You know him as the 80's heart-throb singer of Jesse's Girl and as Dr. Noah Drake from General Hospital.
And Amt got a chance to visit with Rick Springfield at the sound check for his new concert series.
RICK SPRINGFIELD CONTINUES FIRST EVER SOLO TOUR WITH ADDITIONAL 2014 DATES
THE STRIPPED DOWN TOUR INCLUDES MUSIC, STORYTELLING AND A SPECIAL QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION WITH THE AUDIENCE
Grammy award-winning musician, actor and New York Times bestselling author Rick Springfield has hit the road for his first ever solo tour. The Stripped Down Tour, includes storytelling, a few of Springfield's many hits, songs from his latest CD, Songs for the End of the World, old favorites that the singer has never played live, and a question and answer session with the audience.
The Illinois Entertainer said, "Setting up shop at the intimate and stylish City Winery was the right call for this rare solo set and the die-hards came in droves, selling out both shows practically from the get go…The night as a whole achieved its purpose of revealing several unseen sides of Springfield beyond just the most obvious oldies." Well-known music writer, Gary Graff said, "This time out he's playing alone, offering up a "Storytellers" style show featuring just his voice, his guitar and a "band in a box" — a laptop loaded with other musical parts Springfield recorded to accompany himself at select times during the show. It could have been a gimmick but was mostly a comfortable fit, offering up a little something more than a troubadour playing his songs and telling his tales. Springfield did both of those very well, too…An appropriate close to a warm, revealing evening that was on par with if not even better than his standard, full-scale concerts (The Oakland press)."
The tour has added dates throughout North America in 2014. The iconic rock star has been touring for more than 30 years and his shows are legendary for their rock heavy, high energy full band sets. Springfield felt the time was right for a change. Wanting to bring a more intimate and different show to his audience, Springfield is excited to bring this change to his fans. "There are some old favorite songs that I've written that I have never had the chance to perform live mainly because they have never fit into our sets. I think my fans will be as excited to hear these songs live as I am to play them live. I've also added a Q&A section with this tour as a way to connect with my audience.
In early 2013, Springfield collaborated with The Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl on the song, The Man That Never Was, for the Sound City soundtrack, Sound City: Real to Reel. The soundtrack is nominated for a 2014 Grammy in the category Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. In May 2014 Springfield's first novel, Magnificent Vibration will be released and in addition he will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For more information on the tour and Rick Springfield, visit http://rickspringfield.com/rick-springfield-stripped-down/
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