Akron, OH (PRWEB) July 26, 2011
Onward Promotions will present Rick Springfield in concert on Labor Day weekend for a rare appearance in Akron, OH, on September 4th, 2011 with two special opening acts, The Motels and Kasim Sulton. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster & the Akron Civic Theatre. Doors open at 5:30pm with a 6:30pm start time.
Rick Springfield is a singer-songwriter, Grammy Award-winning musician, actor and best-selling author. With 17 top 40 hits, Springfield is best known for the Grammy-winning, 1981 #1 single "Jessie's Girl", which became a blockbuster of 1980s pop rock music and helped establish the emerging music video age. As an actor, Springfield is known for playing Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime drama General Hospital. He originated the character from 1981–1983 and then returned to play him again from 2005–2008. Springfield also recently wrote and released his autobiography, Late Late at Night, which topped many best seller lists, including the New York Times Best Seller List.
Springfield has continued to release albums throughout the late 1980s, into the 1990s, the 2000s and beyond. His most recent release, Venus in Overdrive debuted on Billboard at #28, his highest chart position since the mid 80s. He's had multiple popular hit songs including but not limited to “Love Somebody”, "Affair Of The Heart", "I've Done Everything For You", " Don't Talk To Strangers", "I Get Excited", "Love Is Alright Tonight", and "Human Touch". He is constantly touring, with a dedicated fan base wherever he appears.
The Motels are a New Wave music band from the Los Angeles area best known for "Only the Lonely" and "Suddenly Last Summer", each of which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982 and 1983, respectively. Their song "Total Control" reached number 4 on the Australian charts in 1980. Martha Davis, the lead singer, continues to appear under The Motels with various line-ups.
On August 9th of this year, The Motels lost album Apocalypso, which was recorded 30 years ago, will be released by Omnivore Recordings. Limited edition orange vinyl versions of Apocalypso will be available. At the concert in Akron, The Motels will be performing a few songs from the new release but fans will also get to hear their hits and other popular material.
Brooklyn-born Kasim Sulton began his career playing piano for David Bowie's publicist Cherry Vanilla, before joining Todd Rundgren's prog-rock group Utopia in 1976. Kasim played bass and sang vocals in the band for 10 years. During that time, they released six studio albums and Kasim took on more of the lead vocals of the group as well. Kasim also wrote their only Top Forty hit, *Set Me Free.*
Kasim has appeared on well over 100 recordings. A renowned session artist and musician, Kasim is recognized and respected throughout the music industry for his work with artists such as Todd Rundgren and Utopia, Meat Loaf, Celine Dion, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Joan Jett, Hall and Oates, Patti Smith, Patty Smyth and Mick Jagger; and this is only a handful of the artists and performers he has worked with in his extraordinary multi-faceted musical career.