TROY — Rick Springfield has announced a tour stop at Troy’s Hobart Arena on Saturday, Feb. 16 along with special guests local ‘80s cover band, Stranger.
Over the past four decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the power-pop of the ’80s, a Grammy 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 also an 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 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 first arrived in the U.S. from Australia in 1971.
Springfield’s latest album, “The Snake King,” finds him travelling down a dusty dirt road to explore the blues side of his rock ‘n roll and marks a definite departure from the power pop he has been known for.
Opening for Springfield is beloved local ‘80’s cover band, Stranger, formed in 1996. Stranger also has opened for the likes of Hall & Oates, Chicago, Survivor, Loverboy, .38 Special, Starship and REO Speedwagon, plus dozens of festivals and special events all over Ohio.
Tickets are on public sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at www.hobartarena.com or by calling (937) 339-2911. Tickets are priced at $65, $44 and $32.