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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
RundgrenRadio April newletter
Years of Something/Anything? Campaign now underway from
first-ever USA symphonic shows 5 weeks away
IL June 1st and June
Rundgren Radio Special Edition TONIGHT with
special guest TODD RUNDGREN! Wednesday 8:30pm ET 4/25/2012 at
www.RundgrenRadio.com (click LISTEN)
We'll be talking with Todd about
all sorts of exciting happenings including the upcoming orchesTRa shows, Ringo
tour, Ethel tour, and more. Following our conversation with Todd, we will be
making announcements including details about the Rundgren Radio Family Reunion
Party which is being held the night before the orchesTRA concerts in Rockford,
IL. If you are somehow out of the loop on the orchesTRa shows and party just
visit http://www.orchesTRaShows.com. The party and the concerts in Rockford
this year will be replacing our annual trek to Akron OH so don't miss going to
Rockford if you are waiting for an Akron party and show this year.
case you missed the sad news, Levon Helm lost his battle with his cancer on
April 19th. He was 71. Levon played drums on some of the songs on Todd's RUNT
album and was in the band, the Band, which had an album produced by Todd. RIP
This is the LAST WEEK to watch the webcast of the Todd
Rundgren Unpredictable concert held at the City Winery in New York. The weblink
is www.ToddRundgrenWebcast.com and the price is only $19.95. Check out the
video trailer for this webcast at
Have you ever thought to
yourself, "Man, I'd sure like to own some Rundgren Radio merchandise"? Probably
not, but we've made it available anyway :-)! Check out our new storefront site
and do some shopping if you're in the mood
100% of any profits go to Todd
& Michele Rundgren via the Todd Store. If you haven't seen the new Todd
Store, you can check it out at http://www.ToddStore.com.
Todd has added
some more tour dates before the orchesTRa shows and before he goes on the road
with that Beatles guy including stops in Cleveland OH, State College PA, and
Evanston IL (near Chicago, both shows SOLD OUT). For all the latest and
greatest on Todd's tour dates, please visit
http://www.rundgrenradio.com/toddtours.html where you can also get a free
download of the Todd Rundgren with the Metropole Orchestra concert held in
Amsterdam last year.
The DVD from the Todd Rundgren concert featuring the
Healing album will be available very soon in June! You can pre-order it from
DeepDiscount.com, Amazon.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The DVD will also
include the 2nd half of Todd's interview with award winning interviewer Roy
Firestone. The reviews for the Todd album DVD have been stellar and if you
still don't have it check the 3 vendors mentioned previously.
official "bootleg" CD has been released by the folks that brought us the 3 CD
Box Set, Todd Rundgren: For Lack Of Honest Work. The latest is the Todd
Rundgren's Utopia concert from 1975 held at the Hammersmith Odeon. Unofficial
bootlegs of this show have been floating around for years but not with the same
high quality mix as this version plus two songs from the concert have been
added, "Couldn't I Just Tell You" and "Do 'Ya". You can purchase this CD at
DeepDiscount.com or Amazon.com.
Todd's upcoming "Revival Camp" has
received a lot of press lately and spots are still open if you'd like to
attend. Here's the link to register:
of the press Todd's received for the camp include a video compliments of
RollingStone.com. In fact, they've put out a few of these Todd videos on
different topics like Laura Nyro, American Bandstand, and Levon Helm. Hopefully
we will see some more in the future. Check them out at ...
http://www.rollingstone.com/search?q=todd+rundgren&x=31&y=14 and while
you're at it don't forget Bill Bricker's latest campaign for a Rolling Stone ad
featuring the 40th Anniversary of Todd's album, Something/Anything? - info
available at Toddata.com.
Longtime Todd fan and collector Mike Adrian was
smart enough to grab Todd Rundgren's name on Twitter and nice enough to hand it
over to the Rundgren's when they were ready to use it. Michele has taken it
over and has been pretty active posting info while touring with Todd recently
including some cool photos of Todd at The Alamo and downtown New Orleans. You
can follow the tweets at
Ever wonder what Utopian
Willie Wilcox is up to these days? Find out here ...
and then check out this video ...
Speaking of Utopians, Kasim
Sulton will be touring as the bass player for Blue Oyster Cult later this year!
Be sure to check them out if they visit your town and don't forget to ask for
Have you read any hooplah about the Tupac "hologram"
Coachella appearance this month? If not, here's some info and the video ...
what does this have to do with Todd Rundgren? He did something like this over
30 years ago ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-12kcYkL-k.
interested in our concert world outside of the Todd gigs, check out our events
page at http://www.onwardpromotions.com/events.html. We're doing gigs this year
with several new wave bands and even heavy metal bands so if you are into either
of those genres we hope to see you at some of the shows. If you don't like the
music but we are in your town maybe you can least meet up with us before the
show for a quick beverage or some food - we'd love to see ya!
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