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Richard Marx

A Solo Acoustic Evening of Love Songs

  • Feb 8 , 2020
  • ticket prices starting at $32
  • UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the single ticket on-sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets. 

     

    Special group pricing available for groups of 15 or more. Please contact the ticket office directly at 314-516-4949 for more information. 

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As a performer, songwriter, and producer, Richard Marx's nearly three-decade-long career has had innumerable of highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut, which went to #8 and spawned four Top 5 singles, including the chart-topping Hold on to the Nights, with Don't Mean Nothing earning him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. The follow-up, 1989's Repeat Offender, was even more successful, hitting #1 and going quadruple-platinum with two #1 singles in Satisfied and Right Here Waiting. When both Rush Street (with two #1 AC hits in Keep Coming Back and Hazard) and Paid Vacation (with its #1 AC hit, Now and Forever) went platinum, Marx achieved a seven-year string of triumphs that rivaled any in pop-rock music history. To this day, he is the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts.

For most artists, that would be impressive enough -- but Richard Marx didn't stop there, launching a second, very successful, incarnation as a songwriter and producer, with songs like To Where You Are, the first hit single from Josh Groban's debut album, as well as the NSYNC smash, This I Promise You. He went on to earn a 2004 Song of the Year Grammy for co-authoring Luther Vandross' Dance with My Father. Across all formats, Marx has scored an amazing total of 14 #1 singles (including Keith Urban's #1 smash Long Hot Summer) both as a performer and songwriter/producer, making him a true multi-talented threat who continues to challenge himself and his fans. He has also written with Jennifer Nettles, Sara Bareilles, and Vince Gill. He holds the honor of being one of a handful of artists who have had a number one hit in each of the past four decades.

Marx's last album of all new material, My Own Best Enemy, was released in 2004 featuring hits When You're Gone and Ready to Fly. In 2010, he released Stories To Tell, a greatest hits album which produced a Top 20 AC hit in When You Loved Me. In 2012 he released his first ever Christmas album, Christmas Spirit.

Friends members get access to special experiences for events within the Discover series, this can include special giveaways, drink tickets, artist meet and greets and backstage tours.  Please call the ticket office at 314-516-4949 for more details. 

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    Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 8:00 PM Add to cal
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