While Todd Rundgren is getting ready to tour in support of his memoir, The Individualist, he is closing the book on Utopia, his prog rock band that morphed into a pop rock band.
He reassembled Utopia last year for its first tour in 32 years, but he tells us that's that.
Todd says,"I was fine with Utopia kind of becoming a part of history. You know, I thought we accomplished as much as we reasonably could. But the fans just would not let it rest. And so they just kept saying, you know, 'When are you guys gonna reform?' But, now that we've done it I think that we satisfied fan expectations. We did not embarrass ourselves, you know. We had some fun while we were doing it, but it was so difficult to put together, I don't see us doing it again."
That tour lives on with the April 5th release of Todd Rundgren's Utopia Live at the Chicago Theatre on CD and Blu-ray/DVD.
Rundgren starts his Individualist tour with two European shows early next month. He starts in the U.S. on April 10th in Atlanta, with dates through May 13th in San Francisco.
Rundgren took part in last Thursday's tribute show to Van Morrison at New York's Carnegie Hall, singing "Brown Eyed Girl."