Todd Rundgren's 'Space Force' Tracklisting Looks Out of This World

His new album features the Roots, Rivers Cuomo, members of Cheap Trick, Crowded House and more

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Aug 17, 2022

Remember 2020's spacey ska team-up between Todd Rundgren and Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo? Now, the former's latest album featuring that track is now ready to launch. Rundgren will share 26th studio LP Space Force on October 14 via Cleopatra Records.

Space Force — which also includes the songwriter's 2021 single with Sparks, "Your Fandango" — finds Rundgren assembling a remarkably varied crew of collaborators for the 12-track effort. It follows the Wizard, the True Star's 2017 album White Knight.

Along with Cuomo and the brothers Mael, Space Force also features work with the Roots, fearless fretboard explorer Adrian Belew, Montreal-based artist and professor Yassin 'Narcy' Alsalman (f.k.a. Narcicyst), Thomas Dolby, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Neil Finn of Crowded House, You Am I's Davey Lane, the Lemon Twigs, Alfie Templeman and virtuosic six-stringer Steve Vai, who guests on closer "Eco Warrior Goddess."

Arriving today is the Belew-assisted opener "Puzzle," which you can hear below alongside "Godiva Girl" with the Roots and "Espionage" with Narcy.

This fall, Rundgren will hit the road on his "Celebrating David Bowie" tribute tour, which makes a pair of stops in Quebec. You can find those dates below, with further information available via the artist's official website.

Space Force:

1. Todd Rundgren - "Puzzle" (feat. Adrian Belew)
2. Todd Rundgren / Rivers Cuomo - "Down With the Ship"
3. Todd Rundgren - "Artist in Residence" (feat. Neil Finn)
4. Todd Rundgren - "Godiva Girl" (feat. the Roots)
5. Todd Rundgren / Sparks - "Your Fandango"
6. Todd Rundgren - "Someday" (feat. Davey Lane)
7. Todd Rundgren - "I'm Not Your Dog" (feat. Thomas Dolby)
8. Todd Rundgren - "Espionage" (feat. Narcy)
9. Todd Rundgren - "STFU" (feat. Rick Nielsen)
10. Todd Rundgren - "Head in the Ocean" (feat. Alfie Templeman)
11. Todd Rundgren / The Lemon Twigs - "I'm Leaving"
12. Todd Rundgren - "Eco Warrior Goddess" (feat. Steve Vai)

Todd Rundgren 2022 Tour Dates:

10/01 Brookville, NY - Tilles Center *
10/06 San Diego, CA -  Balboa Theatre
10/07 Beverly Hills, CA - Saban Theatre
10/08 San Jose, CA - San Jose Civic
10/09 Anaheim, CA - City National Grove of Anaheim
10/13 Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Lake Casino
10/14 Chicago, IL  - Copernicus Center
10/15 Akron, OH - The Goodyear Theater & Hall
10/17 Quebec City, Quebec - Theatre Capitole
10/18 Montreal, Quebec - L'Olympia
10/20 Beverly, MA - The Cabot Theater
10/21 New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
10/22 Lancaster, PA  - American Music Theatre
10/23 Tarrytown, NY - The Tarrytown Music Hall
10/24 New York, NY - Sony Hall
10/25 New York, NY - Sony Hall
10/27 Rahway, NJ - Union County Performing Arts Center
10/28 Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn's Peak
10/29 Atlantic City, NJ  - The Concert Venue at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City
10/30 Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
10/31 Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage
11/01 Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage
11/03 Atlanta, GA - The Eastern
11/04 Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
11/05 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
11/07 Nashville, TN - Schermerhorn Symphony Center
11/09 Wichita, KS - Orpheum Theatre (Wichita)
11/10 Denver, CO  - Paramount Theatre
11/11 Albuquerque, NM - Kiva Auditorium
11/12 Tucson, AZ - Tucson Convention Center
11/13 Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre

* with Daryl Hall

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