This concert, described by bassist Kasim Sultan was a "plug in and play" show, was part of the short "Freeze Your Ass Off" tour. There was no warm up band, no sets or effects, just four guys pumping out the rock to warm the gray haired crowd of faithful fans.
Todd, clad in sexy black leather pants and black t-shirt, was joined by his longtime bass-player, Kasim Sultan, guitarist Jesse Gress, and former Journey drummer, Prairie Prince to "shred" his rock anthem guitar solos.
This tight set did not indulge us with love ballads or metaphysical questions, instead the songs were collected from the rockers of Todd's 30 plus year oeuvre.
Set List: All songs from Todd Rundgren albums, unless noted
Buffalo Grass 2000 One Long Year
I Hate My Frickin' ISP 2000 One Long Year
Black Maria 1972 Something/Anything?
Soul Brother Cover
Mammon 2004 Liars
Fascist Christ 1993 No World Order
I Saw The Light 1972 Something/Anything? a top 100 hit
Black and White 1976 Faithful
Lunatic Fringe Cover
#1 Lowest Common Denominator 1974 Todd
Drive 1983 Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect
Tiny Demons 1981 Healing
Mystified 1985 Utopia, POV
Broke Down and Busted 1970 Runt
Slut 1972 Something /Anything?
The Walls Came Down Cover original by The Call
One World 1982 Utopia, Swing To The Right
Hawking 1989 Nearly Human
Trapped 1977 Oops Wrong Planet
World Wide Epiphany 1993 No World Order
Todd entertained the crowd with short comments, but mostly with his great, tight songs, guitar solos, and a little fancy footwork, that looked pretty good for a guy turning sixty.
Shout outs to old friends Kate and Bill, and of course to Lani, who was selling merchandise. She helped me pick out my new sage green Foamy sweatshirt. Foamy is Todd's guitar.