Artpark’s 2019 "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank", 13-week summer concert series, is now complete with the announcement of "Rick Springfield presents Best in Show 2019 Tour" with Loverboy and Tommy Tutone. The ’80s triple-bill comes to the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Aug. 13. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 24.
Over the past four decades, Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, the 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.”
He’s also an accomplished actor who has starred opposite Meryl Streep in the feature film “Ricki and the Flash,” gave a chameleonic performance as the creepy Dr. Pitlor in the HBO drama “True Detective,” earned great reviews for his portrayal of Lucifer on the CW hit “Supernatural” and most recently played Pastor Charles on “American Horror Story.”
With their trademark red leather pants, bandannas, big rock sound and high-energy live shows, Loverboy has sold more than 10 million albums, earning four multi-Platinum plaques. Their string of hits include the anthem "Working for the Weekend," and arena rock staples "Lovin Every Minute of It," "This Could Be the Night," "Hot Girls in Love," "The Kid is Hot Tonite," "Turn Me Loose," "When It’s Over," "Heaven In Your Eyes" and "Queen of the Broken Hearts."
In 1982, Tommy Tutone exploded onto the music scene with what is one of the more popular songs in history. The song that sparked millions of prank calls is none other than “Jenny/867-5309.” Coming on the scene at the same time as MTV certainly didn’t hurt at all either, thus cementing him a place in the culture of the ’80s.
Tickets can be purchased online at artpark.net, tickets.com, by phone at 1-888-223-6000, or in person at the Artpark Box Office (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday). Front-of-stage tickets (standing-room-only) cost $37 in advance; reserved seating is $37; and general admission is $16. Ticket prices increase by $5 the week of the show. Listed ticket price includes facility fee. Additional fees apply for online and phone orders.
Visit artpark.net for ticket information.
The full “Tuesdays in the Park” presented by M&T Bank 2019 Series at Artpark Amphitheater is as follows: