Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Summer shows announced

All of the following shows announced are full band shows:

Stars & Stripes Festival
Novi, MI
June 30, 2017

Funfest - J. Fred Johnson Stadium
Kingsport, TN
July 21, 2017

Conexus Art Centre
Regina, SK (Canada)
August 29, 2017

Photo by Amy Rueff

Thursday, April 20, 2017

New tour dates

All of the following are full band shows:

Divots Event Center
Norfolk, NE
August 5, 2017

Burton Cummings Theater
Winnipeg, MB - Canada
August 30, 2017

Tropicana Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ
September 23, 2017

Photo by Lucy Apple

Friday, April 7, 2017

Tour dates announced

It looks like a exciting August and September with a lot of variety. A couple additional shows with Richard Marx and another with Pat Benatar have been announced.

Blue Stem Amphitheater
Moorhead, MN
August 9, 2017
Full band show
Co-Headling with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

Fremont Street Experience
Las Vegas, NV
August 12, 2017
FREE - Full band show

Britt Pavilion - Britt Music and Arts Festival
Jacksonville, OR
August 17, 2017
Full band show

Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Gifford, NH
September 8, 2017
Co-Headling with Richard Marx
Stripped Down - Acoustic sets

Wolf Trap
Vienna, VA
September 10, 2017
Co-Headling with Richard Marx
Stripped Down - Acoustic sets

Photo by B. Minett

Friday, March 31, 2017

Michigan date announced

Little River Casino
Manistee, MI
July 1, 2017
Full band show

Photo by Bobbie Breaux

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Just announced

Grand Sierra Resort - Outdoor Stage
Reno, NV
(Free show)
August 11, 2017
Full band show

Rose Music Center
Huber Heights, OH
May 26, 2017
Full band show

Photo by Mike Gerken

Friday, March 24, 2017

"Rock Meets Classic" tour dates

03/30/17 - Trier, Germany - Arena Trier
03/31/17 - Wurzburg, Germany - S. Oliver Arena
04/01/17 Regensburg, Germany - Donau Arena
04/02/17 - Munchen, Germany - Olympic Hall
04/04/17 - Neu-Ulm, Germany - Ratiopharm Arena
04/05/17 - Passau, Germany - Dreilanderhalle
04/06/17 - Ingolstadt, Germany - Saturn Arena
04/07/17 - Halle, Germany - Gerry Weber Stadion
04/08/17 - Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
04/10/17 - Koblenz, Germany - Conlog Arena
04/11/17 - Kempten, Germany - bigBox Allgau
04/12/17 - Nurnberg, Germany - Frankenhalle
04/13/17 - Wetzlar, Germany - Rittal Arena
04/15/17 - Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt
04/17/17 - Bamberg, Germany - Brose Arena
04/18/17 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion Zurich

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Tour dates announced

Hard Rock Hotel/Casino
Biloxi, MS
December 30, 2017
Full band show

A couple additional shows with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo have been announced:

Woodland Park Zoo
Seattle, WA
August 15, 2017

Oregon Zoo
Portland, OR
August 16, 2017

Photo by Mike Gerken

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Concert announcement

Just announced: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will be joining Rick for a few shows.

Starlight Theater
Kansas City, MO
May 5, 2017
Full band show

Hollywood Casino
Maryland Heights, MO
May 6, 2017
Full band show

Spyglass Ridge Winery
Sunbury, PA
July 22, 2017

Also a new Stripped Down show has been announced for Iowa:

Riverside Casino
Riverside, IA
May 27, 2017
Stripped Down show

Friday, February 24, 2017

Frontier City tour date

Frontier City Theme Park, Oklahoma City, OK has announced that Rick will be performing on July 15th.

The concert will be free with park admission.

Photo by B. Minett

Monday, February 20, 2017

Detroit review - Rick Springfield and Richard Marx

Fox Theater – Detroit, MI 2/16/17 
Review by Laurie Bedigian
Photos by Darla Gerken

Detroit’s Fox Theater was the place to be on Thursday, February 16th.  The historic city landmark was host to a special acoustic concert featuring our hero, Rick Springfield, and his good friend, Richard Marx.

The evening began with the two most handsome men named Richard greeting the enthusiastic audience and then performing three duets.

Together, Rick and Richard sang (Richard’s song) “Endless Summer Nights,” (Rick’s song) “Affair
of the Heart,” and (Jackson Browne’s hit) “Somebody’s Baby.”

After some music and banter with Richard, Rick left the stage.  At that point, Richard sang several of his own hits including “Hold on to the Night,” “Now and Forever,” “Should Have Known Better,” “Right there Waiting for You,” and “Take this Heart.”

Richard was very comfortable chatting with the audience and sharing stories about his career and his musical collaborations.  As his many fans know, Richard made his name as a song writer as well as a performer.  Richard treated the crowd to a few lines of songs that he wrote for other artists like Sync (“This I Promise you”) and Keith Urban (“Long Hot Summer”).

After a brief pause, Rick took the stage and the fans went wild.  He sang a number of the usual “Stripped Down” favorites including “I Get Excited,” “Love is Alright Tonight,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “Oh Well,” “If Wishes Were Fishes,” “Jesse’s Girl,” and “I’ve Done Everything for You.”  Rick took a stroll through the audience during “Human Touch.”  It seemed like Rick’s portion of the show was a bit shorter than his traditional “Stripped Down” set.  But his performance was solid and his voice was perfect. 

Rick shared stories of his childhood and his early career.  He also talked a bit about the December loss of his beloved mother.  Rick then sang the new song “Four Billion Heartbeats,” which was a tribute to his mom.  The song was followed by an emotional version of “My Father’s Chair.”
After another brief pause, both Rick and Richard took the stage to sing three more songs.  The show concluded with the Beatles hit, “All My Lovin.”

All together, we were treated to almost three hours of music.  It was a little disappointing that the show didn’t include the usual question and answer portion at the end.  But honestly, it was pretty amazing to experience Rick and Richard sing together. 

This was my third Rick solo show and my eleventh time seeing Rick in concert.  This show was definitely one of my favorites overall.  Partly because of the unique and elegant setting of the Fox Theater, but mostly because of the two beautiful and talented musicians who took my breath away. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Nashville review

Great Review by Rich Lynch of the February 11th Nashville show:

Music City Nashville

Photo by Rich Lynch

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Lawrenceburg, IN review

Lawrenceburg Event Center
Lawrenceburg, IN
February 4, 2017
Review by Darla Gerken
Photos by Mike Gerken 

Boy, did my plans for the day change. I woke up feeling restless with an urge to take a road trip. We originally had no plans to attend this concert, even though it was only three hours from home. So, I jumped on Ticketmaster to see if there were decent seats available for the show. To my surprise, there were.  Within a few minutes, we had our tickets and plans to hit the road.

The Event Center is located in a quaint downtown area where it almost appears to not belong.  As the emcee stated in his intro, the venue has the greatest sound system around. He was totally right on that account. We were ready to light this party up.

Rick said that this was the first show of the year that the band had played together and hoped that 2017 would turn out to be a better year than 2016. He did not mention the loss of his mother, but did say that after the Bahamas trip he got really sick and it took a long time to get well.

The set list was identical to 2016’s except That One was replaced with Alyson. His intro to the song was that when he was 21, he did a very bad thing and dated a married woman, but said he got a good song out of the relationship.

Back to the set list, even though Roar and Shake It Off are crowd pleasers, I think it is time to move on to more of his own crowd pleasers. Examples: Jesus Saves, What’s Victoria’s Secret, etc.

He mentioned that he will be hosting an 80’s cruise in 2018 and named quite a few bands that will be on the cruise. It should be a fun trip.

Don’t Talk To Strangers proved to be a challenge in finding someone who could sing in tune. It does add to the fun when people can’t sing and Rick’s reaction. He pulled a seven-year-old named Jacob on stage to out-shine the adults. As usual, kids steal the show.

It was fun to see Siggy hiding behind one of the speakers during Jessie’s Girl and jump out. He makes such a great addition to the show.

We were so glad we decided to make this spontaneous trip to Indiana, even though it involved a six hour round trip, but Rick is always worth the drive.

Set List:
Light This Party Up
I've Done Everything For You
I Get Excited
Affair of the Heart
Bop Medley
Love Is Alright Tonight
Miss Mayhem
Shake It Off
Don't Talk To Strangers
Human Touch
Love Somebody
Jessie's Girl
I'll Make You Happy

Friday, February 3, 2017

Rick returns to Potawatomi

We are so excited to announce that Rick is returning to the Potawatomi Casino Northern Lights Theater! The full band shows are scheduled for April 27 and April 28.

Fans have been begging for the Milwaukee experience since 2012 and it has finally happened. It holds a special place in a lot of our hearts. It was always a great place to meet other fans that we only knew through social media. Many friendships were formed during the week-long events.

For more information regarding ticket sales visit Ticketmaster.

Photo by Charlotte Poe

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Rick to host 80's cruise

It was just announced that Rick will be hosting the 2018 "80's Cruise".

For more information, visit the official Rick Springfield webpage:

Iowa show announced

For information on ticket sales visit the following link:

Grand Falls Casino
Larchwood, IA
April 29, 2017
Stripped Down show

Photo by Michelle Tellier

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tour dates cancelled

The following Stripped Down tour dates have been cancelled:

McCallum Theater
Palm Desert, CA
January 18, 2017

Chumash Casino
Santa Ynez, CA
January 19, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

Mesquite, TX

A full band show has been announced for Mesquite, TX:

Mesquite Arena
February 25, 2017

Photo by Renata Hearn

Friday, January 6, 2017

Florida show announced

Full band show just announced:

Clearwater, FL
March 1, 2017

Photo by Mike Gerken