PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
RICK SPRINGFIELD & RICHARD MARX
WILL PERFORM AT THE BENEDUM CENTER
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017 | 8:00PM
Two incredible performers. Three decades of hits. One night only.
TICKETS GO ON SALE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016 AT 10:00AM
Pittsburgh, PA— The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Rick Springfield and Richard Marx join forces to bring their catalogues of hits, for one night only, to the Benedum Center, 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. These two incredible musicians will perform three decades of hits, with a set list that features full solo acoustic sets by both artists. Tickets for this show will go on sale on Friday, December 16, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. This event is presented by Outback Concerts.
Tickets ($43.75-$68.75) and VIP tickets ($368.75) will be available for purchase, in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222, online at www.TrustArts.org or charge by phone at 412-456-6666. There is an 8 ticket purchase limit per customer.
Over the past three decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, a Grammy 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.” Rick Springfield is also an accomplished actor who most recently starred opposite Meryl Streep in the feature film Ricki and the Flash, gave a chameleonic performance as the creepy Dr. Pitlor in HBO’s prestige drama True Detective and is earning great reviews for his portrayal of Lucifer this season on the CW hit, Supernatural. In 2014, Springfield was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located around the corner from the first apartment he lived in when he first arrived in the U.S. from Australia in 1971.
As a performer, Grammy winning singer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx’s nearly three-decade-long career has achieved numerous highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, including chart-topping hits “Hold On To the Nights”, “Don’t Mean Nothing”, “Satisfied”, “Right Here Waiting”, “Keep Coming Back”, “Hazard” and #1 AC hit “Now And Forever.” When both Rush Street and Paid Vacation albums went platinum, Marx achieved a seven-year string of triumphs that rivaled any others in pop-rock music history. To this day, Richard Marx is the only male artist to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts.
Outback Concerts is a full-service concert promoter that produces events in all 50 states as well as Canada. www.outbackconcerts.com
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.