Todd Rundgren Debuts “Puzzle” ft. Adrian Belew; New Album ‘Space Force’ Out 10/14 (Pre-Order)

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On Oct. 14, Todd Rundgren will release Space Force, a new collaborative album that the prog/power-pop master has been working on for some time.

Accompanying the news on Wednesday was the premiere of “Puzzle,” a song featuring Adrian Belew:

The track is exemplary of the exploratory nature of Space Force, which finds Rundgren teaming up with a number of notable guest musicians.

Per a news release:

This time around the musical ideas derive primarily from Rundgren’s collaborators, putting him back in the lauded producer’s chair to help bring rarities and never-released material to life. This ‘Space Force’ of collaborators includes The Roots, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, The Lemon Twigs, Sparks, Steve Vai, rapper Narcy, Neil Finn (Crowded House, Fleetwood Mac), Adrian Belew (King Crimson, Frank Zappa), Alfie Templeman, Davey Lane and Thomas Dolby.

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Another of the album’s songs, “Espionage,” first surfaced last year, and will be included on the album:

“Down with the Ship,” featuring Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, was also made available previously:

The track listing:

PUZZLE (with Adrian Belew)
DOWN WITH THE SHIP (with Rivers Cuomo)
GODIVA GIRL (with The Roots)
YOUR FANDANGO (with Sparks)
SOMEDAY (with Davey Lane)
I’M NOT YOUR DOG (with Thomas Dolby)
ESPIONAGE (with Narcy)
STFU (with Rick Nielsen)
HEAD IN THE OCEAN (with Alfie)
I’M LEAVING (with The Lemon Twigs)

In addition to the new album, Todd Rundgren will also participate in another Celebrating David Bowie tour, the details of which were announced recently.

The dates for the tour, which also feature Belew (Bowie, NIN, King Crimson, Frank Zappa, Talking Heads), and CdB creator, producer, and featured artist Scrote bring Spacehog’s Royston Langdon, Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, and solo artist Jeffrey Gaines with saxophone great Ron Dziubla (Jon Batiste, Joe Bonamassa), Narada Michael Walden bassist Angeline Saris, and drummer Travis McNabb (Sugarland, Better Than Ezra) to interpret Bowie’s greatest hits. On October 31 and November 1 in Annapolis, MD Thomas Dolby will perform as a special guest for those two appearances.

10/06 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre
10/07 Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theatre
10/08 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic
10/09 Anaheim, CA City National Grove
10/13 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Showroom
10/14 Chicago, IL Copernicus Center
10/15 Akron, OH Goodyear Theater & Hall
10/17 Quebec City, QC Le Capitole
10/18 Montreal, QC Olympia
10/20 Beverly, MA Cabot Theater
10/21 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall
10/22 Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre
10/23 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall
10/24 New York, NY Sony Hall
10/25 New York, NY Sony Hall
10/27 Rahway, NJ Union County PAC
10/28 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak
10/29 Atlantic City, NJ The Concert Venue at Harrah’s Resort
10/30 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
10/31 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage
11/01 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage
11/03 Atlanta, GA The Eastern
11/05 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
11/07 Nashville, TN Schermerhorn Symphony Ctr
11/09 Wichita, KS Orpheum Theatre
11/10 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
11/11 Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium
11/12 Tucson, AZ TCC Music Hall
11/13 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre


  • Terry says:

    I just finished reading the article that accompanied this track of Puzzle.
    Just had a stint put in 2 days ago and hearing the audio playing throughout this article made my heart feel much lighter!
    Seeing the picture of the Agora and other venues from the 70’s was a moment.
    Thank you!
    I called my son in Bloomington IN to tell him to read it and pass it on to his friend Andy who purchased John Cogar Meloncamp’s old mixing studio in Bloomington.
    No accidents,

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