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Fool's Overture - Supertramp co-founder Roger Hodgson, Writer and Composer

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Uploaded on Mar 27, 2011

"Fool's Overture is one of my favorite pieces that I've ever written. It was very magical the way it came together. It was actually three separate pieces of music that I had for a few years and then, one day, they kind of all slotted together in what I think is a magnificent, kind of epic piece of music. I always imagined performing it with an orchestra, so when I did start playing with orchestras back in the '90s, it was such a thrill to play this song. I mean, I still get goosebumps to his day every time I get an opportunity perform it with an orchestra." ~ Roger Hodgson

Roger Hodgson, co-founder of Supertramp, is the singer/songwriter of this masterpiece, Fool's Overture. Roger, one of the greatest writers and composers of our time, originally had three separate pieces of music that one day magically came together and became this treasure. This beautiful performance is from Rotterdam, Night of the Proms 1995.

Roger gave us the great majority of Supertramp's hits to include Dreamer, The Logical Song, Give a Little Bit, Breakfast in America, School, Hide in Your Shell, It's Raining Again, Take the Long Way Home, and so many more.

Roger is currently on his world tour and selling out shows all over the globe along with receiving fantastic reviews from media and fans alike. For tour information, visit Roger's site at http://www.RogerHodgson.com or his facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/RogerHodgson.

Jul 1 • BULGARIA, Sofia • National Palace of Culture w band
Jul 3 • USA, Snoqualmie, WA • Snoqualmie Casino w band
Jul 5 • USA, Naperville, IL • Ribfest w band
Aug 28 • GERMANY, Aurich • Sparkassen-Arena w band
Aug 29 • GERMANY, Leipzig • Parkbühne im Clara Zetkin Park w band
Aug 30 • GERMANY, Alzey • Da Capo Festival w band
Sep 1 • GERMANY, Aachen • Kurpark Classix w band & orchestra
Sep 3 • GERMANY, Hanau • Amphitheater Schloss Philippsruhe w band
Sep 6 • GIBRALTAR • Gibraltar Music Festival w band
Oct 17 • BRAZIL, Curitiba • Teatro Positivo w band
Oct 18 • BRAZIL, Rio de Janeiro • Rio Vivo w band
Oct 23 • BRAZIL, São Paulo • Espaço das Américas w band
Oct 24 • BRAZIL, Brasília • Convention Center Ulysses Guimarães w band
Oct 25 • BRAZIL, Belo Horizonte • More Info Coming Soon
Nov 6 • USA, Detroit, MI • MotorCity Casino & Hotel
Nov 7 • USA, Niagara Falls, NY • Seneca Niagara Casino w band
Nov 8 • USA, Ridgefield, CT • Ridgefield Playhouse
Nov 14 • CANADA, Rama, ON • Casino Rama w band & orchestra
Nov 15 • CANADA, Rama, ON • Casino Rama w band & orchestra

Share with others in a comment below your experience of Roger's shows or what his songs mean to you. Roger enjoys hearing from you!

"Last night I saw you at the Palais and was totally blown away.I have waited to see you live since 1970 when I first started listening to Supertramp. Your music has been with me through my teen years, the birth of my children and for many of my life events. Each song holds different memories. Seeing you live I was thrilled by the passion that you bring to life in each of those songs. I had tears running down my face at one point with such sheer delight. Thank you so much for your music past, present and future. God Bless"

"We have been waiting since the seventies to see Supertramp, but in the end we are pleased that we got to see Roger on his own with his new band. This man is pure genius. He opened his concert with long way home and I instantly had tears streaming down my face. His voice, his passion I think is so much stronger now than back in the day of Supertramp. This concert was 2 hours of sheer delight."

"I wanted to thank you for a wonderful evening last Friday. I have always loved your writing and you vocals, but I can not describe what a memorable night that was. Seeing you is way beyond a concert, the way you interact with the audience, the way you are a truly humble and genuine person made a night I will never forget. Thank you for a truly life altering night!"

See what the press has to say -

"To the adoring fans who rise to their feet as Hodgson and his four-piece backing band take the stage ... it might as well be 1979 all over again." - Rolling Stone

"He is a consummate musician that takes his craft seriously. Every aspect of his performance was flawless." - Classic Rock Revisited

"This is the real deal: a legendary music man, in brilliant form and shimmering presence, supported by a tight, terrific band. When you can catch a show, go. An evening with Roger Hodgson will raise your standards of concert-going. -- Huffington Post

For authentic signed merchandise, visit Roger's store at http://www.RogerHodgsonStore.com.

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