Rick Springfield sets return Tulsa trip
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Friday, January 11, 2013
Everything old isn’t necessarily new again, but it is making a strong comeback. Rick Springfield, the Grammy-winning ‘80s rock, pop and TV icon returns to Green Country for a Feb. 16 concert at River Spirit Event Center.
Tickets are $40, on sale now at tulsaworld.com/riverspirit and at the River Spirit Casino box office.
The man who made “Jessie’s Girl” a household name three decades ago is back for his second concert at the venue in just under a year.
“Being on the road has been really great,” said the singer, actor, author and songwriter in an early 2012 interview with the Tulsa World.
He who took a break from ‘85-’98 to raise his family but has since returned to the road — with surprising success.
This time around, he’ll perform his hits and songs from his new studio album, “Songs for the End of the World,” released in October.
He’s had 17 Top 40 Billboard hits, including “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Affair of the Heart” and “Human Touch.”
His 14th studio album, “Venus in Overdrive,” dropped in 2008. A children’s album, “My Precious Little One,” followed the next year. That same year, television show “Glee” resurrected his signature hit “Jessie’s Girl,” to wild success. Springfield’s been on an upward projection since then.
His self-penned memoir, “Late, Late at Night,” came out in 2010. It was released in paperback in 2011.
Recently, Springfield’s relationship with his audience was the subject of the documentary, “An Affair of the Heart,” which has making the film festival circuit.
Rick Springfield. Courtesy