Todd Rundgren To Release New Album ‘White Knight’ May 12rh

Todd Rundgren To Release New Album ‘White Knight’ May 12rh

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.

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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

Says the New Yorker: “Over the course of his four-decade career, Rundgren has a been a prog-rock pioneer, a blue-eyed soul vocalist, an A-list producer, and above all, a restless presence, never willing to settle.” In addition to his own trailblazing catalog, Rundgren has produced critical landmarks and commercial smashes for artists ranging from New York Dolls, Patti Smith, and XTC, to Meatloaf’s ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ (with sales exceeding 43 million), Cheap Trick, and Hall And Oates. He has composed the music for a number of television series, including Pee Wee’s Playhouse and Crime Story, and been at the forefront of technology in the music industry for decades, whether hosting the first interactive television concert in 1978, offering the first commercially available music downloads, or launching the first direct artist subscription service.

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

 

PRE-ORDER LINK: https://www.amazon.com/White-Knight-Todd-Rundgren/dp/B06XGTTDXM

For more information:

http://www.todd-rundgren.com/tr-tour.html

https://www.facebook.com/toddrundgren/

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