A Wizard, A True Star, the title of his 1973 solo album, aptly sums up the contributions of this multi-faceted artist to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist, Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music.
He has produced more than 50 records for other artists, including Hall & Oates, Cheap Trick, Patti Smith, XTC, Grand Funk Railroad, The Band, and Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell.
Recorded live at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut on December 15, 2015, Rundgren's new release includes some of his best known songs including “Hello It's Me,” “I Saw The Light” and “Bang The Drum.” Plus, hear/watch fan favourites that haven't been performed live in decades, including songs from TR’s unforgettable Utopia and Nazz anthems.
The set list consists of milestone Rundgren classics taken from his rich back catalogue, including songs from the albums Something/Anything (1972), A Wizard, a True Star (1973), Faithful (1976), Hermit of Mink Hollow (1978), The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect (1982), A Cappella (1985), 2nd Wind (1991), One Long Year (2000), Liars (2004), Global (2015), plus key cuts from the Utopia albums Oops! Wrong Planet (1977), Swing To The Right (1982) and POV (1985), as well as from the first two albums by Rundgren’s 60s band The Nazz (1968 and 1969).
Todd Rundgren (guitar, vocals)
John Ferenzik (keyboards, vocals)
Jesse Gress (guitar, vocals)
Prairie Prince (drums)
Kasim Sulton (bass, vocals)
To purchase An Evening With Todd Rundgren – Live At Ridgefield:
Todd’s Facebook Store: www.facebook.com/thetoddstore
Todd’s Official Fan Site: www.trconnection.com
Watch the video clip of Rundren's electrifying performance of “Black Maria” from An Evening With Todd Rundgren – Live At The Ridgefield.