Todd Rundgren At Kent Stage May 16-17
An Evening With Todd Rundgren is coming to the Kent Stage on May 16th and May 17th. The show will span 5 decades of his great hits.
A Wizard, A True Star. The title of Todd Rundgren’s 1973 solo album aptly sums up the contributions of this multi-faceted artist to state-of-the-art music. Hailed in the early stage of his career as a pop wunderkind for both his own material and for his production of other artists, supported by the certified gold solo double LP Something/Anything? in 1972, his career has produced a diverse and eclectic range of recordings often both as a solo artist and as a member of the band Utopia. Rundgren has often been at the forefront as a promoter of cutting edge recording technologies.
During the 1970s and 1980s, Rundgren prolifically engineered and/or produced many notable albums for other acts, including the Band’s Stage Fright (1970), Badfinger’s Straight Up (1971), Grand Funk Railroad’s We’re an American Band (1973), the New York Dolls’s New York Dolls (1973), Hall & Oates’s War Babies (1974), Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell (1977), and XTC’s Skylarking (1986). In the 1980s and 1990s, his interest in video and computers led to his “Time Heals” (1981) being the eighth video played on MTV, and “Change Myself” (1991) was animated by Rundgren on commercially available Amiga computers.
His best-known songs include the 1972 singles “Hello It’s Me” and “I Saw the Light”, which have heavy rotation on classic rock radio stations, and the 1983 single “Bang the Drum All Day”, which is featured in many sports arenas, commercials and movie trailers. Although lesser known, “Couldn’t I Just Tell You” has had a major influence on artists in the power pop musical genre.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased here