Richard Marx Calls Out Concertgoer Talking Through His Performance – Billboard
Written by GRB on 28/01/2024
Richard Marx wanted a word with the parents of a rude audience member who interrupted his concert last weekend.
The veteran singer-songwriter, who’s been on a January co-headlining tour with Rick Springfield, was playing at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, on Jan. 21 when someone in the audience started loudly interrupting his 1989 song “Angelia.”
When the song was over, he addressed the crowd, singling out the talker in the room.
“I’m genuinely curious who raised you to think that anything you could yell out was more important than what we were doing,” he said from the stage, as heard in a video obtained by TMZ.
“Learn some f—ing manners, lady!” said Marx in the clip.
Marx has seen success as songwriter for other artists throughout his career, while several of his own recordings reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 in the ’80s and ’90s. He topped the chart in 1988 with “Hold on to the Nights,” and “Right Here Waiting” and “Satisfied” in 1989. He’s been nominated for five Grammys and is the recipient of one, the song of the year award in 2004 for “Dance With My Father,” which he wrote and composed with Luther Vandross.
Marx’s latest album, Songwriter, was released in 2022.
His mini tour with Springfield was scheduled to continue this weekend, but a group of dates were postponed when Springfield came down with the flu.
“I contracted one of the nasty flus running rampant and have not been able to shake it,” Springfield wrote to fans on Instagram. “I never want to not be at my best performing especially especially on this special show that my dear friend Richard and I have put together. We will reschedule as soon as possible and return with an unforgettable show.”