Thursday, September 21, 2017

Huber Heights, OH concert review

Rose Music Center 
Huber Heights, OH
September 16, 2017
Review & photos by Laurie Bedigian

Saturday was a perfect evening in Huber Heights, Ohio.  A perfect night for a three hour road trip to see Rick Springfield at the Rose Music Center that is.  The Rose Music Center is a fairly new but intimate outdoor venue near Dayton, Ohio.

The show was originally scheduled for a Friday in May but Rick had to reschedule due to illness.  And boy, was it ever worth the wait!

The night began with a set from the Ohio based 80’s band, Stranger.  The crowd was really enthusiastic and the band was very well received.

Then came the best part of the night – Rick and his band took the stage around 9 pm after the usual video show which showcased pretty much his entire career.

This show was different in that Rick was unable to play the guitar due to an injury which ended with surgery to repair a torn tendon.  So he came out in the usual summer shorts and black shirt and danced and sang the night away.  Rick was all over the stage and he seemed to be having a great time.  He smiled and joked, sharing stories with the audience.  Honestly, I think this was the best full band show I’ve ever seen – and I’ve been seeing Rick live for over 30 years.

The band played the usual songs, opening with “Light This Party Up” followed by “I’ve Done Everything for you” and “I Get Excited.”  Rick included probably my favorite song from “Rocket Science” – “Down,” in the early part of the show.

The night continued with so many favorites, including “Affair of the Heart,” “Love is Alright,” “Human Touch,” and “Love Somebody.”

As usual, Rick pulled some adorable kids on stage for “Don’t Talk to Strangers.”  For me, that part of the show never gets old.  And Rick really seems to enjoy interacting with the kids.  He actually commented that he loves “animals and kids” more than anything.  And who can blame him?

The evening ended with two encores - “Jessie’s Girl” and “Kristina.”  Although everyone wanted more, it was clear that Rick was exhausted by the end of the show. 

Rick and his band are currently on tour.  His new record, The Snake King, will be out in the Spring.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Rick returns to Rams Head

A new show has been added to the tour schedule for 2017:

Rams Head on Stage
Annapolis, MD
December 10, 2017
Stripped Down show

Photo by Mike Gerken

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Florida show announced

A Florida date has just been added to the tour schedule:

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Sarasota, FL
March 15, 2018
Full band show

Photo by Michelle Porchia

Monday, August 28, 2017

Concert dates cancelled

Official announcement from Rick's website:
Rick Springfield is forced to cancel his shows in Regina and Winnipeg this week due to an unexpected minor surgery on his arm. Although the surgery was successful in repairing a torn tendon, the recovery process has taken longer than both Rick and his surgeon expected. Rick will resume his touring schedule on Friday, September 1 in Vancouver at the PNE.
"I am very sorry to disappoint and inconvenience my friends and fans in Regina and Winnipeg especially since it has been many years since I have performed there. I hope to schedule a new date on another tour soon." - Rick
Ticket refunds for the Regina and Winnipeg concerts can be obtained at the point of purchase.
Tickets for Friday's show in Vancouver can be purchased here:…

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Florida date announced

Hayes Hall
Naples, FL
March 25, 2018
Full band show

Photo by Renata Hearn

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Celebrate Life Birthday Campaign

If you would like to honor Rick Springfield's birthday, check out The Celebrate Life Campaign.  The campaign is in full swing until September 15th.

Proceeds will benefit The Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation.

Donate for a chance to win the Grand Prize, a Celebrate Guitar, with a meet and greet with Rick.

Visit The Celebrate Life Campaign website for information.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Tour dates added

Rick & Richard Marx acoustic shows:
Atlanta Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA
December 5, 2017

Bell Auditorium
Augusta, GA
December 6, 2017

Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Asheville, NC
December 7, 2017

Stripped Down show:
McCoy Center
New Albany, OH
January 12, 2018

Full band with Nashville Symphony:
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Nashville, TN
June 29, 2018

Photos by Melody Love