Todd Rundgren Announced 2021 Virtual Tour

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Todd Rundgren announced a 2021 virtual tour highlighting 25 shows outlined for different U.S. cities.

The musician will stage all schedules of the Clearly Human Tour in Chicago, giving the simplest time zone to provide 8 PM show times completely. But all the shows will be “localized” — including local events on the video wall and city-specific catering for the group and crew — to formulate an authentic touch.

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Rundgren is exercising additional safety precautions, given the pandemic, with a licensed COVID compliance administrator on staff in Chicago. The group and crew will be tested daily throughout the tour.

The Clearly Human tour will begin on February 14 “in” Buffalo, N.Y. and wraps March 22 “in” Seattle. Tickets are available on sale via the livestream company No Cap, but supporters who don’t live within one of the 25 tour venues will only see the multi-ticket bundle choices.

The performances will provide viewing opportunities from multiple camera angles, with supporters able to enter a real-time “virtual audience” by appearing on various rows of video screens. Remote meet-and-greets with the performers will be possible at each show.

Rundgren is also giving 19 socially distant in-person tickets per show. According to the No Cap, fans will be expected to “show proof of a negative COVID test result within 72 hours of the event.”

The listing also remarks, “In the event that during the tour The City of Chicago limits the number of patrons allowed to attend public gatherings, your ticket price will be promptly refunded; to ease your pain, you will receive a gratis code to watch the show you had selected to attend.”

The tour’s title is a citation to his 1989 LP, Nearly Human, which Warner Music intends to reissue on CD and colored vinyl. Rundgren and his 10-piece band will perform the full album on the tour, with highlights from his extensive inventory of songs.

“People are trying to compensate often by doing one big show and trying to get as much audience as possible,” Rundgren told Rolling Stone. “While that does unify the audience, it doesn’t give the audience that sense of special attention when you come to their town. At the same time, we have to try to figure out ways that as performers, we don’t wind up feeling like we’re doing a residence at a hotel.”

Todd Rundgren Clearly Human 2021 Virtual Tour

Feb. 14 – Buffalo, N.Y.
Feb. 16 – Albany, N.Y.
Feb. 17 – New York City
Feb. 19 – Virginia Beach, Va.
Feb. 20 – Pittsburgh
Feb. 22 – Cleveland
Feb. 23 – Detroit
Feb. 25 – Indianapolis
Feb. 26 – Chicago
Feb. 28 – Madison / Milwaukee, Wis.
March 1 – Minneapolis
March 3 – Kansas City, Mo.
March 4 – St. Louis
March 6 – Nashville
March 7 – Dallas
March 9 – Houston
March 10 – Austin
March 12 – Denver
March 13 – Salt Lake City
March 15 – Phoenix
March 16 – San Diego
March 18 – Los Angeles
March 19 – San Francisco
March 21 – Portland, Ore.
March 22 – Seattle