Night Ranger have confirmed that they are working on a new album. The effort is expected to be released in 2021.
The following was said on the band’s official website:
“Songwriting started with the three original members Jack Blades (lead vocals/bass), Kelly Keagy (lead vocals/drums), and Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars) meeting and putting their initial ideas together. The recording has now started with Eric Levy (keyboards) and Keri Kelli (lead & rhythm guitars) joining the process and the band will record through the rest of the year. The plan, subject to change, is to deliver the record to Frontiers in the first few months of 2021, with a release in the summer currently planned. The hope is that the album release will coincide with the band’s return to the stage, conditions permitting.”
The group also added:
“What this world needs now is to come together through music and Night Ranger is on it! We are excited to create a new studio album with our great partners at Frontiers Music. Our biggest problem is that we have so many songs, we’re trying to figure out which ones to leave off! Rock and Roll baby.”
Sammy Hagar & The Circle have cancelled their U.S. tour with Night Ranger due to the coronavirus pandemic. This news comes after Whitesnake previously dropped off the trek so David Coverdale can undergo surgery for a bilateral inguinal hernia.
The following statement was issued:
“The Sammy Hagar & The Circle Summer 2020 Tour has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We want our fans to know that ticket holders will be emailed directly from the ticketing company with their refund options, including a full refund, so please look out for their communication in the coming days.
We’re disappointed that the current situation has forced us to make this call but our top priority is the health and safety of our entire CIRCLE which extends from the band to our touring family to the venue staff at every show and especially to our fans.
We can’t wait for the day when we’re safely on the other side of this and can hit the stage and celebrate with you again. Until then, stay safe and we’ll do our best to continue entertaining you with our Lockdown Sessions! Sending Love & Light – Sammy, Michael, Jason & Vic”
Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Whitesnake, and Night Ranger have announced a U.S. tour together. You can find the dates for that run below.
07/09 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
07/11 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
07/14 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
07/15 Raleigh, NC – Coast Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
07/18 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
07/19 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/22 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
07/23 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
07/25 Salamanca, NY – Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino Outdoor Venue
07/26 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre
08/07 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/08 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
08/11 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/12 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
08/14 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/15 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/18 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/19 Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
08/21 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/22 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
09/02 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/03 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/06 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
09/08 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/10 West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
09/13 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/15 Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
09/16 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
09/18 Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
09/20 Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
During Night Ranger’s December 7 show at MGM Northfield Park in Northfield, Ohio, the band were joined onstage by former Judas Priest singer Tim “Ripper” Owens. You can see footage of them performing Judas Priest’s “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” below:
Night Ranger have premiered a new video for their song “Truth.” This song is from the band’s latest album “Don’t Let Up.”
Night Ranger have announced that they will be celebrating the 35th anniversaries of “Dawn Patrol” and “Midnight Madness” by performing them in full during their October 18 show at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, Illinois. General tickets will go on sale Friday (July 27), while pre-sale tickets will be available tomorrow (July 24) (password: NR35).
Night Ranger have premiered a new video for their song “Running Out Of Time.” This song is from the band’s latest album “Don’t Let Up.” In other news, Kelly Keagy has officially returned to the group following heart surgery. You can see what he had to say about that in a new interview over at Ultimate Classic Rock.
Night Ranger’s Kelly Keagy recently underwent a successful heart procedure and will be taking some time off from the band so he can recover. You can read more about that in the below press release.
Rock Veterans Castronovo & Coury to Fill In Temporarily Behind Drum Kit as Legendary Band’s “Don’t Let Up / 35th Anniversary World Tour” Continues
Kelly Keagy, the drummer, co-lead vocalist and co-founder of the acclaimed, multi-platinum and long-running band Night Ranger, is taking a temporary leave of absence from the band during April and May, as he recovers from a successful heart procedure, Night Ranger announced today. Veteran drummers Deen Castronovo (formerly of Journey/Bad English) and Fred Coury (Cinderella) will sit in for Keagy for the next 6 weeks during the “35th Anniversary World Tour”, which coincides with the release of the band’s 11th studio album, Don’t Let Up.
Keagy issued the following statement:
“I’ve dealt with a heart abnormality my entire life. At the recommendation of my doctors, I decided to undergo a procedure that will allow me to come back even stronger. I’ve asked the guys in the band to go ahead with the tour, and I’m looking forward to rejoining them on the road as soon as I can. I’m grateful for the support and prayers of my family, my bandmates, and our fans, which have meant everything to me as I’ve gone through this process.”
Keagy is now at home continuing his recovery, which is expected to take six weeks.
Night Ranger’s Jack Blades (lead vocals, bass), Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Keri Kelli (lead & rhythm guitars), and Eric Levy (keyboards) issued the following statement:
“We support and applaud Kelly’s decision to put his health first and undergo this treatment now so he can be back at full strength as quickly as possible. While it will be strange being out on the road without our brother Kelly for the first time in the band’s history, we take comfort in knowing it’s a temporary situation, and he’ll be back soon even stronger to continue the “35th Anniversary World Tour”.”
“We’re grateful to our buddies Deen and Fred, for agreeing to step in as guest drummers for Night Ranger during Kelly’s short hiatus (Deen will perform at the May shows and Fred will perform at the April shows). They’ve both been good friends of the band for years, and it’ll be great to be rockin’ America with them while Kelly recuperates.”
“We know our fans join us in sending their thoughts and prayers to Kelly and his family as he recovers from his procedure, and we look forward to reuniting with him on the road very soon as we celebrate the release of Don’t Let Up and the “35th Anniversary World Tour” rolls on.”
For more information, visit NightRanger.com.
Night Ranger have premiered a new song titled “Truth.” This song is from the band’s new album “Don’t Let Up,” which will be released on March 24.
Night Ranger have premiered a new song titled “Comfort Me.” This song is from the band’s new album “Don’t Let Up,” which will be released on March 24.