Night Ranger returns with a new album

VH1 Classic is proud to present the brand new album from Night Ranger entitled ‘Hole In The Sun’ in stores July 1st.  This is the Night Ranger’s first studio album in a decade and commemorates their 25th anniversary as a band. 
 
There are a lot of reasons to celebrate the July 1 release of Night Ranger’s ‘Hole In The Sun’ notably that it marks the band’s first studio album in a decade and commemorates the pioneering hard rock outfit’s 25th anniversary as a band. 

The best reason, as has been the case throughout Night Ranger’s heralded career, is to celebrate the music itself.

In a press release singer/bassist Jack Blades explained: “People will hear this record and recognize our dual blazing guitars and vocals, and big choruses and melodic verses, because that’s definitely how you can describe this album.”

He further described the album as “new Night Ranger, but in a lot of ways it’s classic Night Ranger.”

Guitars grind and swirl through the opener “Tell Your Vision,” delivering a progressively-fueled crush that sets the tone for the eleven new tracks that follow. 

The album “rings with the vibrancy of vintage Night Ranger, yet echoes with a modern relevance that endures throughout the album,” according to the release.

Night Ranger – original members bassist/vocalist Jack Blades, drummer/vocalist Kelly Keagy and guitarist Brad Gillis along with guitarist Joel Hoekstra and keyboardist Christian Cullen – will be on the road throughout 2008, including a stop in Pryor, OK on Friday, July 11 to perform as part of Rocklahoma.  They’ll also be doing various shows with Styx & Boston, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner and Cinderella & Warrant. 

Night Ranger has left an indelible mark on the music world thanks to a number of best-selling albums – starting with their 1982 ‘Dawn Patrol’ debut that sold more than 16 million copies worldwide.  The band’s popularity has been fueled by an impressive string of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks, including “Sister Christian,” “(You Can Still) Rock In America,” “When You Close Your Eyes,” “Sentimental Street,” “Goodbye” and “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me.” 

Harnessing the frenetic drive of heavy metal to hook-laden rock songs, throwing in a stunning twin lead guitar team, and melodious, radio-friendly power ballads, Night Ranger inspired new descriptive phrases such as “melodic metal” and “metal power pop.”
           
Night Ranger tour dates include
 
DATE       CITY                     VENUE
Sat 6/14   San Juan, PR             Anfiteatro Tito Puente
Thu 6/19   Oshkosh, WI              Waterfest Concert Series
Fri 6/20   Brookville, IN           Bicentennial Celebration
Sat 6/21   Sioux City, IA           The Awesome Biker Rally
Sun 6/22   The Woodlands, TX        Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sat 6/28   Cheyenne, WY             William H. Brimmer Amphitheatre
Wed 7/2    Arlington Heights, IL    Frontier Days Festival
Thu 7/3    Hays, KS                 Frontier Park
Fri 7/4    Glenview, IL             Great Lakes Naval Base
Sat 7/5    Kettering, OH            Fraze Pavilion at Lincoln Park
Sun 7/6    San Jose, CA             Discovery Meadow Park
Fri 7/11   Pryor, OK                Rocklahoma
Sat 7/12   Grapevine, TX            Glass Cactus at Gaylord Texan
Sat 7/19   Fort Smith, AR           Harry E. Kelly Park
Fri 7/25   St. Clair, MI            Palmer Park
Sat 7/26   Maquoketa, IA            Jackson County Fair Iowa
Sun 7/27   Lake Ozark, MO           Horny Toad Entertainment Complex
Sat 8/2    Rifle, CO                Garfield County Fair
Sat 8/9    Windsor, ONT.            Lakeshore Soccer Park
Sun 8/10   Des Moines, IA           Iowa State Fair/Grandstand
Sun 8/17   St. Joseph, MO           Trails West Festival
Sat 8/23   Tower, MN                Fortune Bay Casino
Sat 8/30   Pittsburgh, PA           Heinz Field
Sun 8/31   Sparks, NV               John Ascuaga’s Nugget – Parkin
Sun 9/28   Jackpot, NV              Cactus Petes Casino/Ameristar Amp
Wed 10/1   Tulsa, OK                Tulsa State Fair

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