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)
|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 http://www.silvermoonmusic.com/todd.htm 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 http://www.splender.com/. 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