Saturday, September 5, 2009

Article: Kasim on tour >

PR) Kasim Sulton is acknowledged as one of the top bass players in the pop and rock music spheres. A long time member of Todd Rundgren's Utopia, Sulton has also done stints touring the world and recording with Meat Loaf, Joan Jett, Hall & Oates, Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, Mick Jagger and The New Cars among others.
Now SULTON is heading out on the road again, zig-zagging solo performances and with his own band in between concerts with Todd Rundgren/Utopia as they perform Rundgren's ground-breaking album "A Wizard A True Star" in its entirety. Most recently, SULTON released a 2-CD solo album "All Sides" as well as a live DVD "An Evening With Kasim Sulton…Live In Atlanta."

On September 6, Sulton hits the road first in Akron, OH, where he performs a solo show at 1PM, and at 8PM that same night, he joins Todd Rundgren for the debut theatrical presentation of the entire "A Wizard A True Star" album. The following day (September 7) at 1PM, Sulton joins Rundgren at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame for a Meet & Greet to celebrate the opening of the Todd Rundgren exhibit which also includes his work with the band Utopia of which Sulton is a long-standing member; that evening there is a second performance in Akron of "AWATS." The tour schedule of both Sulton's solo concerts and Todd Rundgren/Utopia shows is listed below.

On September 4 SULTON will appear on Cleveland's "Good Company" TV show for an interview and acoustic performance. The program airs at 10AM on local station WKYC (Channel 3) and will be broadcast live online here.

Beginning his career in music at age 16 as pianist for Cherry Vanilla – the glam rocker who was associated with David Bowie and Andy Warhol – SULTON joined Rundgren's Utopia just two short years later, touring extensively and ultimately recording nine albums with that band. He played bass on Meat Loaf's international multi-platinum album "Bat Out Of Hell," sang backup for the follow-up release, "Bat Out Of Hell ll: Back Into Hell" produced the VH-1 "Story Tellers - Meat Loaf" album and has served as Musical Director for Meat Loaf's live performances. As a songwriter, SULTON hit the charts when he wrote and sang Utopia's only top 30 hit, "Set Me Free."

Sun Sept 6 1PM Akron City Centre Hotel Ballroom – SOLO SHOW Akron, OH
8PM Akron Civic Theater – A Wizard A True Star Live
Fri Sept 4 10AM Appearance on "Good Company" WKYC-TV Cleveland, OH
Mon Sept. 7 1PM Meet & Greet, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Cleveland, OH
7PM Akron Civic Theater – A Wizard A True Star Live Akron, OH
Wed Sept 9 7:30PM Stamford Center For The Arts – A Wizard A True Star Live Stamford, CT
Thurs Sept 10 8PM The Strathmore - A Wizard A True Star Live Bethesda, MD
Sat Sept 12 8PM Park West - A Wizard A True Star Live Chicago, IL
Sun Sept 13 8PM Park West - A Wizard A True Star Live Chicago, IL
Sat Sept 26 1PM Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – SOLO SHOW Cleveland, OH
Fri Oct 9 8PM Stage 35 Main Street Micho's Restaurant - SOLO SHOW Reisterstown, MD
Fri Oct 16 8PM The Abbey Pub – SOLO SHOW with full band Chicago, IL
Sat Oct 17 8PM Wilberts Pub – SOLO SHOW with full band Cleveland, OH

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