Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Onward Promotions to Present Rick Springfield with special guests The Motels & Kasim Sulton in Akron
Onward Promotions will present a Rick Springfield concert on Labor Day weekend in Akron, OH, on September 4th, 2011 with two special opening acts, The Motels and Kasim Sulton. Tickets will be available from Ticketmaster & the Akron Civic Theatre.
Rick Springfield

PRLog (Press Release) – May 31, 2011 – Onward Promotions will present a Rick Springfield concert on Labor Day weekend in Akron, OH, on September 4th, 2011 with two special opening acts, The Motels and Kasim Sulton. Doors open at 5:30pm with a 6:30pm start time. Tickets will be available from Ticketmaster & the Akron Civic Theatre box office.

Rick Springfield is a singer-songwriter, Grammy Award-winning musician, actor and best-selling author. With 17 top 40 hits, Springfield is best known for the Grammy-winning, 1981 #1 single "Jessie's Girl", which became a blockbuster of 1980s pop rock music and helped establish the emerging music video age. As an actor, Springfield is known for playing Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime drama General Hospital. He originated the character from 1981–1983 and then returned to play him again from 2005–2008. Springfield also recently wrote and released his autobiography, Late Late at Night, which topped many best seller lists, including the New York Times Best Seller List.

Springfield has continued to release albums throughout the late 1980s, into the 1990s, the 2000s and beyond. His most recent release, Venus in Overdrive debuted on Billboard at #28, his highest chart position since the mid 80s. He's had multiple popular hit songs including but not limited to “Love Somebody”, "Affair Of The Heart", "I've Done Everything For You", " Don't Talk To Strangers", "I Get Excited", "Love Is Alright Tonight", and "Human Touch". He is constantly touring, with a dedicated fan base wherever he appears

The Motels were a New Wave music band from the Los Angeles area best known for "Only the Lonely" and "Suddenly Last Summer", each of which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982 and 1983, respectively. Their song "Total Control" reached number 4 on the Australian charts in 1980. Martha Davis, the lead singer, reformed a version of the band called The Motels featuring Martha Davis, in 1998; as of 2009 she continues to appear under Martha Davis & The Motels or The Motels with various line-ups.

Kasim Sulton is a highly coveted sideman, singer/songwriter recognized and respected for his work with other artists including Todd Rundgren and Utopia, Meat Loaf, Joan Jett, Hall and Oates, Patti Smith, Patty Smyth, Mick Jagger, and Celine Dion to name just a few. His level of involvement has ranged from playing bass, keyboards, and/or guitar, to adding vocal harmonies, singing lead, and contributing as a songwriter, to producing entire albums, as he did with the Meat Loaf VH-1 Storytellers CD, released in 1999.

Onward Promotions is a concert promotion company and is a subsidiary of RundgrenRadio.com which was founded in 2007.

Monday, May 30, 2011

some great pics from this past weeks show in NJ

thanks Jan Leichtweis

VIDEO: Want of a Nail- Daryl Hall and Todd Rundgren

Review: Hall and Rundgren: Brotherly love at Borgata


May. 30, 2011
Hall and Rundgren: Brotherly love at Borgata
By A.D. Amorosi

Daryl Hall probably never conceived of taking his monthly Internet show, Live From Daryl's House, on the road when it started in 2007. Shot primarily in the barnlike rehearsal space of his self-restored Colonial in Millbrook, N.Y., the show has welcomed Hall friends old and new, musicians who inspired him as well as younger players he and longtime partner John Oates influenced.
Players who visit Daryl's House chat, joke, prepare food, and make music. They include Travie McCoy, Nick Lowe, Sharon Jones, Smokey Robinson, and fellow Philadelphia pal and onetime producer Todd Rundgren, with whom Hall humorously made sausage during their show's cooking segment.

The Internet show is a hit, so much so that come autumn it will air as a syndicated television program, with CBS3 jumping on board. On Friday night, Hall brought his Web vision - barn slats and all - to the Borgata Music Box in Atlantic City with Rundgren as his guest.

"Welcome to my house," Hall said with a grin to the appreciative throng before welcoming Rundgren to the stage.

"I hope we screw up," joked Rundgren. "It'll make everything more real."

The pair and backing musicians and vocalists did lots of teasing but little botching. In their roles as blue-eyed-soul avatars, Hall and Rundgren started the evening with a Philly song, a hammering take on Gamble and Huff's "Expressway to Your Heart," immortalized by the Soul Survivors. They also took on Thom Bell and William Hart's Philly-riffic "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" with velvety charm.

As they did throughout the too-short show, one vocalist took the first verse, the other the next, with the smooth operators joining harmonically on the chorus. Though their versions of Sound of Philadelphia classics were heavenly, the evening's heights came as they tackled each other's catalogs, rarities included. It was cream-cheesy bliss to hear Hall take on the lower notes of Rundgren's cool-R&B "Can We Still Be Friends" and the cosmopolitan gospel of "The Want of a Nail."

Rundgren pulled out his wailing falsetto for Hall songs such as the tenderhearted but screechy "Wait for Me" and teased about oversinging the likes of "Beanie G. and the Rose Tattoo," from Hall & Oates' Rundgren-produced War Babies album of 1974.

Their subtle, fluid dynamic burned brightest when they joined in Möbius strip harmonies for Rundgren's "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference."


Sunday, May 29, 2011

VIDEO: Daryl Hall & Todd Rundgren Borgata 5/27/11 "Didn't I"

VIDEO: Daryl Hall & Todd Rundgren Borgata 5/27/11 "Wait For Me"

vIDEO: Daryl Hall & Todd Rundgen Borgata 5/27/11 "I Saw The Light"

VIDEO:Daryl Hall & Todd Rundgren Borgata 5/27/11 "It Wouldnt Have Made Any Difference"


Daryl Hall & Todd Rundgren - Borgata 5/27/11 "Can We Still Be Friends"

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VIDEO : Daryl Hall and Todd Rundgren, Bang The Drum

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Video: Borgata Casino, Atlantic City, NJ THE LAST RIDE

VIDEO: Daryl Hall and Todd Rundgren live at Borgata. Private Eyes.

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Rundgren Radio Camp Counselor Series with Pete Fornatale and Randy Brown June 7th

Time Tuesday, June 7 · 8:30pm - 10:30pm

Location RundgrenRadio.com

More Info A New York radio fixture for over 40 years, Pete is one of the architects of progressive FM. The award-winning broadcaster is also author of 'Back to the Garden' and 'Simon and Garfunkel's Bookends,' and he can be heard every Saturday on WFUV radio’s Mixed Bag.

For the last 25 years Randy has been an all-around stage technician for artists such as Roberta Flack, David Byrne, Bad company, Meat loaf, Blondie and Ted Nugent to name a few. Randy's been a TR crewman since Liars and now stage manages AWATS & Todd/Healing.

Rundgren Radio Camp Counselor Series with Greg Hawkes May 31

Time Tuesday, May 31 · 8:30pm - 10:30pm

Location RundgrenRadio.com

More Info Greg is the keyboard player from The Cars. He has recorded with Paul McCartney and performs regularly with Flo & Eddie. He was a member of Todd's band for the recent AWATS and Todd/Healing tours. He also plays the ukulele.