Review: Richard Marx goes solo at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre
Richard Marx performed his first-ever solo acoustic tour Thursday at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, and not only was Stuck in the 80s' Steve Spears in the house -- he also got to hang with Marx before the show.
But it was what happened onstage that really blew Steve's mind. Marx played all his hits (Now and Forever, Right Here Waiting, Hold On To The Nights), told great stories, played video of his three sons performing backup and proved he was just an all-out funny, talented guy:
(The show) is hard to describe in words. God knows I tried writing a bunch in my notebook during his two hours on stage. It's almost embarrassing to reprint them here. Stuff like "Not a concert, it's a revival. Not a show, it's a reaffirmation."
But that's probably how the entire sold-out crowd of 455 felt after Marx tore through every hit in his catalog, and a few numbers from an upcoming new album that are sure to be future standards on tour.