Rick Springfield and Richard Marx play acoustic concert at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 15
From a press release:
Tickets, which are $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, $79.50, and $379.50 (VIP with meet and greet), plus fees, go on sale this Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at kirbycenter.org, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, July 17 at 10 a.m.
Over the past four decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “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 an accomplished actor who has 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 great reviews for his portrayal of Lucifer 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 first arrived in the U.S. from Australia in 1971.
Springfield’s latest album, “Orchestrating My Life,” was just released in April.
As a performer, songwriter, and producer, Richard Marx’s nearly three-decade-long career has had innumerable of highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut, which went to No. 8 and spawned four Top 5 singles, including the chart-topping “Hold on to the Nights” and “Don’t Mean Nothing,” which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.
The follow-up, 1989’s “Repeat Offender,” was even more successful, hitting No. 1 and going quadruple-platinum with two No. 1 singles in “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.” When both “Rush Street” (with two No. 1 AC hits in “Keep Coming Back” and “Hazard”) and “Paid Vacation” (with its No. 1 AC hit “Now and Forever”) went platinum, Marx achieved a seven-year string of triumphs that rivaled any in pop rock music history. To this day, he is the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts.