Saturday, February 19, 2011

Rick Springfield hits the road again!

Motor City Casino, Detroit, MI 2/18/11
Review by Darla Gerken
Photos: Mike Gerken

Wow, it was a long wait for this concert, originally scheduled for May of 2010. Nine months later and it was worth the wait!

This was the first concert since Rick’s shoulder surgery that he was able to play the guitar. There were times he said his fingers hurt and you could tell that he was being cautious in his moves.

The lighting was so cool at this venue; different patterns and colors were projected on the screen behind the band. It made for an enjoyable light show.
On the drive to the concert I was listening to Who Killed Rock “N Roll, and was thinking I hadn’t heard him sing it for a while. Guess what he started the show with…WKRR.

At one point, security decided that they didn’t want fans standing too close to the stage. Rick was disappointed when they were shooed back to their seats and commented that it was a downer that people were getting into the show and had to move back. He was cute when he mimicked fans walking back to their seats with sad faces. He warned the “white shirts” to not do it again.

During Don’t Talk to Strangers he stood at the edge of the stage and asked a few fans to sing. He didn’t venture into the crowd as he usually does.

To the crowd’s delight, for Human Touch he did come out, instructing us ahead of time to be careful of his shoulder. He covered a lot of territory during the song.

For the encore, he sang Jesus Saves, which was a treat. Rick seemed to enjoy the evening and we’re all glad he is back in his element!

Friday, February 18, 2011

New tour date & rescheduled 2/12 show for Rick Springfield

Confirmed on

July 15, 2011
Santa Maria, CA
Santa Barbara County Fair

Show is FREE with fair admission.

******The 2/12/2011 date at Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK has been rescheduled for 4/23/2011.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Update and Info on the Fan Documentary "An Affair of the Heart" about Rick Springfield and his Fans

A New All-Access Documentary

About Rick Springfield and His Devoted Fans is COMING SOON!

If you were at any Rick events in 2010, you most likely saw a camera crew tagging along capturing life in the Rick World TODAY! In fact, Yellow Rick Road Productions, an independent film company, captured hundreds of hours of Rick and fan footage and are now in the process of editing their film, AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART: THE JOURNEY OF RICK SPRINGFIELD AND HIS DEVOTED FANS. The plans are to debut the film on a big screen at an international film festival as well as on a cable TV network sometime in the second half of 2011. By 2012, they should have their DVD ready for release, which will include a lot of fun outtakes and extras.

As any fan can attest to Rick Springfield sparks something within us and he has for decades! This “something” is wonderful, magical and inspirational. Being in Rick’s presence is like being transported to another dimension. His die-hard fans can’t seem to get enough of him!

It’s time the world gets to see what Rick’s loyal fans have known for years: Rick Springfield is an amazing talent as well as a great human being, who has made and continues to make a positive impact on so many of our lives. In addition, with Rick as the common denominator, many friendships have blossomed and dreams have come true.

Here lies the premise of the new all-access feature documentary, a film that will shed light on just what it means to be a Rick Springfield fan.

“Our goal as filmmakers is to show the world the Rick we know and love,” said Melanie Lentz-Janney, who is producing the film along with Emmy Award winning filmmaker Sylvia Caminer. Melanie has been a Rick fan since 1981. “After receiving close to 500 fan story submissions and doing an open casting call, we narrowed our search down to a few main characters who by sharing their experience on camera and allowing us into their worlds help tell the story of life as a Rick Springfield fan.”

She said determining the featured fans was a difficult undertaking considering there were so many wonderful, rich stories to be told. One huge factor in casting these fans was how involved they planned to be in the Rick World in 2010. Plans to attend a few concerts, a book signing or two, and the cruise became a critical part of the casting process. The fans selected needed to be open books … allowing the camera crew to experience their lives when they are not at a Rick show.

A 9-minute teaser is currently available at

Filming of this documentary began in Milwaukee the beginning of last May and continued through the end of 2010. The Yellow Rick Road team traveled with Rick to Milwaukee, Dallas, New York City, Europe (Sweden, Norway, Germany), Chicago, upstate New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Walt Disney World Resort, and on his Caribbean cruise.

“We filmed fans of all ages, both sexes, professionals, parents, grandparents, friends of Rick’s, people who have worked with him, and, of course, Rick himself,” said Lentz-Janney. “Everyone had a great story to share and we are so grateful to the fan community for rallying behind this project.”

When all is said and done, the project will be owned exclusively by Rick Springfield.

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There is a VIP website set up where members get a behind the scenes look at the making of this film. The lifetime fee for membership is $49.95 and offers VIP’s exclusive stories, photos, videos, as well as special member only news, contests, and merchandise opportunities. All money raised on this site and through any of the various fan-funding efforts (including eBay and SmugMug) will be directly applied to production costs for making the movie.

The VIP website address is

In addition, to stay current with the filming process, you may follow the Yellow Rick Road on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for free. Just do a search on those specific sites or go to our official website and click on the social media icons located on the upper right side of the home page.

Fall Tour Dates for Rick Springfield

Confirmed on

October 28, 2011
Lincoln City, OR
Chinook Winds Casino

October 29, 2011
Lincoln City, OR
Chinook Winds Casino

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Rick Springfield Returns to Wild Bill's in Duluth, GA

Rick Springfield returns to Wild Bills!

Confirmed on

March 12, 2011
Duluth, GA
Wild Bill's

Friday, February 4, 2011

New CA Tour Date for Rick Springfield

Confirmed on

April 13, 2011
Irwindale, CA
LA Spring Fair at Toyota Speedway

Concert free with $15 admission at gate ticket. Tickets will be available in advance at all Walgreens throughout Southern California for $10 in advance of the fair.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Don't forget to tune in to Shatner's Raw Nerve on the Bio channel as Rick will be William's guest on Feb. 7 at 10pm! (rebroadcast Feb. 12 at 8am)
check for your local listings