Todd Rundgren: ‘The Individualist: Digressions, Dreams & Dissertations’ Memoir Out 12/21, Special Tour Planned for 2019

Todd Rundgren: ‘The Individualist: Digressions, Dreams & Dissertations’ Memoir Out 12/21, Special Tour Planned for 2019

Todd Rundgren has led a versatile, genre-shifting life as a songwriter and musician. One might assume, then, that he has bountiful stories to tell from his career, either as a solo act, with his prog-rock band Utopia, as a member of Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band and beyond … and that’s exactly the case.

On Dec. 21, Rundgren will release his first memoir, The Individualist: Digressions, Dreams & Dissertations, and as Billboard reported, he has big plans for its release:

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’s his tour itinerary as it looks now:

APRIL

1 — Duisburg, Germany, Theater am Marientor

2 — Hamburg, Germany, Laeiszhalle

3 — Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paradiso

6 — London, Eventime Apollo

10-11 — Atlanta, Buckhead Theatre

13-14 — Washington D.C., State Theatre

16-17 — New York, Town Hall

23-24 — Chicago, Athenaeum

27-28 — Toronto, Danforth Music Hall

MAY

1-2 — Philadelphia, The Fillmore

5-6 — Cleveland, Ohio Theatre

9-10 — Los Angeles, The Wiltern

12-13 — San Francisco, Palace of Fine Arts

22 — Tokyo, Japan, Somida Triphony Hall

23 — Osaka, Japan, NHK Hall

Rundgren, who is up for potential induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (which writer Joe Miliken fully supports), spoke with Rock Cellar recently for a brand-new interview about his memoir and future plans. Stay tuned for that in the coming days, and revisit our recent RockCellarTV interview with him about Utopia’s reunion tour below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5l7-3rSMSs

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