Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Rick Springfield on Californication repeating


"Mr. Bad Example"

Season 3, Episode 9

Episode Synopsis: Becca and Chelsea (Ellen Davis Woglom) get involved in a brawl on campus, which results in one of Hank's sexual dalliances being discovered. Meanwhile, Charlie jeopardizes his job when he attempts to get Marcy away from his client Rick Springfield (as himself). Original Air Date: Nov 22, 2009

Guest Cast Rick Springfield: Himself Pamela S. Adlon: Marcy

Tue, Dec 6 10:00 PM
Wed, Dec 7 1:00 AM

SHO2 (this is Showtime 2 not regular showtime, check your local listings www.tvguide.com)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

June 2011 Tour Date for Rick Springfield

Official on www.rickspringfield.com
New tour date!

June 9, 2012
Millennium Theater at the Gold Strike Casino in
Robinsonville, MS

Tix on sale 11/18
-- ACCESS presale.....Ticket presale begins 11/11 at 10am CST until 11/17 at 4pm EST

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Rick Spingfield Rocked Harrah's Cherokee Casino


Rick Springfield at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino
Cherokee, NC
9-24-11
By: Kelley Pearson
Rick and the band never disappoint! Cherokee was a loud, high-energy show, and one I won’t forget anytime soon. The new venue at Harrah’s is very nice, with comfortable seating, new drink holders built into the chairs and a much better set-up for picking up tickets and entering the venue area. The sound system has improved as well (or did the band just turn it up louder than ever?!) I couldn’t hear very well for almost 2 days after the show! We snagged great seats in the 7th row through Rick’s fan club, which were in the center section and luckily near the isle. A perfect spot! The lighting was also incredible at Cherokee this year. I wonder if they changed that? It was a great scenario for taking nice pictures.
The show opened with Rick’s “video montage” that highlights his career from back in the 60’s to the present. Very cool! Then Rick and the guys hit the stage and rocked out to Who Killed Rock and Roll. The first time Rick chatted between songs, he commented he was glad we had 2 big screens on either side so that he could check his hair periodically. Haha! Then he said, ‘I’m so vain,’ and then something like, ‘actually, no. I’m really just one big insecure mess.’
I was happy and surprised to hear Rock of Life on the set list! They also played one of my favorites, Living In Oz, which really jams out live. There were a lot of rose bouquets at this show, which is always nice for many gorgeous rose explosions. This was the first show in awhile that I didn’t take flowers, so I was glad a lot of other fans brought some. Except at one point Rick grabbed for someone’s flowers in the front side section and I heard him exclaim something and he told them they didn’t take the thorns out! So he threw the roses back to them.
Rick found a sign someone had made which had a cute laughing/smiling photo of his “Mum” Eileen while she was in the hospital. (Don’t you know that his mother probably wanted to choke him for posting photos of her in a hospital gown?!! LOL) He had the sign on stage and talked about how his mom had been in the hospital, and that she gave them a scare but she was fine now. He marveled at how she bounces back and keeps on going strong at age 90. The sign said, “Richard, you are a very naughty boy” which he read out loud in his best Aussie-Eileen voice. Funny!
At one point someone handed Rick a pinata that looked like Darth Vader’s head. He busted it open and candy went flying everywhere. He grabbed up handfuls of candy and threw it into the crowd. I didn’t see this part, but my husband told me later that George had picked up the empty “Darth head” and was wearing it on stage for a minute. Also, a fan gave Rick a clever black T-shirt that said “I was killed off Battlestar Galactica.” Cute! He got a kick out of this.
During Rick’s talking on stage he talked a bit about how he spent some time in Viet Nam in the 60’s. He also asked the crowd if they knew how old he is now, to which a lot of people screamed out “62.” He said he is proud to be a vegan, except that he does have to eat some fish now and then or else he gets too skinny, but how he feels sorry for the fish that he eats. He said he was at least trying to send a good message. Rick also suggested a book called “The China Study” which he said helped him to get off a lot of the medicines he was on, but then said he still likes to have a drink now and then because he wouldn’t want to completely “F*** it up.” lol
Rick then “prepared the fans” for participating in the song Venus In Overdrive by shouting out some “yeah yeah’s” and “whoa whoa” sounds, to which the crowd echoed back what he said. Then he made a monkey sound, of course just to see if the crowd would follow suit, and yes…they did! Rick laughed at this. He announced that it was a new song (okay…so it’s not THAT new anymore, haha) and he said do not go to the bathroom right now because he might launch into this---and he strummed the first few notes of Jessie’s Girl. Rick teased and grinned, “I’m not going to, but I might.”
The security at this venue is still pretty strict, as always, but nonetheless fans still venture down toward the stage to snap photos and be up close to the action. I would love to know what the security team must think each time they learn that RS will be hitting their stage again!! LOL I think Rick AND his crowd give them a run for their money! It’s comical to watch security trying to keep up with Rick when he’s crowd surfing. Anyone who has ever attended a Rick show knows how chaotic it becomes when Rick leaves the stage to mingle with his fans. When Rick ventured out for Human Touch he walked across our chairs and then headed toward the back rows, much to the happiness of the fans who were seated there. He really knows how to stir up some action. ;-) Oh yea, Rick also told the security team that they probably didn’t know what had hit them tonight. Then he said that it’s called a rock and roll show!
What a fantastic night! Rick was playful and in great spirits. Of course, I can’t recall ever seeing him live that he wasn’t fun and happy on stage. We love you in Cherokee Rick! Please keep coming back to our NC venue!
Here is the set list as best I can remember it. I am pretty sure it’s not in the perfect order, so if anyone sees this who was there, by all means…let me know if I missed anything.
Set List:
Who Killed Rock & Roll
Affair of the Heart
Living In Oz
Rock of Life
Alyson
Love Is Alright Tonight
What’s Victoria’s Secret
Venus In Overdrive
Jet
Guitar Solo & Red House
I Get Excited
Don’t Talk To Strangers
I’ve Done Everything For You
Medley of Hit Songs
Human Touch
Jessie’s Girl
Encore:
Wasted
Kristina



Friday, October 7, 2011

2011 Tour Date for Rick Springfield

From rickspringfield.com
December 09, 2011
Winnie, TX
Nutty Jerry's

No presale.
Tix on sale now.




Wednesday, October 5, 2011

2012 Tour Date for Rick Springfield

September 28, 2012
Biloxi, MS
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

ACCESS-RS presale for members 10/7
Public on sale 10/14

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Rick Springfield on the Daily Buzz

Rick Springfield, Sylvia Caminer and Melanie Lentz-Janney will be guests on The Daily Buzz on Monday, October 3rd. They will be showing some clips from the documentary and talking about how the project came to life! The Daily Buzz is a syndicated morning news program that airs in over 170 TV markets across the United States – or what they like to call the Daily Buzz Nation. Every morning four, very energetic hosts deliver fresh news, weather and the latest social media and entertainment trends.Hopefully, your area made the list (If not, be sure to check out their live feed starting at 6am EST).

The Daily Buzz now airs in LA … Check this link to see the 170 for local stations currently airing The Daily Buzz: http://dailybuzznation.com/local-stations/For more info on the documentary check out http://rickspringfielddoc.com/
 


Monday, September 26, 2011

Rick Springfield on Rachel Ray Show

Confirmed on www.rickspringfield.com :

Ricks appearance on Rachel Ray will air Oct 7th. Check her website for time and channel in your area.....

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Rick Springfield Bergen Pac show 9/8 rescheduled

According the the Bergen Pac website:
(and confirmed on www.rickspringfield.com)
**Concert Date has been rescheduled due to Artist illness. For more info, call bergenPAC Box office at (201) 227-1030
Rescheduled date 10/14/11
--
No word on the other shows for this weekend.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Rick Springfield

Final day to help with this year's birthday project. A great way to wish Rick a happy birthday is to participate in this year’s project. Rick has recently mentioned that he is working behind the scenes and will be appearing with Linda Blair to get more recognition for her foundation. What a great way to help support him on his special day!

Check out the details on How to Donate, and a list of the prizes here:

http://rsbirthday2011.homestead.com/index.html

(picture from the daily calendar sold on rickspringfieldmerch.com)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A new fall tour date for Rick Springfield

Confirmed on www.rickspringfield.com

October 08, 2011
Larchwood, IA
Grand Falls Casino Resort

On sale tomorrow!
http://www.grandfallsresort.com

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Rick Springfield talks about the upcoming fan documentary on the Reelz Channel

"An Affair of the Heart:
The Journey of Rick Springfield & His Devoted Fans"
A New Feature Documentary - Currently in Post Production

Do you get the REELZ Channel? If so, Rick Springfield will be talking about the documentary on their entertainment show "HOLLYWOOD DAILIES" at 5pm today!!!

Check to see if you get this channel: http://www.reelzchannel.com/ it appears on Dish Network & Direct TV and I have heard that a few cable companies also carry it as well. Also here is a link to a preview: http://www.reelzchannel.com/trailer-clips/57556/rick-springfields-journey/


Info on the REELZ "Hollywood Dailies" Rick Springfield interview:

Part One airs TODAY (8/10/11)
Premiere: 2pm PT / 5pm ET
Encore PT 1: 11pm PT / 2am ET
8/11/11 - Encore PT 1: 9am PT/ 12pm ET

Part Two airs tomorrow: 8/11/11
Premiere: 2pm PT / 5pm ET
Encore PT 2: 11pm PT / 2am ET
8/12/11 - Encore PT 2: 9am PT/ 12pm ETAlso check out some exciting news about our Malibu event in the attached press release! www.rickspringfielddoc.com/Malibu

Monday, August 8, 2011

Rick Springfield - Partying Like It's 1981

August 6, 2011
Thackerville, OK

Review by Anna Cheshire
Photo by Renata Hearn

Just over the Texas state line is a gambling Mecca called Thackerville, OK. It is large, more than a little gaudy, and on Saturday, August 6, it was hot as hell and crawling with Rick Springfield fans.
The first thing I will say about this venue is that if you come, bring a good pair of hiking boots. The casino is exactly one mile long from entrance to end with the auditorium being a fairly good hike from the hotel and lobby area.
The other information you should know in advance is, as with most casinos, there are 3 rows reserved for various VIPs roped off at the front of the stage. The first row is not REALLY the first row. It is the 4th row. The good news is that if you don’t have a ticket for that section, you are not getting in. Thus no jeopardy of those from the back haphazardly mowing down those in the front during the mad I-just-have-to-get-two-inches-closer-to-Rick-I-don’t-care-who-I-kill-or-maim-in-the-process stage rush we are all so familiar with. The bad news is, many fans have to watch great seats being occupied by people who are lukewarm (at best) about seeing Rick. It’s a win-win, a lose-lose, or a win-lose situation depending on your personal preference.
I was happy with my 4th row seat and enjoyed the opportunity to watch not only the Rick show, but the fan show in front of the stage as well. It’s kind of like a surreal double-feature minus the popcorn. But if you are a real stickler for being pressed up against the stage, this might not be your venue.
The show began with the film montage and fans cheered as the various moments of Rick’s career danced across two large screens on opposite sides of the stage. I liked both the film and the screens. A cameraman followed the action of the show so every fan had a close up view from beginning to end.
The film ended, the stage darkened (it was so dark, Matt got an escort from a guard with a flashlight to his place) and Rick strolled out.
After sporting shorts, sweat pants, shirts that may have never, in fact, seen an iron, and what I can only describe as his YMCA shower shoes during the weekend’s sound checks, I was pleased to see Rick all dressed up in black stretchy jeans, a black shirt (later to be discovered as sleeveless) and a black jacket with a very cool burgundy lining. Pretty common stage apparel, but way better than the afore mentioned glorified pajamas.
Rick was his powerful and energetic self as he launched into WKRR. I think some of the less than excited VIPs who were sitting down in front got under Rick’s skin a little. I caught him on more than one occasion bending down to flick picks at their heads. I understood his frustration, but really, what a sad waste to a perfectly good pick.
The show continued with AOTH followed by (to my great delight) LIO. Rick did have a lyric malfunction on the first chorus singing, "I’ll throw it all away of that’s what you want me to do" rather than, "it took a lot out of me it took a lot out of you." He also sang, "sometimes the dream can rape you" rather than "wake you" as he often does live. I prefer wake you…but that’s more because I am a purist when it comes to the religious experience that LIO is for me. Potatoes PoTATOes…moving on…
Rick removes his jacket to thunderous applause and great whooping and says, "Hey! It’s 108 degrees outside!!" Unfortunately, he was not exaggerating.
Next, he tells us again that, "I did not write this song, but WE like the guy who did." As he launches into Paul McCartney’s "Jet", I wonder two things. 1) Who is "WE"? Is that the royal we – as in I am Rick Springfield, this is my kingdom, and I dig this song and will forever sing it? Or is there someone else in the band who likes "Jet"? and 2) WHY MUST YOU SING THIS SONG? I personally love Sir Paul. And I know for a fact he’s got way better songs than "Jet." But then I’d just as soon hear the Hokey Pokey. So maybe I’m a little biased.
Rick did two songs from what he called the "new album", Venus in Overdrive: VIO and VS. He had a cute bit when he introduced the new songs. He said that he knows people try to get up and go pee while the new stuff is being played. "But", he said, "you never know. I might go" then he banged out the first licks of JG. He continued to tease the audience with that well-known riff all night until he finally played it as the last song before the encore.
After the first verse of IGE, he did some heavy breathing then said, "Was that good for you? It was for me. I need a cigarette!"
Following IDEFY, Rick threw the brown "Pleasure" Fender guitar into the air. His reach came up a little short, and the falling instrument passed through his fingers and onto the floor. Rick looked at George N. and asked, "Alright?" George apparently felt it was just fine because Rick said something like, "I love Telecasters. You can fuck them up and they’ll still play."
Rick also managed to have some fun at the audience’s expense. He pointed towards the crowd and said, "There are a couple of people sitting down thinking, ‘Who the fuck is this? This isn’t Noah Drake!’ Yes it is!"
He saw a sign, not a very intelligent sign based on his comments, that had some fan’s room number written amid some flashing lights. Rick said, "There’s a lot of psychos here who now know your room number. They’re gonna call you up tonight and say, ‘Saw your room number. Can me and my friend come up? We got some meth. You wanna get wild and loopy?’" I’m not entirely sure what was funnier…what Rick actually said or the creepy hillbilly voice he said it in. Anyway, most people would have gotten the hint, but the girls in question held the sign up again. Rick, chuckled and said, "So she put it right back up AGAIN! I saw the room number. I got it." I’m thinking they are still waiting for him to show up,.
DTTS provided Rick more audience fodder. The first security guard he chose to sing, Don, absolutely refused to sing. Rick later referred to him as a "douche."
A woman at the front of the stage actually took the mic from Rick’s hand. Rick said, "Someone wants to take over the show."
After a brief delay, the woman sang out, "Don’t talk to sexy rock stars." She explained to Rick that her husband made that up.
With sarcasm and fake astonishment, Rick basically said, "Really? You didn’t get professional help writing that?"
Rick also had a good little rant about Matt (who left the stage during DTTS to go to the bathroom.) Upon noticing Matt’s absence and subsequently discovering where he was, Rick threatened to dock his pay saying, "I’m paying him for 90 minutes!" He also tried to get the cameraman to follow him into the restroom. Thankfully, the camera was not cordless, so Matt was saved from Rick’s visual intrusions. However, Rick did scream out, "How’s everything going in there?"
About that time, Matt came back out and took his place on stage. Poor Matt. Must be hard to work for such a tyrant.
And, as usual, Rick picked on himself while discussing the finer aspects of the film Hard to Hold and the television show Californication. He asked the audience if his butt should have won an academy award. Most agreed, by applause, that it certainly should have.
Rick finished up the show by playing a powerful and well-loved JG and introducing the band. He exited the stage for about 4 minutes then returned shirtless for the two-song encore: Human Touch (during which he ventured out into the audience) and Kristina.
The show ended on a high, and the fans seemed quite pleased with his efforts on their behalf. Of course, everyone had to take the death march back to the hotel…but that’s another story for another day.
Overall, not the best show I’ve ever seen, but with the highlights including LIO, his amazing and soulful Red House, and the line, "Let’s party like it’s 1981" before singing LIAT, it was a very worthwhile and memorable experience. I’d do it again tomorrow.
Set List
Who Killed Rock and Roll
Affair of the Heart
Living in Oz
Jet
Victoria’s Secret
I Get Excited
Medley …
Bop "Til You Drop
Celebrate Youth
Calling All Girls
Jessie’s Girl quick tease riff
Don’t Walk Away
State of the Heart
What Kind of Fool Am I
I’ve Done Everything for You
Venus in Overdrive
Rock of Life
Love Is Alright Tonite
Red House
Don’t Talk to Strangers
Love Somebody
Jessie’s Girl
Encore
Human Touch
Kristina

Saturday, July 30, 2011

The 2011 RS Birthday Campaign...Commencing Monday

Hey everyone, while it is true I am still on vacation, we wanted to get the word out a couple of days early that the 2011 RS Birthday Campaign, again benefitting Linda Blair's Worldheart Foundation, gets underway beginning Monday, August 1st, and running throughout the entire month of August.

We are VERY happy to announce that Rick has kindly graced us with not one, but TWO grand prizes of one soundcheck each to a concert in the USA in the remainder of 2011 and also throughout 2012. Those are wonderful prizes, and he has also provided us with two bracelets he recently worn as added incentive to be added in our prize packages for random drawings at the end of the campaign. And of course, our wonder Prize Patrol is working hard to gather even more wonderful prizes to entice you wonderful people to give to Linda's animals.. We love that there are two grand prizes of one soundcheck each to give you two chances to win the grand prizes.

Like last year,for every $5.00 you donate, from the beginning of the campaign to the end, you will receive one entry for the prize drawings. Donate $20.00 and you'll receive five entries! So the more you donate, the better your chances of winning one of the prizes will be, including the AH-MAZING grand soundcheck prizes! (Please allow 48 hours after forwarding your receipt to Charlotte to receive your ticket numbers).

All the information on how to donate, etc, can be found at our website for this campaign. That link is: http://rsbirthday2011.homestead.com/index.html

I will be back from vacation Tuesday, and will check in as I can. I think you will find all the information you need on the website link above.

Thanks for being part of such an awesome community, and thanks to Rick and his helpers for all their support in this endeavor.

Ally (on behalf of the great campaign committee)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Round & Round Rick Springfield goes


July 8th 2011
Westbury, NY
Review & pictures: Rosie Malthaner

Well if Verona is my very favorite venue, Westbury is my least. I know some people like the whole revolving stage thing, everyone gets to see....but I hate it. You get to see a quarter of a show. One of the great things about seeing Rick is watching him on stage interacting with the band and audience. In Westbury you don't get the full effect. Needless to say I did get myself to that happy place and enjoyed the show. The theatre was not even close to sold out, the downside to a show at the end of a holiday week. A highlight was the Squirts opening up. I haven't seen them in a while and they are never disappointing . Matt also has a new CD out, Disposable Planet, and if you haven't checked it out you should!

There were lots of rose explosions and the DTTS kids were adorable. Guitars continued to be a problem all weekend and when they didn't work as Rick wanted them too he had a tendency to beat them up a bit. Bert Young, of Rocky fame was in attendance and Rick brought him on stage. He was sitting in a regular chair at the end of one of the isles at the stage and after the show had a nice line for autographs. Rick ventured into the crowd during Human Touch and had a hard time, falling a few times before giving up and heading back to the stage for the always a bit sad to hear Jessie's Girl because you know the end is near. Back on stage for a one song encore but it was a shirtless one! A trend that continued all weekend!

Set List:
WKRR
I've Done Everything for You
Affair of the Heart
LIO
Jet
Gloria
Lifes Been Good (teaser)
IGE
Alyson
Come Together (Teaser)
VIO
I'll Miss that Someday
Love Is Alright Tonight
Over the Rainbow (teasers)
You Really Got Me
DTTS
Love Somebody
HT
Jessie's Girl
Encore:
Kristina

New fall tour date for Rick Springfield

Confirmed on www.rickspringfield.com

November 19, 2011
Las Vegas, NV
Eastside Cannery Event Center

ACCESS-RS presale 7/22
Public onsale 7/29

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Yellow Rick Road Prod. Fan Documentary Screening Update



YELLOW RICK ROAD PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS “AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART” BENEFIT SCREENING AT THE MALIBU SCREENING ROOM ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2011


www.rickspringfielddoc.com/Malibu


WHAT: A limited number of tickets are now available to the general public for the first official “Cast & Crew” screening of the new feature documentary, AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART: The Journey of Rick Springfield & His Devoted Fans.


WHO:
Rick Springfield; Director/Producers’ Sylvia Caminer and Melanie Lentz-Janney,
Main Featured Fans; Celebrity Guests


WHERE: Malibu Screening Room (next to Pepperdine University - Malibu Jewish Center Complex 24855 Pacific Coast Highway)


WHEN: Monday, September 26, 2011

6:00 PM Celebrity/Guest Arrivals
6:30 PM Welcome Reception
7:30 PM Screening Begins

9:15 PM Q&A with Rick, Sylvia, Melanie

10:00 PM After Party


COST: $995 per ticket … intimate setting: total seat capacity = 185 (This event is a FUNdraiser. All proceeds will help cover remaining independent film production costs). There is also a $4995 “Associate Producer” Package available. Please contact info@yellowrickroad.com for more info.

AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART hits the Film Festival circuit beginning in October 2011.

For more information, visit www.rickspringfielddoc.com or www.facebook.com/yellowrickroad

SOURCE: Yellow Rick Road Productions

FILM SYNOPSIS

AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART: The Journey of Rick Springfield and his Devoted Fans is a new feature-length documentary about rock icon Rick Springfield and his ardently loyal fan base. Directed/produced by Emmy® winning filmmaker Sylvia Caminer and executive produced/marketed by Melanie Lentz-Janney, this documentary not only brings us face to face with Grammy® winning musician, songwriter, actor, and New York Times best-selling author, Rick Springfield, but also sheds light on his most fervent fans, casting a non-judgmental, unflinching eye on what makes his fans as passionate about him today as they were when Jessie’s Girl was #1 (circa 1981).

Everyone seems to grasp how celebrities like The Beatles and the Grateful Dead have a fan base of rabid supporters who travel the world as a homage to their idols … but Rick Springfield? Yes, it’s true … Rick Springfield fans are some of the most dedicated and fanatical people on the planet … often living out of a suitcase or taking a second job just to get their much needed “Rick Fix”.

Join us as we discover what it is about Rick and his music that drives his fans to such religious devotion; What meaning has he had in their lives; What kind of impact has he made over the years to his fans; and why do his fans travel across the country to see him time and time again? We also find out from Rick what he truly thinks about his fans and what it’s like to be the source of such timeless affection. In essence, what is this everlasting “affair of the heart” all about?

On the journey, we meet some of Rick’s most devoted fans and get a full picture of them as well as Rick’s career over the past four decades including highlights from his television roles/appearances, concerts, the annual Rick Springfield and Friends Cruise, his book release, press tour, and more. It’s a real glimpse into the life of Rick the “artist” and the “human being”.

However, this documentary is much more than an intense look at Rick Springfield. It’s a human-interest story about following dreams, connecting with like-minded people on our personal journeys, and the importance of taking a break from our busy, stressful lives for some good, clean fun reminiscent of our adolescence or simpler days.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Rick Springfield Rocks the House in Verona, NY

July 7, 2011
Turning Stone Casino
Verona, NY

This is hands down my favorite venue to see Rick in. He is comfortable there and despite the table seating I am too. lol After all the PR that week for the paperback release of Late, Late at Night I think Rick was ready to hit the stage with his talented band. He was playful and threw in a few teaser songs throughout the night. One of them a Beatles tune where he came and sat on the edge of the stage, stretching out his legs on my table. He swatted my arm and told me to "Stop photographing the band! I'm cuter!" They were making fun of him from the other side of the stage and I couldn't resist. Matt & George then joined him at the edge of the stage for the Beatles song.

Someone in the crowd yelled out Inside Sylvia as he was about to start I'll Miss that Someday and he obliged and the band took a break and left Derek behind to accompany him on a shortened version. He also commented he could see an older man walk out of the venue so he started to play Moon River. You Really Got Me made a return for the first time in a while. And for DTTS he made his way to the crowd were he found a few willing victims, I mean fans to sing for him, one of them a teenage Elena, a friends daughter.
Then he brought two cute girls up on stage. He was off to crowd surf a few songs later and made it all the way to the back of the venue and back in one piece. A 2 song encore was a nice way to end the evening. Oh and did I mention there was a shirtless encore? Unfortunately the battery in my camera died right after DTTS. It was kind of nice to just watch the rest of the show without a camera!

Set List:
WKRR
I've Done Everything for You
Affair of the Heart
Living In Oz
Teaser-Life's Been Good
Jet
IGE
Alyson
Teaser-The Beatles I'll Be Back, Rick, Matt & George B (please let me know if I got this wrong-it was done with him sitting next to me on my table. lol)
WVS
VIO
Teaser-Inside Sylvia -Rick & Derek (the rest of the guys left the stage lol)
I'll Miss that Someday
Live is Alright Tonight
Teaser-Moon River
You've Really Got Me
DTTS
Love Somebody
Human Touch
Jessie's Girl
Encore:
Wild Think
Kristina


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Rick Springfield is teaming up with rock CAN roll


Rick Springfield is teaming up with rock CAN roll and The NYCB Theatre at Westbury, to beat hunger at Rick's July 9 show!!

Please bring a healthy and nutritious non-perishable food item to the show at:

NYCB Theatre at Westburry
960 Brush Hollow Road
Westbury, NY 11590

What to bring? A list of most needed foods CAN be found at http://www.rockCANroll.org

If you are attending the show please join Rick in supporting this wonderful charity!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Rick Springfield Rocked Chester, West Virginia

The Harv - Mountaineer Casino - Chester, WV 7/2/11
Review by Darla Gerken, photos by Mike Gerken

“Wild and Wonderful” as West Virginia license plates say: Rick was that and more, he was in a great mood and full of energy. The venue was situated in the part of the state, which is practically Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia combined. It basically was in the middle of nowhere, as Rick pointed out during DTTS as “where the…..are we?”

I’ve got to say that this show was another one that will go on the top of my list of “best ever”. I was quite apprehensive about going to the show since there were no assigned seats. We had VIP tickets through the fan club, but after calling the venue with questions what VIP meant, I really wasn’t sure. When they said VIP, that is exactly what it was. We were ushered to the preferred seating area, which was roped off where the high rollers usually sit. We were told we could sit anyplace within the area, noting that no one was sitting in the front row of tables, we chose front and center which also included free drinks! Wow, this is what I call an awesome Rick concert and he hadn’t even taken the stage. My apprehension turned into, “I’m loving this place!”

Usually at a Rick show when the intro music begins you have everyone on their feet in anticipation of Rick’s grand entrance on stage. We discussed if we should stand since no one else was in our area, but decided to go for it hoping security would not tell us to sit down. When WKRR began, everyone was finally on their feet to our delight since I can’t do a Rick show sitting down! The first couple songs were his usual set list until he said he didn’t write the next song, but he really liked the guy who did, which turned out to be Jet. He really rocked it.

He talked about the cruise, stating that it was going to Jamaica and also Cuba where they would buy cigars, hope he was joking! He mentioned his guest list and that his Mum might be joining the cruise. Love it when he talks like his Mum saying “Richard, don’t be so rude”.

At one point Rick tossed his guitar up in the air and then tossed it to George N, hitting him in the feet. Poor George takes a lot of abuse from Rick’s guitars. Rick commented on the cool lights on the tables in the VIP section and asked if they were there to scare away the aliens. He asked if those were the expensive seats and said “let’s hear it for the cheap seats”, the crowd cheered.

Gloria (dirty version) was next on the list. Rick did his usual spiel asking women to hold up their right hand. I decided I wasn’t going to do it and he immediately noticed me and told me to raise my hand, which I did and then put it back down. He told me I had to keep it up, so I raised both hands, he got a kick out of my refusal to follow instructions.

When it was time for DTTS, he went to the side of the stage and sat down on one of the speakers. Rick talked about how ugly he was at 15 and how he found out about girls liking guys who sing. He tried to get two of the security guys to sing, but neither one would cooperate. Since they refused, he said he needed a “real man” to sing, I started pointing to my husband. Rick came over to us and got up on the table, and asked my husband what his name was. He told him it was Mike, Rick replied that was his brother’s name. He did the usual encouragement he does when he wants a man to sing. Mike sang DTTS to the crowd’s applause. Rick then turned to me and asked if Mike was my husband, which I replied, “Yes”. Rick then asked me a question that I can’t repeat here and could not answer at that moment in front of a 1,000 people. My reply was a look at Mike and I just shrugged my shoulders! Rick can be a little rude as his Mum says; now I wish I could have answered in Rick’s Mum’s voice about being rude! I later asked Mike what was going through his mind at the moment Rick asked him to sing, he said he was hoping he could remember the words to the song! He said he wasn’t as experienced as me singing DTTS. I thought that was so funny
he was thinking that.

Rick moved down the table to one of my tablemates. He wanted Tracy to sing DTTS, but instead she said it was her birthday, he asked her how old she was and according to her answer, he said he probably dated her Mom. He proceeded into the crowd asking quite a few other men to sing and he proceeded back on stage with a young girl named Molly. Rick and Molly danced on stage, which is always fun to see Rick dance. Molly did a great job on stage singing DTTS.

When Jessie’s Girl time came, security started to allow the crowd from other areas to go to the front of the stage. You could really feel the energy surging. The encore ended with a shirtless Rick signing Wasted and Kristina. You know you’ve been “Rick-tified” when you hate to see the night end and wanting more.

Set List:
Who Killed Rock ‘N Roll
I’ve Done Everything For You
Affair of the Heart
Living in Oz
Jet
What’s Victoria’s Secret
I Get Excited
Alyson
Venus in Overdrive
I’ll Miss That Someday
Love Is Alright Tonight
Gloria
Don’t Talk To Strangers
Love Somebody
Human Touch
Jessie’s Girl
Wasted
Kristina

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rick Springfield Returns to the Borgata in Atlantic City

Confirmed on www.rickspringfield.com

September 09, 2011
Atlantic City, NJ
Borgata Casino Music Box

VIP Package Presale for ACCESS-RS members 6/27 at 12 noon:
VIP Package onsale date: July 1 on rickspringfield.com
Public onsale date: July 2



Photo: Borgata 2008 Rosie Malthaner

Friday, June 24, 2011

Book Signing for Rick Springfield in LA!

July 19th
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Book Signing
7pm The Grove
8189 Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Confirmed on www.rickspringfield.com

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New fall tour date for Rick Springfield

October 01, 2011
Jonesboro, AR
Jonesboro BBQ Festival
http://www.jonesboro.org/JonesboroBBQ/BBQHome.html

confirmed on www.rickspringfield.com


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rick Springfield to appear on Regis & Kelly July 7th

Not yet confirmed on official www.rickspringfield.com but a few radio stations have been posting the article below, this one came from WPJL.com in NY.....

David Cook, Lady Antebellum and Rick Springfield have scheduled performances on Live! with Regis and Kelly for this summer. Cook will make an appearance on the daytime talk show on June 29, Springfield will drop by on July 7 and Lady A will perform on July 19. Even Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges will make a musical appearance, playing a song off his debut album on August 17.

Here is the full Live! with Regis and Kelly summer music schedule:

6/27 -- David Gray
6/28 -- Selena Gomez
6/29 -- David Cook
6/30 -- Jill Scott with Anthony Hamilton
7/7 -- Rick Springfield
7/13 -- Blake Shelton
7/19 -- Lady Antebellum
7/26 -- Ray Davies with Paloma Faith
8/9 -- Luke Bryan
8/10 -- Gavin DeGraw
8/17 -- Jeff Bridges

Image: CMA

Provided by ABC News Radio

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Rick Springfield music marathon online this weekend!


This Saturday, 6/18 from 9pm-12am (EST), The Rowdy Ron Show is doing a "Saturday Night Springfield Special" on Network Radio 3! This will also include the first radio interview about the documentary, AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART: The Journey of Rick Springfield and his Devoted Fans"featuring independent filmmakers Sylvia Caminer & Melanie Lentz-Janney of Yellow Rick Road Productions.
The Rowdy Ron Show broadcasts LIVE on the radio in the Netherlands and
is also available on-line at http://www.networkradio.eu/rowdyron/.
It's a FUN show---and this Saturday it will be ALL RICK SPRINGFIELD, ALL NITE LONG!
Keep up with the latest news on the documentary at www.rickspringfielddoc.com or by following the Yellow Rick Road on Facebook: www.facebook.com/yellowrickroad.
Photo courtesy of Yellow Rick Road Productions

Special Book Event for Rick Springfield in NYC July 6th

Posted on www.rickspringfield.com

Celebrate the release of the paperback version of Late, Late At Night and join us for an interesting evening with Rick as he'll discuss topics from 'Late, Late At Night' and more such as his brief stint as a teen idol; living with teenage girlfriend, actress Linda Blair; acting gigs from "Wonder Woman" to "Battlestar Gallactica"; racing between sold-out tours and the "General Hospital" tapings; the Live Aid concert; the music world in the 70's and 80's, a movie career; and, through all of the up and downs, always writing songs, and his longtime battle with depression. This will be a conversational style interview, followed by audience questions, and then a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

This event will be held in Manhattan on July 6 at 7PM. (Due to security, once someone registers, specific venue details are automatically sent via email).

Fans can enter for free by clicking "Register Yourself" and enter the promo code: Rick on the next screen.

Link: http://www.runmyclub.com/hudson/eventcalendar.asp?id=206751

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Upcoming TV Appearance for Rick Springfield


As posted on www.rickspringfield.com

SURPRISE GUEST APPEARANCE BY 80's MUSIC ICON ROCKS THE STYLE NETWORK'S HIT FASHION MAKEOVER SERIES "HOW DO I LOOK?" SATURDAY, JUNE 25 AT 8PM ET/PT

Actor and rock superstar Rick Springfield, who cemented his fame with the 1981 hit single "Jessie's Girl," gives an 80's loving, fashion-challenged fan the surprise of her life on the his Style Network fashion intervention series "How Do I Look?" Hosted by celebrity stylist and fashion guru Jeannie Mai, this will be one hard-rocking, smooth-talking, high heel-walking episode you won't want to miss!

Catch this awesome new episode of "How Do I Look?" on Saturday, June 25 at 8:00pm ET/PT on The Style Network.

The "How Do I Look?" team comes to the rescue of Laura, a hard-working mother and owner of a growing DJ business. She loves music and the 80's rocker look, so much so that she still dresses like a video vixen sporting big hair, leggings and lots of leather. Unfortunately, Laura's outdated ensembles are way too over the top and inappropriate for a middle-aged working woman. She needs to tone down her look and let go of the past if she wants to take her business to the next level, so it is up to Jeannie, Laura's best friend and daughter along with a professional stylist to turn around this fashion disaster. For the first time, the team enlists extra help and encouragement from rock star Rick Springfield -- Laura's ultimate 80's idol. He makes a surprise appearance during Laura's grand reveal and even serenades her as she begins a more posh and polished fashion future.

For more info on Jeannie Mai and "How Do I Look?," visit http://www.mystyle.com.

Monday, June 13, 2011

East Coast Book Signing Dates for Rick Springfield


Rick Springfield will be signing the paperback edition of his book, Late, Late at Night during is tour swing through NY & NJ this July!
Confirmed on www.rickspringfield.com

Mark your calenders!
July 9th
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Book Signing
2:00pm-3:30pm
91 Old Country Road
Carle Place, NY 11514

July 10th
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Book Signing
3:00pm-4:30pm
869 Route 1 South
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Late, Late At Night VIP Concert Sweepstakes Announced!!



To celebrate the paperback publication of Rick Springfield's bestselling autobiography "Late, Late At Night" Rick Springfield and Touchstone Books announced today the "Late, Late At Night VIP Concert Sweepstakes!

Prizes include:
1) Two best available concert tickets to a 2011 or 2012 Rick Springfield concert of your choice**.
2) Two backstage passes including soundcheck clearance.
3) One electric guitar autographed by Rick Springfield.
For full details and rules** ............
http://www.latelateatnight.com/sweepstakes.php

Pre-Order Rick Springfield's New York Times Bestseller "Late, Late At Night" today! The paperback edition includes 16 new pages of color photos, a new cover and an intimate new afterword! Available July 5, 2011.

Pre-Order your copy today at a great price!
http://www.amazon.com/Late-at-Night-Rick-Springfield/dp/1439191808/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Late-Late-at-Night/Rick-Springfield/e/9781439191804

http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=1439191808


For full presale and sweepstakes details check out .....
http://www.latelateatnight.com/
For more about information about Rick Springfield including upcoming tour dates check out....
http://www.rickspringfield.com/

Friday, June 3, 2011

More Details on the Akron, OH date

Rick Springfield plays Akron, OH 9/4/11

Onward Promotions to Present Rick Springfield with special guests The Motels & Kasim Sulton in Akron

Onward Promotions will present a Rick Springfield concert on Labor Day weekend in Akron, OH, on September 4th, 2011 with two special opening acts, The Motels and Kasim Sulton. Tickets will be available from Ticketmaster & the Akron Civic Theatre. [also look for presale ticket through Access soon]

Rick Springfield
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRLog (Press Release) – May 31, 2011 – Onward Promotions will present a Rick Springfield concert on Labor Day weekend in Akron, OH, on September 4th, 2011 with two special opening acts, The Motels and Kasim Sulton. Doors open at 5:30pm with a 6:30pm start time. Tickets will be available from Ticketmaster & the Akron Civic Theatre box office.

Rick Springfield is a singer-songwriter, Grammy Award-winning musician, actor and best-selling author. With 17 top 40 hits, Springfield is best known for the Grammy-winning, 1981 #1 single "Jessie's Girl", which became a blockbuster of 1980s pop rock music and helped establish the emerging music video age. As an actor, Springfield is known for playing Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime drama General Hospital. He originated the character from 1981–1983 and then returned to play him again from 2005–2008. Springfield also recently wrote and released his autobiography, Late Late at Night, which topped many best seller lists, including the New York Times Best Seller List.

Springfield has continued to release albums throughout the late 1980s, into the 1990s, the 2000s and beyond. His most recent release, Venus in Overdrive debuted on Billboard at #28, his highest chart position since the mid 80s. He's had multiple popular hit songs including but not limited to “Love Somebody”, "Affair Of The Heart", "I've Done Everything For You", " Don't Talk To Strangers", "I Get Excited", "Love Is Alright Tonight", and "Human Touch". He is constantly touring, with a dedicated fan base wherever he appears.

The Motels were a New Wave music band from the Los Angeles area best known for "Only the Lonely" and "Suddenly Last Summer", each of which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982 and 1983, respectively. Their song "Total Control" reached number 4 on the Australian charts in 1980. Martha Davis, the lead singer, reformed a version of the band called The Motels featuring Martha Davis, in 1998; as of 2009 she continues to appear under Martha Davis & The Motels or The Motels with various line-ups.

Kasim Sulton is a highly coveted sideman, singer/songwriter recognized and respected for his work with other artists including Todd Rundgren and Utopia, Meat Loaf, 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 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.

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Onward Promotions is a concert promotion company and is a subsidiary of RundgrenRadio.com which was founded in 2007.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New OH Tour Date for Rick Springfield

Confirmed on Rick's official facebook page:

Sept 4th 2011

Akron, OH
Akron Civic Center
www.akroncivic.com

Tickets on sale 6/10

Monday, May 30, 2011

May 21st 2011
Milwaukee, WI
Potawatomi Casino

Review: Debbie Goldman
Photos: Rosie Malthaner


Full Electric Set

My sister and I were very excited to find out that Rick's
Milwaukee "Freakfest" was not going to be on the same weekend as my son's birthday this year. We made plans to attend as many shows as we could, because this wou
ld be our first time attending "Freakfest." Unfortunately, we were only able to go to the fourth show because of my work schedule. We made plans with new people that we have been chatting with on Facebook to meet at the charity softball game. It was great to put people's names with faces and make new friends.
We were not sure what to expect from the show because it was the last night and all we were told was that it would be another high-electric show. The new opening montage was amazing!! It was great to see
clips of Rick from older interviews and videos, and it was cute to see pictures of him with his family.

The show started with Rick telling the audience about Stacy Creamer's (his publisher) attempts at playing softball. Rick had the entire audience in hysterics because he said that she is an amazing triathelete but she couldn't throw a softball and when she finally got a hit, she fell on her way to first base. The team from Patawotami also came up on stage to receive their softball trophy from Rick, which he said had a guy drinking beer on it and he didn't know what that had to do with softball.

The band started rockin' to great songs like Souls and Who Killed Rock n' Roll. Then, Rick told the band to take a break and he sat on a stool and sang some songs acoustically, which I haven't heard him do in a long time. It was great when Rick told the guys to come back and Rick had some Human Touch and finished the show with Kristina, one of my favorites.

The fourth night in Milwaukee was awesome!! Rick and the band rocked, we met new people and we have something to look forward to for next year.

Set List:
WKRR
LIO
I've Done Everything for You
Wasted
Souls
Acoustic:
Inside Sylvia
Ordinary Girl
State of The Heart
Electric:
It'salwaysomething
Affair of the Heart
Love Somebody
Human Touch (out to the audience & up to the balcony)
Jessie's Girl
Encore:
I'll Make You Happy
Kristina

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Charity Softball Game with Rick Springfield

Charity Softball Game to benefit The Wisconsin Humane Society http://www.wihumane.org/
May 21st 2011
Helfaer Field at Miller Park
Milwaukee, WI
Team Rick vs Potawatomi Bingo Casino Staff
Review & Photos by Rosie Malthaner
Team Rick:
Rick Springfield
Matt Bissonette (I believe Matt was the captain)
George B
Rodger Carter
Matty Spindel
Stacy Creamer
Brian Doyle
Alana Mulford
Barbie Springthorpe & family members
Josh Springthorpe


After the National Anthem, the game got under way with Rick up to bat first. He tried to get Josh to bat for him, afraid to risk injury to his newly repaired shoulder but the opposing team was not having it. Rick hit the ball and actually made it all the way home without getting out during the first inning. He also made a great catch in the field later in the game but of course it was the moment I had put my camera down.

The game was to benefit the The Wisconsin Humane Society, for which $3500 was raised. Its a shame that it started to pour because quite a few people had left before the auction of a signed mitt and various other signed items. Next year they should auction off a place on Rick's team to raise more money!

Even though Team Rick got off to a great start, by the time the game was called for rain Team Potawatomi had taken the lead and would get to claim bragging rights for the next year. The trophy would be presented to them at the show that night.

FINAL SCORE: TEAM POTAWATOMI 7 TEAM RICK 3














Saturday, May 28, 2011

Venus in Overdrive Night in Milwaukee with Rick Springfield

May 20th 2011
Milwaukee, WI
Potawatomi Casino

Venus in Overdrive Night

Review & photo by: Rosie Malthaner

This was hands down my favorite night, just above request night.

The VIO album means a lot to me for many reasons and to finally hear ALL of it live was amazing. It was an emotional night as Sahara's Mom was there to share it with us.

The show started off with some old favorites and quickly got down to business. Some of these are great in the live regular set but some of these others should definitely added. 3 Warning Shots is one of my favorites. Oblivious was a little hard at the end for Rick but he got through it. This show was also being streamed live on Access RS. I'd love to see it again and it was mentioned on his website it would be on Access again soon.

Rick chatted on and off during the show about how some of the songs that were written with Matt came to be. I'm not sure I have the words to describe how awesome Saint Sahara sounded. The emotions were running high all night and this was the cumulation. I don't think there was a dry eye in the house and afterward Rick & the guys left the stage but there was no waiting for the encore music just some soft lighting. After a short break Rick & the band came back for what would be the encore of 3 songs.


After Rick ventured out into the audience for DTTS he came back to a silly string assault by
Matt & George. I have to give props to the band. Derek, Matt, Rodger, George B & even George N & Buzz worked hard in rehearsals for this show and it sounded great.

Set List:
Love Somebody
Affair of the Heart
IGE


VIO Album: (performed in order)

What's Victoria's Secret
I'll Miss That Some Day
VIO
One Passenger
Oblivious
3 Warning Shots
Time Stands Still
God Blinked
Mr PC
She
Nothing is Ever Lost
Saint Sahara

Encore:
I've Done Everything for You
DTTS
JG