Friday, May 17, 2013

RundgrenRadio update... news letter

Rundgren Radio Birthday Bash 4 to be held in Akron, OH this year during Labor Day weekend! for info.


Todd Rundgren STATE tour hits Chicago this Sunday for Hopefest 2013 - a charity fundraiser for the Chicago Coalition For The Homeless

Even if you can't make the show you can participate in this fundraiser and possibly win some cool prizes and more!

The concert is not quite sold out yet so if you're interested in going it's not too late. The only tickets available are General Admission but they have hundreds of chairs available if you need to sit down. The front section will be open for standing and dancing. For tickets, visit

If you can't make the concert then you can still have 3 different opportunities to help Todd raise money for this wonderful charity:

1) Enter the raffle to win a trip for 2 to see the Todd Rundgren STATE show at the Fillmore in San Francisco! Strictly limited to only 500 chances so your odds are better than your average raffles.

2) Enter the raffle to win a guitar autographed by Todd Rundgren!
Strictly limited to only 500 chances so your odds are better than your average raffles. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN.

3) Add Personal Message at Todd's Show projected on the big screen!

WhooHoo Live Releases it's 6th new REMASTERED Todd bootleg album:

Todd Rundgen solo performance followed by Todd Rundgren's Utopia - Cincinnati 1973!


Todd is going to be a busy man in 2013! The STATE tour is going now until the end of July 12th and then he heads over to Australia for some of the "Evening With Todd Rundgren" concerts (Todd with Jesse, Kasim, Prairie, and John Ferenzik) also deemed as the "hits" shows. He returns to the USA for more "Evening With" concerts beginning in late July and into August. FYI, the previously scheduled show at the The Egg in Albany has been canceled and replaced by a show in Salisbury Beach, MA. In October, Todd will once again be a part of Ringo's All Star Band for a string of shows in South America and eventually ending in Las Vegas.

For the full schedule, visit


The webcast includes interviews with Todd, Jesse, and Prairie as well as a full STATE concert. Available for viewing until Sept 15th! Only $19.95.

TODDSTOCK II to be held this June in White Caste, LA

There are still camping spots available for the week long celebration of Todd's 65th. June 16-22 at Nottoway Plantation. For more details, visit

TODDSTORE has added new TR merch to their site including STATE tour shirts!


Year 6 Birthday Bash 4 (Y6BB4) is coming this August! The weekend starts with the Birthday Bash party on Friday 8/30 featuring the Todd/Utopia tribute band The Hermits Of Mink Halloween! The following night Todd Rundgren will be performing with the Akron Youth Symphony & Akron Symphony Orchestra at the Akron Civic Theatre! Joining him will also be his touring band (Jesse, Prairie, Kasim, and John Ferenzik) and background singers Mary Lou Arnold and Michele Rundgren!

For all the details, please visit

We hope you have a great weekend!

Doug & Melinda

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Todd Fest West


ToddFest/West is an annual gathering of Todd Rundgren fans that is held in Northern California. ToddFest/West was founded by Debbie Sommer and Roger Linder in 1995 and this is its 16th incarnation.

ToddFest/West is happening Saturday July 13, 2013 at the home of Roger and Cece Linder in Antelope, CA (Sacramento area). That's the day after the final STATE show at the Fillmore, so it's only a short drive East on I-80 for those coming in from out of town for the show.

The Fest is a potluck and is free for all attendees. It's an all day event beginning at 1:00 PM.
There will be swimming.

We're also going to be celebrating RogerStock, as Roger will be turning 60 later this year.

To help with planning, please RSVP to and include the names of all attendees. RSVPs received by July 1, 2013 will receive the legendary personalized laminates.
Hope to see you at the Fest!

Fundraiser show
May 13, 2013


We are so excited for you to join us at Hopefest 2013! This is Todd Rundgren’s only stop in Chicago on his “Official State Visit” tour, and we feel very lucky both to be working with him and to share this great opportunity with you. 
But you knew we couldn’t just stop at the concert – we had to put a few extra treats together for all you wonderful people as well. What kind of treats? Read on and find out!

Raffle: We have put together two great offers for our annual Hopefest raffle. Raffle tickets will be available at the show, but we encourage you to buy them online in advance to get ahead of the game! Tickets are available here – strictly limited to 500 chances.

  • Trip for Two to Todd Rundgren at the Fillmore in San Francisco: Todd’s tour hits the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco on Friday, July 12, and we’ve made arrangements for you and your favorite friend to see him live one more time. The former ballroom is now San Francisco’s favorite venue for live music, and a perfect place to see Todd Rundgren in action. The package includes $800 towards travel, two tickets to the show, and a two-night stay at the beautiful Hotel Monaco in San Francisco’s Union Square.
  • Signed Guitar: White Epiphone SG guitar, which will be autographed by Todd Rundgren himself just before he takes the stage at Hopefest 2013. Need we say more?

In addition to our raffle items, we have created a limited edition Todd Rundgren poster for sale only at the show. The poster is based on Chicago artist Jason Brammer’s fantastic painting, Sonic Outpost. Brammer painted much of Sonic Outpost during a live performance at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW event at the Harris Theater on December 3, 2012 – take a look at some photos from that event here.

Each of these limited edition posters will be numbered, and we are only printing 250 of them. So bring a few extra bucks with you to the show and walk away with a one-of-a-kind work of art!

Opening Act:
Finally, we wanted to let you all know that the opening act Hopefest will be (drumroll please…) The Ronnie Baker Brooks Band + special guests! The son of Chicago blues legend Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie has taken the blues-rock sound he learned from his father and modernized it with hip-hop vocals, funk rhythms, and deep soul. With C.J. Tucker on drums and Carlton Armstrong on bass, these guys are sure to get you feeling the beat before Todd Rundgren takes the stage.

All this and more awaits you at Hopefest 2013, this Sunday at the Park West Theater! We look forward to seeing you all there, and hope you bring your dancin’ shoes with you.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

VOD and tonights show at the Paramount Theater Huntington LI NY

The Paramount Theater is an incredible Venue for shows.   The staff is attentive and polite. I have to give a shout out To Ryan for helping me out tonight. You the man. Thank you.

Todd did a great job keeping his energy going.  This new material seemed to surprise a lot of the attendees. Most not expecting mostly all new material.  Old fans that don't follow Todd's career seemed to be disappointed with a mostly electronic show.  I have never witnessed  the amount of fans leaving the show early like i did tonight. I think that was due to them expecting a totally different type of show.

The show was tight and entertaining. The VOD was broadcast in the theater at the same time as the internet. I was seated right behind the sound board and video console. The VOD looked like an incredible presentation. 

Trailer for tonights VOD show from the Paramount theater NY