Monday, April 27, 2009

PRESS is starting to show up for the AWATS show in Akron

posted on the akron beacon journal blog

Todd Rundgren to perform A.W.A.T.S. at Civic Theatre
Posted April 27th, 2009 by Malcolm Abram

OK, Runt fans, save your pennies and break out your old vinyl.

Todd Rundgren who just recently performed with his rock band in Clevleand will be returning to N.E. Ohio in September to perform, right here in Akron at The Civic Theatre.
What will he do?

For the first time ever (apparently) the singer will perform his dense 1973 breakthrough album A Wizard, A True Star in its entirety as part of Rundgren Radio's Birthday Bash II.

According to one of the guys promoting the show (Doug), not to long ago while Runt was on tour in Europe, a British promoter suggested the idea to Todd on two separate occasions, but never followed up.

But Rundgren–who has a soft spot in his heart for the album because it was a sharp stylistic left turn after Something/Anything which contained hits such as I Saw The Light and Hello, It's Me — liked the concept so much that VOILA!

Akron gets a musical gift.

Tickets for the special (possibly one-night-only) show go onsale, Monday, May 4, prices TBA.

If your a local Rundgren fan, I suggest getting tickets the day they go on sale because the dedicated Rundgren community will travel for this show.

1 comment:

Chuck said...

Gotta love this line:

"...the dedicated Rundgren community will travel for this show."