Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
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.
Affair of the Heart
VIO Album: (performed in order)
What's Victoria's Secret
I'll Miss That Some Day
3 Warning Shots
Time Stands Still
Nothing is Ever Lost
I've Done Everything for You
Friday, May 27, 2011
Request Night in Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI - Potawatomi Casino 5/19/11
Review by Darla Gerken
Photos by Mike Gerken
Tonight was a combination show – half electric and half acoustic. I was so excited to finally experience an acoustic set, a lot of my wishes were granted with this show.
What a great way to begin the night when Rick appeared in one of his cool black leather jackets to belt out Who Killed Rock ‘N Roll, I Get Excited and Affair of the Heart. The jacket came off for Love Me Do with Rick on
the harmonica and Matt on background vocals. At the end of the song, Rick tossed the harmonica into the crowd and said “it’s yours". What a nice souvenir for a lucky fan.
The band disappeared backstage and Rick made himself comfortable on a stool to begin the acoustic portion of the show. It was unusual to see Rick stationary and not moving all over the stage.
There was a “Wheel of Songs” on stage which had the top 19 requested songs that fans voted for on rickspringfield.com. Rick invited fans individually on stage to spin the wheel, each giving him a kiss on the cheek or a hug. Several fans got smart by not spinning the wheel and just moving the wheel to the song they
wanted to hear which Rick got a kick out of. This part of the show was a treat for many since it included songs that he rarely sings live. Lust lead the list, followed by Karma, and Big Beautiful Friday Night (Hey, Maria). I almost melted when State of the Heart came up on the wheel, I’ve waited seven years for this since I’ve only heard portions of the song in the medley. Perfect and Written
in Rock were next by the luck of the wheel. When Rick introduced Honeymoon in Beirut, he mentioned that it was a song about his wife, Barbara. To everyone’s cheers, Pretty Little Mess came up on the wheel. He said this was one of the top requests. Rick really needs to add this to his set list because everyone loved hearing the song.
After the request portion, Rick said he was getting bored and wanted the band back on stage. I really enjoyed the acoustic version, but when the band started rocking with Itsalwaysomething, there was no question that rockin’ is what Rick does best. The energy returned to the stage. The electric set list continued with IDEFY, Love Somebody, and Jessie’s Girl. The encore included a shirtless Rick singing I’ll Make You Happy and Kristina, which is always
a crowd pleaser, except when it's the last song, it also brings an
end to an awesome show.
Affair of the heart
Monday, May 23, 2011
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Thursday, May 19, 2011
May 18th 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Zoot will be playing their first show in 40 years on this year's Rick Springfield & Friends Cruise! Beeb Birtles, bass guitar (left) was a founding member of Little River Band,
Darryl Cotton (lead singer) (next to Beeb) had solo Australian
hits and was a TV star in Oz. Rick Brewer (drummer) (next to Darryl) had a band called the Ferrets who had a big hit in Australia after the Zoot and Ricky (yes Ricky) Springfield (lead guitar) is your host for the cruise!