Showtime for is set for 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Mountainlair and CAC box offices, ticketmaster.com and by phone at 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000.
With 25 million records sold, a Grammy Award for his No. 1 smash-hit “Jessie’s Girl,” and 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 is a musical force that shows no signs of slowing down. Springfield has toured for over 30 years, performing more than 100 concerts each year and hand-delivering the hits to millions of fans worldwide during his legendary, high-energy live shows.
His latest album, “Songs for the End of the World,” introduced a darker, edgier tone that is still unmistakably Springfield. All Music raves, “song by song this is one of Springfield’s strongest latter-day records.”
Springfield discovered music in his native Australia at 12 years old when he picked up a guitar for the first time. A handful of hits in his homeland in the early ‘70s led to emigrating to the United States to pursue music further. While trying to find his footing, Springfield landed the role of Dr. Noah Drake in the daytime TV phenomenon “General Hospital.” In 1981, his album “Working Class Dog” began his journey toward multi-platinum superstardom with follow-up releases “Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet,” “Living in Oz,” the “Hard to Hold” soundtrack and “Tao.”
Springfield chronicled his musical journey in his bestselling memoir “Late, Late at Night,” which Rolling Stone named one of the Top 25 rock autobiographies of all time. His latest book, his first fiction release, “Magnificent Vibration” was released in May. In 2012, an independent, award-winning documentary “An Affair Of The Heart” captured the relationship between Rick Springfield and his loyal fan base.
Tickets range from $42 to $82, depending on seat location. WVU student tickets are available for $33 with a valid WVU ID at the campus box offices (one discounted ticket per valid ID, some exclusions apply).
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