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DEKALB, Ill. — Grammy-winner, actor, best-selling author and pop/rock singer Rick Springfield will bring his “The End of the World” tour to the Egyptian Theatre stage in DeKalb, Ill., at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3.
Friends of the Egyptian have the first opportunity to purchase tickets from 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 30, through 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, July 31. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 1. A limited number of VIP tickets will be available for $74.50. Premium reserved seats are $59.50 and regular reserved seats are $49.50.
Tickets are available by phone at (815) 758-1225 or online 24/7 at www.egyptiantheatre.org.
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 Vocal win for his No. 1 hit single “Jessie’s Girl” behind him, Springfield continues to win over fans with his 2012 Universal Music Enterprises release, Songs for the End of the World.
With a career spanning more than 30 years and still playing nearly 100 live shows a year, Springfield’s bond with his audience was the subject of the 2012 documentary An Affair of the Heart, winning special jury awards at both the Nashville and Florida Film Festivals. He also recently wrote and recorded a new song with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana), as well as being a featured guest in Grohl’s new documentary about “Sound City,” the fabled San Fernando Valley recording studio.
His 2010 autobiography, Late, Late at Night…: A Memoir, for Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint, entered The New York Times best-seller list at No. 13, hitting the Los Angeles Times and Publishers Weekly lists as well.
In addition, Rolling Stone magazine named it one of the Top 25 rock autobiographies of all time. In the book, Springfield revealed the life-long depression he’s battled throughout his career, a theme he returns to in such songs as “I Hate Myself” and “Love Screws Me Up” on his newest album.
“I’m not the shiny, happy guy people think I am from my role in General Hospital,” insists Springfield. “I tend to put that angst into my music.”
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.egyptiantheatre.org. Become a Friend of the Egyptian and receive free movie tickets, discounts on concessions, advanced ticket purchasing for select shows and 10 percent off at participating downtown DeKalb restaurants.
Posted July 31, 2013