Highlights From Todd Rundgren's "The Individualist" World Tour

Legendary musician, songwriter, and producer Todd Rundgren is currently bringing more than just new music to fans on "The Individualist" world tour. The tour originally kicked off on April 1st in Germany, but Rundgren has made headway into the United States to continue to share his music with fans.
Surely, this is not a tour you want to miss! The "I Saw The Light" hitmaker formulated "The Individualist" tour to be a hybrid concert of both his music and stories from his latest 2018 biography "The Individualist: Digressions, Dreams and Dissertations," which features stories about rock royalty such as Janis Joplin, Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Patti Smith, The New York Dolls, and Meat Loaf.
Todd Rundgren "The Individualist" Tour via Twitter
So, what's happened on tour so far? It's a generous mix of the iconic musician's legendary rock n' roll hits paired with interjections and explanations about why he wrote songs about love and women throughout his career, as mentioned in his "Individualist" biography.
Rundgren kicks off each show hitting the ground running with first-band Nazz tune "Open My Eyes," along with other hallmark hits "Hello It's Me," as well as 'I Saw The Light," and that's just the first three songs!
Planning to see Todd Rundgren on his latest global trek? Here are more highlights from tour you have to check out!
The Setlist
The show itself is divided into two halves consisting of 27 wholesome tracks throughout the set. The first half is a 90-minute trip down memory lane as Rundgren take audiences through the landmark tracks of his career including hits like "We Gotta Get You a Woman," "A Dream Goes On Forever," "Sometimes I Don't Know What to Feel," as well as newly resurrected deep cut "Black Maria," from 1972's Something/Anything?
The second half of the show kicks off with an interactive Q&A session from the audience shown on the big screen before diving into more of Rundgren's b-side discography.
His backing band, which includes members from iconic bands such as The Cars, The Tubes, and former band Utopia, brought some of the musician's most eclectic tracks to life, even some for the first time in years. Together they proceeded to cover more deep cuts that prove to be more of Rundgren's more experimental tracks including mind-blowing performances of "Eastern Intrigue" and "Buffalo Grass." These deep cut tracks come fresh after being shelved for anywhere from two to thirty years!
Check out Todd Rundgren's full setlist from his tour stop at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia:
Todd Rundgren's Setlist
The Stage Setup
Rundgren took audiences back to basics with a traditional rock band setup that enclosed the music icon, leaving him center stage with stylized microphones and equipment fit for the 70s era. The stage remained decorated with more musicians than other theatrical techniques most would normally expect. His band includes members from iconic bands such as The Cars, The Tubes, and Rundgren's Utopia.
With minimal light and stage production, Rundgren's main centerpiece was the large video screen that displayed visuals to support different tracks throughout the set.
Todd Rundgren's Individualist Tour via Twitter
The Encore
While most nights Rundgren closes with usual Hermit of Mink Hollow track "Fade Away," there have been other nights where he extends his 27-track set to 28 by alternately ending with A Wizard / A True Star track "Just One Victory." Depending on the evening, you could hear either track!
Todd Rundgren via YouTube
Be sure to catch Todd Rundgren at his next stop in Virginia as he continues The Individualist world tour! For all official setlist updates and coverage, don't forget to check back with Setlist.fm!
Todd Rundgren, 'The Individualist' 2019 World Tour Dates
4/1 – Duisburg, Germany, Theater am Mareintor 4/2 – Hamburg, Germany, Laeiszhalle 4/3 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paradiso 4/6 – London, UK, Eventim Apollo 4/10-11 – Atlanta, GA, Buckhead Theatre 4/13-14 – Washington, DC, State Theatre 4/16-17 – New York, NY, Town Hall 4/19-20 – Boston, MA, Berklee Performance Center 4/23-24 – Chicago, IL, Athenaeum Theatre 4/27-28 – Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall 5/1-2 – Philadelphia, PA, Fillmore 5/5-6 – Cleveland, OH, Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square 5/9-10 – Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern 5/12-13 – San Francisco, CA, Palace of Fine Arts 5/22 – Tokyo, Japan, Sumida Triphony Hall 5/23 – Osaka, Japan, NHK Hall

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Last updated: 18 Apr 2019, 14:15 Etc/UTC