Hi Fi Recordings is proud to present the brand new album from Todd Rundgren entitled Arena in stores September 30th, 2008. This is Todd Rundgren’s first studio album in four years and showcases his unique songwriting style and sonically captures the essence and energy of “arena” rock with bombastic, guitar-driven tunes.
Streaming link to the new single “Mountaintop”:
Multi-faceted and celebrated recording artist/producer Todd Rundgren is set to release his first full-length record of original studio material in 4 years, entitled Arena on September 30th via newly launched music venture Hi Fi Recordings. Rundgren has been on the road in support of the release on a 20 + U.S. city tour this summer — which kicked off with a week-long celebration in Hawaii, culminating with the first-ever live performance of Arena in its entirety on Todd’s birthday, June 22nd. Rundgren will also hit the road in support of Arena this fall in Europe and the UK where the album will be released simultaneously to the U.S. A sneak peak of an exclusive album track ‘Mad’ will be available on MySpace.com starting on July 15th.
Arena, recorded in Todd’s current home state of Hawaii, is yet another notable addition to Rundgren’s remarkable career as a performer, songwriter, and producer. The album showcases his unique songwriting style and sonically captures the essence and energy of “arena” rock with bombastic, guitar-driven tunes like “Mountaintop,” “Strike” and “Mad,” while the anthemic song “Mercenary,” transports you to a stadium with its epic chorus, “How Do You Like Me Now?,” resounding to every seat in the house.
“I found myself just going out and doing this sort of guerilla guitar quartet thing around the country and around Canada,” said Rundgren, “So when it came time to make a record, I thought maybe I’ll just continue in that vein and write something that is appropriate to the guitar, since the fans seem to be enjoying it so much.
“So when I decided to write a new album, I knew beforehand it was going to be this kind of old-school guitar-rock record.”
Todd Rundgren upcoming tour dates:
10/1 — Seattle, WA The Triple Door
10/4 — Glen Allen, CA B.R. Cohn Winery Amphitheater
10/6 — Chicago, IL Park West
10/9 — Morristown, NJ Community Theatre at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
10/11 — Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall
10/13 — Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
10/15 — Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
12/17 — Alexandria, VA Birchmere
12/19 — Bay Shore, NY YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
12/20 — Norfolk, CT Infinity Hall
12/26 — New York, NY Blender Theatre at Gramercy
12/30 — Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage