Rick Springfield will return to Australia to play his first headline shows since the Countdown Spectacular 2 in 2007 for his very first solo Australian tour.
Springfield’s Countdown Spectacular 2 performance stunned the audience when the perceived popstar played on a full tilt rock show set.
The Countdown shows were only a four song sampler of hits with ‘Affair of the Heart’, ‘Don’t Talk To Strangers’, ‘Speak To The Sky’ and ‘Jessie’s Girl’. The Australian tour will allow Springfield to expand and deliver the first full set in major theatres in Australia since he started all those years ago in Zoot.
Rick had his first hit, an acid rock cover version of The Beatles Eleanor Rigby, with Zoot in 1971. Within months, the band broke up. Ric went solo and recorded his first single ‘Speak To The Sky’ with producer Robbie Porter. It reached no. 5 in Australia that same year.
In mid-1972 Rick relocated to the USA and re-recorded ‘Speak To The Sky’. It reached no. 14 in the USA.
Rick Springfield Australian dates
October 7, Perth, Crown Theatre
October 9, Brisbane, Eatons Hill
October 10, Tweed Heads, Twin Towns Services
October 11, Sydney, Revesby Workers Club
October 13, Canberra, Royal Theatre
October 14, Sydney, Enmore Theatre
October 16, Hobart, Wrest Point Entertainment Centre
October 17, Melbourne, Palais Theatre
October 18, Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre
Rick Springfield Australian hit songs
Speak To The Sky, 1971, no 6
Hooky Jo, 1972, no. 16
What Would The Children Think, 1972, no 38
Jessie’s Girl, 1981, no. 1
I’ve Done Everything For You, 1981, no. 31
Don’t Talk To Strangers, 1982, no. 10