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Rick Springfield presents Best in Show with Patty Smyth & Scandal and Greg Kihn

Friday, September 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm


Friday, September 6, 2019
7:30 pm
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PNC Pavilion


6:00 pm


Tickets On Sale
Friday, April 26 at 11am

All patrons who purchase a ticket to the Rick Springfield concert at PNC Pavilion will be treated to a Pre-Show Wine Tasting. Pre-Show Tastings begin 90 minutes prior to the show and end 15 minutes before the concert begins. All Pre-Show Tastings will be located at the Party Plaza on the west end of the property. Must be 21 years of age and have a valid ID to participate.

GRAMMY® Award-winning ‘80s pop icon Rick Springfield will hit the road in 2019 for the Best In Show Summer Tour. Featuring support by very special guests Patty Smyth & Scandal and Greg Kihn, the tour will include a stop in Cincinnati, OH at PNC Pavilion on Friday, September 6th.

Eddie Money has cancelled his remaining 2019 tour dates to recover from pneumonia that developed following his recent heart valve surgery. “Eddie Money developed pneumonia while in the hospital after his heart valve procedure” Money’s representative said, “He is now on the mend, but, unfortunately he had to cancel his summer concerts – a first for him in his 40-plus year career. He needs this extra time to fully rest and recuperate.” Patty Smyth & Scandal will join Rick Springfield and Greg Kihn as new support for their show at PNC Pavilion on Friday, September 6th.

Patty Smyth, both with her hit band Scandal and as a solo artist, has always been, at heart, a rock and roll chick, and that’s no truer today for the mother of six, now back on the road and raring to play for fans new and old. Patty was 15 when she played her first gig at New York’s Folk City and spent the next several years honing her craft by performing short musical sets at Catch A Rising Star in between then-unknown comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Reiser, Larry David and Chris Rock. The weekends-only gig paid only cab fare and to make ends meet, Patty waitressed at a steak house. It was there that one day she answered a ringing payphone and met Zack Smith, who would later ask her to front a band with him called Scandal. The rest is history. The initial lineup included Smith and Smyth, guitarist Keith Mack, keyboardist Benjy King, the late Ivan Elias on bass and the late Frankie LaRocka on drums (Thommy Price would take over the drums after the first LP). The 80s rock band is best known for hits like “The Warrior”, “Goodbye To You”, and “Love’s Got a Line on You”.

As a pioneer with the legendary Beserkley Records, Greg Kihn helped write the book on revolutionary west coast rock and roll. He’s toured the world, had hit records, and has won several awards for his hit songs “Jeopardy”, “Break Up Song” and “Lucky”. Greg recently obtained the rights to all his old recordings and has re-released his entire catalogue. In support of these releases and his NEW album ReKihndled, the iconic San Francisco Bay area rocker, radio personality and author has been going out with the Greg Kihn Band across the country

Over the past four decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, a GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.” He’s an accomplished actor who has starred opposite Meryl Streep in the feature film “Ricki and the Flash,” gave a chameleonic performance as the creepy Dr. Pitlor in HBO’s prestige drama “True Detective,” earned great reviews for his portrayal of Lucifer on the CW hit “Supernatural” and most recently played Pastor Charles on “American Horror Story.” In 2014, Springfield was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located around the corner from the first apartment he lived in when he first arrived in the U.S. from Australia in 1971. Rick’s upcoming album Orchestrating My Life is due out April 2019.

Ticket Information

Reserved Seating:
$73.00*, $59.00*, $49.00*, $23.50*

*While supplies last. Ticket prices include parking and are subject to price increase based on demand and applicable Ticketmaster fees. All events are rain or shine. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice. Limit 8 tickets per person.

Please note that Artist VIP packages do not include access to venue amenities including VIP Parking, The First Star Club & Restaurant, and VIP Patio.

All guests entering the venue are subject to a metal-detector screening, visual inspection, and bag inspection conducted by Riverbend Music Center/PNC Pavilion security personnel. The purpose of the inspection is to detect prohibited items and is for the safety of our guests and our staff.