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posted: 2/10/2010 12:01 AM

Cassidy to perform at Hemmens

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David Cassidy will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way in Elgin.

Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $25 for balcony seats, $40 for main floor and $50 for premium seats in the first seven row. Golden Circle tickets are sold out. Tickets may be purchased at the Hemmens Box Office, online at, or charge by phone at (847) 931-5900.

When ABC-TV cast David Cassidy as its star in "The Partridge Family" in 1970, it launched one of the most astonishing careers in entertainment history. Before the series had even aired, Cassidy was already on the cover of teen magazines throughout the world and had a no. 1 single, "I Think I Love You," which would become the best-selling record of 1970. By the age of 21, Cassidy was the world's highest paid solo live performer. In the course of five whirlwind years he was nominated for a Grammy, performed sold-out concerts in the largest stadiums and arenas all across the globe. His career album sales - highlighted by 18 gold and platinum recordings, including four consecutive multi-platinum releases - exceeded 25 million units worldwide. In 1973, he filled the Wembley in London six times in three days, a record that not even The Rolling Stones has been able to copy. David Cassidy is one of few artists who has had hits in the charts in all the decades since the 1970s.

Despite the superstardom he has enjoyed as a singer, Cassidy still thinks of himself as an actor first. He continues to be seen on television, guest starring in top-rated shows. On Broadway, he starred in the original production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." London beckoned so he starred at the prestigious West End in "Time" with Sir Laurence Olivier. In 1994, he once again broke box office records in the stunning production of "Blood Brothers", starring with brother Shaun.

His most recent release, "A Touch of Blue," is comprised of material including covers and original songs.

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