Todd Rundgren to Perform "A Wizard, a True Star" Live in Stamford CT This September at the Palace Theater
Rock/Pop Icon Todd Rundgren is returning to Fairfield County to perform his seminal 1973 album "A Wizard, A True Star" live in its entirety at the Stamford Center for the Arts Palace Theater on September 9, 2009. Ticket information is available at www.AWATSlive.com. Todd will perform the entire AWATS album plus a second full set of songs spanning his remarkable 40 year career backed by an all-star band featuring Jesse Gress, Kasim Sulton, Prairie Prince, Greg Hawkes, & Roger Powell.
"A Wizard, A True Star" was Todd’s follow up to his most commercially successful album, “Something /Anything?” which included popular hits like “I Saw The Light” and “Hello It’s Me”. Instead of going with a similar sound, Todd Rundgren went in a completely different direction with his electrical psychedelic album "A Wizard, A True Star".
Although the album wasn’t a big hit with critics and didn’t reach near the sales as Todd’s previous album, it’s the clear cut favorite of Todd’s most avid fans and is considered a very influential album to thousands of musicians. Todd’s manager, Eric Gardner of Panacea Entertainment, said, “It was Todd’s 180 degree turn after 'Something/Anything?' much to the dismay of the record company and much to the dismay of radio. Back then they were hoping for a follow up of 'Something/Anything?' something in the same vein. 'A Wizard, A True Star' is actually a record that’s near and dear to Todd’s heart because it was so contrary”.
"A Wizard, A True Star" was listed in the 2006 musical reference book, “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die”. In 2003, British music critic Barney Hoskyns wrote in MOJO magazine, "Rundgren’s 'A Wizard, A True Star' is simply the greatest album ever made”.
The Todd Rundgren AWATS Live concert in Stamford is being presented by RundgrenRadio.com. This will be the third AWATS Live performance ever. The first two AWATS Live performances are being held in Akron, OH on September 6th and 7th.