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    Todd Rundgren live in LA January 6

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    Todd Rundgren Los Angeles

    Todd Rungren peforms live at the Saban Theatre Los Angeles, CA January 6 2016

    Review By Fernando Perdomo

    Photos by Stevo Rood

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    Todd Rundgren celebrated his four decade plus career at The Saban Theatre. Todd has been known to be an unpredictable performer with a legendary habit of not doing his hits live. On Wednesday January 6, 2016, he delivered his most career spanning set list in yeartodds in front of a nearly sold out Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calinfornia. “I Saw The Light,” “Hello It’s Me,” “Bang On The Drum,” and “Can We Still Be Friends” co-existed on the 24 song set list with fan favorites from his 25 plus albums.  Todd fronted a tight four-piece band including his Utopia band mate, Kasim Sulton on bass. At 66 years-old, Todd showed no signs of slowing down, running across the stage and taking intense guitar solos, sometimes leaping in mid-air during song conclusions. Half-way through the show, Rundgren announced that the show was being recorded in Virtual Reality.

    The crowd was on their feet for the encore of “Couldn’t I Just Tell You” from Rundgren’s seminal Something/Anything record, a perfect way to end a career spanning show for an artist who is truly “A Wizard, A True Star.”

    The Band:  TODD RUNDGREN, KASIM SULTON, PRAIRIE PRINCE, JESSE GRESS and JOHN FERENZIK.

    SET LIST

    I Saw the Light

    Love of the Common Man

    Open My Eyes (Nazz song)

    Sometimes I Don’t Know What to Feel

    Black and White

    Lysistrata (Utopia song)

    Can We Still Be Friends

    Kiddie Boy (Nazz song)

    Determination

    Lost Horizon

    Bang the Drum All Day

    Rise

    Hammer in My Heart (Utopia song)

    Love in Action (Utopia song)

    Soothe

    Buffalo Grass

    I’m So Proud / Ooh Baby Baby

    I Want You (Marvin Gaye cover)

    Secret Society (Utopia song)

    Drive

    Rock Love (Utopia song)

    Encore: Black Maria

    Hello It’s Me

    Couldn’t I Just Tell You

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