The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes ‘80s power pop icon Rick Springfield’s “Best In Show Tour”, featuring special guests Loverboy, Greg Kihn, and Tommy Tutone to the stage on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer over the past four decades. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ‘80s, Springfield is a Grammy award-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”.
With their trademark red leather pants, bandannas, big rock sound, and high-energy live shows, Loverboy has sold more than 10 million albums, earning four multi-platinum plaques, including the four-million-selling “Get Lucky”, and a trio of double-platinum releases in their self-titled 1980 debut, 1983’s “Keep It Up” and 1985’s “Lovin’ Every Minute of It”. Their string of hits includes, in addition to the anthem “Working for the Weekend”, such arena rock staples as “Lovin’ Every Minute of It”, “This Could Be the Night”, “Hot Girls in Love”, “The Kid is Hot Tonite”, “Turn Me Loose”, and more.
NBC called him “Rock’s true Renaissance Man” and Apple iTunes called his band “A rock band of genuine consequence”. As a pioneer with the legendary Beserkley Records, Greg Kihn helped write the book on revolutionary west coast rock and roll. He’s toured the world, had hit records, and has won several awards for his hit songs “Jeopardy”, “Break Up Song”, and “Lucky”.
There are plenty of one-hit wonders in the history of music, but none like Tommy Tutone. Tommy Tutone exploded onto the music scene in 1982 with what is one of the best known songs in history, “Jenny/867-5309”. To define Tommy Tutone by “Jenny” would only tell half the story. First, Tommy Tutone is the name of the band, and the lead singer is named Tommy Heath. So many people identified Heath as the face of the band, they called him Tommy Tutone and the moniker stuck. The band rode their popularity through the ‘80s and early ‘90s before taking a break. Finally, Tommy Heath went to Nashville and did a good bit of writing and recording. He gathered the band again and started touring with his new sound, never forgetting his legion of hard core fans in the process.
Doors 5:30pm / Show 7:00pm
Visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre website for additional information and to purchase your tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box office.