The Individualist: Digressions, Dreams and Dissertations, by Legendary Songwriter, Musician, Interactive Artist & Producer, Todd Rundgren 

Todd Rundgren 2013 Simon Jay Price

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:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Individualist-Digressions-Dreams-Dissertations