‘80s music idol Rick Springfield performing at Choctaw Casino Resort Sept. 13
By Choctaw Casino Resort
Sep 13, 2012
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DURANT, OKLAHOMA  – On Thursday, September 13, ‘80s music icon and soap opera star Rick Springfield will perform at Choctaw Casino Resort’s CenterStage venue, located an hour north of Dallas off Highway 69/75 in Durant, Oklahoma. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased by phone at 1-800-585-3737 or online at www.choctawcasinos.com. The doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m.

Springfield was born in 1949 in Merrylands, Sydney, Australia. His love for music began at an early age when he received a guitar for his 13th birthday. Springfield started his music career as a member of the band Rock House, playing shows for Australian soldiers in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Upon returning to Australia, he found moderate success as a member of the band Zoot from 1969 to 1971, charting five hits on Australia’s Go Set singles chart.

After leaving Zoot in 1971, Springfield went on to have a wildly successful career as a solo artist. His first U.S. hit came in 1972 with “Speak to the Sky,” which would go on to peak at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His biggest hit to date, “Jessie’s Girl,” came off his 1981 multi-platinum album Working Class Dog. The song also hit #1 on the Australian Kent Music Report singles chart as well as #7 on the Billboard 200 chart. In addition, he garnered the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance that same year. To date, Springfield has released 23 studio and compilation albums resulting in 34 singles.

Springfield is also known for his portrayal of Dr. Noah Drake on the American daytime soap opera, “General Hospital.” He played this role from 1981 through 1983, and then reprised it nearly 25 years later in 2005.

The AAA Four Diamond Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, includes 330 hotel rooms, a natatorium, fitness center, business center, full-service spa and three retail outlets. In addition, there is a 175-seat amphitheater, 10 restaurants and 110,000 square feet of gaming space, including over 4,100 slot machines, 30 poker tables and 48 table games. For more information, visit www.choctawcasinos.com or www.Facebook.com/ChoctawResort.