Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Rick Springfield answers questions from the audience in new tour

Thursday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. — RUTLAND — Grammy award-winning musician, actor and New York Times best-selling author Rick Springfield is bringing his solo tour, “The Stripped Down Tour” to The Paramount Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. The tour includes storytelling, a few of Springfield’s many hits, songs from his latest CD, “Songs for the End of the World,” old favorites that the singer has never played live, and a question and answer session with the audience.

The Illinois Entertainer said, “Setting up shop at the intimate and stylish City Winery was the right call for this rare solo set and the die-hards came in droves, selling out both shows practically from the get go…The night as a whole achieved its purpose of revealing several unseen sides of Springfield beyond just the most obvious oldies.” 

The tour has added dates throughout North America in 2014. The iconic rock star has been touring for more than 30 years and his shows are legendary for their rock heavy, high energy full band sets. Springfield felt the time was right for a change. Wanting to bring a more intimate and different show to his audience, Springfield is excited to bring this change to his fans. “There are some old favorite songs that I’ve written that I have never had the chance to perform live mainly because they have never fit into our sets. I think my fans will be as excited to hear these songs live as I am to play them live. I’ve also added a Q&A section with this tour as a way to connect with my audience.”

Tickets ($39.75-69.75) are available at the venue box office, charge by phone at 802-775-0903 or online at

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