Following 4 Sold Out Concerts at Montreal's Place des Artes in 2009, Roger
Hodgson Brings 2010 World Tour to Canada


    



    
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<p>The Original Voice and Composer of Such Supertramp Classics as "Breakfast In America", "Logical Song", "Dreamer", and "Give A Little Bit", has Gotten an Overwhelmingly Warm Welcome from Fans and Press.</p>
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<p>Roger Extends Offer to Perform with Supertramp, and Answers Questions from Fans and Press About Why He is Not Part of Their 40th Anniversary European Tour</p>
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<p><span class="xn-location">MONTREAL</span>, <span class="xn-chron">July 5</span> /PRNewswire/ -- Concluding the first half of his World Tour in the US, <span class="xn-location">Australia</span>, <span class="xn-location">South America</span> and <span class="xn-location">Europe</span>, <span class="xn-person">Roger Hodgson</span> brings his band to <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> for the grand opening of The Centre at Casino <span class="xn-location">New Brunswick</span> on <span class="xn-chron">July 6</span>. Next stops are <span class="xn-location">Ottawa</span> Bluesfest <span class="xn-chron">July 10</span> and Festival D'Ete <span class="xn-location">Quebec</span> <span class="xn-chron">July 11</span>.  Roger continues his tour in <span class="xn-location">Europe</span> this summer, completing with a few US and Canadian dates in November.</p>
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    (Full World Tour dates)

    
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<p>"The response to our shows in <span class="xn-location">South America</span> was overwhelming.  The concerts were filled with warmth, enthusiasm and strong emotions. For most, English isn't their first language, yet it proved once again that music is the language of the soul and the fans' appreciation and love for my music, combined with my joy in serenading them, is what creates magic," said Hodgson.  "I'm looking forward to continuing the celebration, playing for audiences across <span class="xn-location">Europe</span> and <span class="xn-location">North America</span> in the coming months."</p>
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    (A multimedia review in Roger Hodgson World Tour Blog)

    Roger Hodgson offers olive branch to Supertramp
    (For more on the story see News Page.)

    
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<p>As Roger's tour continues to garner accolades and enthusiasm from press and fans, he has been asked to clarify some of the confusion that is being perpetuated while Supertramp continues to announce their Anniversary tour.</p>
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<p><span class="xn-person">Roger Hodgson</span> co-founded Supertramp with <span class="xn-person">Rick Davies</span> in 1969, a partnership that dissolved amicably in 1983, with a simple agreement that Rick would maintain the use of the name Supertramp as a vehicle for his own music, and Roger would go on as a solo artist, retaining approval rights to his songs. When Hodgson heard that his former band-mates Rick, <span class="xn-person">Bob Siebenberg</span> and <span class="xn-person">John Helliwell</span> were going out later this year on a Supertramp 40th Anniversary Tour, he offered to join them for a few special reunion concerts in response to the many requests from fans.  Oddly, for this Anniversary Tour, Supertramp's management declined. The subsequent publicity created much confusion, as the public naturally expect to see and hear Roger's songs and voice, and it has been left to Roger as he continues his World Tour, to respond to the questions of the media and fans.</p>
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<p>"I enjoy the way I'm performing my music now more than ever, yet I know that it means a lot to the fans to see me on stage with Supertramp again and I feel it's the right thing to do. None of us would be here if it weren't for the fans. It is because of them that I have offered, and the offer is still on the table. It's my way of saying thank you for their support of our music all these years."</p>
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<p>Hodgson went on, "I have become very connected to the fans through touring over the past few years and I've heard from so many how on Supertramp's last tours, and again on this current tour, radio stations are playing the songs I wrote and sang lead vocals on to announce the Supertramp concerts.  Everywhere fans are telling me they are hearing the Logical Song, Breakfast in America, Give a Little Bit or Dreamer sung by me being played before they announce 'that was Supertramp and they are coming in concert...giving the cities and dates.' So many have told me that in the past they went to the Supertramp shows expecting to hear my voice, and I was not there."</p>
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<p>"I'm very unhappy to see the misleading advertising with my photos and my voice appearing again. So much of the public think of my voice as one of the trademark sounds of Supertramp and yet they are not familiar with the name of the singer - <span class="xn-person">Roger Hodgson</span>. So when my photo or my voice is used to sell the Supertramp shows, it is confusing."</p>
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<p>"I feel I need to speak up as a voice for artistic integrity, not only for myself but for every artist that's had someone else claim credit for their creation be it a songwriter, screenwriter, artist, inventor or creator of any kind.</p>
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<p>"My songs are pieces of my heart and soul that I put into song. They came from a deeply personal place and were written and composed when I was alone and were not written with Rick or Supertramp.  The band didn't share the philosophical and spiritual beliefs that I wrote about, and Rick didn't even like a lot of my songs and argued against some of them being included on the records yet ironically, now some of those very same songs are being used to sell his tour. I believe as an artist in being authentic and original and believing in the music that you perform."</p>
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    (Full Songwriter's list)

    
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<p>"Anyone who knows me knows I am a very easy going guy, yet I feel I have to speak up for integrity in the music business, for honesty in advertising, and for all my fans and the public who I don't want to see misled and misinformed - again."</p>
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<p>In conclusion Roger said, "Rick has written so many good songs himself, he has more than enough to fill a concert.  He made several albums after I left Supertramp.  And since we are both touring at the same time fans have the opportunity this year to hear me as the original songwriter singing my classics at my concerts.  And the Supertramp tour is the opportunity for fans to hear Rick's songs and musical style.</p>
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<p>And my offer for a few special reunion concerts with Supertramp is still on the table if Rick should decide to change his mind."</p>
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    About Roger Hodgson
    (www.rogerhodgson.com)

    
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<p><span class="xn-person">Roger Hodgson</span> is recognized as one of the most gifted composers, songwriters and lyricists of our time. As the legendary voice, writer and arranger of most of Supertramp's greatest hits between 1970 and 1983, such as The Logical Song, Breakfast in America, Give a Little Bit, Dreamer, It's Raining Again, Fool's Overture, School, <span class="xn-person">Lord Is It Mine</span>, and Take the <span class="xn-person">Long Way</span> Home he has composed and recorded enduring songs that have become the sound track of the lives of multiple generations of fans. A <span class="xn-person">Roger Hodgson</span> concert is an amazing event that leaves the audience feeling uplifted, renewed, excited, and wanting to come again. Those who have been to Roger's concerts will agree there is a very special connection Roger makes with his audience. He gives his whole heart in every show, and sounds better live today than in the recording studio decades ago.</p>
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    (Roger Hodgson's Full Bio)

    
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<p>"There are few vocalists instantly recognizable from the first few bars of a song but <span class="xn-person">Roger Hodgson</span> is certainly one of that unique group. The singer/songwriter of Supertramp, his voice is as unmistakable as the distinct keyboard sound of his early hits."</p>
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    - The London Times

    
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<p>"I am a long time fan, not only of Supertramp but of <span class="xn-person">Roger Hodgson</span> as a solo artist. You are truly an artist extraordinaire and above that a true gentleman, your ability to touch the audience not only through your music but also your kindred spirit is unsurpassed by any."</p>
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    (More Press & Fan reviews)

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