Monday, May 26, 2014

Tour Date added

Another full band show has been added to the tour schedule:

Deepwater Amphitheater  Mill Bay Casino - Manson, WA
Friday, August 1, 2014

Photo by Susan Fortune

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Port St. Lucie 2015

Just announced: Rick Springfield & Friends Fan Getaway
Club Med - Port St. Lucie, Florida
April 22 - 26, 2015

Stay tuned for more details regarding this all-inclusive Rick vacation!

Fox & Friends Summer Concert Series

As part of the Fox & Friends All - American Summer Concert Series, Rick will be performing live in New York City on July 4th.

Details and directions:  Fox News

Monday, May 12, 2014

New shows announced

August 7 - Full band show
w/special guests Eddie Money & Little River Band
Citizen's Bank Arena

Ontario, California
Tickets on sale 5/19

 August 16 - Full band show
 Fallon County Fair
 Fallon County Fairgrounds
 Baker, Montana
 Tickets on sale 5/16

The Chew

Rick is scheduled for a guest appearance on ABC's The Chew" - Monday, May 19th.

Check local listings for air time.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Family Guy

Listen for Rick on Family Guy on the Fox Network Sunday, May 18th.

Check your local listing for air time.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Rick gets his star!

May 9, 2014

It's official - Rick received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Congratulations Rick!!!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

USA TODAY - Hello, God? It's Rick Springfield Calling

Brian Mansfield, Special for USA TODAY
6:28 p.m. EDT May 5, 2014
He's done everything for you — and now Rick Springfield has written his first novel.
(Photo: Kym DeGenaro)
Anyone who listened to Rick Springfield in the '80s knows you don't talk to strangers. But when Horatio "Bobby" Cotton finds the number 1-800-CALL-GOD scrawled inside a stolen self-improvement book, he can't help but dial. That call sets off a free-wheeling, fast-paced journey in Springfield's sometimes irreverent, often thoughtful debut novel Magnificent Vibration, out May 6 from Touchstone. The Jessie's Girl singer, 64, says he grew up wanting to be a writer, and he discusses his novel, and its theological implications, with USA TODAY's Brian Mansfield.

Q: Did you choose the title Magnificent Vibration because Brian Wilson had already used Good Vibrations and you wanted to one-up him?

A: It came out of a self-help thing. I've always listened to tapes and watched guys that I respect. One of them, Bob Proctor, has a DVD series I watch every now and then to tune myself back in to the direction I should be heading.

He used that phrase, talking about what you can do if you really focus on what you want. He said, you can create a magnificent vibration. I loved that phrase and wrote it down, thinking it might be a song or an album title. When I started writing the book, it became the natural title.

Q: What was the first self-improvement book you ever read?

A: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, which was the foundation of them all, really. He started it all, talking to Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, John Wanamaker and all these guys.

As a young kid I thought, "I want to be rich, and this sounds like the book." But it's a spiritual book. For him, it's really not about making money, and Bob Proctor's approach is that it's not about the money. It's about your focus and doing something you love. The money follows. I don't know any musician, successful or otherwise, that got in it to make money. Or writer, for that matter. You get into it because you love it.

Cover of the book "Magnificent Vibration"
by Rick Springfield.
(Photo: Touchstone)
Q: You had a well-received memoir, Late, Late at Night, a few years back. How did that experience prepare you to write a novel?

A: It gave me the confidence that I could actually finish a book. 'Cause I started writing a lot of stories. I started writing stories as a kid. That's really what I focused on before music took over. I thought I was going to be a writer, but I channeled that into songwriting once music took ahold of me.

I always hoped I would get back to writing. Writing an autobiography myself, I think, proved that I could do it.

Q: The God that talks to Bobby (a sound editor at an audio/video company that specializes in dubbing Cambodian gangster films into English) is a bit of a wiseacre. In fact, Bobby says God sounds like him, "if I was, I don't know, in charge and a bit drunk." Does he talk like that to everybody? We know he has conversations with other characters in the book, including Alice, a nun on sabbatical. We really hear God talking only to Bobby, though.

A: There is one moment where Alice comes out of the bathroom, having talked to God, and Bobby says, "Obviously, she's had a very different conversation than I did."

I think God does speak differently. It's very much a part of the characters' personalities, which I believe in, too. I think we shape God in our own image a lot of the time.

Q: How do you talk to God, and how do you imagine God talking to you?

A: Not quite like this. This is more an outgrowth of Bobby's attitude. It really took on its own life. Part of me is in every character, but they really do take on their own lives, form some kind of real feeling.

God has spoken to me differently through my life, and it has gotten better as I've gotten older. I don't know if that's my reception or his maturing.

Q: How about Bobby's penchant for good-looking nuns? Do you share that, or did you develop it for the book?

A: That kind of came out of the book. But I do have a lot of deep religious iconography. I have crosses all over my house, and there's something very attractive about seeing nuns walking down the street. It's not a sexual thing for me; I know it is for some guys.

Alice was originally just going to be a girl, then it started feeding into Bobby's whole spiritual-sexual side. I thought that was a funny little hook. It made it a little different than him meeting a regular girl, that she had all her own stuff going on, too.

Q: Do you look at nuns differently now than you did when you started the book?

A: I do look at them and go, "Whoa, you look nothing like Alice."

Variety - Rick Springfield’s Debut Novel Explores Love, Loss and the Loch Ness Monster

Rick Springfield has been many things in life: Grammy-winning rock star, “General Hospital” heartthrob and memoirist of the 2010 New York Times bestselling confessional “Late, Late at Night” (a lyric from his hit 1981 lovesick anthem “Jessie’s Girl”). But when he orders a drink at Starbucks in the Malibu Country Mart, at age 64, his shaggy brown hair and eyes, deep wells of oceanic green, harkening back to when his image was plastered on the bedroom walls of every teenage girl in America, it’s as the debut novelist of “Magnificent Vibration,” a book that combines the comedic elements of Philip Roth’s “Portnoy’s Complaint” with the subversive ontological questioning of King David in Joseph Heller’s “God Knows.” “Magnificent” publishes on May 6 by Simon & Schuster.
“Strange and beautiful birds I later recognize as doves hoot plaintively just outside the window while she tricks herself out for Jesus,” writes Springfield early on.
This is not the prose of a rock star who decided to try his hand at novel writing, but of a novelist who just happens to be a rock star.
“Magnificent” revolves around a 32-year-old sexually frustrated divorcĂ© named Horatio “Bobby” Cotton who, in the aftermath of a bitter split with his cuckolding ex, contemplates offing himself when he suddenly discovers that he’s got a direct line (1-800-Call God) to the “Omnipotent Supreme Being.”
Springfield was “dragged to church under duress by (his) mum,” as an adolescent Army brat in his native Australia and then England. His book is “all fiction,” but presents themes with which the “tortured soul,” who has wrestled with the concept of a higher power since boyhood, is well familiar.
“I was raised thinking that God punishes you when you do stupid shit, but when good stuff happens you get down on your knees and thank him,” says Springfield, who is receiving a star May 9 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “And I thought, what kind of a fucked-up relationship is that? Even as a kid I couldn’t figure that one out and I got really angry against God. I had a crucifix and I would break pieces off it every time something bad happened to me because I was really angry. I have a lot of issues with the dogma of organized religion.”
In “Night,” Springfield wrote close to the bone, nakedly recounting his botched suicide attempt at 17, the death of his father and lifelong struggle with depression — “My initial frustration was just being me and not being the bigger, better person that I thought I was”— and the destructive string of sexual encounters that served as a temporary salve for the darkness, but “Magnificent” afforded Springfield more artistic license.
“The (characters) are all composites and I’m in a little bit of every one of them,” he explains of the book, which excavates that charged intersection between sex and religion. “You start by putting a stake in the ground to do with where you come from, but then they have to take on their own life or it’s not fiction.”
Along Bobby’s spiritual odyssey he falls in love with a young, beautiful nun named Alice — “Sex has always come at a cost for me,” says Springfield; witnesses a catastrophic plane crash on the freeway; and comes face to face in Scotland with (what he thinks is) the Loch Ness monster.
“As a kid I had little monster kits that I made and I still love,” says Springfield. “I have a fascination with it. There are always naysayers and there are always people goin’, ‘Yes, that’s a UFO!’ That to me symbolizes a desire for there to be more than just us, something we don’t understand, and God to an extent.”
There was no outline for “Magnificent,” which is dedicated to the memory of Springfield’s Zoot bandmate Darryl Cotton, and Springfield was never really sure where the characters would end up save for where his inspiration took them, much in the same way he pens his songs.
“I looked up online and they said usually a first novel is 80,000 words so I actually wrote to my publisher and said, ‘I’m aiming for 80,000 words.’ And she wrote back laughing and said, ‘When’s the last time you ever read a book and said, ‘This is really good, it’s 80,000 words!’ So it was just a goal for me to set.”
The decision to make the God character “have a bit of an attitude” was more consciously shaped.
“I definitely wanted God to have a warped sense of humor,” says Springfield.
To wit, the snappy (and inadvertently deist) T-shirt slogan “Shit Happens” is God’s go-to mantra when pressed for answers as to why the universe is in such a hellacious state of dysfunction.
“It just came up, and it does symbolize how I feel it is,” says Springfield. “Because if it’s controlled then what’s the point, you know? I’ve always argued this with people who say, you know, ‘God brought us down 8,000 years ago and makes everything happen and I always say, ‘Why? Why would that be a journey?’”
Meanwhile, Springfield’s personal journey continues. He’ll play a solo concert May 11 at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica and on June 28 kickstarts a multi-city tour with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. He’s also at work on a “Magnificent” sequel but, for now, won’t reveal more.
“If I talk about my writing too much,” he says, excitement rising in his voice, “then, you know, it just disappears.”

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Hollywood Walk of Fame

WHO:         Rick Springfield
                    Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
                    Guest speakers: Actor Jason Thompson and singers Richard Marx and Jay        DeMarcus

WHAT:       2,525th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
                    in the Category of Recording
WHERE:    7060 Hollywood Boulevard
                    in front of Live Nation
WHEN:      Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. PDT
Event will be live-streamed exclusively on

Hollywood Chamber to honor Rick Springfield with star on the Walk of Fame.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor performer Rick Springfield with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, May 9, 2014. “We have been hearing from fans around the world who want to know when Rick Springfield is getting his star,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “Well, folks the time has come!”

Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and guest speakers Actor Jason Thompson and singers Richard Marx and Jay DeMarcus will be on hand to unveil the star for Springfield, in the category of Recording at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard. The star ceremony will be streamed live exclusively on

For all of his accomplishments as an actor, best-selling author, and documentary subject, Rick Springfield’s first love has always been music, a passion he’s harbored since first picking up the guitar at the age of 12 in his native Australia.
With 25-million records sold, 17 Top-40 hits, including “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I've Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody” and “Human Touch,” as well as a 1981 Grammy® for Best Male Rock Vocal for his No. 1 hit single “Jessie’s Girl,” Springfield shows no signs of slowing down.
But Springfield’s love for music goes beyond the studio walls where he records his hits.  This iconic rock star has been on the road, touring for more than 30 years. These days, Springfield brings a more intimate, yet still lively show by performing solo in his “Stripped Down” show. He incorporates personal stories about his music and life into the show, and has even added a question and answer segment as a way to truly connect with his audiences. Excited fans and critics have made “Stripped Down” one of the most talked about tours of 2014, receiving rave reviews and sold out shows across the country.

Although his solo tour has been very successful, Springfield will take a break from The Stripped Down Tour as he brings his band back on the road again to co-headline a tour with friends and fellow musicians Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. The multi-city tour will kick off on June 28th in Atlanta, GA with additional dates throughout July. This tour marks the first time that Rick will tour with Pat and Neil. Following his summer tour, in October 2014, Springfield will return to his native Australia for his first headline tour in 20 years. He will finish the year with more “Stripped Down” shows.

In 2013 Springfield teamed up with Dave Grohl on Grohl’s multi-faceted passion project, Sound City, which encompassed a documentary (Sound City), an album (Sound City: Real to Reel), and the Sound City Players tour, a string of critically-acclaimed shows with fellow documentary subjects including Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, John Fogerty, and Lee Ving among others. The Sound City: Real to Reel CD won the 2014 Grammy® for Best Compilation Soundtrack.

In October 2012 Springfield released “Songs for the End of the World” his 17th studio record, a collaboration with songwriter Matt Bissonette. “Songs for the End of the World” addresses the need to be consoled and cherished in an age of anxiety about the future of the planet. Filled with personal lyrics and giant hooks, it’s a pop/rock tour de force.

In the early 70s, Springfield already had a handful of hit records in his native Australia. Once he immigrated to the United States, he resorted to acting, landing the role of Dr. Noah Drake on daytime television’s “General Hospital,” as a way of making ends meet until his musical career took off. And take off it did, with the 1981 success of “Working Class Dog” followed by “Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet,” “Living in Oz,” “Hard to Hold” soundtrack and “Tao.” In addition to “General Hospital” Rick’s other notable TV roles include a four-episode arc on “Californication,” “Hawaii Five-O” and “Drop Dead Diva.”
Springfield’s current musical career renaissance can be traced back to the albums Shock/Denial/Anger/Acceptance (2004) and Venus in Overdrive (Ume, 2008), which entered the Billboard sales charts at No. 28, his highest debut in 20 years. In 2005, Sony Legacy’s released the retrospective double CD Written in Rock: The Rick Springfield Anthology.

Prior to his Walk of Fame ceremony, Touchtone will publish Springfield’s fiction debut, “Magnificent Vibration” on May 6th.

Springfield’s autobiography, “Late, Late at Night,” published by Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint in 2010, enteredThe New York Times best-seller list at No. 13 and hit the Los Angeles Times and Publishers Weekly lists as well.  Rolling Stone named it one of the Top-25 rock autobiographies of all time. In the book, which he wrote himself, Springfield speaks frankly about the depression he’s battled throughout his life.

Rick Springfield has donated his name, time and talent to: Voices of Uganda, The Hoops for Life Foundation, The Humana Society, and is active in promoting animal rescue and adoption.

For more information and to view who shares a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, visit

Friday, May 2, 2014

Toledo, OH

Ohio has hit the jackpot again....

Rick will be performing with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo at the Hollywood Casino, Toledo, OH   on July 9th for an outdoor show at 7:30 pm.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on May 8th. For more information visit: Ticket Web