Springfield brings his ‘human touch’ to Egyptian stage

Published: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12:00 p.m. CDT

DeKALB – Grammy-winning singer, actor and best-selling author Rick Springfield will bring his “The End of the World” tour to the Egyptian Theatre stage on Thursday, Oct. 3. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1.

Springfield has sold 25 million albums and had 17 Top-40 hits, including “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart” and “Human Touch.” He received the 1981 Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal for the No. 1 hit single “Jessie’s Girl,” and 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, Springfield’s bond with his audience was the subject of the 2012 documentary “An Affair of the Heart,” which won special jury awards at both the Nashville and Florida Film Festivals. Springfield, who still plays nearly 100 live shows a year, also wrote and recorded a song with Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana and was a featured guest in Grohl’s documentary about Sound City, the fabled San Fernando Valley recording studio.

Springfield’s 2010 autobiography, “Late, Late at Night…: A Memoir,” entered The New York Times best-seller list at No. 13 and hit the Los Angeles Times and Publishers Weekly lists as well. Rolling Stone magazine named it one of the Top 25 rock autobiographies of all time. In the book, Springfield revealed the depression he’s battled throughout his career, a theme he returns to in such songs as “I Hate Myself” on his newest album.

“I’m not the shiny, happy guy people think I am from my role in ‘General Hospital,’” Springfield insists. “I tend to put that angst into my music.”

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