Todd’s New Memoir Is Here!
The reasons to vote Todd into the Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame keep piling up: not only did he release a GREAT new album this year, but he is releasing his autobiography as well!
If you know anything about Todd, there are going to be some revealing stories to share! I also have his 2019 tour dates, just shared on RundgrenRadio.com!
Here is the official press release about the book:
As always, Todd IS an “Individualist” and has a unique way to promote his memoir.
As a great new article in Billboard reports:
Rundgren is planning a hybrid concert-book signing tour that gets underway April 1 in Duisburg, Germany and will play 15 cities around the world, combining shows with book events and also offering a deep dig into Rundgren’s catalog from the first 40 years of his recording career, which is the period detailed in the memoir. “I’m still sculling out exactly what it’ll be,” Rundgren, who turned 70 in July, tells Billboard. “I’m trying to create something that’s somewhat theatrical in the sense there’ll probably be a lot of video in the show and most of the material will certainly be familiar to my devoted fan base. But it’ll pretty much be ending up at around the late ’90s.”
Here is how Billboard explains Todd’s memoir:
The Individualist memoir, meanwhile, is a revealing 238-page book, including photos, in which each chapter is one page long, dealing with a specific topic. Each chapter is divided into three paragraphs — one that lays out the events at hand, another that chronicles Rundgren’s “emotional response” to them and a third that details “the intellectual conclusions that I came to.” “It makes it possible to read it in a number of different ways,” Rundgren explains. “If there’s some aspect of it that doesn’t appeal to you, you can still read the book — just don’t read the middle paragraph or whatever.”
While Todd tells many personal stories about his life, including the real story about raising Liv Tyler as his own daughter, he also didn’t want to use the book to “sell” his fans or the public something that wasn’t honest and real. As he told Billboard:
“There wasn’t an agenda on my part to create an image of myself using the book. I was trying to be interesting and revelatory and pithy, and that’s along the lines of what I would want to read.”
You can read more of the article here – and bravo to Billboard for continuing to give Todd great press coverage!
Of course, it’s time to “rock the vote” for Todd as well!
The Hall of Fame voting continues for another week when they will announce the inductees, with an induction ceremony on March 29, 2019.
You can click here and vote once a day until Dec. 9th!
Todd’s amassed more than 340,000 votes so far, a great tribute to his connection with his fans…and here are his 2019 tour dates – just posted on RundgrenRadio.com, the only place for Todd’s info!
TODD RUNDGREN TOUR ANNOUNCED WITH DATES IN THE USA AND OVERSEAS! TICKETS ON SALE NOW! CITICARD PRESALE BEGINS TODAY.
“THE INDIVIDUALIST TOUR”
April 1 Theater am Mareintor Duisburg, Germany
April 2 Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Germany
April 3 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 6 Eventim Apollo London, UK
April 10 Buckhead Theatre Atlanta, GA
April 11 Buckhead Theatre Atlanta, GA
April 13 State Theatre Washington, DC
April 14 State Theatre Washington, DC
April 16 Town Hall New York, NY
April 17 Town Hall New York, NY
April 19 Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA
April 20 Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA
April 23 Athenaeum Theatre Chicago, IL
April 24 Athenaeum Theatre Chicago, IL
April 27 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON
April 28 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON
May 01 Fillmore Philadelphia, PA
May 02 Fillmore Philadelphia, PA
May 05 Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square Cleveland, OH
May 06 Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square Cleveland, OH
May 09 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
May 10 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
May 12 Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco, CA
May 13 Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco, CA
May 22 Sumida Triphony Hall Tokyo, Japan
May 23 NHK Hall Osaka, Japan
TODD RUNDGREN ANNOUNCES
“THE INDIVIDUALIST” WORLD TOUR
PRESENTED BY SIRIUSXM
Pre-Sale Tickets Go on Sale Dec 03 at Noon EST
Pre-Sale Fan Club Password: “BUYMYBOOK”.
Citi Presale Begins December 04, 2018 at 10AM Local Time
Tickets On Sale December 10, 2018 at 10AM Local Time
Meet + Greet and VIP Packages will be available
Todd just keeps making great music – in fact, here are five musical reasons to vote Todd into the Hall:
Let’s all step up and vote Todd in – and buy his memoir!