Rick Springfield and 80s gang make only Canadian stop in Niagara Falls


Published August 8, 2023 at 4:30 pm

There will be four major acts at the "I Want My 80s Tour" on the OLG Stage on August 9 but the biggest will be headliner Rick Springfield, above.

With singer Rick Springfield brings his I Want My ’80s Tour to the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino Resort tomorrow night (August 9), he’ll be bringing some very familiar friends, including The Hooters, Paul Young and Tommy Tutone.

In fact, the Niagara Falls stop is the only Canadian date on the tour that stopped in 26 American cities.

Springfield has been wooing audiences with his polished voice and leading man looks ever since his rise to fame. More than four decades later, fans are saying he looks and sounds as good as ever, treating fans to an unforgettable evening performing his classic hits An Affair of The HeartLove Somebody and Jesse’s Girl.

The Hooters are best-remembered for a string of mid-80s hits including the MTV staple And We Danced, but the Philadelphia rockers the Hooters also yielded hits for other popular artists, including Cyndi Lauper’s 1983 monster hit, Time After Time.

One of the great British soul singers of his era, Paul Young came to fame during the heyday of new wave and MTV and sustained his career in the decades that followed. He’s best known for his number one hits: a moody, mournful version of Marvin Gaye’s Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home) that topped the charts in 1983 and a pleading cover of Hall & Oates-penned Everytime You Go Away that reached number one in America in 1985.

Tommy Tutone were an early-80s power pop band led by vocalist Tommy Heath and guitarist Jim Keller. The group’s first single, 1980’s Angel Say No, scraped the bottom of the American Top 40, yet it was the song that launched thousands of phone calls, 1981’s 867-5309/Jenny that sent the group to the top of the charts.

Tickets are still available for this 1980s extravaganza. You can find them HERE.

However, let’s finish this off with Rick Springfield’s best-known hit, Jesse’s Girl.

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