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Todd Rundgren releasing new LP & going on tour w/ Dam-Funk ++ releasing LP w/ Lindstrom & Emil of Serena Maneesh

by Bill Pearis

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Hitmaker, producer, rock star, general music legend/eccentric Todd Rundgren will release his new album, Global, on April 7. He’s going on tour as well, and will play NYC at Highline Ballroom on May 5 & 6. Tickets for those NYC show are on sale now.

Joining Todd as part of his band and as tour DJ is Stones Throw artist Dam-Funk — in fact the band for this tour is Todd, Dam and two backup singers. Dam has been an admirer of Rundgren and has dropped some of Todd’s songs into his sets for some time. He told LA Record in 2009:

He has heart! It wasn’t about hits, even though he could make hits. That’s the aesthetic I like to align myself with. Hits are hits, and they’re great. But the music I gravitate to, it’s not on the radio. I always wanna do music for that person who was me. That kid who ventures off looking for music that touches their soul.

Dam-Funk is finishing up his own new album, Invite The Light, which should be out later this year.

In other news, Todd has collaborated with a couple of notable Norwegians — dance music producer Lindstrøm and Emil Nikolaisen of Serena-Maneesh — on Runddans, an album that is one 39-minute long track that’s been broken down into 12 parts. That will be out May 5 via Smalltown Supersound.

You can watch a short video interview with Rundgren about it, with the artwork, tracklist, list of tour dates, and some classic Todd, below…

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Runddans tracklist:

Side A:
0:00 – B for Birth
3:10 – Liquid Joy from the Womb of Infinity
9:10 – Oppad, Over Skyene

Side B:
11:28 – Solus
13:09 – Put Your Arms Around Me
17:03 – Altar of Kauaian Six String (Todd’s Solo)

Side C:
18:08 – Out of My Head (Lone Vibes)
20:07 – Rundt Rundt Rundt
25:35 – Wave of Heavy Red (Disko-Nektar)

Side D:
30:56 – T.H.E. Golden Triangle (Dry Mouthed Gargoyles in a Fountain of Fluorescent Shepard Tones)
32:14 – Ravende Gal (Full Circle)
37:25 – Ohr..Um..Am..Amen (Aftermath)

Todd Rundgren – 2015 Tour Dates
04-10-12 Park City, UT – Egyptian Theatre
04-14 Colorado Springs, CO – Pike’s Peak Center
04-17 North Kansas City, MO – Voodoo Lounge @ Harrah’s
04-19 Little Rock, AR – The Rev Room
04-21 Milwaukee, WI – The Pabst Theatre
04-22 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
04-23 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
04-25 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
04-26 Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Live
04-28 Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom
04-29 State College, PA – The State Theatre
05-03 Boston, MA – The Wilbur Theatre
05-05 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
05-06 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
05-08 Verona, NY – Turning Stone Resort Casino
05-09 Plymouth, NH – Flying Monkey Performance Center
05-10 Norfolk, CT – Infinity Music Hall
05-12 Ridgefield, CT – The Ridgefield Playhouse
05-14 Alexandria, VA – Birchmere Music Hall
05-17 Annapolis, MD – Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
05-20 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
05-22 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
05-23 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
05-26 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
05-27 Houston, TX – House of Blues
05-28 Dallas, TX – Prophet Bar
05-30 Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl – Hard Rock Hotel
05-31 Tucson, AZ – Fox Theatre
06-02 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
06-03 West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy
06-06 San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House
06-07 Napa, CA – City Winery
06-09 Grass Valley, CA – Center for the Arts
06-10 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

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