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    Some pretty impressive names here- Joe Walsh, Donald Fagen, Joe Satriani. I'll be listening to this tonight.

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    Very interesting! Never heard of Robyn - thought at first they meant Robyn Hitchcock.

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    Yep, very excited about this one.

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    No official announcement has been made yet, but it has been confirmed by a member of YES' management that Rundgren will be touring with YES this summer (probably not until late July or early August) along with the Carl Palmer Band, for a series of dates, sort of a mini-"Yestival" tour. No dates confirmed yet AFAIK

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    As announced on YES’s SiriusXM show, the YESTIVAL Tour will feature YES, Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy.

    For these 2017 YESTIVAL shows, YES will play one track live, from each studio album from YES (1969) to DRAMA (1980), chronologically, with a few surprises thrown in.
    Aug 04 – White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex, NC
    Aug 05 – Holmes Convocation Center, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
    Aug 07 – Pier Six Concert Pavilion, Baltimore, MD
    Aug 08 – Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA
    Aug 10 – MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT
    Aug 11 – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, NY
    Aug 12 – P.N.C. Bank Center, Holmdel, NJ
    Aug 16 – The Palace Theatre, Greensburg, PA
    Aug 17 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
    Aug 19 – Festival Park – Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin, IL
    Aug 20 – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Cleveland, OH
    Aug 22 – The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
    Aug 23 – Smart Financial Centre, Sugar Land, TX
    Aug 25 – Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
    Aug 26 – The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
    Aug 29 – Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA
    Sep 03 – Tulalip Amphitheatre, Tulalip, WA


    Presales & Onsales begin April 13th & 14th.
    Check back to yesworld.com for more details.

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    anyone know if Todd is bringing a band for this tour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gojikranz View Post
    anyone know if Todd is bringing a band for this tour?

    One of the tour managers for YES has said that Todd will have a full band (!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlmarx38 View Post
    One of the tour managers for YES has said that Todd will have a full band (!)
    excellent news. will be interesting to see what stuff he plays given he will not be playing to a crowd of todd fans (who can be difficult enough when he doesn't play certain things)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gojikranz View Post
    excellent news. will be interesting to see what stuff he plays given he will not be playing to a crowd of todd fans (who can be difficult enough when he doesn't play certain things)
    It will be a full-on Prog crowd.......expecting to hear "The Ikon" no doubt......so in all likelihood, he will not be playing anything from the first 2 Utopia albums !

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    I am so at the Tower show!

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    Looking forward to hearing this; as to Cleopatra Records, their motif seems to be releasing albums with lots of special guests on 'em.

    The track feat. Robyn has a nice chorus and if I heard it with my Mom at the ice skating rink I would't feel compelled to vomit, but otherwise I'd rather have heard Todd sing it, it would have been better (no slam on Robyn but Todd's vocals are beyond amazing). I hope somehow Todd scores a hit out of this, that'd be rad. I hope the rest of the album is considerably more interesting than the preview track, with those guests I'm pretty sure it's gotta be cool.

    I'm very picky when it comes to my Todd.

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    [QUOTE=KerryKompost;686998]Looking forward to hearing this; as to Cleopatra Records, their motif seems to be releasing albums with lots of special guests on 'em.


    Usually means William Shatner guesting and Billy Sherwood producing

    Love Todd but being on Cleopatra generally means it's time to retire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlmarx38 View Post
    It will be a full-on Prog crowd.......expecting to hear "The Ikon" no doubt......so in all likelihood, he will not be playing anything from the first 2 Utopia albums !
    Aside from him playing The Ikon in full in 2011 for the Utopia reunion/Moogy Klingman benefits, he and his current band do have a shortened version of it in their recent repertoire. I wouldn't be surprised to hear Seven Rays too.

    Will he dust off Communion with the Sun? Todd said he wrote that with Roundabout as the template. He used to be a huge Yes fan in the early days - in one of his biographies his then-girlfriend Bebe Buell says something along the lines of "trying to tear him away from his sci-fi magazines and Yes albums".

    EDIT: The new album has had two early good reviews on the net, albeit from existing fans - the comparison is with Liars. The Donald Fagen duet Tin Foil Hat sounds interesting - seems to be about Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KerryKompost View Post
    Looking forward to hearing this; as to Cleopatra Records, their motif seems to be releasing albums with lots of special guests on 'em.

    The track feat. Robyn has a nice chorus and if I heard it with my Mom at the ice skating rink I would't feel compelled to vomit, but otherwise I'd rather have heard Todd sing it, it would have been better (no slam on Robyn but Todd's vocals are beyond amazing). I hope somehow Todd scores a hit out of this, that'd be rad. I hope the rest of the album is considerably more interesting than the preview track, with those guests I'm pretty sure it's gotta be cool.

    I'm very picky when it comes to my Todd.
    You summed up my feelings more or less. Robyn does a fine job on that song, but I love Todd's voice and was hoping for him to show up somewhere on that track -- maybe backing vocals or something. Oh well, it still sounds like him musically, so I'm not going to complain too much.

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    On a whim i got last minute tix to see Todd last night, something i always wanted to cross off my bucket list. I was completely unaware of the White Knight album prior to the show. The show was at one of the casinos so i figured in true casino fashion it would be a night of greatest hits, at a lower volume for about 90 minutes, boy was i wrong. He played pretty much the whole new album and lots of very obsure songs, virtually no hits except Hello It's Me in a very loungy arrangement (which was very cool). I love the fact that he played over 2 hours of whatever the hell he wanted (or as he put it "you are in for an evening of the unexpected"). The sound an production were huge, might have rivaled something Prince could have done. The man was a force of nature performing his ass off, no visible set list and certainly no teleprompters, you'd have no idea he's pushing 70. Todd was front center stage with to hot girls acting as backup singers and dancers playing in front of a semi transparent video screen with a live backing band behind it.The new material is quite good btw, i especially liked the Tin Foil Hat song (which was done as a video presentation while they were doing one of several costume changes). He delivered the unexpected alright and it and we were very receptive, great fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by progholio View Post
    On a whim i got last minute tix to see Todd last night, something i always wanted to cross off my bucket list. I was completely unaware of the White Knight album prior to the show. The show was at one of the casinos so i figured in true casino fashion it would be a night of greatest hits, at a lower volume for about 90 minutes, boy was i wrong. He played pretty much the whole new album and lots of very obsure songs, virtually no hits except Hello It's Me in a very loungy arrangement (which was very cool). I love the fact that he played over 2 hours of whatever the hell he wanted (or as he put it "you are in for an evening of the unexpected"). The sound an production were huge, might have rivaled something Prince could have done. The man was a force of nature performing his ass off, no visible set list and certainly no teleprompters, you'd have no idea he's pushing 70. Todd was front center stage with to hot girls acting as backup singers and dancers playing in front of a semi transparent video screen with a live backing band behind it.The new material is quite good btw, i especially liked the Tin Foil Hat song (which was done as a video presentation while they were doing one of several costume changes). He delivered the unexpected alright and it and we were very receptive, great fun.
    Great to hear it's a good show. Tin Foil Hat (Donald Fagen collaboration) is streaming about 30 seconds in here: https://www.mixcloud.com/Closertothe...2017mp32755mb/ .
    The Joe Satriani collaboration is here if you scroll down a little: http://teamrock.com/news/2017-04-18/...g-joe-satriani

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    love TODD, this new album, no so much - reviewed at:

    http://www.sightsandsoundsofnote.com...05-01-sson.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by lwpmedia View Post
    love TODD, this new album, no so much - reviewed at:

    http://www.sightsandsoundsofnote.com...05-01-sson.php
    The review is a little confusing. You say it was a dark day for many fans when he moved into EDM, but you find Global satisfying. Do you mean you feel differently from those fans? I like Global to, but I don't consider it to be EDM. IMO it's a typically melodic Rundgren album with some of the trappings of EDM. Is White Knight EDM? Because you say he "moved into EDM" "half a decade ago," but if the new album isn't also EDM styled, he only did one EDM styled album.

    I haven't heard the new album yet. The only song on Global that I don't like is the one non-EDM style song, Soothe.

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    what I meant is a lot of fans don't care for the recent (EDM style) output...

    we listened to GLOBAL and found it quite pleasing...

    this one is mostly electronic and very flat compared to the previous effort...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lwpmedia View Post
    what I meant is a lot of fans don't care for the recent (EDM style) output...

    we listened to GLOBAL and found it quite pleasing...

    this one is mostly electronic and very flat compared to the previous effort...
    Ok, I guess your review was clear then

    I actually forgot about State, which I haven't really heard. Was that before Global?

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    Quote Originally Posted by progmeister View Post

    Love Todd but being on Cleopatra generally means it's time to retire.
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    STATE was before Global... Global was great!
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    [QUOTE=progmeister;687007]
    Quote Originally Posted by KerryKompost View Post
    Looking forward to hearing this; as to Cleopatra Records, their motif seems to be releasing albums with lots of special guests on 'em.


    Usually means William Shatner guesting and Billy Sherwood producing

    Love Todd but being on Cleopatra generally means it's time to retire.
    What happened to his deal with Esoteric Recordings?

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    Well all TR had to do was have Fagen guest and I (pre)ordered my 6th TR album (yeah, that's all, and any comments will fall on deaf ears). I own the 3 Nazz albums (really 2 and 2 good songs on III) & S/A & AWATS & that's been enough for me. Nazz's debut is on my top 10 of all time list, but otoh, I just couldn't get into Utopia (even live!!!) and TR's subsequent music.
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