Former Supertramp founder, Roger Hodgson is not content to rest on his laurels and bask in the faded glory days of Supertramp. This is a guy who obviously loves to perform, and is currently planning a springtime (which I suppose would be autumn for the Aussies) tour of Australia, keeping the music of Supertramp alive for enduring fans, and perhaps a new generation of fans as well.
We’ve heard tidbits of speculation about a Supertramp reunion from time to time through the years, which no doubt gives rise to hope in the minds of a whole lot of Supertramp fans (myself included), but so far, nothing significant has come of it, and recent comments credited to Hodgson by Undercover make is seem unlikely.
“We’ve looked at it and talked it over. I have looked at it many times. It is hard to reinvent us. I would never say never but Rick (Davies) has pretty much retired right now and I’m in the prime of my life. The reaction I am getting from fans is ‘please don’t reunite’,” Hodgson says.
I’m not sure which fans he’s been hearing from, but I certainly cannot be counted among them. Perhaps I am in the minority, and most fans would just rather remember the greatness of Supertramp as it once was. Hodgson seems confident that he’s keeping the “magic and spirit” of a Supertramp reunion alive with his tour. Check out the video below and decide for yourself.
Despite the popular belief that Hodgson left the group amid a nasty dispute between he and fellow founder Rick Davies, Hodgson says that the real story is not quite that dramatic, insisting that he wanted to refocus his life on raising a family.
Even though these latest comments from Hodgson seem indicative of another nail in the coffin that contains the body of Supertramp, he made a point to include “never say never,” among his comments. With that, I suppose it might be justified to keep just a little measure of hope alive that Supertramp will perform together again some day. At least for those of us who would like to see what that would look, and more importantly, sound like.