SiriusXM PresentsTodd Rundgren: The Individualist Tour
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A Wizard, a True Star: The title of Todd Rundgren’s 1973 solo album aptly sums up the contributions of this multifaceted artist. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist, Rundgren has made a lasting impact on the form and content of popular music.
Rundgren’s myriad production projects include albums by Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, the Psychedelic Furs, Meatloaf, and XTC. 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 was commissioned by the Beatles for what was meant to be their third film). He also has composed the music for the hit film Dumb and Dumber, as well as a number of television series, including Pee Wee’s Playhouse and Crime Story.
In 2012, Rundgren performed A Wizard, a True Star in concert in its entirety for the first time. He has toured as an erstwhile member Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band since 1989, and he continues to perform with symphony orchestras domestically and internationally. His latest studio album, White Knight, was released in May 2017. That same year, on successive weekends, he was awarded honorary doctorates from Berklee College of Music and DePauw University. In 2018, he toured North America with original Utopia members Kasim Sulton and Willie Wilcox for the first time in 33 years. His long-awaited autobiography, The Individualist, was released last December, and in April 2019 he embarked on a hybrid concert and book tour, highlighting music spanning his 50-year career.
Rundgren also performs at the Berklee Performance Center on Saturday, April 20, at 8:00 p.m.