Thursday, April 8, 2010

announcement on akron shows

Todd Rundgren will perform two albums in Akron in September
by Malcolm Abram on April 8, 2010

OK, Ohio (and surrounding states) Todd Rundgren fans, get ready to do a happy dance.

The nice folks at who brought us the world premiere of Rundgren's theatrical staging of A Wizard, A True Star are bringing Todd back to the Akron Civic Theatre on Sunday, September 5.

This time, Runt will perform not one, but two albums in their entirety Todd and Healing.
Quoth Melinda Cain of

"With the sold out concert last year in Akron we knew it was a no-brainer to return to Ohio where Todd has his biggest fan base. We loved the Akron Civic Theatre and how the city businesses embraced us and the concert attendees. The visitors from across the world were pleased with the reasonable prices of everything in the city and we expect almost of them to return in 2010 for this concert. Todd loves the Akron Civic Theatre and we knew if we started the tour there our odds would be better for getting him to agree to another unbelievable album show."

Hell yeah.
I doubt these two albums will get the wild visual treatment that AWATS received, but it should still be fun. Todd, the 1973 follow-up to AWATS has a few fan favorites including the pretty ballad A Dream Goes On Forever, Don't You Ever Learn? and The Last Ride.

Healing from 1981, is an album in the classic sense. It works best when listened to umm….in it's entirety. It also has longtime concert staple Tiny Demons as well as the peppy single Time Heals, Todd's only MTV hit (mostly because MTV's video library was awfully small back in 1981/82).

Tickets for the show go on sale at 11 a..m. on April 28 at and all Ticketmaster locations.

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