Wednesday, April 30, 2014

TV appearances

Rick will be promoting his novel "Magnificent Vibration" on the following shows during the month of May.

ABC - Good Morning America - May 5
ABC - Kelly & Michael Live - May 6
Fox TV - Fox & Friends - May 7
ABC - The Chew - May 19

June shows announced

Full band shows just added to the tour schedule for June:

June 12 - Hanover, MD - Rams Head Center Stage (2 shows)
June 26 - Warren, OH - Packard Music Hall

For more information on ticket sales:

Photo by Linda Petrella

Monday, April 28, 2014

Three tour dates announced

Full band shows have been added to the tour schedule for 2014:

6/20/14 - Newport Beach, CA - Hyatt Regency - Back Bay Amphitheater
7/11/14 - Waukegan, IL - Genesee Theater
8/9/14 - Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green

Photo by Cyndi O'Hora

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Australian Solo Tour

Rick Springfield To Play First Ever Australian Solo Tour Dates

by Paul Cashmere on April 22, 2014

Rick Springfield will return to Australia to play his first headlines shows since the Countdown Spectacular 2 in 2007 and his very first solo Australian tour.

Springfield’s Countdown Spectacular 2 performance stunned the audience when the perceived popstar played on a full tilt rock show set.

The Countdown shows were only a four song sampler of hits with ‘Affair of the Heart’, ‘Don’t Talk To Strangers’, ‘Speak To The Sky’ and ‘Jessie’s Girl’. The Australian tour will allow Springfield to expand and deliver the first full set in major theatres in Australia since he started all those years ago in Zoot.

Rick had his first hit, an acid rock cover version of The Beatles Eleanor Rigby, with Zoot in 1971. Within months, the band broke up. Ric went solo and recorded his first single ‘Speak To The Sky’ with producer Robbie Porter. It reached no. 5 in Australia that same year. In mid-1972 Rick relocated to the USA and re-recorded ‘Speak To The Sky’. It reached no. 14 in the USA.

Rick Springfield Australian dates

October 7, Perth, Crown Theatre
October 9, Brisbane, Eatons Hill
October 10, Tweed Heads, Twin Towns Services
October 11, Sydney, Revesby Workers Club
October 13, Canberra, Royal Theatre
October 14, Sydney, Enmore Theatre
October 16, Hobart, Wrest Point Entertainment Centre
October 17, Melbourne, Palais Theatre
October 18, Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre

Photo by Charlotte Poe

Friday, April 18, 2014

Portland, OR show

Just added to the Rick Springfield/Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo tour:

Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
Portland, OR
July 27, 2014

Ticket information

Monday, April 14, 2014

Rick Springfield - Baton Rouge Review

Rick Springfield
Baton Rouge, LA
Manship Theater

photo by Charlotte Poe

This was a fund raising gala for the Theater.  Part of the service they provide is to expose under privileged kids to the arts.

The intro has been revamped from last year, part of which includes Dorothy singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

Some of the details from the show:
The front row was made up mostly of girls of a certain age (line from Hot in Cleveland that Rick appeared). At one point Rick said "these seats are for the party girls.
During IGE, he did the heavy breathing thing, then said it takes a lot longer to recover when you get older, but once I do I can go all night.
Before Roar, he said I like a good girl anthem as much as the next guy.  It was really good to  hear a current cover, he usually covers stuff from when he was younger.  Its kind of odd hearing him do a song with that positive of a message though.
When he was warming up the crowd for "I Hate Myself" he said to point to the person next to you who isn't singing.  Then he said see how easy we are to turn people in?
During Human Touch, the crowd really got into it.  It was a smaller venue so he got around to almost everyone that was seated on the floor.
Someone requested Jessie's Girl, he said "we don't do that any more"
Then he said "we need to slow it down for the old folks" and started the acoustic set.  The Girls in the front row were more interested in taking pictures of themselves with Rick in the background during this part so he was performing to a lot of heads facing the other direction.  He wisely skipped My Father's Chair (and apparently Inside Sylvia was on the set list too).

The set list was:
Living in Oz
I've Done Everything For You
Will I?
I Get Excited
Our Ship is Sinking
Affair of the Heart
I Hate Myself
 Bop Til You Drop
 Celebrate Youth
 Calling All Girls
 JG tease
 Don't Walk Away
 State of the Heart
 What Kind of Fool
Love is Alright Tonite
Surf Music
Wild Thing
Human Touch
You and Me
Love Screws Me Up
Don't Talk to Strangers
Love Somebody
Jessie's Girl
We Can Work It Out
I'll Make You Happy

Tour dates added

More shows have been added to Rick's tour schedule:

July 1, 2014 with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Boston, MA
Tickets available April 19 on Live Nation

July 13, 2014 - Full Band Show
Louisville Palace
Louisville, KY
Tickets available April 18 on Live Nation

More dates will be announced soon

Photo by Charlotte Poe

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tour date announcement

Old National Centre
Indianapolis, IN
July 12, 2014

Full band show

Photo by Laura Hoppe

Sunday, April 6, 2014

New full band date

A new full band show date has been added to Rick's tour schedule:

June 14, 2014 Buffalo Bill's Casino - Primm, NV

Tickets go on sale April 9th on Ticketmaster

Photo by Rosie Malthaner