Thursday, July 9, 2009

press: AWATS show CT

Todd Rundgren To Perform "A Wizard, A True Star" Live In Stamford CT at The Palace Theatre 09/09/09
Rock/Pop Icon Todd Rundgren is returning to Fairfield County to perform his seminal 1973 album "A Wizard, A True Star" live in its entirety at the Palace Theater in Stamford, CT on September 9, 2009. Ticket information available @

Stamford Center For The Performing Arts Palace Theater in Stamford, CT

PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 09, 2009 – Rock/Pop Icon Todd Rundgren is returning to Fairfield County to perform his seminal 1973 album "A Wizard, A True Star" live in its entirety at the Stamford Center for the Performing Arts Palace Theater on September 9, 2009. Ticket information is available at Todd will perform the entire AWATS album plus a second full set of songs spanning his remarkable 40 year career backed by an all-star band featuring Jesse Gress, Kasim Sulton, Prairie Prince, Greg Hawkes, & Roger Powell.

"A Wizard, A True Star" was Todd’s follow up to his most commercially successful album, “Something /Anything?” which included popular hits like “I Saw The Light” and “Hello It’s Me”. Instead of going with a similar sound, Todd Rundgren went in a completely different direction with his electrical psychedelic album "A Wizard, A True Star".

Although the album wasn’t a big hit with critics and didn’t reach near the sales as Todd’s previous album, it’s the clear cut favorite of Todd’s most avid fans and is considered a very influential album to thousands of musicians. Todd’s manager, Eric Gardner of Panacea Entertainment, said, “It was Todd’s 180 degree turn after 'Something/Anything?' much to the dismay of the record company and much to the dismay of radio. Back then they were hoping for a follow up of 'Something/Anything?' something in the same vein. 'A Wizard, A True Star' is actually a record that’s near and dear to Todd’s heart because it was so contrary”.

"A Wizard, A True Star" was listed in the 2006 musical reference book, “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die”. In 2003, British music critic Barney Hoskyns wrote in MOJO magazine, "Rundgren’s 'A Wizard, A True Star' is simply the greatest album ever made”.

The Todd Rundgren AWATS Live concert in Stamford is being presented by This will be the third AWATS Live performance ever. The first two AWATS Live performances are being held in Akron, OH on September 6th and 7th.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Wed 9/09/09

Todd on Daryl Hall's show Saturday 8/15/09

Live from Daryl's House.


Landmark 20th edition of acclaimed web show features Daryl and Mercury Records group with #1 iTunes album singing its hit "She Is Love," Daryl Hall & John Oates classics

NEW YORK, June 09, 2009—Marking the 20th episode of his critically acclaimed online series Live From Daryl's House, Daryl Hall invited Mercury Records rockers (and longtime Daryl Hall and John Oates fans) Parachute to join him, in a brand-new installment which debuts June 15 at, where it can be seen along with archived footage of past episodes.

The Charlottesville, VA-based band recently climbed to #1 on the iTunes album charts with their debut, Losing Sleep, and hit single, "She Is Love," one of seven songs the five-piece band performed with Daryl Hall for the show. "She Is Love" was also featured in the national television advertising campaign for Nivea Body's Smooth Sensations, while the group has had its music spotlighted on such shows as 90210 and One Tree Hill, with a recent performance on the CBS Early Show.

Will Anderson, the group's vocalist/guitarist and piano player, was thrilled by the experience. "Getting to do Live From Daryl's House was amazing," he enthused. "We had an absolute blast singing some of the Daryl Hall and John Oates songs I grew up listening to and hope we'll get to jam with Daryl and the guys again soon!"

Parachute (, which also includes saxophone player/keyboardist Kit French, bassist Alex Hargrave, drummer Johnny Stubblefield and lead guitarist Nate McFarland, performed four of their own songs with Daryl, including, in addition to "She Is Love," "Under Control," "All That I Am" and "She," two Daryl Hall and John Oates classics, "It's a Laugh" and "Say It Isn't So," as well as a rousing cover of Junior Walker's "Shotgun."

Past episodes of Live from Daryl's House have featured a mix of well-known performers like The Doors, Nick Lowe, K.T. Tunstall, Gym Class Heroes' Travis McCoy, Finger Eleven's James Black and Rick Jackett and the Bacon Brothers, along with newcomers such as Philly soul singer Mutlu, Canadian techno-rockers Chromeo, MySpace pop-rock phenom Eric Hutchinson, Cash Money rocker Kevin Rudolf, Wind-up Records' Chicago rockers Company of Thieves, Bay Area singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson and Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek of The Doors.

Live from Daryl's House started with Daryl's "light-bulb moment" idea of "playing music with my friends and putting it up on the Internet," and the show has subsequently been praised by such varied media outlets as Rolling Stone, Spin, Daily Variety, CNN, BBC, Yahoo and the influential Lefsetz Letter.