Visionary rocker Todd Rundgren will continue to support his latest album, "Arena," with another round of US dates including a night at the decidedly non-arena sized Iron Horse on Monday, April 20th.
With "Arena," Rundgren makes a return to old-school, guitar-heavy arena rock--a move that came about as a consequence of serious misfortune. The multifaceted singer/songwriter was playing with The New Cars between solo albums, "and right when we were supposed to begin our big worldwide tour, we had an accident on the bus and Elliot Easton broke his collarbone.” The accident brought The New Cars outing to an abrupt halt.
"It was at that point that I got back into doing the guitar-oriented, guitar-quartet thing. It was a quick and easy way to tour when I found myself suddenly without a tour from injury. The response that I got was sort of remarkable. I think it was taking fans back to a time when they first became fans."
"Arena" follows Rundgren's 2004 effort, "Liars," which marked his first set of new material in more than a decade.
In addition to working on his own music, the cutting-edge artist recently finished producing the New York Dolls' forthcoming album.
Tickets for the Northampton show go on sale this Friday 2/27.