WHO: Rick Springfield with Loverboy and The Romantics
WHEN: Sunday, August 30
WHERE: St. Augustine AmphitheatreRick Springfield can save the world. As a master of his own reinvention, Springfield slips so seamlessly between the dimensions of his career, that global preservationist doesn’t feel like much of a stretch. It helps that his studio is outfitted with enough hardware to stave off Armageddon. “I am a big steampunk fan, so my whole recording studio is steampunk with weapons all over it,” he says. “If we are ever attacked by aliens, I’m your guy.”
Fans have always played an integral part in Springfield’s storied career whether as a rock star, author, film star or soap opera actor. As a songwriter, Springfield learned when to push the creative envelope and when to step aside and let the stories tell themselves.
In 2014, Springfield was honored for his body of work with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is humbled to receive such a distinction. “I’ve done a lot of the things that I’ve wanted to do but there’s always more,” he says. “I don’t really have a plan. I just kind of do what I do and hope that it lands somewhere.” In the end, Springfield doesn’t have to save the world to be part of it. Even if it was all coming to a close tomorrow, he would still be making songs for the end of the world.