Friday, May 1, 2009

updated ticket information for AWATS show

if you plan to go to this gig please e-mail doug about ticket presale options at . Ticketmaster will only have a limited amount of seats and they aren't the best ones :-). We're doing our best to get fans in the best seats and keep scalpers out of the picture. We were told by some fans in Akron that the scalpers will be trying on this one.

Have a great weekend!


AWATS tickets information

available on 5/4

Thursday, April 30, 2009


Tue 6/16/09 Seattle, WA Triple Door Tickets not yet on sale

Thu 6/18/09 San Francisco, CA Slim's Tickets on sale Sunday, May 3

Fri 6/19/09 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Live Tickets on sale Saturday,

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

RundgrenRadio tongiht

Tonight on RundgrenRadio, we welcome fans of Todd's "A Wizard, A True Star" to call in about their feelings regarding this album. Many have expressed to us that AWATS changed their lives and we want to hear about that. How did you feel the first time you heard AWATS? How does AWATS stand the test of time? Is AWATS your favorite Todd Rundgren album? We want it all.

Join us tonight at 8:30 ET - the chatroom will be open, of course.


thanx Cradrock and Gio Bruno!
taken from youtube..
Exactly 35 Years ago I was introduced to my first Todd Rundgren performance. Years later I discovered a Todd "Superfan" had actually recorded snippets of footage with his dad's silent 8mm film camera. He had also captured the audio with a small cassette recorder in his lap. I've held onto the footage and listened to the music many times to relive that moment.

Upon hearing this year Todd will perform his groundbreaking album "A Wizard, A True Star" for a theater full of dedicated fans... and in honor of the 35th anniversary of this 1974 performance in Memphis Tennessee, I was moved to make a best effort...merging these very rough film clips to the audio and give you a peak into a very early performance by Todd Rundgren

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.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

official announcment on Todd myspace page AWATS live

Sunday, April 26, 2009
A FIRST EVER performance of A Wizard, A True Star
"Sometimes," Todd Rundgren sang, "I don't know what to feel." But sometimes you do know what to feel. And right now I feel like saying what I've contended for many years, which is that Rundgren's A Wizard, A True Star is simply The Greatest Album Ever Made.

You heard me right, pardner. Better than Pet Sounds. Better than OK Computer. Certainly better than Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Farts Dub Band. An album of vaulting ambition – of wizardry and true stardom – released into an unsuspecting world by a contrary, super-precocious wonderboy who should have been the biggest thing to happen in the '70s but who was just too complex and polymorphous for lasting pop success.

A Wizard, A True Star came out 35 years ago but still sounds more bravely futuristic than any ostensibly cutting-edge electro-pop being made in the 21st Century. A dizzying, intoxicating rollercoaster ride of emotions and genre mutations, the album was substantially the work of Rundgren himself, pieced together in late 1972 at his own Secret Sound studio on NYC's West 24th Street.

(An except from a an article written by Barney Hoskyns for Mojo magazine March 2003)

You can be a part of music history on Sept 6th 2009 at Akron Civic Theatre. Todd will be playing A Wizard, A True Star in its ENTIRETY! Wahooo! For details go to A Wizard, A True Star LIVE!!!!!!