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What a weird situation, since Roger was trying a reunion with Rick during last years, as you have read in several interviews, but Rick refused, finally he decided to make an unexpected tour. Everyone, musicians, promoters, fans, were shocked by this decision.
So whatever the reason is, Roger Hodgson and Supertramp will have simultaneous tours in 2010.
Jesse Siebenberg has cancelled his already planned collaboration with Roger this year, and he will join Supertramp for this tour.
Supertramp vuelve a los escenarios en 2010, pero de nuevo sin el co-fundador Roger Hodgson, que no estará en la gira de Supertramp.
Una situación extraña, ya que como habéis ido leyendo en estos últimos años en entrevistas de Roger, éste lleva intentando sin éxito una gira-reunión con Rick, que Rick ha rechazado, y finalmente éste último ha decidido a última hora una inesperada gira bajo el nombre Supertramp, llamando al resto de músicos a partir de Febrero/Marzo, cosa que ha pillado por sorpresa a todos, tanto músicos y promotores, como fans.
Jesse Siebenberg ha cancelado la colaboración que tenía prevista con Roger en Sudamérica y otros conciertos con banda, para sumarse al proyecto de Rick.
March 15, 2010: From "Le Parisien" newspaper
Supertramp is back
The mythical group will come on stage this Fall to celebrate his 40th birthday. The band will announce in a few days a tour that will include Europe, and France for five dates.
Supertramp will be in concert in Paris on October 18th (nota: Paris Bercy arena, 15,000 capacity), and in Nantes on October 12th, Lyon on October 16th, Toulouse on October 20th and Toulon on October 21st.
Tickets will be on sale mid-April.
This is no joke, Rick and Roger will be at the very same time in France, touring in the same towns...
Stay tuned for more information, especially to know who is involved in the Supertramp line up.
March, From other sources:
-Official announcement on tour late April. Rick started conversations with band mates just one or two months ago.
-Current plans may include up to a nine-piece band: Rick, Bob, John, Cliff, Carl, Jesse, with Lee Thornburg probably returning on horns. Another all-purpose musician or two and maybe even a female back up singer. No Mark Hart, due to his being a full-time Crowded House member currently -- no drama here and it sounds like the band would've really loved to have had Mark for this one;
-Roger Hodgson will not be touring with Supertramp. So Roger Hodgson and Supertramp will have simultaneous tours.
-Supertramp tour to be in Europe initially this Fall/Winter and -maybe- North American in early 2011, tbd.
-Long list of gigs were anonuced in several websites, for September-October in Europe. We will update this website with all dates soon. Stay tuned !!!!
March, From Roger Hodgson Management:
We have received emails from some of you saying you are a little confused if Roger is going to be touring with Supertramp this year or not. I can tell you that Roger has not been with Supertramp for 27 years now.
His 2010 tour has been planned for half a year now and we have many shows already in contract and on sale. So it is impossible at this point for him to join Supertramp on their tour.
So please let your friends and family know that Roger will be doing solo shows, band shows, and orchestra shows. He will not be touring with Supertramp - we do not want fans to be confused about this (as many were in 2002!)
May 8, From Supertramp's Management:
05.08.10 A MESSAGE FROM SUPERTRAMP
In June of 2008 Rick Davies went to meet with Roger Hodgson to discuss the possibility of a reunion with him. After fifteen months of discussions, last fall Rick and Roger did not come to an agreement as was hoped. Roger decided to continue his solo career as he has since leaving Supertramp twenty-seven years ago.
After a bit of soul searching and much encouragement and support from Supertramp's longstanding promoters, Rick decided to put the band back on the road.
The "70-10 Tour" is a celebration of 40 years of Supertramp, which Rick started in 1970, but it is not a reunion with Roger Hodgson. We wish Roger well and look forward to playing for you this fall.
We sincerely hope this puts an end to the confusion that has been circulating on the internet and in the press.
May 10, From Roger Hodgson Management:
Harmonic Management and Roger Hodgson statement
The Latest from Buenos Aires.
Hi there. We just got off a 19 hour plane ride from Berlin where we just did an orchestra show and then flew to Argentina. And as we got here, we saw Supertramp’s statement on our google alerts which was very surprising. We just wanted to post a quick response to all the fans to say this isn’t true and there are a lot of holes in this statement. It doesn’t address anything about how they are using Roger’s songs and his voice to promote their tour or about Rick not honoring his agreement with Roger not to play his songs.
Yes, it is true that we did meet with Rick & Sue once. We had a cup of coffee in Canada in the summer in the middle of our 2008 tour. And then it was almost a year before we even spoke to them again. So to say there were negotiations happening during that time is simply not true.
Yet, what is more important is that Roger did write to Rick in February asking him if it was true that the anniversary tour was happening and he never got a reply. And we did offer to join Rick for a few special reunion concerts when our tour schedule allowed, and their agent told us they refused. We know how much fans have been wanting Roger to join Supertramp on this 40th Anniversary tour, so our main reason for offering was for the fans’ sake. We really think you deserve it. We want to honor all the appreciation that the fans have given Roger and Supertramp over the years for their music. Roger wouldn’t be here doing these concerts and playing the music that he loves if it wasn’t for you.
So, that is our quick response for now. We’re going to sleep for a few hours before band rehearsals. As we recover from jet lag we’ll give a longer statement.
Love to you all,
Harmonic Management & Roger
September 4, From Roger Hodgson Management:
What does Roger think of the Supertramp concerts…
So many of you have written in asking how Roger feels about the Supertramp concert and them playing so many of his songs – and about Jesse playing so many when he was supposed to be touring with Roger this year – and how they are continuing to use Roger’s songs and voice to advertise their shows which is still happening. For example, someone wrote on the guest book yesterday "I've just been shouting at the TV. Canal+ in France has just shown (around 18h35, today, 3rd September) an advert for "Supertramp", with the dates of their concerts in Paris. Only the name "Supertramp" was used. The name "Roger Hodgson" was not once mentioned. And yet every single extract they played featured - exclusively - your, Roger's, voice! I did not register Rick's voice at all…"
Another fan sent an email last week about a Supertramp ticket give-away promotion on WDR radio. The question they asked was which is the most famous Supertramp song here in Germany? (It's Raining Again- by Roger). Then they played a medley of Roger's songs. They didn't mention that Roger would not be with Supertramp. The fan commented (translated from German): " I think it's not good when they advertise with Roger's songs and then he is not there. Certainly many fans will be disappointed."
We thank you for all your emails, and Roger said that later he’ll release a statement and answer some of these questions for the fans, right now we’re focused on this special show tonight and the release of the Live CD. (And we so appreciate you informing us and posting responses about Roger and his songs. Much of the public don’t even know Roger Hodgson wrote the songs. So please keep that up!)
Roger sends his best to everyone and thanks everyone for their support and wants everyone to know that he still thinks the right thing to do would be some special reunion shows with him and Supertramp. He’s done everything he knows how to do, and so has management and promoters and it’s up the fans if you really want it – he’s kept his calendar open in October. It’s for the fans that he plays music, so if you want it, then shout for it, write for it, petition for it. Roger is still willing and open.
Lots of love to you all!
Linda & Shakti
Muchos de vosotros nos habéis escrito para preguntar cómo se siente Roger acerca de los conciertos de Supertramp, y que estén interpretando tantas de sus canciones – y acerca de que Jesse interprete algunas cuando se suponía que iba a estar de gira con Roger este año – y cómo es que continúan usando las canciones y la voz de Roger para anunciar sus shows, lo cual sigue sucediendo.
Por ejemplo, alguien escribió ayer en el Libro de Visitas: “He estado abucheando a la TV, Canal+ en Francia acaba de sacar (sobre las 18:35 h de hoy, 3 de Septiembre), un anuncio de “Supertramp”, con las fechas de sus conciertos en París. Sólo usaron el nombre “Supertramp”. El nombre “Roger Hodgson” no se mencionó ni una sola vez, pero cada canción que destacaron era –exclusivamente- suya, con la voz de Roger! No escuché la voz de Rick en absoluto…”
Otro fan nos envió un e-mail la pasada semana sobre una promoción en la Radio WDR, donde regalaban una entrada para Supertramp. La pregunta que hacían era cuál es la canción más famosa de Supertramp aquí, en Alemania? (It’s Raining Again – de Roger).Entonces pusieron un medley de canciones de Roger. No mencionaron que Roger no estaría con Supertramp. El fan comentó (traducido del alemán): “Creo que no está bien que se anuncian con canciones de Roger si él no está ahí. Ciertamente, muchos fans se sentirán decepcionados".
Os agradecemos todos vuestros e-mails, y Roger ha dicho que más tarde va a emitir un comunicado para responder algunas de estas preguntas de los fans, ahora mismo estamos centrados en este show especial de esta noche y en la edición del disco en directo. (Valoramos que nos informéis y posteéis comentarios sobre Roger y sus canciones. La mayoría del público ni siquiera sabe que Roger Hodgson escribió esas canciones. Así que por favor seguid adelante!)
Roger os envía a todos sus mejores deseos, y os agradece a todos vuestro apoyo y quiere que todos sepáis que él aún piensa que la manera correcta de hacer las cosas sería hacer unos shows especiales de reunión con él y Supertramp. Él ha hecho todo lo que podía hacer así como el equipo de management y los promotores, depende de los fans si realmente lo queréis – Él mantiene abierta su agenda de Octubre. Es para los fans que hace música, así que si lo queréis, entonces pedirlo a gritos, por escrito, pedirlo. Roger aún está dispuesto y abierto para ello.
Mucho amor para todos!
Linda & Shakti
March 2, 2011, From Roger Hodgson Management:
"In regards to the Paris DVD, Roger really doesn't like that fans keep getting promised this Paris DVD for all these years because there have been legal problems with the release of it. We just found out that since December Rick and Sue Davies' attorneys have been in conflict with the band's attorneys on the release of the DVD and basically, bottom line, Rick & Sue Davies don't want it to be released and that is what has held it up all this time. Roger, John, Bob and Dougie have wanted it to be released for years now, though it seems since Rick and Sue Davies trademarked the Supertramp name they can still do a lot of things that Roger and the rest of the band are not in agreement with.
And yes, we also had been told through the grapevine and now see that it is posted on their website that Rick and the musicians he went out with last year are going out again this year. Just for all the fans to know, again, Rick and Sue Davies did not invite Roger or Dougie Thompson for their tour this year. And if Rick & Sue Davies would allow Roger and Dougie to do a few special reunion shows with Supertramp, Roger would still do that for the fans sake, a few special historical reunion concerts. So, yes, you can post this on the fan site because Roger would like the fans to know these things."