Supertramp celebrated over 40 years of hit making with their recent 70-10 tour, having brought their signature mix of rock styles to a brand new set of fans across the world. It was this mix, which features the best elements of progressive rock, classic rock and catchy synth pop, that elevated radio-friendly rock to a new art. The tour, which received terrific reviews from both fans and press alike, was notable for the still-solid chemistry between band mates. The fun on the stage was infectious for ticket buyers as well, who seemed to be in perfect sync with the excitement the band generated. Supertramp concerts deliver the hits that elevated their 1979 album, Breakfast in America, to No. 1 in the United States. Songs like "The Logical Song," with its bouncy spirit and playful, intelligent lyrics, remain on the playlist of every classic rock station to this day.
The British band began in 1969, with founding member, keyboardist Rick Davies, recruiting three others musicians. One of these included Roger Hodgson, who, with Davies, would make up the core of the band for many years. After a somewhat slow start and a couple of personnel changes, Hodgson and Davies' collaborative songs caught on, and Supertramp was off and running. "The Logical Song," "Dreamer," "Take the Long Way Home" and others defined the Supertramp sound, combining fun, catchy riffs and lyrics with superb musicianship. Their song "Give a Little Bit" enjoyed a resurgence of fandom and popularity when it was covered by the Goo Goo Dolls in 2005. Supertramp's music is complex enough to be judged for its artistic merit, while still remaining highly accessible to the average radio listener. Simply put, Supertramp is art pop of a truly high order.