The Occasional TR News - #19990428

Well, it's been a long time coming, but the first "Occasional TR news" is finally being delivered, probably not as new as it ought to be, and a lot more "occasional" than I initially thought. But now that I've got the infrastructure in place to make these announcements, you can count on seeing fresher messages every once in a while.

The big news for this premier issue is that Todd is once again going out on a short U.S. tour. You can check out the tour details at

Here's the schedule (two dates were added yesterday to the end of the tour)

Half Twisted - Todd Rundgren & Band - 1999
Sat 6/5 San Francisco, CA Black & White Ball
Tue 6/8 San Francisco, CA Slim's
Wed 6/9 San Francisco, CA Slim's
Fri 6/11 Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre
Sat 6/12 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
Sun 6/13 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
Mon 6/14 Santa Ana, CA The Galaxy
Mon 6/21 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
Tue 6/22 Cincinatti, OH Sycamore Gardens
Wed 6/23 Columbus, OH Mekka
Fri 6/25 Chicago, IL Lincoln Park Zoo
Sat 6/26 Brookfield, OH Yankee Lake
Sun 6/27 Cleveland, OH Odeon
Mon 6/28 Cleveland, OH Odeon
Wed 6/30 Pittsburgh, PA Graffiti Showcase
Thu 7/1 Pittsburgh, PA Graffiti Showcase

For those of you who missed the Ringo tour (with Todd on guitar) in February and March, or want to relive it through reviews and pictures, check out


In CD news, Castle Music in the U.K. is releasing the re-mastered Todd Rundgren & Utopia Bearsville catalog. So far, the first five Todd CDs ("Runt", "Runt: The Ballad of Todd Rundgren", "Something/Anything?", "A Wizard, A True Star" and "Todd" have been released, with special packaging and new liner notes/interviews. Plus, a "best of" collection on 2 CDs called "Go Ahead. Ignore Me." Over the next several months the remainder of the catalog will be released. You probably won't find them in music stores outside of the U.K., but if interested, check out Silver Moon Music's Todd Rundgren Curiosity Shop at for a good deal.

In production news, Todd's most recent production work with Splender will be released in May. Check out their web site at And Todd has signed on to produce Bad Religion's 14th release. No time frame for this one yet, maybe news on it by the next issue...

That's all for now...
Your humble administrator, Roger Linder

The International Todd Rundgren Fan Database