• Rock icon Todd Rundgren to perform May 27

    St. Petersburg, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2017)To celebrate the release of his latest album White Knight, music legend Todd Rundgren brings White Knight – The ChivalRock Tour to the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m.

    As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist and interactive artist, Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music.

    His prolific, four-decade career as a singer and songwriter has produced such classic songs as “Hello It’s Me,” “I Saw the Light,” “Can We Still Be Friends” and “Love is the Answer.” His 34 career albums range from incandescent pop (Something/Anything?, Hermit of Mink Hollow) to experimental hard rock (A Wizard A True Star, Initiation), spiritual electronica (Healing) and techno (Global).

    As a producer, Rundgren’s most famous works include Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell, Badfinger’s Straight Up, XTC’s Skylarking and Grand Funk Railroad’s We’re An American Band.

    Tickets, $35, $40, $50 and $58, go on sale to the public Friday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts members can purchase tickets starting at noon today. Tickets may be purchased online at themahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. 

     

    The Mahaffey Theater

    The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.

    Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.

     

    Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts

    Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programing and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater! 

    The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.

     

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