Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Todd heading to NEW ZEALAND in Sept. 2 shows

American music innovator Todd Rundgren is heading to New Zealand for the first time to perform two shows in September.

Rundgren has working in music and multimedia for almost forty years, and is touring to promote his new album Johnson.

He may not be a household name in New Zealand, but his list of album productions include: Patti Smith, Meatloaf, Cheap Trick, Hall and Oates, Grand Funk Railroad and Psychedelic Furs.

His own hit singles include ‘Hello It’s Me’, ‘I Saw The Light’, ‘Can We Still Be Friends’, and ‘Bang The Drum’.

Rundgren, who happens to be Liv Tyler’s stepfather, directed and produced the music video for his 1981 single ‘Time Heals’. It was the first video to feature compositing of live action and computer graphics and just the second video ever to feature on MTV (behind ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’).

Throughout the last four decades, Rundgren’s style has morphed from power pop to prog-rock to acapella, and his music has been referenced or used by such cult television shows as That 70’s Show, The Office, Miami Vice and 30 Rock. has two copies of Rundgren’s Johnson to give away – to win one simply email us with your name and delivery address and we'll randomly select two winners.

More details on the Wellington and Auckland shows will be announced soon.

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