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| 27 July 2018 | Reply


Roger Hodgson, famous for all of the classic Supertramp mega-hits that he wrote, composed and sang, will embark on a new world tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ‘Breakfast in America’. Roger’s songs are timeless, and his mesmerising performances continue to connect in powerful ways to fans everywhere.

‘Breakfast in America’ was the #1 album of 1979 in the Australian charts, holding the top spot for six weeks and reaching gold status above Rod Stewart, The Bee Gees, ELO and so many other household names. With hits like “The Logical Song”, “Breakfast in America” and “Take The Long Way Home” – all penned and performed by Roger Hodgson – the album sold over 20 million copies worldwide, and made Supertramp a staple of every radio station and turntable for years to come. Though, it was Roger’s 1974 hit “Dreamer” and 1977s “Give A Little Bit” that first called the world to the magic of his introspective lyrics and upbeat melodies.

“The Roger Hodgson setlist reads like a history of music. If you were ever a fan of Supertramp then attending a Roger Hodgson concert these days is as good as it gets and it gets good.” – Paul Cashmere, Undercover

“There are few vocalists instantly recognizable from the first few bars of a song but Roger Hodgson is certainly one of that unique group. The singer/songwriter of Supertramp, his voice is as unmistakable as the distinct keyboard sound of his early hits.” – The Times-London, Review from The Royal Albert Hall Concert

“For two hours we’d come together and enjoyed this down-to-earth English chap. He’d put on stellar show and crammed it with hits and other precious gems from his large back catalogue. At over two hours it’s fair to say that Roger Hodgson and band had given much more than just a little bit. They’d given a lot and then some…” – Natalie Salvo The AU Review

Born in Portsmouth, England, Roger spent much of his childhood at boarding school where his guitar became his best friend. From the age of twelve he began writing songs and added piano, bass, drums and cello to his musical abilities. After his final school year he recorded his first studio single “Mr. Boyd” with a session band including pianist Reg Dwight, later to be known as Elton John.

Not long after, Roger co-founded Supertramp. Their first self-titled album was released in 1970 and followed on with four studio albums, including the breakthrough hit-song “Dreamer” on the album ‘Crime of the Century’ in 1974, and of course the incredible success of “Breakfast in America” released in 1979.

In 1983 – after the release of “Famous Last Words” and a massive stadium tour – Roger parted ways with Supertramp to follow his heart and pursue a simpler lifestyle, raising his family close to nature and honing his spirituality. With a renewed slower pace Roger released three solo albums, collaborated with Ringo Starr in his All Starr Band, performed at the 2007 Concert for Princess Diana at Wembley Stadium and continued to compose music and write lyrics in his state-of-the-art home studio. Only when his children were fully grown did Roger feel the call to tour regularly again. He was met with an ever-strong fanbase and consistently sold-out theatres and arenas worldwide.

Marking the 40th anniversary of ‘Breakfast in America’, Roger Hodgson returns to “Give A Little Bit” of his magical song writing and showmanship to Australian audiences. Proudly presented by Bluesfest Touring.

Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ‘Breakfast in America’

Wednesday 30th January 2019 – State Theatre Sydney
Saturday 2nd February 2019 – Palais Theatre Melbourne
Monday 4th February 2019 – Riverside Theatre Perth

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