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Todd Rundgren unpredictable at The Cap
Article published on Monday, April 7, 2014
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The Capitol Theatre presents An Unpredictable Evening With Todd Rundgren on Sunday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.
CLEARWATER - The Capitol Theatre announces An Unpredictable Evening With Todd Rundgren on Sunday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.

This will be Rundgren’s first concert at the Capitol Theatre since his sold-out show in November 2011.

A Wizard, A True Star. The title of Todd Rundgren's 1973 solo album aptly sums up the contributions of this multi-faceted artist to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and, most recently, interactive artist (re-designated TR-i), Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found and front The Nazz, the quintessential `60s cult group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, the legendary Runt.

But it was 1972s seminal Something/Anything?, on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight, prompting the press to unanimously dub him 'Rock's New Wunderkind.’ It was followed by such landmark albums as The Hermit of Mink Hollow and the above mentioned A Wizard, A True Star as well as such hit singles as I Saw The Light, Hello It's Me, Can We Still Be Friends and Bang The Drum.

In 1974, Todd formed Utopia, an entirely new approach to the concept of interactive musicianship and embarked on an extensive round of touring and recording. Standout Utopia offerings included Oops! Wrong Planet, Adventures in Utopia and Oblivion. Along the way, Utopia combined technical virtuosity and creative passion to create music that, for millions, defined the term "progressive rock."

Rundgren's myriad production projects include albums by Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, Psychedelic Furs, Meatloaf, XTC, Grand Funk Railroad and Hall and Oates. Rounding out his reputation as rock's Renaissance Man, Rundgren composed all the music and lyrics for Joe Papp's 1989 Off-Broadway production of Joe Orton's Up Against It (the screenplay commissioned by The Beatles for what was meant to have been their third motion picture). He also has composed the music for a number of television series including Pee Wee’s Playhouse and Crime Story.

In 2010, Rundgren performed his iconic 1973 album A Wizard, A True Star in concert in its entirety for the first time ever and recently did the same with a double bill: Todd & Healing. Last year, he released his latest studio album, STATE and continues to tour with Ringo Starr as an erstwhile member of the All-Starr Band.

Reserved tickets priced at $55, $45 and $35 ARE available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater, by calling 727-791-7400 and online at www.AtTheCap.com 24/7.
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