The Individualist: Digressions, Dreams and Dissertations, by Legendary Songwriter, Musician, Interactive Artist & Producer, Todd Rundgren
Cleopatra Records is pleased to announce the release of The Individualist: digressions, dreams and dissertations, by legendary songwriter, musician, interactive artist, producer and a current nominee for the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame, Todd Rundgren on December 21.
Rundgren pens his first ever autobiography reflecting on both his phenomenal career as well as his rollercoaster of a personal life with pages of recollections, structured into bite-sized single-page three-paragraph chapters, about encounters with rock royalty including Janis Joplin, Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Patti Smith, The NY Dolls, and Meat Loaf along with numerous photos never before published.
In conjunction with the release, Rundgren will be embarking on the world’s first hybrid concert/book tour this coming spring, highlighting both hits and “deep tracks” spanning his 50- year career. Live Nation will be announcing the details of the tour, presented by SiriusXM, on December 3, which will include shows in North America, the UK, Europe, and Japan.
2019 Tour Dates:
April 1 Theater am Mareintor Duisburg, Germany
April 2 Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Germany
April 3 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 6 Eventim Apollo London, UK
April 10 Buckhead Theatre Atlanta, GA
April 11 Buckhead Theatre Atlanta, GA
April 13 State Theatre Washington, DC
April 14 State Theatre Washington, DC
April 16 Town Hall New York, NY
April 17 Town Hall New York, NY
April 19 Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA
April 20 Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA
April 23 Athenaeum Theatre Chicago, IL
April 24 Athenaeum Theatre Chicago, IL
April 27 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON
April 28 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON
May 01 Fillmore Philadelphia, PA
May 02 Fillmore Philadelphia, PA
May 05 Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square Cleveland, OH
May 06 Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square Cleveland, OH
May 09 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
May 10 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
May 12 Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco, CA
May 13 Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco, CA
May 22 Somida Triphony Hall Tokyo, Japan
May 23 NHK Hall Osaka, Japan
Tickets go on general sale on Friday 10 December at 9am at http://www.livenation.co.uk.
Consistent with his history of innovation, Todd writes in the introduction to his book: “So in order to get myself and the reader through this process with a minimum of chaos, the book will take on the form of this page:[paragraph #1] a recollection of something that I witnessed, [paragraph #2] a subjective assessment of my state of mind in either experiencing or remembering the episode (or a haphazard combination of both), and as in this 3rd paragraph, a conclusion, a statement of plain facts or simply soap-box proselytizing. I suggest scanning the book in whatever manner one’s taste and temperament dictate.”
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found and front Nazz, the quintessential `60’s psychedelic group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, Runt. But it was 1972’s seminal Something/Anything?, on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight, prompting the press to unanimously dub him ‘Rock’s New Wunderkind’. It was followed by such landmark LPs as A Wizard, A True Star and The Hermit of Mink Hollow, as well as such hit singles as I Saw The Light, Hello It’s Me, Can We Still Be Friends, and Bang The Drum.
The Individualist: digressions, dreams and dissertations is available now for pre-order at: