Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Three shows announced

Full band shows just announced:

Chastain Park Amphitheater
Atlanta, GA
August 28, 2016

Golden Nugget
Lake Charles, LA
November 5, 2016

The Ranch Concert Hall
Fort Myers, FL
November 6, 2016

Photo by Yolla Abraham

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Tour dates announced

Full band shows that were just listed on the tour schedule:

Greek Fest 
Kalamazoo, MI
June 4, 2016

Golden Nugget
Atlantic City, NJ
August 20, 2016

Photo by Lynn Whiteford

Monday, May 16, 2016

Tour dates keep coming!

The following are full band shows:

Comerica Theater
Phoenix, AZ
Special guests: The Romantics and Tommy Tutone
July 8, 2016

iWireless Center
Moline, IL
Special guests: The Romantics and The Fixx
August 12, 2016

Photo by Renata Hearn

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Ohio show announced

It's been a good year for Ohio, another show has been announced:

Eldorado Scioto Downs
Columbus, OH
June 25, 2016
Full band show

Photo by Shane Bakken

Friday, May 6, 2016

Tour dates added

Bold Sphere Music at Champion Square
New Orleans, LA
June 23, 2016
Full band show

Libbey Bowl
Ojai, CA
July 10, 2016
Full band show
Special guests: Night Ranger and Loverboy

Photo by Lucy Apple

Monday, May 2, 2016

More August shows announced

Stir Cove
Council Bluffs, IA
Special guests: The Fixx and the Romantics
August 13, 2016

Red Hat Amphitheater
Raleigh, NC
Special guests: Night Ranger and the Romantics
August 25, 2016

Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater
Charlotte, NC
Special guests: Night Ranger and the Romantics
August 26, 2016

Photo by Sandy Rance

Sunday, May 1, 2016


Sunfest 2016 West Palm Beach, FL
May 1, 2016 by Emily Bloch

To Rick’s Chicks — the unofficial name for Rick Springfield fans — Rick Springfield is a rock and roll god.

Springfield stood on the Tire Kingdom stage yesterday afternoon, in shades and a leather jacket. As he tossed guitar picks into the audience, he would point, as if he was guiding the pick’s journey into an adoring fan’s grip.

He nods and gestures to women in the crowd like they’re his old friends. And many of them are, Springfield has been putting out music since the early 70’s and many of the fans he gained along the way have stayed with him. Since then, the singer-songwriter has released almost 20 studio albums.

Other fans are new, as Springfield explained to SunFest in our interview with him leading up to the artist’s performance. “I played a college of like 20-something-year olds and a couple of years ago, my goddaughter was going to this college in L.A. so we did a backyard barbecue kind of thing for her,” Springfield explained.  “And all of these kids started singing ‘Jessie’s Girl,’ like verse, chorus, everything. It’s pretty wild to see.”

In fact, no fan is too young for Springfield’s charm. That was proven when 13-year-old Savannah got pulled onto the stage to sing “Don’t Talk To Strangers.”

“I remember when I was 13, that’s a big year,” Springfield said. The two danced on stage to the cheers of the crowd for him to interject, “I just realized I dance like a 13-year-old girl.” He gave Savannah a rose before she left the stage.

The rocker promoted his new album, “Rocket Science,” playing songs from it like “Down” and “Miss Mayhem.” “He has a new record?” Springfield teased. “You mean you have other songs besides ‘Jessie’s Girl?’” The album came out in February.

As promised, Springfield played his cover of Katy Perry’s “Roar,” Springfield Style. “We like some of the girl songs that are out there,” he said. “But we feel like they need to be toughened up a little.” As a new bonus, Springfield and his band later whipped out a cover of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” complete with some tweaked lyrics about drinking and staying out all night.

As great as all of that was, the undoubted moment of Springfield’s set was during his performance of his 1983 tune, “Human Touch.” The singer jumped off the stage and started high-fiving and hugging the crowd while singing. Then, he started crowd surfing for what felt like ages. Springfield got so far within the thousands of audience members, you couldn’t point him out if you wanted to. When he finally wrapped up, the singer ran back on stage without missing a beat.

Springfield and his band walked off the stage, as he flashed peace signs to the crowd. But they weren’t going to leave without giving the crowd what they wanted. The group closed with hits including “Jessie’s Girl,” “I’ll Make You Happy” and “Kristina.”

Set List
Light This Party Up
I've Done Everything For You
I Get Excited 
Affair Of The Heart
That One
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