MODESTO - Roger Hodgson, legendary voice of Supertramp, returns to America with hisbiggest tour in 30 years
Among his stops is Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. at the Gallo Center for the Arts/ Mary Stuart Rogers Theater, 1000 I St.
For tickets and information call 209-338-2100 or go to www.galloarts.org
Fresh on the heels of sold out performances earlier this year in the U.S., South America, and Europe, Roger Hodgson, co-founder and original singer-songwriter from Supertramp, continues the U.S. leg of his Breakfast in America tour this fall. The 34-date tour - which features all his hit songs including “The Logical Song,” “Breakfast in America,” “Give a Little Bit,” “Dreamer,” “School,” “Take the Long Way Home,” “It’s Raining Again,” and “Fool’s Overture” - is his first major U.S. tour since his departure from Supertramp in 1983.
Many may not know his name but would instantly recognize his voice and the classic hits that he composed and originally recorded with Supertramp, as well as fan favorites “Hide in Your Shell,” “Child of Vision,” “Don’t Leave Me Now,” and “Lord is it Mine.” Select highlights Hodgson also performs include “Only Because of You,” and “Lovers in the Wind” from his five solo album releases.
Uniting generations at his concerts, Hodgson and his four-piece band transport baby boomers back to their youth and give younger generations a taste of why his heartfelt songs have endured. Breakfast in America had sales of over 20 million copies and hit the #1 spot on album charts worldwide. Audiences are once again experiencing the magic and spirit that Hodgson created with Supertramp, a global success that resulted in sales of over 60 million albums.
Hodgson closes his concerts with the crowd singing along to “Give a Little Bit,” a song heard in a recent video that went viral with over six million views. Hodgson’s timeless composition has a universal message that is as relevant today as when he wrote it over 40 years ago. The newest version, “Give a Little Bit with Children’s Choir,” was just released as a single on iTunes. Hodgson’s latest CD, “Classics Live,” is available through iTunes.