Supertramp arrived in British Columbia, Sunday afternoon to kick off their 2011 Canadian tour. Anticipation was everywhere. Production rehearsals were underway and the city of Vancouver was on fire with Canucks fever. On Tuesday night, before a sold out 6000 plus crowd at the Save On Foods Memorial Center, the band returned to Victoria for the first time since 1977. Rick Davies, joined on stage by veterans John Helliwell and Bob Siebenberg, and the rest of the band who accompanied them on their fall 70-10 Tour of Europe, opened the tour in fine form.
With Jesse Siebenberg and Gabe Dixon rotating lead vocals with Rick Davies the band played favorite album tracks such as From Now On, Cannonball and Rudy and delighted the audience with a bundle of their hits, Bloody Well Right, Dreamer, Give A Little Bit and Goodbye Stranger, to name a few.
The Cunucks advancement into the Stanley Cup Finals led to a much publicized scheduling conflict with the Supertramp show slated for Wednesday, June 1 at Rogers Arena. After a bit of juggling the Supertramp show was rescheduled to Thursday evening and as guests of the Canucks, Rick, John and Bob attended the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals. As they were introduced to the packed arena, the cheers were deafening. “It was magic to be in that building. Electric. What a game! It was something I will never forget. Go Canucks!”, said Rick after the game.
On Thursday, after a Canuck practice, the ice was covered and Supertramp’s crew was in overdrive to set up the show at Roger’s Arena. As the stage lights shone on John Helliwell, wearing the Canucks jersey that had been presented to him the night before, the crowd went wild. “I was sitting right there last night”, he said, pointing to the seats from where they had watched the Canucks victory. “You guys were really noisy. But tonight, we’ll be noiser than that!” And they were.
Read Mike Devlin's review of opening night from The Times Colonist in Victoria: http://www.timescolonist.com/Review+Supertramp+gives+everything+they/4871077/story.html
The tour continues across Canada, with stops in Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, London, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec and Montreal.
May 31 concert sells out as the band receives a warm Canadian welcome from the crowd.
Read this fabulous review by Mike Devlin in the Times Colonist
NEW DATE ANNOUNCEMENT
THURSDAY, JUNE 2ND,2011
ROGERS ARENA – VANCOUVER, BC
The Supertramp concert previously scheduled for June 1st at Rogers Arena has been rescheduled to June 2nd due to the Stanley Cup Final.
During this unprecedented time of Canuck revelry in the city, Supertramp have made their own heroic efforts to accommodate Game 1 on Wednesday by rescheduling their entire touring production.
“Canucks Sports & Entertainment would like to thank Supertramp for their tremendous support of the Vancouver Canucks during this momentous run to the Stanley Cup Final,” said Victor de Bonis, COO, Canucks Sports & Entertainment and Alternate Governor, NHL. “We greatly appreciate Supertramp’s understanding and rescheduling their concert during this historic time in Vancouver.”
AN EVENING WITH
THURSDAY, JUNE 2ND,2011
ROGERS ARENA – VANCOUVER, BC
Doors: 7:00PM Show: 8:00PM
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Supertramp has announced the continuation of their acclaimed 70-10 TOUR, which celebrates forty-plus years since the release of their first album, “Supertramp”, in 1970. The next leg of the tour will begin on May 31, 2011 in Victoria, Canada and will include stops in twelve Canadian cities including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec City. In July, Supertramp will return to France visiting, Rouen, Strasbourg and more. The band will also perform a couple of nights at the legendary Monte Carlo Sporting Club.
Once again, joining Supertramp’s founder, lead singer and keyboardist, Rick Davies, are legendary Supertramp members John Anthony Helliwell, saxophones and woodwinds, and Bob Siebenberg, drums. Veterans of past Supertramp tours, Jesse Siebenberg, lead vocals, guitars and percussion, Cliff Hugo, bass, Carl Verheyen, guitars and Lee Thornburg, horns, will round out the lineup. Cassie Miller and Gabe Dixon, who joined the band last fall, are back too.
“I was really proud of our performances on the last tour,” said Rick Davies. “There was a great chemistry between all of us. These guys are incredible musicians and playing together each night was a lot of fun. And that fun transcended to the audience.” When asked whether Roger Hodgson might appear on some of the dates Davies replied, “I know there are some fans out there who would like that to happen. There was a time when I had hoped for that too. But the recent past makes that impossible. In order to play a great show for our fans, you need harmony, both musically and personally. Unfortunately that doesn’t exist between us anymore and I would rather not destroy memories of more harmonious times between all of us.”
Rick Davies, along with set and lighting designer, Michael Brian Duncan, developed a new stage production that excited audiences with a classic Supertramp experience, a delight for both the eyes and ears. Reviews of the shows were very positive throughout the 2010 European tour, fueling the demand for these new shows in 2011. The band will again perform a plethora of classics from their forty-year history, including Bloody Well Right, Dreamer, From Now On, Goodbye Stranger, The Logical Song, Rudy and many, many more.
Visit http://www.supertramp.com for ticket links and more news as additional dates are announced.
Supertramp Plays its 1000th Concert -- October 28, 2010 - Paris, France
We've just received copies of reviews from the local papers in the cities where Supertramp played their first two shows in Germany.
Translations in English are posted here. Links to the original articles in German are at the end of each review,
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02 September 2010:
Tonight Supertramp played their first show in eight years, kicking off their 70-10 Tour before a jubilant crowd at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle/Westfalen, Germany. The band had spent the previous two weeks in Paris building the show, rehearsing the songs and getting back into that well-loved Supertramp groove.
Supertramp is pleased to announce the addition of two shows to their upcoming 70-10 Tour. On Wednesday, October 27th they will be performing in Lille, France at the Zenith Arena. In addition, due to overwhelming demand, they have added a second show at Paris’ Bercy Arena on Thursday, October 28th.
Tickets for both shows are now available and you can visit the links on our Tour page.
MORE DATES ON SALE NOW! Click the tour link above to see all shows on sale.
Supertramp has announced their 70-10 TOUR, celebrating forty years since the release of their first album, “Supertramp”, in 1970. The tour will begin on September 2, 2010 in Halle, Germany and will include thirty-five shows in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Holland, England and Ireland.
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.