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Slip back into the 1980s when Rick Springfield and Loverboy play Las Vegas

Australian rock legend Dr. Noah Drake, aka Rick Springfield, headlines at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel with special guest “Working for the Weekend” band Loverboy on Sunday, Oct. 25. 

Springfield, who played Dr. Noah Drake on “General Hospital” from 1981 to 1983, released his big hit, “Jessie’s Girl,” just as he took on the soap opera role. He hadn't expected the song to do well on the charts, but it  went on to earn a Grammy Award.

His 17 Top 40 hits include “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody” and “Human Torch.” He has also toured for more than 30 years, making women around the world swoon.

Loverboy, a group that loved to wear red leather pants and bandanas while performng big rock sounds, will appear with Springfield. The group managed to ring up 10 million in album sales, which earned them four multi-platinum plaques including one for the album “Get Lucky,” which sold four million copies.  

The band’s string of hits, in addition to the anthem “Working for the Weekend,” includes arena rock staples such as “Lovin’ Every Minute of It,” “This Could Be the Night,” “Hot Girls in Love,” “The Kid is Hot Tonite,” “Turn Me Loose,” “When It’s Over,” “Heaven In Your Eyes” and “Queen of the Broken Hearts.”
Tickets start at $39.50 and go on sale on Friday, July 17.

Tickets: AXS, (888) 929-7849

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