In celebration of the 40th anniversary of his iconic album, “Working Class Dog,” Rick Springfield is taking on an 18-date summer tour and bringing Men at Work and John Waite with him.
August 30, 2022
Who could ever forget the classic image on the cover of “Working Class Dog?” That dog in his fancy dress shirt and tie looks ready to get down to business!
The album would go on to be Springfield’s best seller and is home to memorable tunes “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love is Alright Tonite,” and one more that was really popular… Oh yea, “Jessie’s Girl!” Seriously, who does not love “Jessie’s Girl?” My BFF makes me blast the radio and dance whenever that song appears on SiriusXM!
Through the years, he has had several other hits: “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “State of the Heart,” “Love Somebody,” and “Affair of the Heart.”
In addition to his own material, Springfield has collaborated with many incredible artists over the years. Last year he and Russell Morris – called The Morris Springfield Project – released “Jack Chrome & the Darkness Waltz,” an album celebrating Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
Of course, many know Springfield as the “hunky” Noah Drake on “General Hospital,” which began the same time he was recording “Working Class Dog.” He has continued acting through the years and even returned to “General Hospital.”
DR. NOAH DRAKE | GENERAL HOSPITAL
aka Rick Springfield
Springfield has also been hosting Working Class DJ on 80s on 8 on SiriusXM where he does a half-hour show featuring ‘80s music revolving around a unique theme with bonus personal stories thrown in.
As if that was not enough, Springfield has been in the rum business with Sammy Hagar for their Beach Bar Rum. I’ll need to research this…
Keeping the work theme going, we move from Springfield’s “Working Class Dog,” to Men at Work’s “Business as Usual.” Colin Hay revived the legendary ‘80s band and they hit the stage of last year’s BeachLife festival. The men from the land down under gave us such memorable hits as “Who Could It Be Now?,” “Be Good Johnny,” and “Down Under,” plus they scored themselves a Grammy.
John Waite rounds out the lineup for this tour and we can hope he will be singing his classic, “Missing You.”
The tune topped the US Billboard charts and UK charts, and Waite would go on to have success with his supergroup, Bad English, and “When I See You Smile.”
A big ole blast of ‘80s coming to you, August 30th at YouTube Theater in Inglewood, and tickets for all dates are on sale now.