Greene County News
SPRINGFIELD — Rick Springfield’s hugely successful Stripped Down tour comes to Springfield 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, Dec. 15 at www.ticketmaster.com and range in price from $40 to $105 (includes $3 Ticketmaster fee).
“I am so pleased we will be able to present the Rick Springfield Stripped Down tour,” said Adele Adkins, executive director of the Clark State Performing Arts Center. “He is such a unique personality. His popularity spans from young people up through the fans that loved him long ago on ‘General Hospital.’ He has a truly diverse fan base.”
With 25 million records sold, a Grammy Award for his No. 1 smash-hit” Jessie’s Girl,” and whopping 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,” Springfield has no intention of taking his foot off the accelerator.
“I put everything I’ve got into making records,” he said. “Sometimes people think they have you pegged but I trust my music to show them otherwise.”
Never one to be confined to the recording studio where the music is born, Springfield has toured for more than 30 years, hand-delivering the hits to millions of fans worldwide via his dynamic live shows. His concerts are legendary with their rock heavy, high energy full band sets. However, in fall 2013 Springfield felt it was time to expand his live performance options. Hence the solo Stripped Down tour was created to bring an intimate yet still lively performance to fans. The singer incorporates personal stories about his music and life into the show and even adds a question and answer segment as a way to truly connect with his audience. The Stripped Down tour gives Springfield a chance to perform some of his favorite songs that he has written over the years that never quite fit in his full band sets.
For more information on the tour and Rick Springfield, visit www.rickspringfield.com or contact Kim Jakwerth at [email protected].