Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Rick in Reno?

According to - Rick will be playing at the Silver Legacy Casino in Reno, NV on April 6. Tickets to go on sale to the publc on March 6 at 10:00 am pst. This will be Rick's first time at this casino. Rick played in Sparks, NV back in 2004 which is right outside of Reno, and played Reno in the beginning of 2003.
(photo - Reno, NV 2003, by J. Schiffbauer)

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

RS Shines at Tampa Charity Benefit

Rick Springfield headlined the DeBartolo Family Foundation 5th Annual All Star Gala last Saturday night in Tampa, FL. The exciting event sold out, with appearances from all over the celebrity map, from Joey Fatone of 'Nsync to Chris Berman from ESPN to Wade Boggs and Gary Puckett. Joey Fatone joined Rick on stage for a rousing duet of Rick's #1 hit, Jessie's Girl.

The DeBartolo Family Foundation is a non-profit corporation created by the members of the DeBartolo family to benefit local communities. The Foundation annually awards scholarships to deserving students, provides grants to individuals and organizations with exceptional requirements, and presents the Spirit of Humanity Award, honoring non-profit corporations that provide extraordinary assistance to Tampa Bay residents with special needs.
(photo by Paul Belfi)

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Rick Springfield on TV

If you missed it before, now you have a chance to catch it.

Totally Awesome Concert
Join VH1 as we present a very special concert in support of the VH1 original film Totally Awesome. Playing some big hits from Universal Orlando Resort will be Rick Springfield, Patty Smyth & Scandal.

Wed Feb 28 3PM EST on VH1 Classics

13 Going on 30
Teen comedy in the "Big" vein, with geeky Jenna waking up the day after her 13th birthday as a 30-year-old and discovering her life is not what she'd expected. Stars Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Kathy Baker.

While Rick does not act in this movie, the main charater, Jenna has a huge crush on him and the Jessie's Girl video and song is featured in this move. (if you buy the dvd, the Jessie's Girl video is included in the extras)

Wed Feb 28 6PM EST on FX

Worth the wait in Thackerville

Today ended up being a very long day for Rick Springfield. After a near landing in DFW, the pilot decided it wasn't a good idea, so the plane was diverted to Austin. After several hours on the runway, Rick and the guys got in a limo and were driven to Thackerville. Although the show was scheduled to start at 8:00, it didn't kick off until a little after 10.00. Enter Rick, wearing his glasses, a Winstar t-shirt and his travel khakis. Rick put on a very high energetic show. It was well worth the wait.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Picture Spotlight Returns

Picture Spotlight, the most popular section on RickSpringfieldandUs, has returned! Be sure to check in every couple of days for new pictures from recent shows.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Viva Las Vegas

It was previously announced that Rick Springfield would be playing a two night stint in Las Vegas at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Casino on June 8 and 9. There's been a question as to where exactly he'll be playing there. According to the Box Office, Rick will be playing in the new Green Valley Ranch Lounge, reserved seating, and tickets will go on sale to the public in April.

Also, for fans going to Milwaukee, the VIP packages for those shows went on sale today through Rick's Official Merchandise Site. It was announced in the Potawatomi Times that presale tickets will go on sale March 2.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

RS On The Small Screen

Rick may possibly show up as Dr. Noah Drake in Port Charles this week.

Dying to Dance
Starring Kimberly McCullough, Mary-Margaret Humes, Rick Springfield, Natalija Nogulich, Les Porter, Mimi Kuzyk.

Anorexia afflicts an ambitious teenage ballerina who's overwhelmed by competitive stress and parental pressure. Romantic discord adds a further complication. 111 minutes- NR, USA, 2001, (CC), Stereo

Mon Feb 19 10:24P on Lifetime Movie Network
Tue Feb 20 02:30P on Lifetime Movie Network
Thu Mar 8 11:42P on Lifetime Movie Network
Fri Mar 9 11:05A on Lifetime Movie Network

With Harmful Intent

Starring Joan Van Ark, Daniel J Travanti, Rick Springfield, Christopher Noth, Bert Remsen, Michael Patrick Carter.

A small town's preteens are preyed upon in this mix of crime story and pysychological drama. From Judith Kelman's novel. 111 minutes- NR, USA, 1993, (CC), Violence

Mon Mar 5 11:42P on Lifetime Movie Network
Tue Mar 6 10:57A on Lifetime Movie Network

Monday, February 19, 2007

Different Strokes

Well, maybe not that different - Will I? and I'll Make You Happy (a burst of SDAA) were added, while Rock of Life, Living in Oz, and Jesus Saves were not played tonight. Here's hoping Rick and Matt and whoever else isn't feeling well are better by next week when they hit the road again. It's been rumored that Noah will make another appearance on General Hospital on Tuesday, February 20th, so stay tuned for that.
Also, coming soon to - more pictures from this weekend.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Rick Rocks the Borgata (night one)

Rick Springfield played his second show of the year to a sold out crowd at the Borgata Casino. He opened the show with Who Killed Rock and Roll, then went into Affair of the Heart, I've Done Everything For You, Alyson, Rock of Life, Kristina, Living in Oz, Red House, Don't Talk to Strangers, The Medley, Love Somebody, Jesus Saves, My Generation (talked to Uncle Dick on the phone), Human Touch, Jessie's Girl, and encore staple Love is Alright Tonite. Stay tuned as Rick plays his second show at the Borgata tomorrow night. He promises some different songs, so it should be interesting.

Love For Sahara Benefit Luncheon

The Love for Sahara Benefit Luncheon took place today in Atlantic City. Fans showed up from all different states, and a silent auction was held to raise money to help the Aldridge family in Sahara's battle with her tumor. Rick Springfield was in attendance and auctioned off his shirt he wore at the Nokia concert the night before. Rick answered a few questions and took group photos. Kudos to Helaine Fox and everyone involved in making the luncheon such a success.
(photo by Charlotte Poe)

Let the Tour Begin

Last night, Rick Springfield kicked of his 2007 tour in New York City at the Nokia Theater. The show started with the unreleased song recently introduced - Who Killed Rock and Roll. He continued to pull out his familiar set of songs, and ended with Love is Alright Tonite. Even though Rick was feeling under the weather, he put on his usual interactive, high energy show.
(photo by J. Schiffbauer)

Friday, February 16, 2007

New Release of Older RS Tunes and Sound City Entertainment have been partners in one way or another for over thirty years; and with the amazing demos that Tom Skeeter and Jonas Gottfried invested in over the years as Carman Productions one might wonder what became of all the recordings? Well, after years of digging, listening and looking, SonicPast and Sound City have joined together to bring you more of this great music.

We will be releasing Rick Springfield’s early Sound City recording with Rick’s band before the Keith Olsen studio musicians were brought in. Many of these cuts appear on later releases but none are as authentic as these. You’re just not a fan without these beginning treasures.

Rick Springfield, yes a name that was on the lips of every girl from here to London will have a CD coming out with Rick and his original recording and performing band from the early seventies before the hits started for Rick. This is his album that later was re-recorded with new studio musicians by Joey Verra. These are the original tracks only from SPM. Songs like Bruce, Cold Feet and a big bonus track "Still Got Music." Stay tuned for the release date... soon to come.

SPM February 2007

Monday, February 12, 2007

RS to Perform at Best Buddies Benefit in Hyannis Port

The Kintera.Org website is reporting that Rick Springfield will be playing an exclusive engagement at the Craigville Beach Club on Cape Cod during the Volvo Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port on May 19, 2007.

According to their website, Best Buddies is the world’s largest program that creates friendships between persons with and without intellectual disabilities. For people with intellectual disabilities, Best Buddies is a lifeline to the joy of having and being a friend, going to parties and music festivals, playing sports, improving reading, writing and computer skills, securing successful jobs, learning how to ride public transportation, living independently in their own homes, falling in love, raising a family and making lifelong friendships.Through Best Buddies, hundreds of thousands of people with intellectual disabilities have successfully moved from segregation and desolation to a new acceptance in their family and community. In turn, Best Buddies has created a new spirit of public service for thousands of middle school, high school, college, citizen and e-Buddies volunteers that will last a lifetime.

For more information, visit:

Sunday, February 11, 2007

VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 80s

100 Greatest Songs of the 80s
Feb 16th 9PM EST VH1 Classics

It was a time of Ronald Reagan and Rubik's Cube Miami Vice and Molly Ringwald, Jordache jeans and Joe Montana. But most of all, the 1980s were ten years of totally bitchin' music.

Join VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the Eighties as we count down the coolest, gnarliest, most un-bogus songs of the decade that gave us hip-hop, hair metal and a funky little purple man named Prince.The five-part program will feature classics from `80s luminaries like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Public Enemy, Journey, Guns N' Roses and Duran Duran.

Each tune's back story will be told through interviews with the musicians who created them, as well as the legendary artists they inspired. The show features new, original interviews with an unprecedented number of the decades greatest stars including The Bangles, Daryl McDaniels (Run-DMC), Deborah Gibson, Styx, INXS, Jane Wiedlin (The Go Gos), Colin Hay (Men at Work), Katrina and the Waves, Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Bananarama, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), ABC, Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Toni Basil, Bonnie Tyler, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Devo, The B-52s and more.

In the grand tradition of VH1's previous "100 Greatest" specials, like 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders and 100 Most Metal Moments, 100 Greatest Songs will also bring you up to date on what the decade's greatest stars are doing today, from U2 to the Eurythmics.

One Hit Wonder THIS...

Steve Peake's article on about his Top 7 RS tunes is a must read for anyone who has to explain yet again to their friends and family that Rick Springfield is not a one hit wonder:
"I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of apologizing for digging much of the '80s output of Aussie heartthrob Rick Springfield. I’m not threatened by his empirical good looks, and I choose instead to focus on the fact that he was a consummate songwriter with a gift for melody who also knew his way intimately around rock guitar riffs. The songs on this list demonstrate without question Springfield’s significant contributions to '80s rock and pop, as all of them showcase pop confection melodies but none so sweet that the singer’s male bravado and rocking inclinations don’t provide an appropriate balance." Click here for more.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Rodger Carter releases first Solo CD

Rodger Carter, who has toured with Rick Springfield since 2000, is releasing his first Solo CD called Saturday Morning Cartunes. This is a collection of 12 songs, in collaboration with 30 other artists.
The CD is available on February 13th. For more information, check out Rodger's Dog House Studios Site.

More Noah on General Hospital

Noah Drake was back on General Hospital today - more operating, more bickering with Patrick, and more scenes than he's been in for a long time. No word on what the exact date of his next appearance is, but we've heard he will be the one operating on Robin, which is rumored to be February 20th.

Tickets for Borgata

Please note, tickets went on sale for the 2/18 show at the Borgata shortly after the addition was announced, but the seats being sold seemed to be in the back part of the venue. The announcement originally was that they would go on sale at 10:00 am today, so it's possible the closer seats will be sold, so stay tuned.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Second Show in Atlantic City!

Rick has added a second show to his February stint at the Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ. The first show, on Saturday, 2/17, has been listed as sold out.

Tickets will be made available tomorrow morning, February 6, at 10:00 AM EST. Click here to be taken to the Borgata ticket sale page.

Friday, February 2, 2007

New Tour Date

It's Friday, there must be a new tour date. It's been a regular occurrence of late. Newest date:

Robinsville (Tunica), MS
Sam's Town Casino

This will be a return appearance for Rick Springfield. He last played there 3/8/02.
(photo by Stacy Shepard - Sams Town 3/8/02)

Noah Operates on General Hospital

What a difference two days make. From a conversation of loving concern, back to arguing. But a bit of a swtich, Noah actually wins this argument, and Patrick runs the tests just as his dear Dad suggests. According to the previews, Noah will be on again Monday, February 5.

Rumor has it, that "Three" (the one stuck in the vault with Maxie) is Logon Drake, brother to Patrick (and assumingly, son to Noah?). It'll be interesting to see if those rumors are true, how that will all work out, and if it'll mean more screen time for Rick.

For recaps of all of Noah's appearances, be sure to check out the General Hospital Section on

TDAY Guitar Raffle

This hand painted work of art is absolutely gorgeous and something the winner of this raffle will cherish forever. If they'd like, the winner can have Rick Springfield personalize the guitar before it is shipped to them.

Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. There is no limit to how many tickets you may purchase. Paypal is the ONLY method of payment that will be accepted, but the account will also accept credit card payments, whether you are a Paypal member or not.

To purchase raffle tickets, please send an email entitled "TDAY GUITAR RAFFLE" to saying how many tickets you would

Paypal fees are being covered by Helaine Fox, so every cent from every ticket sold will go to the Aldridges.

PLEASE NOTE: This guitar is intended for the winner of the raffle, so we kindly ask that the guitar NOT be resold or auctioned off for profit!

The raffle will run until Friday, February 9th at 10 PM EST. The winner will be notified within 24 hours of the end of the raffle. GOOD LUCK!

A few close up photos of the guitar can be seen here.

Questions? Please email .