Friday, September 24, 2010

Roger Hodgson @ Palais des Congres, Paris Sept 24 2010

updated with links to World Tour and to videos from the show.
nb: a few people emailed us that we wrote almost the same review as the one from the Olympia, yes it's true and we didn't do it on purpose.

Roger Hodgson
@ Palais des Congres
Paris Sept 24 2010

Great gig by Roger Hodgson, hard to do bad with so many fantastic songs
Early start for Roger Hodgson , he's on stage at 8:20 PM for a good 50 min then there's a 20 min intermission and back on stage for another hour.
The Palais des Congres is packed but not sold-out : there are still a few seats left at the very back of the venue.

Tickets are once again very expensive : between 60 & 90 euros for the best seats.
For this price you expect to see the artist with a full band unfortunately like last time at the Olympia theatre ( click for review & pics) Roger Hodgson is only playing with one musician on Keys/"Bass"/sax so we have stripped down versions of his songs.
[ check also our review with Pics from the show @ Fete de L'Humanité in front of more than 50 000 people]

It's not really a problem as Supertramp songs are great and Roger's voice is so recognizable and after all these years absolutely perfect.
Lots of talking between songs ( and in French for most part) which are played alternatively on electric piano, grand Piano or acoustic guitar.

Part 1 :
Take The Long Way Home (several songs on this link)
Give A Little Bit
Lovers In The Wind
Hide In Your Shell
Easy Does It
Sister Moonshine
C'est Le Bon
Breakfast In America
Along Came Mary
A Soapbox Opera
The Logical Song

Part 2 :
Child Of Vision
Only Because Of You
Lord Is It Mine
Say Goodbye
Know Who You Are
Don't Leave Me Now
Fool's Overture
Encore :
Two Of Us
It's Raining Again (other video)

Lots of very dedicated fans as usual including the Spanish & french Fan club.
We ven had a few kids singing on "It's raining again" see video
Between Rick Davies' Supertramp ( @ Bercy in Oct for two shows) and Roger Hodgson , easy to choose from , It's Roger.

" It's raining again":

Oh Yeah

Check HERE for the world Tour
Roger Remaining France Tour Dates:

September 27, 2010 - Opened more tickets for this show!
Toulouse, Casino, France Tickets

September 28, 2010 - Tickets on sale through FNAC and Ticketek
Bordeaux, Théâtre Femina

September 29, 2010 - SOLD OUT
Nantes, Cite des Congres, France Tickets