Todd Rundgren Coming to Robins Theatre
WARREN, Ohio – Rock Hall of Famer and music innovator Todd Rundgren will come to the Robins Theatre on July 13.
Rundgren is known for hits such as “Hello It’s Me,” “I Saw the Light,” “Can We Still Be Friends” and “Bang the Drum.” He was inducted into the Rock Hall last year.
Tickets for the 8 p.m. concert range from $60 to $35 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, at robinstheatre.com and at the theater’s box office, 160 E. Market St.
A presale will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday accessible only to Friends of the Robins Theatre. Membership information can be found at the website.
Rundgren was catapulted to stardom with his 1972 “Something/Anything?” album, on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer.
As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist, he has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music.
In addition to a half-century career that’s about as varied as any in pop music, the native of the Philadelphia area broke new ground in music videos and computer technology in music. He has also produced a long list of great records including Meat Loaf’s “Bat Out of Hell” as well as albums by Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, Psychedelic Furs, XTC, Grand Funk Railroad, and Hall and Oates.
Rundgren’s list of creative energy and ingenuity includes the first live nationally broadcast stereo radio rock broadcast, creation of the first color graphics tablet, the first music video to utilize state-of-the-art compositing of live action and computer graphics (one of the first videos to be played on MTV), the first live national cablecast of a rock concert, and the world’s first interactive concert tour.
The Robins Theatre concert will be the second of two appearances Rundgren will make in Warren this summer. On June 6, he will perform at Packard Music Hall as part of the It Was 50 Years Ago Today concert, which is a tribute to The Beatles.
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