Roger Hodgson, legendary singer-songwriter, formerly of Supertramp, returns to Casino New Brunswick’s Event Centre in Moncton to perform on Friday, December 11th at 8 pm.
Hodgson, one of the most gifted composers and lyricists of our time, co-founded the progressive rock band Supertramp in 1969. Roger was the driving force behind what fans call the “golden years” of the band that made Supertramp a worldwide phenomenon with album sales in excess of 60 million. He wrote, sang, and arranged such enduring rock standards as “Breakfast in America,” “Give a Little Bit,” “Take the Long Way Home,” “The Logical Song,” “Dreamer,” “It’s Raining Again,” “School,” and “Fool’s Overture.”
Whether accompanied by a four-piece band, performing duo, or with an orchestra, Hodgson continues to play all the hits he wrote and later recorded with Supertramp plus other classics of his such as “Child of Vision,” “Hide in Your Shell,” “Sister Moonshine,” and “Even in the Quietest Moments,” and favourites from his solo albums – “Only Because of You,” “Lovers in the Wind,” “Had a Dream,” and “In Jeopardy,” many of which can be found on his current CD release, Classics Live.
Uniting generations, Hodgson transports baby boomers back to their youth while giving younger concertgoers a taste of why his heartfelt songs have endured. In fact, this year marks the 40th Anniversary of Crime of the Century, released in September 1974. In concert, Hodgson performs all the songs that he contributed to the album – “School,” “Hide in Your Shell,” “If Everyone Was Listening,” and the perennial classic “Dreamer,” that became Supertramp’s first international runaway hit, propelling Crime of the Century to the top of the charts.
“Whether it’s the melodic complexity of his songs, the harmonies he weaves with his band, the lyrics that sweep you away or his ability to still command the incredible upper range of his voice, ‘beautiful’ was what kept coming to mind over and over again during his performance. ‘Breathtaking’ might also apply. ‘I want more’ certainly would.”
~ Ted Hansen – Mesa Classic Rock Music Examiner
“All these years I thought I was a Supertramp fan when actually I was and am a Roger Hodgson fan. What a show! WOW is all I can say.”
~ David Wild, Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone
Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, February 27 at 10 am. Tickets range in price from $69.99 to $119.99 (plus tax and applicable surcharge) and are available at the Casino Gift Shop (located at 21 Casino Drive in Moncton, exit #450 off the Trans-Canada Highway), by calling 1-866-943-8849 and online at casinonb.ca
Doors open at 7 pm. This is an all ages show.
Casino New Brunswick is a full-service casino, event centre, hotel and spa. It features over 600 slot machines, 20 gaming tables, (including a private poker room with five tables), as well as a variety of restaurants and lounges. In addition to its luxurious hotel and spa with 126 rooms and suites, the complex also offers a multi-purpose entertainment centre. The Centre presents events year-round and since opening its doors on May 4th, 2010, the venue has hosted several sold-out shows in its 2500-seat concert venue. Casino New Brunswick is wheelchair accessible and features extensive car and RV parking.