Hodgson Tells Supertramp: ‘Don’t Play My Songs!’
Roger Hodgson is demanding that Supertramp don’t perform any of his songs on their upcoming 40th anniversary tour.
Clearly irritated by the fact that Rick Davies, with whom he co-founded the band, hasn’t asked him to be part of this tour, Hodgson has issued the following statement:
“Since this is the first time we are touring simultaneously since we split up 27 years ago, I expect Rick to honour the agreement he and I made that the band would not play my songs.
“Since the current Supertramp is a vehicle for Rick’s music, which is very different from my style and songs, it’s important for Supertramp to stay true to Rick’s style and songs and avoid doing covers of my songs.
“Rick and I both knew that doing that would help create a clear delineation between Supertramp and Roger Hodgson when we agreed to part ways.”
Hodgson has tour dates booked through to 2011. For details go here.
Find out more info on who’s in Supertramp these days here.