psychedelic band, in 1969 he left them to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, the classic Runt. It was 1972's seminal 'Something/Anything', on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight.
Among Rundgren's impressive 50+ production projects are albums by Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, Psychedelic Furs, XTC, Grand Funk Railroad, New York Dolls, Hall And Oates, and Meat Loaf's multi-platinum debut 'Bat Out Of Hell'.