Todd Rundgren will publish his autobiography on December 21st, titled The Individualist: Digressions, Dreams And Dissertations. Rundgren, who is currently on the shortlist for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will tour behind the book in a specially designed multimedia show, with the North American dates starting on April 10th and 11th at Atlanta's Buckhead Theatre and running through May 12th and 13th at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts.

The new book is described in the official press release as being, "Over 240 pages of recollections, structured into bite-sized three paragraph chapters, about Rundgren's encounters with rock royalty including Janis Joplin, Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Patti Smith, the New York Dolls, Meat Loaf, and many more along with numerous photos never before published!"

Todd Rundgren told us that he needed to create a book that had an added element to it conceptually: "I wanted to write a book that I would like to read. And a lot of times people will, kind of, jumble all of their thoughts together in this kind of stream of consciousness way -- as if you're replaying this recording, or something like that, and making a commentary about it (laughs) while it's playing. I wanted to be able to separate what I thought actually happening from any emotional responses I might've had to what was happening." :

February 10, 11, 13, 14, 15 - "On The Blue Cruise" at The Port Of Miami - Nassau, Bahamas & Isle Of Labadee
March 17 - New York, NY - Ecstatic Music Festival at Kaufman Music Center Merkin Concert Hall
April 1 - Duisburg, Germany - Theater am Mareintor
April 2 - Hamburg, Germany - Laeiszhalle
April 3 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
April 6 - London, England - Eventim Apollo
April 10, 11 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre
April 13, 14 - Washington, DC - State Theatre
April 16, 17 - New York, NY - Town Hall
April 19, 20 - Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center
April 23, 24 - Chicago, IL - Athenaeum Theatre
April 27, 28 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
May 1, 2 - Philadelphia, PA - Fillmore
May 5, 6 - Cleveland, OH - Theatre at Playhouse Square
May 9, 10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
May 12, 13 - San Francisco, CA - Palace of Fine Arts
May 22 - Tokyo, Japan - Sumida Triphony Hall
May 23 - Osaka, Japan - NHK Hall

AUDIO: TODD RUNDGREN ON HOW HE WROTE HIS MEMOIR