Rick Springfield

Best In Show

Categories: 

Event Description:

The New 94.5 KOOL FM and Danny Zelisko Presents Rick Springfield’s Best in Show, also starring Loverboy and special guests Greg Kihn and Tommy Tutone at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the historic Celebrity Theatre. 

Over the past four decades Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. As a creator of some of the finest power-pop music of the ’80s, he is a Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits. Classics include “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I've Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody” and “Human Touch.” He’s also an accomplished actor who starred opposite Meryl Streep in the feature film Ricki and the Flash, gave a chameleonic performance as the creepy Dr. Pitlor in HBO’s prestige drama True Detective, earned rave reviews for his portrayal of Lucifer this season on the CW hit Supernatural, and most recently played Pastor Charles on American Horror Story. In 2014, Springfield was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located around the corner from the first apartment he lived in when he arrived in the U.S. from Australia in 1971. Springfield’s latest album The Snake King explores the blues side of his rock ‘n roll and marks a definite departure from the power pop numbers he’s been known for. 

Loverboy is currently enjoying a cultural renaissance with major companies, such as Taco Bell and Radio Shack, using the band’s image and music to promote their products to the ‘80s generation that grew up on the group. These days, Loverboy’s not just “Working for the Weekend” but “Lovin’ Every Minute of It,” too, performing for those fans who “Get Lucky” enough to catch one of their shows. 

As a pioneer with the legendary Beserkley Records, Greg Kihn helped write the book on revolutionary west coast rock and roll. “Jeopardy,” “Break Up Song” and “Lucky” are among some of well-known hits. The iconic San Francisco Bay area artist has re-released his entire catalogue, and has a new album titled ReKihndled.

In 1982, Tommy Tutone exploded onto the music scene with what is one of the best known songs in history. The song that sparked millions of prank calls is none other than “Jenny/867-5309.” MTV further cemented Tutone a noteworthy place in the musical culture of the ‘80s. 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Reserved tickets ($35, $55, $95 and $179) go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16 at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., in Phoenix, or online at www.celebritytheatre.com. To charge by phone, call 602-267-1600 ext. 1. All tickets are subject to facility and ticketing surcharges. All ages welcome.