If it is at all possible to remain a heartthrob at 64, Rick Springfield is just such a person. The one time teen pop-rock pin-up and General Hospital star will return to the Treasure Valley this summer for the first time in as long as anyone can remember. The famed singer/actor will headline the Revolution Concert House and Event Center in Garden City on Monday, July 28.
Springfield, who has made cameos in recent years on the television show that made him famous, has been far busier with his vastly under-appreciated musical career. It has been more than three decades since his Grammy Award win for his iconic hit, “Jessie’s Girl”, but Springfield has not been resting on his musical laurels. The songwriter who had 17 Top 40 hits including the likes of “Affair of the Heart”, “I’ve Done Everything for You”, “I Get Excited”, “Human Touch” and “Don’t Talk to Strangers” has consistently released albums over the last 30 years.
His most recent is 2012’s fantastic Songs for the End of the World, which features some of his most compelling and infectious music since his multi-platinum 80s albums. His seventeenth studio album features addictive tracks like “Our Ship’s Sinking”, “Wide Awake” and “I Hate Myself”. Springfield has no intention of taking his foot off the accelerator. "I put everything I've got into making records," he offered. "Sometimes people think they have you pegged but I trust my music show them otherwise."
In 2010, Springfield released his auto-biography Late, Late at Night to critical acclaim, and this spring he released his first fiction novel, Magnificent Vibration. Springfield also received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this May.
Springfield is currently wrapping up a co-headline tour with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo which ends July 31 in Washington. Once again Benatar is skipping Boise. Fans might recall that the Boise show was the only date on the 2012 Journey/Benatar/Loverboy tour that she skipped. On a side note: Benatar's husband and guitarist, Neil Giraldo played on Springfield's original recording of "Jessie's Girl" in 1980.
While Springfield has been treating his fans to stripped down solo shows of late, the performance in Boise will feature his full band and complete production. Rick Springfield's concerts are always high energy, uplifting events, and fans will not want to miss what may be their last opportunity to see the singer live in Idaho.
Tickets for the event are on sale now ranging from $20 to $225 for VIP meet-and-greet.
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