- February 06, 2019
Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson, will play Thebarton Theatre on Feb 6th as part of his world tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of rock’s all time biggest albums, ‘Breakfast in America’. As both singer and songwriter, Roger’s songs are timeless, and his mesmerising performances continue to connect in powerful ways to fans globally.
‘Breakfast in America’ was the #1 album of 1979 in the Australian charts, holding the top spot for six weeks, sold over 20 million copies worldwide, cemented Supertramp as one of the most iconic bands of all time and spawned hits such as “The Logical Song”, “Breakfast in America” and “Take The Long Way Home”.
Roger Hodgson’s incredible songwriting however came to the fore several years prior with the ageless classics “Dreamer” and “Give A Little Bit” that first called the world to the magic of his introspective lyrics and upbeat melodies.
“I’m thrilled to bring Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson to Adelaide to celebrate an iconic album that is as beloved today as ever. This will be a magical night and one of those ‘must see’ events. Ticket demand will be high so I’d suggest people get in fast to secure their seats” said Phil Rankine from Space Events.
“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.com.au
“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.