Kasim Sulton’s Utopia Announces 2020 Tour
Kasim Sulton’s Utopia will be hitting the road for a tour in 2020. The bassist and his group will be performing hand-picked songs from the 10 Utopia albums on which he played.
Sulton joined Utopia in 1976 to round out the lineup including Todd Rundgren, Roger Powell, and Willie Wilcox. He’s the longest-serving bassist for the band, coming and going through several lineups. Sulton also wrote and sang on the band’s biggest hit, “Set Me Free,” from 1980’s Adventures in Utopia.
“My career began with Utopia,” says Sulton. “I can’t think of a better way to honor my work with Todd, Roger, and Willie than to do a string of performances that showcase the special and unique music we created together.”
The tour will kick off February 28th at the City Winery in Washington, DC before heading north up the East Coast. The group will then cut across to the Midwest for a handful of dates, finishing on March 14th at The Ludlow Garage in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Aside from his work with Utopia, Sulton is known for performing and recording with artists like Meat Loaf, Joan Jett, Hall & Oates, Mick Jagger, Blue Oyster Cult, and more. (Be sure to check out Tim Fletcher’s transcription of Sulton’s bass line on “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth”.)
Kasim Sulton’s Utopia 2020 Tour Dates:
|Feb 28||City Winery||Washington DC|
|Feb 29||Sellersville Theater||Sellersville, PA|
|Mar 1||Iridium||NYC, NY|
|Mar 3||City Winery||Boston, MA|
|Mar 5||The Kate||Old Saybrook, CT|
|Mar 6||Daryls’s House||Pawling, NY|
|Mar 8||The Tralf||Buffalo, NY|
|Mar 10||Music Box Supper Club||Cleveland, OH|
|Mar 11||City Winery||Chicago, IL|
|Mar 13||Wildey Theater||Edwardsville, IL|
|Mar 14||Ludlow Garage||Cincinnati, OH|
|Mar 16||City Winery||Nashville, TN|
|Mar 17||City Winery||Atlanta, GA|
|Mar 19||Harvester Performance Center||Rocky Mount, VA|
|Mar 20||Mauch Chunk Opera House||Jim Thorpe, PA|
|Mar 22||Iridium||NYC, NY|