Roger Hodgson To Tour UK
Roger Hodgson will return to the UK for six solo band shows next year – and he says it’s all thanks to fans’ persistence.
The former Supertramp frontman hasn’t confirmed venues but the shows will take place between May 24 and 30.
Hodgson says: “I’m looking forward to seeing you all again. You kept asking me to return and now it’s official. I’m truly grateful to have the best fans in the world – I thank you for your support in spreading the word, and connecting my name with my voice and songs to those who only know my songs as Supertramp.”
Roger Hodgson Breakfast in America tour May 2013
24/05 Buckingham, Stowe School
25/05 London Royal Albert Hall
26/05 Birmingham Symphony Hall
28/05 Liverpool Philharmonic
29/05 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
30/05 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Pre-sale begins on October 4, with general sale commencing two days later, except for the Buckingham date, which will go on sale in November.
Meanwhile, a business leader has credited Hodgson’s Logical Song as a guide to modern corporate success, even though the classic Supertramp track was released in 1979.
Jamie Anderson, director of Global Solution Marketing, writes in the respected Forbes magazine: “The Logical Song, perhaps, has even greater relevance now than it did then, particularly for enterprises who are out of touch with the behaviour of the growing number of Illogicals.
“In the song, Hodgson recalls being sent to school as a kid and being conditioned to conform to a world that seemed alien to his natural perceptions, a world that scorned those who thought differently.
“The biggest change since then has been the democratisation of information via the internet, coupled with the adoption of social and mobile technologies, leading to tech-savvy and better informed consumers.
“Over 30 years since Hodgson first sang those lyrics, it will likely be the ability to ‘think differently’ that will save many companies who still exhibit outmoded techniques over customers and employees.
“The answer to the question, ‘Please tell me who I am’ is one which, for brands, will be embedded in their ability to evolve and remain relevant to an increasingly illogical world.”