Their album Breakfast In America is one of the biggest-selling of all time, having sold more than 20 million copies. And on Wednesday night, Seventies super-group Supertramp played at London's 23, capacity O2 arena as part of a huge 40th anniversary tour. However, the Daily Mail has now learned that a bitter row has broken out between the two band's two key songwriters Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies. Feud: Former bandmember Roger Hodgson claims Supertramp fans are being 'conned' by the current line-up. When Hodgson - who is known as Mr Supertramp by fans and was renowned for his high-pitched singing voice - decided to leave the band in to concentrate on bringing up his young family, he claims a verbal deal was struck between him and Davies. In the agreement, it was decided that Davies could continue to use and perform under the name of Supertramp. However, on the current date tour which began in Germany last month, Davies has chosen to perform seven songs that were written by Hodgson. Keeping on touring: Rick Davies has continued to use the Supertramp name after Hodgson left the group in
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Health organizations and governments around the world are experiencing unprecedented challenges battling COVID Large public gatherings have been strongly discouraged for an indefinite period of time. With many events throughout the world already cancelled, and upon direction from health officials in an effort to keep fans safe and help prevent the spread of COVID, sadly the decision has been made to cancel all Roger Hodgson live performances this year. Dates are announced as they are confirmed by promoters and venues. Pease hold onto your tickets as they will be honored for the new dates in the same venues, so no action is needed on your part.
Supertramp feud as Roger Hodgson accuses former bandmate Rick Davies of playing 'his songs'
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Supertramp were a British rock band formed in London in Marked by the individual songwriting of founders Roger Hodgson vocals, keyboards, guitar and Rick Davies vocals, keyboards , they are distinguished for blending progressive rock and pop styles and for their use of Wurlitzer electric piano and saxophone. The band were initially a full-fledged prog-rock group, but starting with their third album Crime of the Century , they maintained a more pop-oriented sound. As of , Supertramp album sales exceeded 60 million. Their highest sales levels were in Canada, where they had two diamond-certified ten-times platinum albums Crime of the Century and Breakfast in America. In , Hodgson left the group to pursue a solo career. Davies took over as the band's sole leader until , after which they disbanded and periodically reformed in various configurations. In , Stanley "Sam" August Miesegaes, a Dutch millionaire, ceased providing financial support to a band called The Joint, as he was disappointed with them. He offered Swindon -born keyboardist Rick Davies , whose talent he felt had been "bogged down" by the group,  an opportunity to form his own band, again with Miesegaes's financial backing.