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02/17/2019

Richard Marx at iLani's the Muze in Ridgefield, WA on 02/16/19 Photos

By BRENT ANGELO //

Richard Marx has had #1 albums, #1 singles and remains to this day the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts. The music business quickly took notice and then a new era in his career took off. Richard Marx began songwriting and producing for others like NSYNC, Luther Vandross, and Keith Urban to name a few. His songs have seen triumphs in rock, pop, R&B and country. With that, Richard Marx has earned the distinction of having a song he wrote or co-wrote top the charts in four different decades.

Marx just brought a stripped-down performance to the Muze at Ridgefield, Washington’s Ilani. He has toured the world with a full band, but this show puts what matters the most in the spotlight. The songs. With just his acoustic or at the piano, he sang the music that has defined him as an artist. Fans packed the Muze and sang along with the words throughout the night. Richard Marx also told the funny behind the scenes stories and that made the already intimate performanceeven more personal.

Richard Marx Set list
The Muze at iLani
Ridgefield, WA 02-16-19

Endless Summer Nights
Take This Heart
Satisfied
Keep Coming Back
The Way She Loves Me
Hazard
When You Loved Me
(Richard played the song acoustic with on screen video and audio of his sons, Brandon, Lucas and Jesse Marx playing the other band instruments from the studio)
Always On Your Mind
(joined onstage by Jesse Marx)
This I Promise You
(Written with and for NSYNC)
Long Hot Summer
(Written with and for Keith Urban)
(with sample of Keith Urban’s “Someday Baby” as well)
How Can I Miss You (When You Won't Go Away)
(unreleased Richard Marx country song)
Don’t Mean Nothing

Encore
Should’ve Known Better
Right Here Waiting (piano)
(with sample of Bobby Caldwell’s “What You Won´t Do For Love”)

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