We were fortunate to have a chance to go to the Rick Springfield and Richard Marx concert at the Fox Theatre this week. It was a wonderful opportunity to get out and have some fun during this mid-winter time where we can’t do a lot outside yet.
It’s hard to think of any better venue than the Fox Theatre in Detroit. The minute you step through the doors you are blown away by the absolute grandeur of the theatre. It was once in such disrepair in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s that it was closed for restoration. It is one of the most beautiful venues in the nation. When Rick Springfield and Richard Marx got on stage, they both remarked the same – it is the most beautiful concert venue that they have had the privilege to play. They told us to be ready as “they soft rocked the S*** out of Detroit”.
Rick Springfield and Richard Marx played a few tunes together and warmed up the crowd before separately giving us individual concerts. Richard Marx played first with a some oldies and surprising us with songs that he had composed for other artists. He didn’t disappoint with singing his hits “Don’t mean Nothing”, “Should have known Better”, “Satisfied” and others.
Rick Springfield came on and wowed the crowd with a historical look back at his career. With videos playing behind him, he sang many of his hits including a lovely tribute to his parents and joined the crowd for a while shaking hands. He played the blues and rock including his best known hits of “Jessies Girl”, “Don’t talk to Strangers”, “I’ve Done Everything For You” and so many others.
Both artists came back on stage to sign together again and close out a great show in a magnificant venue. It’s hard to say which was more impressive – the Fox Theatre or the artists.