Supertramp reunion tour? No, but close enough
Confession time: The only two reasons I bought Supertramp's 1979 classic album Breakfast in America were: 1) The tasty breakfast shown on the album. 2) The little video game bleeps you hear during The Logical Song.
But after those initial attractions, I grew to really love the album and the band in general. Too bad they split up before I ever got a chance to see them live. Until now. Sort of.
Roger Hodgson, the lead singer of tunes like Logical Song, Long Way Home, Dreamer and other hits, has just announced a fairly large U.S. tour beginning in August. He promises to play plenty of Supertramp hits, but look for some of his solo work sprinkled in there too, says Pollstar.com.
Sadly, no Southeastern dates. So I'll have to settle for staring at the kippers and eggs a while longer.
ROGER HODGSON 2012 TOUR:
Aug. 5 – Park City, Utah, Deer Valley Resort Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater
Aug. 9 – Snoqualmie, Wash., Mountain View Plaza
Aug. 10 – Portland, Ore., Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 – Brooks, Calif., Club 88
Aug. 12 – Saratoga, Calif., The Mountain Winery
Aug. 16 – Hampton Beach, N.H., Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Aug. 17 – Lincoln, R.I., Twin River Events Center
Aug. 18 – Atlantic City, N.J., Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Music Box
Aug. 21 – Lewiston, N.Y., Artpark
Aug. 23 – Highland Park, Ill., Ravinia Festival At Ravinia Park
Aug. 24 – Blue Ash, Ohio, Blue Ash Towne Square
Aug. 25 – Chautauqua, N.Y., Chautauqua Amphitheater
Sept. 16 –Newport Beach, Calif., Fashion Island (“Taste Of Newport”)
Sept. 18 – San Diego, Calif., Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
Oct. 26 – Rancho Mirage, Calif., The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
Oct. 27 – Modesto, Calif., Gallo Center For The Arts
Oct. 29 – Friant, Calif., Table Mountain Casino
Nov. 1 – Glenside, Pa., Keswick Theatre
Nov. 2 –Westbury, N.Y., NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Nov. 3 – Ridgefield, Conn., Ridgefield Playhouse
Nov. 7 – Englewood, N.J., Bergen Performing Arts Ctr.
Nov. 8 – Morristown, N.J., Mayo Performing Arts Center
Nov. 9 – Shippensburg, Pa., H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center
Nov. 13 – Carmel, Ind., The Palladium