Todd and the Chicago Sinfonietta HOB

Todd Rundgren and the Chicago Sinfonietta at the Chicago House of Blues, September 8. 

Orchestral arrangements of music spanning Todd’s 50-year career included hits, rarities, fan favorites, and some surprises. Rich Daniels of City Lights Orchestra as guest conductor.

In addition to the Sinfonietta, Todd performed with his touring band, featuring Jesse Gress (Tony Levin Band, Mahavishnu Project), Kasim Sulton (Utopia, Meatloaf, Joan Jett, Blue Oyster Cult), Prairie Prince (The Tubes, Jefferson Starship), and Greg Hawkes (The Cars).


Michele’s Introduction

Real Man/Love Of The Common Man

Let’s Do This

Born To Synthesize

Initiation (instrumental)

The Smell of Money

More videos to come….



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Set List:

Todd and the Band:

  • Real Man
  • Love of the Common Man
  • Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference
  • Buffalo Grass
  • Love In Action
  • Cliche
  • Lets Do This
  • Black And White
  • Born To Synthesize (Richard and Kyle Shallbetter)
  • Can We Still Be Friends
  • One World

With the Chicago Sinfonietta, Rich Daniels, Guest Conductor:

  • Intitiation – orchestral arrangement by the Shallbetter Brothers
  • Another Life
  • We Gotta Get You a Woman
  • Bag Lady
  • I Saw the Light
  • Property
  • Wailing Wall
  • Grogs
  • Mammom/Fascist Christ
  • Parallel Lines
  • The Smell of Money
  • If I Have to be Alone
  • God Said
  • Second Wind
  • Hello It’s Me
  • Fade Away