Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
From Roger Hodgson’s Tour Blog: “What a warm welcome we received tonight in Albany, NY at The Egg Performing Arts Center. One of our special guests backstage after the show was a young lady by the name of Philomena who is celebrating her 80th birthday this week. Philomena’s daughter, Kristy, won our Facebook contest for two tickets and two backstage passes for the Albany show and Kristy surprised her mom with a photo with Roger after the show. There were smiles all around and what a night to remember for them. We saw three generations in the audience who were all equally enjoying the concert. How wonderful it is for us to see families enjoying Roger’s music and creating new memories.
“While The Egg is a very unique venue, it has great acoustics and a very intimate feeling to it. Before we even left the venue, several people asked if we would return. We certainly hope to!”
NOTE: If you missed his show at The Egg (or if you just want to see more), Roger Hodgson and his band will be playing at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona at 8pm on Thursday (October 24). Tickets are $68.75.
Excerpt from Brian McElhiney’s review at The Daily Gazette: “Roger Hodgson took a nearly full house at The Egg’s Hart Theatre on a trip Tuesday night down musical memory lane, while throwing in enough curveballs to escape the tired nostalgia act cliches. The former Supertramp frontman and songwriter hit on all the old favorites, of course, ‘Take the Long Way Home,’ ‘Breakfast in America’ (from which this U.S. tour takes its title), ‘The Logical Song’ and ‘Dreamer’ chief among them. With a powerhouse four-piece band backing him up, Hodgson proved the years since Supertramp’s 1970s and ’80s heyday have been kind — his boyish tenor can still strafe the stratosphere, and his playing on keyboard, piano and guitar was all superb. But it was the stuff in between that was the revelation, including tracks from his three underappreciated solo albums and deep cuts from the Supertramp back catalog, all of which made the case for Hodgson’s consistency over the years.”