Roger Hodgson – 2014 Concert Schedule
Roger Hodgson's beautiful lyrics have found their way into the hearts
of millions across the world, and this rock icon is bringing his hits to a venue near you for his 2014 concert tour. With
his signature voice and unforgettable hits like "Dreamer" and "Give a Little Bit," now is your chance to see one of the most
talented musicians of our time. Tickets for this legendary performer are sure to disappear quickly, so visit StubHub today
to get your Roger Hodgson concert tickets!
About Roger Hodgson
Roger Hodgson was born in Portsmouth, England,
and got his first taste of music while finding relief in playing guitar at boarding school, which is where he spent most of
his formative years. He began writing songs at only age twelve, and he soon took up more instruments, included piano, bass,
drums, and cello. Shortly after graduating, Hodgson met Rick Davies, his future co-front man of Supertramp. After catching
the attention of A&M Records, they released their self-titled debut album in 1970. The album was well-received by critics,
but failed to generate a large following.
Several years later, Supertramp finally found success with the release of
Crime of the Century in 1974. The album hit number 4 in Britain, 38 in the U.S.A. and number 1 in Canada. The hit track "Dreamer"
propelled the album to the top of the charts. Supertramp went on to release four more studio albums during the next nine years,
and they toured extensively. With Hodgson contributing significantly to the writing process, his "Take the Long Way Home,"
"Breakfast in America," and "The Logical Song" became worldwide hits. The group went on to win several awards, including the
Ivor Novello Award from the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters for "The Logical Song," which was named the best
song, musically and lyrically.
In 1983, Roger Hodgson parted ways with Supertramp, opting to pursue a simple lifestyle
with his family. He created music in his home studio and released his first solo album in 1984, called In the Eye of the Storm.
His debut solo album went on to sell over two million copies.
After taking many years off to focus on raising his children,
Hodgson released another solo album in 2001, called Open the Door. He then went ahead to join Ringo Starr in the All Starr
Tour, and has since embraced the touring life once again.
During Roger Hodgson's prolific career, he has won numerous
awards and contributed to Supertramp's amazing success. In fact, Hodgson received an award for "Give a Little Bit," for being
one of the most performed songs in the 2005 American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. A couple of years later,
he received the same award for "Breakfast in America."
In 2007, Hodgson was even invited by Prince William and Prince
Harry to perform at the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium. During the performance, thousands of fans who were in attendance,
including Prince William and Harry, stood up and sang along to honor Princess Diana, whose favorite songs included "Give a
Little Bit" and "Breakfast in America."
In addition to his commercial success, Hodgson has helped to raise money for
a variety of charitable organizations, including the Tsunami Relief, Red Cross, UNICEF, World Vision, and more.
Hodgson's Breakthrough Album
Roger Hodgson's time with Supertramp helped launch the band to worldwide fame. To date,
the band has sold over 60 million albums. In Canada, Crime of the Century and Breakfast in America reached diamond status,
with Breakfast in America dominating the charts in several other countries around the world.
While Supertramp's breakthrough
album Crime of the Century helped pave the way for Hodgson's later success, it was his debut solo album In the Eye of the
Storm that served as the breakthrough album for his solo career. The album was certified platinum in Canada within a month
of its release.
Roger Hodgson Trivia
Did you know that Roger Hodgson once recorded a track with Elton
In Hodgson's early career, he auditioned for Island Records who later set him up as the vocalist for a short-lived
pop band called Argosy. Their only single, "Mr. Boyd," included a session keyboard player by the name of Reginald Dwight,
who later became known as Elton John. The record has now become coveted among collectors.
Hodgson is a true rock-and-roll genius and an extraordinarily talented songwriter. For fans of 70s prog rock, having the chance
to see Roger Hodgson live in concert is truly an unforgettable experience. After having not toured for 30 years, this rock
legend has recently come back to the stage, much to the delight of millions of fans around the world. To witness one of the
greatest rock musicians of the 70s, visit StubHub today to get your Roger Hodgson concert tickets. These tickets are sure
to sell out fast!