4.11.2017

TODD RUNDGREN SPANS GENERATIONS & GENRES: WHITE KNIGHT OUT MAY 12


TODD RUNDGREN SPANS GENERATIONS AND GENRES ON ‘WHITE KNIGHT’ OUT MAY 12 ON CLEOPATRA RECORDS

ALBUM FEATURES GUESTS ROBYN, TRENT REZNOR, DAM FUNK, DARYL HALL, DONALD FAGEN, JOE WALSH, BETTYE LAVETTE, JOE SATRIANI + MORE

Los Angeles – Todd Rundgren – the iconic songwriter, recording artist, producer and innovator – will release his newest album ‘White Knight’ on May 12 via Cleopatra Records. The 15-track collection features a dynamic range of original songs and deft studio work by Rundgren, with an incredible array of guests to match, including Dam Funk, Donald Fagen, Daryl Hall, Bettye Lavette, Robyn, Joe Satriani, Joe Walsh, and others. Recently Pitchfork unveiled album track “That Could Have Been Me” featuring Robyn.


Above: Todd Rundgren photo by Lynn Goldsmith; Robyn photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images for Governors Ball

The songs on ‘White Knight,’ all Rundgren originals or co-writes with some of the album guests, range from hip-hop flecked funk and dystopian synth rock to soaring ballads and crisp power pop. Album opener “Come” swirls with oscillating rhythms and sweeping layers of synths.

More squiggling synths drive the feature with Daryl Hall, “Chance For Us,” giving way to a rich sax solo and a punchy, squelching bass line. Robyn soars on the pop anthem “That Could Have Been Me,” while Todd and Donald Fagen harmonize on the timely political jab “Tin Foil Hat.” “‘Cause the man in the tin foil hat / is sitting on the throne tonight / it kinda feels like a coup e’tat / but its gonna be great, tremendous, amazing and all that.”



“It’s easy to get used to playing to your own audience, even if you are absorbing and experimenting with new ideas. I wanted to collaborate not just for the musical possibilities, but also to play for new audiences and expose my fans to the range of artists I enjoy working with.” – Todd Rundgren

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Todd Rundgren will tour throughout 2017 with headlining dates kicking off in late April. Tour dates below with more to be announced shortly.

TRACK LIST – Digital/CD version:
1. Come
2. Got Your Back featuring KK Watson w/Dam Funk
3. Chance For Us featuring Daryl Hall w/Bobby Strickland
4. Fiction
5. Beginning (Of The End) featuring John Boutte
6. Tin Foil Hat featuring Donald Fagen
7. Look At Me feat. Michael Holman
8. Lets Do This with Moe Berg
9. Sleep with Joe Walsh
10. That Could Have Been Me featuring Robyn
11. Deaf Ears with Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
12. Naked & Afraid feat. Bettye LaVette
13. Buy My T
14. Wouldn’t You Like To Know feat. Rebop Rundgren
15. This Is Not A Drill featuring Joe Satriani with Prairie Prince, Kasim Sulton

Vinyl version:
1. Come
2. Got Your Back featuring KK Watson w/Dam Funk
3. Chance For Us featuring Daryl Hall w/Bobby Strickland
4. Fiction
5. Beginning (Of The End) featuring John Boutte
6. Tin Foil Hat featuring Donald Fagen
7. Lets Do This with Moe Berg
8. Sleep with Joe Walsh
9. That Could Have Been Me featuring Robyn
10. Deaf Ears with Trent Reznor
11. Buy My T
12. This Is Not A Drill featuring Joe Satriani with Prairie Prince, Kasim Sulton

TOUR DATES:
April 29 – St. Louis, MO – River City Casino and Hotel
May 2 – Burnsville, MN – Ames Center
May 3 – Waukegan, IL – Genesee Theater
May 5 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
May 8 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
May 10 – North Tonawanda, NY – Riviera Theater
May 11 – Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall
May 13 – Kingston, NY – Ulster PAC
May 14 – East Greenwich, RI – Greenwich Odeum
May 17 – Salisbury, MA – Blue Ocean Music Hall
May 18 – Portland, ME – Aura
May 25 – Ft. Myers, FL – Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
May 27 – St. Petersburg, FL – The Mahaffey Theater
June 10 – Syracuse, NY – OCC Campus 35th Syracuse Jazz Festival

For more information:
http://www.todd-rundgren.com/tr-tour.html
https://www.facebook.com/toddrundgren/

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