5223 North Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013
Working Class Dog and 80’s Icon Rick Springfield to Perform January 10 at Hard Rock Cafe Tampa Tickets on Sale Thursday, November 8 at 10 a.m. TAMPA, Fla. – Rick Springfield will perform his greatest hits at Hard Rock Cafe Tampa at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Thursday, January 10 at 9 p.m. Tickets go on sale on Thursday, November 8 at 10 a.m. for the standing-room-only show. Tickets cost $48 for general admission and are available at the Hard Rock Store and all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. For bottle service, please call the Hard Rock Cafe Tampa at 813-627-7755. Must be 21 years of age or older. Doors open two hours prior to show start time. A singer turned soap opera star turned singer, Springfield was born in Australia and moved a great deal with his military family throughout Australia and the United States. In 1968, he joined the teenybopper band Zoot, which became one of the most popular groups in Australia. He later went solo in 1971 and garnered his first U.S. success the following year with a recording of “Speak to the Sky.” The song reached number 14 in the U.S. In between album recordings, Springfield began acting on General Hospital. His popularity skyrocketed, setting the stage for the release of Working Class Dog in 1981. Powered by the classic single “Jessie’s Girl,” which eventually hit the top of the charts, and the Top Ten follow-up “I’ve Done Everything for You,” Working Class Dog was a smash success. Springfield was awarded a Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal for “Jessie’s Girl.” Springfield eventually returned to his first love of music when concerts conflicted with his television career. The follow-up album, Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet, was released in 1982, spawning the Top Ten smash “Don’t Talk to Strangers.” In 1983, he released Living in Oz, which also went platinum with the Top Ten “Affair of the Heart and “Human Touch.” Springfield made the leap to the big screen in 1984 with Hard to Hold, with the soundtrack spawning his Top Ten hit “Love Somebody.” He has continued to record albums from the ‘80s through the present. His latest album, released in 2012, is titled Songs for the End of the World. With more than 25 million albums sold and 17 top 40 hits, Springfield continues to perform for fans worldwide. For more information on Rick Springfield, visit www.rickspringfield.com.