The singer and guitarist who wrote and sang most of a top-selling 1970 and '80s group's half-dozen hits has announced he will play Sands Bethlehem Event Center in November.

Roger Hodgson2Roger Hodgson, the voice of Supertramp, a group that had six of its albums go gold or platinum in those decades, will bring his "Breakfast In America" tour to the event center on Nov. 9, his publicist said in an e-mail.

The name of the tour refers to Supertramp's biggest album, which sold quadruple platinum in 1979 and produced four hit singles: "The Logical Song," "Take the Long Way Home," the title track and "Goodbye Stranger." Hodgson wrote and sang the first three of those.

The event center does not list Hodgson's show on its website, and no ticket prices or on-sale dates have been announced. But Hodgson's e-mail said a ticket pre-sale for the show will start Tuesday, July 22.

The e-mail says Hodgson will have a four-piece band "and promises an assortment of the classics he wrote and originally recorded with Supertramp, as well as select highlights such as 'Only Because of You,' and 'Lovers in the Wind' from his five solo album releases."

Hodgson also wrote and performed the Supertramp hits "Dreamer," "Give a Little Bit" and "It's Raining Again."

Breakfast in AmericaIn all, Supertramp had six Top 50 albums, starting with 1974's "Crime of the Century." "Breakfast in America" went to No. 1 and 1982's "...Famous Last Words..." peaked at No. 5. "Breakfast in America" won Grammy Awards for Best Recording Package and Best Engineered Album.

It also was nominated for Album of the Year.

Hodgson left Supertramp in 1983 to pursue a solo career, but after two albums he retired from touring. In 1997 he returned to solo tours, but didn't play again in America until 2012, when he did a show at Keswick Theater in Glenside.

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