Rick Springfield’s career is hotter than a fire cracker. He currently stars with Meryl Streep in the critically acclaimed film, “Ricki and the Flash,” and he enjoyed a long ongoing role in the soap opera “General Hospital.” A more recent role was as Dr. Pitler on the wonderfully twisted “True Detective.” His book, “Late, Late at Night: A Memoir,” was named in the “Top Twenty-five Rock and Roll Memoirs,” by Rolling Stone Magazine.
Rick Springfield, born in Australia, began his musical career at the ripe old age of thirteen. He was being compared to other teen idols such as Donny Osmond and David Cassidy. His 1981 album, “Working Class Dog,” contained the smash hit single “Jessie’s Girl.” He won the 1981 Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal. Other tops hits include “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “Affair of the Heart,” and “Love Somebody.”
First Merit Bank at Northerly Island is located at 1300 South Lynn White Drive in Chicago. For tickets, go online to www.firstmerit.boxofficeticketsales.com.
Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just a short drive or el ride to the Rick Springfield concert at Northerly Island, provides free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.