Todd Rundgren Live at the Roxian; Heinz Hall Hosts Bonnie Raitt (Mon., 4/29/24)

1) “Can We Still Be Friends,” “Hello It’s Me,” and “I Saw the Light” were three monster hits in the ’70s for the accomplished pop rocker Todd Rundgren. A musical composer, performer, and producer who plays many different instruments, Rundgren is a free spirit whose creativity is limitless and songs melodically beautiful. He’s produced top albums for many individuals and groups, including Hall & Oates, Cheap Trick, Patti Smith, and The Psychedelic Furs. Rundgren is touring in support of his latest release, 2022’s Space Force. It is the prolific Rundgren’s 27th solo album. 7 p.m. Roxian Theatre, 425 Chartiers Ave., McKee’s Rocks.  (R.H.)

Todd Rundgren jamming in concert in 2009. photo: Carl Lender.

Todd Rundgren jamming in concert in 2009. photo: Carl Lender.


2) Blues rock musician Bonnie Raitt plays a sold out show at Heinz Hall this month. Raitt after working diligently for more than 10 years, achieved mega-success on the strength of her albums Nick of Time (1989) and Luck of the Draw (1991). Something to Talk About” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me” were high-charting songs from the latter album. She had another hit album in 2012 with Sliptstream, her first in seven years. Raitt is touring in support of her newest album, 2022’s Just Like That…. 7:30 p.m. 600 Penn Ave., Cultural District. (R.H.)

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