Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Celebrate Life Birthday Campaign

If you would like to honor Rick Springfield's birthday, check out The Celebrate Life Campaign.  The campaign is in full swing until September 15th.

Proceeds will benefit The Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation.

Donate for a chance to win the Grand Prize, a Celebrate Guitar, with a meet and greet with Rick.

Visit The Celebrate Life Campaign website for information.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Tour dates added

Rick & Richard Marx acoustic shows:
Atlanta Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA
December 5, 2017

Bell Auditorium
Augusta, GA
December 6, 2017

Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Asheville, NC
December 7, 2017

Stripped Down show:
McCoy Center
New Albany, OH
January 12, 2018

Full band with Nashville Symphony:
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Nashville, TN
June 29, 2018

Photos by Melody Love







Sunday, August 6, 2017

Rick/Richard Marx show


A new Stripped Down date has been added to the tour schedule:

Hard Rock Tulsa - The Joint
October 8, 2017
Rick and Richard Marx Acoustic show

Photo by Renata Hearn

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

New show announced




Arizona State Fair
Phoenix, AZ
October 27, 2017
Full band show

Photo by Lucy Apple


Sunday, July 23, 2017

"Mile High City" concert announced



A Taste of Colorado
Denver, CO

September 2, 2017 - Labor Day Weekend
Full band show

(Free show)

Photo by Mike Gerken

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tour schedule updates

Margaritaville Casino - Paradise Theater
Acoustic sets by Rick and Richard Marx
Bossier City, LA
October 7, 2017

Motor City Casino
Detroit, MI
December 29, 2017
Full band show

Photo by Susan George


Sunday, July 2, 2017

Manistee, MI review

Little River Casino – Manistee, MI 7/1/17
Review by Darla Gerken
Photos by Mike & Darla Gerken

After seven years almost to the day, Rick Springfield returned to Little River Casino to a sold out show.  The moment the lights dimmed, there was a surge of fans heading to the front of the venue to greet Rick as he walked on stage to Light This Party Up. He seemed quite pleased with everyone standing in front of the stage and commented that they looked like they were in a party mood.  

He mentioned that his ear was “messed up” after playing a show in the rain the previous night and if we hear some bad notes, to not blame it on him.  I won’t go into the whole story, but he said that he woke up with a red mark on his chest and thought he had a bruised rib and not to hug him too hard when he came out in the crowd later.  Sounded like he had a couple rough nights!

After playing a few songs, he said he has a new CD coming out soon and the title will be
“Snake King”. He asked if anyone knew what it meant and then said he had no idea what it meant either. He also said that it was something that he had to write and not to hate him for it. Not sure what he was implying by that comment, so we will have to be patient until it is released.

There were some technical issues with the video being out of sync with the songs and it even stopped several times. When he started the Bop Medley the video stopped completely and he only sang Bop ‘Til You Drop and went on to Love is Alright. I felt a little cheated because that part of the show we get to hear my favorite song – State of the Heart.  Though, we did get to hear Gloria which was added because the video stopped. Not sure why he couldn’t sing the complete medley without the video.

Rick found his victim for DTTS when he saw a gentleman that was seated. He asked Roger to sing, his response was that he did not know the song. Rick asked if he knew who he was. He said that he knew he sang Jessie’s Girl. He spent quite a bit of time picking on Roger, but he was a good sport.


It’s that time of year again when he starts to milk it for all he’s got that he has a birthday coming up. He asked if anyone knew how old he was going to be. I didn’t hear what the immediate response was but he smiled and yelled “shut up”.  Guess someone mentioned an age that was older than he anticipated.

Human Touch started out with a lot of cell phones being signed. He said that it was turning into an autograph session so that delayed him going into the crowd. He didn’t get too far into the crowd because there were obstacles in the front seven rows since they were all seated and he did not have a clear path down the aisles to share his Human Touch. Those seats must have been comp tickets to casino regulars since they remained seated throughout the show, only standing when Jessie’s Girl was played. I was surprised that he started Jessie’s Girl and I’ll Make You Happy without a guitar in his hands. The guitar tech seemed to be a little slow on the draw.

As usual, it was a fun and upbeat night.

Set List:
Light This Party Up
IDEFY
IGE
Down
Affair of the Heart
Roar
Alyson
Bop ‘Til You Drop
Love Is Alright
Miss Mayhem
Gloria
Our Ship’s Sinking
DTTS
Human Touch
Love Somebody
Jessie’s Girl
I’ll Make You Happy
Kristina

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Shows announced



WVU Creative Arts Center
Morgantown, WV
September 9, 2017
SD show with Richard Marx

Penn's Peak
Jim Thorpe, PA
September 21, 2017
Full band show

Wellmont Theater
Montclair, NJ
September 22, 2017
Full band show



Majestic Theater
Dallas, TX
October 5, 2017
SD show with Richard Marx

Photo by Terri Coe





Thursday, June 15, 2017

Free show




Free "full band" show just announced:

Frontier Days Festival
Arlington Heights, IL
July 2, 2017

Photo by Joanne Orr

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tour dates announced

Renaissance Theater
Mansfield, OH
September 15, 2017
Stripped Down show

Tobin Center for Performing Arts
Rick Springfield and Richard Marx
San Antonio, TX
October 4, 2017
Stripped Down show

Smart Financial Center
Rick Springfield and Richard Marx
Sugarland, TX
October 6, 2017
Stripped Down show



Stanley Hotel 
Estes Park, CO
November 17 & 18, 2017
Stripped Down show



Turning Stone Casino
Verona, NY
October 1, 2017
Full band show

Performing Arts Center at Kent State
New Philadelphia, OH
January 5, 2018
Stripped Down show

Photos by Lucy Apple & B. Minett

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Canadian show announced


Another date has been added to the Canadian tour:

PNE Amphitheater
Vancouver, BC
September 1, 2017
Full band show

Check back with us at the end of next week when new U.S. shows will be announced. A good variety of full band, Stripped Down and a couple acoustic shows with Richard Marx.

Photo by Renata Hearn




Friday, May 26, 2017

Stripped Down show in Indiana


Stripped Down show just announced:

The Palladium
Carmel, IN
November 5, 2017

Photo by Mary Miller


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Concert update

Due to illness, the Huber Heights, Ohio show on Friday, May 26 has been rescheduled to Saturday, September 16. All tickets will be honored for the new date.

The Riverside, IA show on Saturday, May 27th has been cancelled. Ticket buyers can request a refund from point of purchase.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017



Full band show announced:

Treasure Island Casino
Welch, MN
July 13, 2017

Photo by Mike Gerken


Monday, May 8, 2017

Acoustic show announced



Another acoustic show with Rick and Richard Marx has been added to the fall tour schedule:

Toyota Oakdale Theater
Wallingford, CT
September 7, 2017

Photo by Mary Miller

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
Down
Affair of the Heart
Roar
Alyson
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
Kristina




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:

http://rickspringfield.com/party-back-to-the-80s-with-rick/

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