During Night Ranger’s August 9 set at Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, South Dakota, the band were joined by guest guitarist Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses). The group recruited Clarke after Keri Kelli was forced to miss the show due to a knee injury.
During Night Ranger’s July 16 set at the Rock Fest in Cadott, WI, the band were joined onstage by Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) for a performance of “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me.” You can see footage of that below. Night Ranger’s Jack Blades told Ultimate Classic Rock the following:
“Brad [Gillis] and I had met him a few years ago, with Eddie Trunk on ‘That Metal Show’. We were excited to share the stage with him at Rock Fest and I asked him if he wanted to sing the second verse of ‘Don’t Tell Me You Love Me’… and if he knew the words. He said, ‘Hell yeah,’ and out he came and killed it. [He’s] a brilliant songwriter and an amazing talent. We are happy to call him our friend.”
Night Ranger have premiered a new video for their new song “Bring It All Home To Me.” This track is from the band’s new album “ATBPO” (aka “And The Band Played On”), which will be released on August 6.
Night Ranger have premiered a new video for their new song “Breakout.” This track is from the band’s new album “ATBPO” (aka “And The Band Played On”), which will be released on August 6.
“ATBPO” Track Listing:
01. “Coming For You”
02. “Bring It All Home To Me”
04. “Hard To Make It Easy”
05. “Can’t Afford A Hero”
06. “Cold As December”
08. “The Hardest Road”
10. “A Lucky Man”
12. “Savior” (bonus track; CD and LP versions only)
Jack Blades said the following about the record:
“The process was strange but the outcome rocks.”
Kelly Keagy continued:
“This record was incredibly hard to do as we could not be in a room together with all the COVID-19 issues that were going on. But sometimes you do your best work when there’s a deadline approaching.”
Brad Gillis added:
“It’s been a crazy but fun task trying to write and finish this new record in a COVID situation. A few zoom video gatherings got us started. With everybody in the band having their own home studios, we were all able to elaborate and add our own textures to each song. As a vintage guitar collector, I was able to add some great classic sounds to rhythm and solos using my 57 Strat and 52 Goldtop! I hope everyone enjoys the record!”
“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 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).