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Convo Center to welcome Rick Springfield, Casting Crowns in 2015

December 12, 2014
Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield

Top 40 legend Rick Springfield and contemporary Christian artists Casting Crowns both are coming to the NIU Convocation Center in 2015.

Springfield, the voice of 1981 smash hit “Jessie’s Girl,” arrives Friday, May 15, in DeKalb. Casting Crowns, touring in support of new CD “Thrive,” are coming Friday, Feb. 27.

Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, Dec. 19 – 10 a.m. for Springfield and 11 a.m. for Casting Crowns.

For more information on either show, call (815) 752-6800 or email [email protected].

Springfield, a Grammy award-winning musician, actor and New York Times bestselling author of a memoir and a novel, has sold more than 25 million records and scored 17 Top 40 hits.

The former star of daytime soap opera “General Hospital” is currently shooting for season 2 of HBO’s “True Detective.”

All seats are reserved; ticket prices range from $25 to $45. Tickets can be purchased at the Convocation Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show. A special guest will be announced in early 2015.

Casting Crowns CD cover: Thrive“Joy unspeakable. Faith unsinkable. Love unstoppable. Anything is possible.”

It’s hard not to feel peace singing those words from the title track of Casting Crowns’ new album “Thrive,” said the band’s front-man Mark Hall.

“Life can be so challenging, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed,” Hall said. “What a gift to be reminded we were made to thrive!”

Working again with producer Mark Miller, who signed the band to his label more than a decade ago, Casting Crowns has crafted another collection of songs that are entertaining and innovative, yet lyrically substantive: “Thrive” is a rich aural feast that leaves everyone with plenty of food for thought.

Prices for tickets start at $18 for groups of 10 or more, and groups receive one FREE ticket; otherwise, advance tickets are $25: In both cases, additional fees may apply.

Tickets can be purchased at the Convocation Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show.