Onward Promotions to Present Rick Springfield with special guests The Motels & Kasim Sulton in Akron
Onward Promotions will present a Rick Springfield concert on Labor Day weekend in Akron, OH, on September 4th, 2011 with two special opening acts, The Motels and Kasim Sulton. Tickets will be available from Ticketmaster & the Akron Civic Theatre.
Rick Springfield is a singer-songwriter, Grammy Award-winning musician, actor and best-selling author. With 17 top 40 hits, Springfield is best known for the Grammy-winning, 1981 #1 single "Jessie's Girl", which became a blockbuster of 1980s pop rock music and helped establish the emerging music video age. As an actor, Springfield is known for playing Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime drama General Hospital. He originated the character from 1981–1983 and then returned to play him again from 2005–2008. Springfield also recently wrote and released his autobiography, Late Late at Night, which topped many best seller lists, including the New York Times Best Seller List.
Springfield has continued to release albums throughout the late 1980s, into the 1990s, the 2000s and beyond. His most recent release, Venus in Overdrive debuted on Billboard at #28, his highest chart position since the mid 80s. He's had multiple popular hit songs including but not limited to “Love Somebody”, "Affair Of The Heart", "I've Done Everything For You", " Don't Talk To Strangers", "I Get Excited", "Love Is Alright Tonight", and "Human Touch". He is constantly touring, with a dedicated fan base wherever he appears.
The Motels were a New Wave music band from the Los Angeles area best known for "Only the Lonely" and "Suddenly Last Summer", each of which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982 and 1983, respectively. Their song "Total Control" reached number 4 on the Australian charts in 1980. Martha Davis, the lead singer, reformed a version of the band called The Motels featuring Martha Davis, in 1998; as of 2009 she continues to appear under Martha Davis & The Motels or The Motels with various line-ups.
Kasim Sulton is a highly coveted sideman, singer/songwriter recognized and respected for his work with other artists including Todd Rundgren and Utopia, Meat Loaf, Joan Jett, Hall and Oates, Patti Smith, Patty Smyth, Mick Jagger, and Celine Dion to name just a few. His level of involvement has ranged from playing bass, keyboards, and/or guitar, to adding vocal harmonies, singing lead, and contributing as a songwriter, to producing entire albums, as he did with the Meat Loaf VH-1 Storytellers CD, released in 1999.
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Onward Promotions is a concert promotion company and is a subsidiary of RundgrenRadio.com which was founded in 2007.
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