Musician Todd Rundgren Says The Live Version of "A Wizard, A True Star" May Be Better Than The LP

Todd Rundgren will be performing the entire "A Wizard, A True Star" album live in Akron, OH on September 6th and 7th at the Akron Civic Theatre. In a recent interview he said he plans to mix up the order a little bit which could be an improvement.
 
 
Todd Rundgren's "A Wizard A True Star" album cover
Todd Rundgren's "A Wizard A True Star" album cover
 
July 2, 2009 - PRLog -- Todd Rundgren will be performing the entire "A Wizard, A True Star" album live in Akron, OH on September 6th and 7th at the Akron Civic Theatre.  Additional information, including how to purchase tickets, can be found at www.AWATSlive.com.  Less than 100 tickets remain for the first night and the show is expected to be sold out soon. Tickets for the repeat concert on Monday night went on sale two days ago.

In a recent interview in the Detroit Metro Times, Todd said he plans to mix up the order a little bit which could be an improvement.  "While I haven't locked my approach down yet, I think it's likely that the running order may be different than the original. A Wizard, A True Star was made when all long-players had to be split into sides, and I think the concept may actually be improved a bit with a little reordering."

Despite the mention of changing the running order, Todd admitted he plans to recreate most of the signature sounds on the album as best he can.  "I've picked the band and instrumentation with an ear toward recreating most of the signature sounds. I think audience expectation will be that we stay pretty true to the original, but everyone realizes that there are certain challenges that may require creative solutions. We certainly can't travel with a pack of dogs just for one little interlude!"

Todd and his band will perform other songs from his vast catalog before embarking on the full album presentation.

Todd's "A Wizard, A True Star" band lineup will include some of the members from his former bands Utopia and The New Cars.  The all-star band lineup for the Akron "A Wizard, A True Star" gigs include: Todd Rundgren, Kasim Sulton, Prairie Prince, Jesse Gress, Greg Hawkes, and Roger Powell.

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Rundgren Radio is an online talk radio show for Todd Rundgren fans that airs Tuesday nights at 8:30pm Eastern time. The shows aren't all about Todd but he's the common theme among the guests as they all have some type of connection with him. The shows are archived permanently online.

Former special guests include ...

Todd Rundgren of Utopia
Kasim Sulton of Utopia
Prairie Prince of The Tubes
Michele Rundgren
Roger Powell of Utopia
Michael Urbano of Cake
John Montagna of Alan Parsons Project
John Ferenzik
Tony Levin
Lyle Workman
Jesse Gress
Willie Wilcox of Utopia
Andy Partridge of XTC
Dave Gregory of XTC
Larry Tagg of Bourgeois Tagg
Godfrey Townsend
Hunt & Tony Sales
Greg Hawkes of The Cars
Brent Bourgeois of Bourgeois Tagg
Rachel Haden of The Rentals
Colin Moulding of XTC
Jill Sobule
Ellen Foley
David Sanborn
Rick Derringer
John Oates of Hall & Oates
Tony Stevens of Foghat
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