New Jersey Stage

Sunday, October 6, 2013


(New Brunswick, NJ) -- State Theatre presents singer-songwriter Rick Springfield on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 8pm. Springfield will perform songs from his 2012 album Songs for the End of the World as well as his greatest hits, including "Jessie's Girl," "Don't Talk to Strangers," "Love Somebody." Tickets range from $35-105.

Rick Springfield has sold over 25 million albums, and has had 17 top-40 hit songs. Past top selling rock albums of his include Working Class Dog (1981), Rock of Life (1988), Beautiful Feelings (1984) and Wait for Night (1981). His 1981 single "Jessie's Girl" was a No. 1 hit in both the United States and in his native Australia. He won the Grammy Award for "Best Male Rock Vocal Performance."

Rick Springfield also has an extensive acting repertoire, featuring TV and film credits. Starting in 1981, Springfield starred as Dr. Nick Drake on the soap opera General Hospital. He starred and recorded most of the soundtrack for the 1984 movie Hard to Hold, directed by Larry Peerce. His acting career began in the early 1970s and some of his early credits include the Saga of a Star World and The Rockford Files. Most recently, Springfield starred on Showtime's original series Californication.

For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at . The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Saturday, 1pm to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates, unless otherwise specified. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.

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