Legendary artists Rick Springfield and Men At Work, with special guest John Waite, will perform at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, August 5, 2022.
Springfield’s music has frequently withstood the test of time far, emerging as some of the most well-crafted mainstream power pop artists of the 1980s. A singer-turned-soap opera star-turned-singer, he formed a band in high school. Eventually he joined a ’50s revival group called Rock House. He moved on from there to join the teeny bopper band Zoot in 1968. Zoot became one of the most popular groups in Australia until 1971, scoring several hits. Springfield went solo after the breakup and garnered his first U.S. success the following year with a re-recording of his Australian hit “Speak to the Sky”. The song reached number 14 in the U.S.
Colin Hay (lead vocals, guitar) formed Men at Work as an acoustic duo with Ron Strykert (guitar, vocals) in Melbourne in 1979. Within a few months, the duo had expanded to a full group with the addition of John Rees (bass), Greg Ham (saxophone, flute, keyboards), and Jerry Speiser (drums). Over the next two years, the band became regulars at the Cricketer’s Arms Hotel bar and on Australia’s pub circuit. By 1981, they had landed a contract with Australian Columbia, which released “Who Can It Be Now?” by the end of the year. The single became a huge hit, as did their debut album, “Business as Usual”, upon its spring 1982 release. The album was released in America in the summer and within a few weeks “Who Can It Be Now?” began its climb to the top of the U.S. charts.
Doors Open 6:00pm / Show 7:00pm
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