Highly anticipated by his fans the Nuits de Fourvière, mainly baby boomers, Roger Hodgson, who left Supertramp in 1983 and continued his solo career has made fill without effort 2 600-seater amphitheatre of the Grand antique theatre, Lyon, yet white-hot fire all day long by the sun.
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The musician made his entrance on the stage, surrounded by palm trees. From the first moments, it engages with the public like a discussion in a franglais honourable and very caustic. “Music is a fantastic doctor. If you have problems in your lives, I want that for the next two hours, you push it away.” In a burst of general laughter and a whirlwind of applause, he let loose then: “I believe this is the first time I come in Lyon”. The public response is not expected, protests from the stands. “Apparently not!”.
Before the eyes of a public conquered beforehand, it connects the tubes Take The Long Way Home , Back to School , The Logical Song , Breakfast in America , Don t Leave Me Now and finally Dreamer, from the piano to the guitar. Each new title is accompanied by applause and audience screams. “Mr. Manager, I want to go back in Lyon as soon as possible,” he says.
The title Take The Long Way Home
Surrounded by his musicians, including the highly acclaimed Ray Coburn at the piano and Michael Ghegan saxophone, he plays excerpts from his album Open the Door , released in 2000, including Death and a Zoo before you conclude to Fool’s Overture.
Death and a Zoo
After a reminder to be very popular where the band played Give a Little Bit and It’s Raining Again , a traditional rain of cushions from the stands came down on the pit, to the amazement and delight of Roger Hodgson.
The festival of the “Nights of Fourvière” continues for a few more days with Eddy de Pretto tonight, The Blaze the 25, Clara Luciani and the Innocent the 28 or Loreena McKennitt on July 29.
Until July 30. All dates on the Nights of Fourvière.