NIGHT RANGER To Release EP “Somewhere In California” June 17, 2011
Night Ranger’s legendary hits “Sister Christian,” “(You Can Still) Rock in America,” and “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” are songs that have each significantly impacted popular culture and expanded their ever-growing fanbase since the band’s inception. Night Ranger’s contributions are featured in multiple entertainment realms, including the Broadway musical “Rock of Ages” and hit videogame series “Rock Band” and “Guitar Hero”. The band has also been recognized in such significant films and television shows as Boogie Nights and American Dad to name a few.
The remaining founding members of the band have impressive resumes. Jack Blades was also in the supergroup Damn Yankees with Ted Nugent and Tommy Shaw, with whom he also released the now classic “Hallucination” album and the more recent “Influence”. His songwriting credits include Aerosmith, Cher, Alice Cooper and Ozzy, to name just a few. Brad Gillis appeared on Ozzy’s “Speak of the Devil” live album, while drummer Kelly Keagy has had a successful solo career of his own.
SOMEWHERE IN CALIFORNIA is the culmination of the band’s work to date and celebrates the band’s 30th anniversary with incredible melodic cuts and hard rocking numbers. Night Ranger’s new album has everything the fans could ask for!
In April 2011 the group toured Mexicoand Puerto Ricowith Journey. Will be headlining a tour of Japan in June and then over to Europe with Journey and Foreigner for dates in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and a solo headline show in the United Kingdom, before rejoining Journey and Foreigner for their North American Tour (July-October), in celebration of their ninth studio album and another year to show the world that YOU CAN STILL ROCK with Night Ranger.
Jack Blades – bass guitar, lead & backing vocals
Kelly Keagy – drums, backing & lead vocals
Brad Gillis – lead & rhythm guitars
Joel Hoekstra – lead & rhythm guitars
Eric Levy – keyboards