Rick Springfield and Men at Work perform Down Under at Soaring Eagle – The Morning Sun


Two popular Australian artists – Rick Springfield and Men At Work – will co-star in a night of ’80s nostalgia at Soaring Eagle Casino during holiday week.

Grammy-winning Springfield singer-songwriter, who was born in New South Wales but holds dual citizenship in Australia and the United States, created some of the best-known power pops of the 1980s, with hits such as “Jessie’s Girl,” “Human Touch” (which the space sci-fi video was shot for in 2016!) and “Don’t Talk to Strangers.” He also made a name for himself as an idol and from acting in “General Hospital” and other TV shows ranging from “Supernatural” and “Californication” – in which he played a dispelled version of himself – to gritty “True Detective.” He also starred alongside by Meryl Streep in the feature film “Ricki and the Flash”.

  • Colin Hay of Men at Work – here performing at the iHeart80s Party 2017 at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. – will join Rick Springfield in concert on December 28 in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder / Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

  • Colin Hay, performing “Land Down Under” at the 2018 Invictus Games Closing Ceremony in Sydney, Australia, will perform on December 28 at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images for The Invictus Games Federation)

  • Recording artist Rick Springfield – here at the iHeart80s premiere at The Forum, 2016, in Inglewood, Calif. – will join Men at Work in concert on December 28 at Mt. Pleasant. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

The Men at Work group burst into the world with the 1981 multi-platinum album “Business as Usual”. Their hits “Down Under” and “Who Can it Be Now” were MTV staples, and the group won a Grammy for Best New Artist in 1983. After three albums (“Cargo” in 1983 and “Two Hearts” in 1985 ), the quartet left the band, but founding singer Colin Hay and original saxophonist / flautist Greg Ham toured as Men at Work from 1996 to 2002. Ham died of a seizure. apparent heartbeat in 2012, but Hay – who maintained his solo career and even performed with Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band – revived the name and toured Europe with a lineup of musicians from Los Angeles in 2019. Now he’s back on the road.

The show begins at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 28 at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. Tickets start at $ 27 at soaringeaglecasino.com or call 888 732-4537.