Rick Springfield to play the AMP in 2011

Grammy Award-winner Rick Springfield will bring three decades worth of performing experience to Fayetteville this summer. If we’re lucky, he’ll let Jessie’s Girl tag along for the ride, too.

The 61-year-old, singer-songwriter, musician, and actor is set for a August 7 appearance at the Arkansas Music Pavilion.

Springfield, known best for writing and recording the 1981 #1 single “Jessie’s Girl”, also played Dr. Noah Drake on the popular soap General Hospital from 1981–1983 before taking a hiatus to become a rock video legend. He returned to the show from 2005-2008.

Most recently, Springfield has released a new studio album of original songs and a children’s album of songs written for his two sons back in the 80s.

Last year he released an autobiography, Late, Late at Night, detailing the story of his ups and downs in music, film and television, and his lifelong battle with depression.

All that aside, Rick Springfield knows how to rock, 80s-style, which, to us, is all you need to know.

Tickets to the show, which range from $27 to $87, go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, March 11 and can be purchased at waltonartscenter.org or by calling the box office at 479-443-5600.

Primus at the AMP
Reminder: Tickets to the May 27 Primus show at the AMP also go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, March 11 over at waltonartscenter.org.