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Former Supertramp frontman Roger Hodgson kicked off his first full-band U.S. tour in 30 years with a pair of shows at Pechanga Casino & Resort. After leaving the band in 1983, having becoming discouraged with the music industry and wanting to spend more time with his family, Hodgson is back and ready to embrace the stardom he abandoned long ago.

After opening with "Take The Long Way Home," Hodgson delighted the packed house with a wide range of his catalog of memorable hits like "The Logical Song," "Breakfast in America," and "Dreamer," along with deeper cuts such as "School," "Hide in Your Shell," and "Fool's Overture."

Frequently entertaining the audience with stories from his days in Supertramp, Hodgson connected deeply with the fans in a way few stars of his stature do. Picking up his Guild 12-string, Hodgson told of spending an evening out in the wilderness alone with his guitar and staring at the stars, strumming peacefully, when what would become "Even in the Quietest Moments" flowed from his guitar. What followed was one of the most memorable acoustic performances of any song I have ever seen. Just a man, his guitar, and the voice of Supertramp. And a roaring standing ovation.

Hodgson closed out the evening with encores of "Give a Little Bit" and "It's Raining Again," which had the whole theater dancing in the aisles.

Concert: Roger Hodgson

Date: February 25

Venue: Pechanga Casino & Resort

Seats: Orchestra B1

Photo credit: (c) 2012 Pixel Perfect Images

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ontheroad March 7, 2012 @ 10:06 a.m.

We are so blessed that Roger Hodgson continues to tour and is doing more dates in the US this year. I've been to 3 of this shows and each one has felt like the best concert of my life. When he sings Give a Little everyone comes together in such a spirit of love and unity. And all his songs- Breakfast in America, The Logical Song, Take the Long Way Home, Dreamer, School, Lord is it mine, Hide in Your Shell, Fools Overture .. seem to touch different people in different ways.. and never fail to move our hearts. I know he's doing more shows in August- and I hope he comes to San Diego, because I want to bring my whole family to see him. It seems there are more shows being announced frequently on rogerhodgson.com so fingers crossed!!

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AnaLopez March 7, 2012 @ 10:17 a.m.

It’s great to know that Roger is on tour once again. I love his shows. They are so powerful.

I've been always a huge fan of Roger, even in Supertramp times. It was his voice and songs that introduce me in the band and made me love the whole ST work.

I think, all Supertramp fans are very fortunate to can enjoy Roger's shows, they are so powerful!!! Because, when you attend to one of his concerts, you feel you have to see him once and another, no matter how far you have to travel. It's worth!!!

I haven't seen ever such communication between Artist and his audience, as Roger does, all the feelings you can experienced: It's a thrill, a blast, chills and goosebumps, all at the same time...

All tour dates at www.rogerhodgson.com , Don’t miss if he plays by your area, you don’t regret at all

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Candyfish March 7, 2012 @ 4:51 p.m.

Roger Hodgson, "The essence of your harmony" For me, personally, like many fans of music and songs from that band called Supertramp, Roger Hodgson his a voice and his compositions offer the greatest hits worldwide in that time to this banda ... Roger was the soul and spirit of that great group, and if you want to hear the magic of that sound, you have to zoom in to see a show of Roger Hodgson live.

Roger returns to the stage with all the force of his music and all the energy of his heart. A treat for the senses, enjoy one of the universal geniuses in the history of music. With his magnificen­t repertoire­, his unmistakab­le voice, and musical quality, he will engrave an unforgetta­ble moment in your memory. If you want to increase your happiness, this is your show. It will create a totally positive feeling. I'm sure when the show is over, you'll be thinking about the next one. Roger connects with his audiences in an extraordin­ary way. If your goal is to attend a show where there are no barriers between music and the heart, this is your show.

Now we can enjoy his last great work in iTunes "Classics Live", the songs were recorded in different countries of their live shows, Brazil, Norway, Venezuela, France and Germany. Great successes that we enjoy in your new Tour 2012 "Breakfast in America", which will visit different countries worldwide, do not miss it !!

For additional informatio­n about the songs you'll hear during Roger's live performanc­es, you can visit his Official Channel on YouTube http://www">http://www­.Youtube.c­om/MrRoger­Hodgson

The last great work, recorded live in concert, to enjoy before and after attending of you in the show... http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/clas...">http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/clas...

And a great album, full of great tunes, also available on iTunes "Open the Door"

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For more information you can visit Roger's other official websites:

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Candy

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Vidal March 7, 2012 @ 7:11 p.m.

Roger performing with Band is delicious,after a few years playing "solo" just with Aaron McDonald,the new format with Band makes the sound and songs really great,even better than the original songs. The new shows are spectacular,full of deep feelings and very emotionals,no regrets,check the new Breakfast in America Tour Dates as soon as posible in http://www.rogerhodgson.com">http://www.rogerhodgson.com and feel yourself all the magic of Roger Hodgson,the voice and Soul of Supertramp.

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