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March 12, 2014
An intimate solo performance of music + storytelling
Wednesday, March 12
Premier seating + Meet and Greet $175
PREMIER SEATING + MEET and GREET tickets: Yoshi's will provide seating in the first two rows for the performance. The Meet and Greet (approx. 20 mins) will be one hour before the performance (7PM) and will take place in the club.
Q&A SESSION FOLLOWING THE SHOW:
For all of his accomplishments as actor, best-selling author and documentary subject, Rick Springfield continues to play nearly 100 live shows a year. “Stripped Down” is Rick Springfield’s first solo acoustic tour, dedicated to making a unique experience for the audience and exciting change for Springfield. Personal stories will be woven throughout the performance as he plays a few of his many hits, songs from his latest CD, “Songs for the End of the World,” and incorporates a Q&A segment which will be moderated by comedian Brian Copeland to connect with his fans on a deeper level.
For all of his accomplishments as an actor, best-selling author and documentary subject, Rick Springfield has always insisted his first love is music, a passion he’s harbored since first picking up the guitar at the age of 12 in his native Australia. With 25 million albums sold, 17 top-40 hits, including “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I've Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody” and “Human Touch,” as well as a 1981 Grammy® for Best Male Rock Vocal win for his No. 1 hit single “Jessie’s Girl” behind him, Springfield has more to say with his latest Universal Music Enterprises release, Songs for the End of the World. “That’s why I put a lot of thought and energy into making records,” he says. “I’d like to continue changing people’s minds about me. And I have to write about what I know about, and what’s important to me. I’m still hungry.”
With Songs for the End of the World, Rick Springfield continues to do what he does best —applying his sardonic view to life as we live it today, offering a ray of hope in the midst of all the turmoil. “The darker side of my nature creeps in and out, but so does a degree of optimism,” he says. “In the end, I believe that solace and healing can be found in the presence of someone who understands, loves and accepts you for who you are, even while these looming threats remain.” Rick Springfield's website
If you were to look up the definition of the word "versatility" in a dictionary of performers, chances are you'd find the name BRIAN COPELAND somewhere near the top. The multitalented comedian, writer, television host, talk radio host and commentator has basked in the glow of both public and critical acclaim for nearly a decade.
Copeland's incisive, cutting-edge standup comedy material won him San Francisco's prestigious Cabaret Gold Award as well as top prize in the Monterey Laugh Off. His unique ability to hilariously cut to the heart of some of our most serious social and political problems has earned him spots as the opening act for such diverse artists as Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Dionne Warwick, Donna Summer, Peabo Bryson, Al Jarreau, Ringo Starr, Manhattan Transfer, Steve Allen, Dana Carvey, Kevin Pollack, Rick Springfield, Lionel Richie, Lou Rawls, George Benson, Patti La bell, Etta James, Gregory Hines, The Righteous Brothers, The Temptations, and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Brian Copeland's website