Kasim Sulton, a highly coveted sideman, is recognized and respected the world over for his work with other artists, including Meat Loaf, The Cars, Todd Rundgren, Utopia, Joan Jett, Hall and Oates, Patti Smith, Patty Smyth, Mick Jagger, and Celine Dion to name just a few. His level of involvement has ranged from playing lead bass, keyboards, and/or guitar, to adding vocal harmonies, singing lead, and contributing as a songwriter, to producing entire albums, as he did with the Meat Loaf VH-1 Storytellers CD, released in 1999.
There isn’t much he hasn’t done in his 30 plus years in the music industry. As the highly successful "The New Cars" Road Rage Tour ended unexpectedly last week, due to a serious car injury to another band member, Kasim is set to tour solo (playing a mix of Cars, Meat Loaf, Utopia, Todd Rundgren along with his own music), until the Meat Loaf "Bat Out Of Hell 3" tour begins again in October. It would take IBM's supercomputer to calculate how many people on the planet have heard Kasim Sulton, either live or on one of millions upon millions of albums.
Kasim is the bass player, vocalist and songwriter who from the prog-rock group Utopia with Todd Rundgren; appeared on Meat Loaf's goliath Bat Out Of Hell album, one of rock's all-time bestsellers; played with Blue Oyster Cult AND Joan Jett & the Blackhearts; sang backup vocals for Mick Jagger & The Stones; and, as a session musician, has played for everyone from Celine Dion to the Indigo Girls to Patti Smith. Thanks to his longstanding relationship with Rundgren -- in addition to having its own hits and four albums, Utopia opened for Led Zeppelin in England in 1979 and Sulton was THERE -- Sulton was the 2nd lead behind Rundgren with The New Cars.
Before he returns for another tour with Meat Loaf later this year, Kasim's bringing his own rocking back to go on his 2006 solo tour, where he'll sing a bunch of the songs he wrote -- Utopia songs, Rundgren songs, Meat Loaf songs, Cars' songs. Indeed -- the Sultan of classic rock. Kas will bring another performer (or two) along with him -- and you could very well be surprised. Saturday, August 29, 2006. Tickets $18.00.