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Supertramp co-founder Roger Hodgson readies fall tour as 'Crime of the Century' celebrates 40th anniversary

by jmaloni


Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 04:35 pm
Supertramp co-founder Roger Hodgson performed at Artpark in Lewiston in 2012.
Supertramp co-founder Roger Hodgson performed at Artpark in Lewiston in 2012.

Hodgson performs in Niagara Falls Friday

Roger Hodgson, legendary vocalist and singer-songwriter from Supertramp, is heading back to North America for a series of fall dates. Following extensive tours of Europe and Brazil, Hodgson kicks off his North America tour Nov. 4 in Wabash, Indiana.

Hodgson, a gifted composer and lyricist, co-founded the progressive rock band Supertramp in 1969. He was the driving force behind what fans call the "golden years" of the band, which made Supertramp a worldwide phenomenon with album sales in excess of 60 million. He wrote, sang and arranged the enduring rock standards "Breakfast in America," "Give a Little Bit," "Take the Long Way Home," "The Logical Song," "Dreamer," "It's Raining Again," "School" and "Fool's Overture."

Accompanied by a four-piece band, Hodgson continues to perform all his hits he wrote and later recorded with Supertramp, plus other classics of his such as "Child of Vision," "Hide in Your Shell," "Sister Moonshine" and "Even in the Quietest Moments," plus favorites from his solo albums - "Only Because of You," "Lovers in the Wind" and "In Jeopardy" - many of which can be found on his current CD release, "Classics Live."

Uniting generations, Hodgson is transporting baby boomers back to their youth while giving younger concertgoers a taste of why his heartfelt songs have endured. In fact, this year marks the 40th anniversary of "Crime of the Century," released in September 1974. Hodgson's song, "Dreamer," became Supertramp's first international runaway hit, driving the album to the top of the charts. "School," "Hide in Your Shell" and "If Everyone Was Listening" also are fan favorites from the album Hodgson wrote and composed and often plays in concert.

Hodgson's shows give North American audiences the opportunity to once again experience the magic and spirit he created with Supertramp.

Hodgson performs Friday at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in downtown Niagara Falls.

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Roger Hodgson in concert. (submitted photo)

Roger Hodgson in concert.

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