Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Todd Rundgren squeezes 'Arena' into the Iron Horse. Tix on sale this Friday 2/27

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.


Anonymous said...

This record is awful. Like listening to WAAF all day long; you wanna kill yourself after.

Anonymous said...

Wow, guess you're not a fan. This CD is a great mix of Todd doing what he does best. He rocks out quite ably on Mad, Gun, has truly beautiful (to be classics) w Weakness and Last Bardo, and gets you thinking about where you stand on Courage and Manup. Mountaintop is a rip roaring boogie. This is an awesome CD and I've listened to it at least 20 times. Getting ready to go see it performed live next week too!