BREAKING NEWS! My apologies if you've already booked your flight but this idea just took off while I was talking to the Agora owner this morning.
On Thursday 10/11/12 there will be a FREE TR fan party at the small room at the Agora featuring a movie presentation (5 camera shoot for TV) of the 1978 Utopia concert at the Agora! Doors at 7pm, movie concert at 8pm. This movie was nominated for an Emmy by the way - how cool is that? The hotel is probably out of Thursday rooms under our rate but I can add more if needed so let me know if I do. Will consider a bus if enough people need the service.
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
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Friday, October 12, 2012. October 12th and 13th, 2012 - presented by RundgrenRadio.com. Ticket onsale date TBA. Hotel group rate available at Embassy Suites Rockside. Code is RUN. RundgrenRadio.com will be presenting back to back "Unpredictable Todd Rundgren" concerts at Cleveland's Agora Theatre on October 12th and 13th of 2012. Rundgren has decades of history with the Agora but the last time he performed there was in 1995. "We're excited about bringing Todd back to the famous Cleveland Agora for these back to back concerts. He has a rich history with the Agora franchise touring as Todd Rundgren's Utopia, Back To The Bars, and TR-i The Individualist to name a few", Melinda Cain of RundgrenRadio.com said. "This will be Todd's first time performing his Unpredictable concerts in Cleveland and the best way we've found to describe what the shows are like is to tell fans to pretend Todd and three accompanying musicians are performing in their den for a house concert", she added. One of the three musicians accompanying Todd for the Cleveland concerts is bassist Kasim Sulton, who has performed live as a solo artist at Cleveland's Beachland Ballroom and Winchester's in the past. The other two musicians joining Todd will be guitarist Jesse Gress and a percussionist to be named at a later date. Todd Rundgren has released over 30 albums either as a solo artist or with his bands Nazz, Todd Rundgren's Utopia, Utopia, and The New Cars. Hailed in the early stage of his career as a new pop-wunderkind, supported by the certified gold solo double LP Something/Anything? in 1972. Todd Rundgren's career has produced a diverse range of recordings as solo artist, and during the seventies and eighties with the band Utopia. He has also been prolific as a producer and engineer on the recorded work of other musicians. During the 1970s and 1980s, Rundgren engineered and/or produced many notable albums for other acts, including Straight Up by Badfinger, Stage Fright by The Band, We're an American Band by Grand Funk Railroad, Bat Out of Hell by Meat Loaf, and Skylarking by XTC. In the 1980s and 1990s his interest in video and computers led to Rundgren's "Time Heals" being the eighth video played on MTV, and "Change Myself" was animated by Rundgren on commercially available Amiga Computers. His best-known songs include "Hello It's Me" and "I Saw the Light" which have heavy rotation on classic rock radio stations, and "Bang the Drum All Day" featured in many sports arenas, commercials, and movie trailers. The Agora Theatre and Ballroom (commonly known as the Cleveland Agora, or more simply, The Agora) is a concert club located in Cleveland, Ohio. The Agora name was previously used by two other Cleveland venues in succession, the latter of which was destroyed by fire in 1984. Following the fire which destroyed the Agora Ballroom on East 24th Street, club owner Henry LoConti, Sr. decided to move to the 5000 Euclid Avenue location. Following extensive renovations, the new Agora Theatre and Ballroom, the third Cleveland venue to bear the Agora name, opened in October 1986. The current Agora was the site of a live recording on the 1996 reissue of Patti Smith's Horses album. The current Agora venue, known as such since 1986, first opened in 1913 as the Metropolitan Theatre. On December 29, 2011, the LoConti family donated the Agora to MidTown Cleveland Inc., a nonprofit organization. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtV_VP-gvjA