NIGHT RANGER's longtime tour manager Todd Confessore passed away on February 5.
The following statement was issued today by NIGHT RANGER members Jack Blades, Brad Gillis, Kelly Keagy, Keri Kelli and Eric Levy:
"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we acknowledge the passing of our dear friend and longtime tour manager, Todd Louis Confessore.
"We are stunned and saddened by this loss. Life just won't be the same without our Todd as captain of the NIGHT RANGER touring ship.
"We send our prayers, love and light to Todd's family and loved ones at this most difficult time. We are so grateful to have known this wonderful, tireless powerhouse of a man, and to have had the honor of working with him for so many years.
"Todd's all-time favorite band always took the stage with the words: 'Ladies and gentlemen...you wanted the best.... you got the best.' In Todd, we had the best a band could ever ask for. We'll never take the stage again without thinking of him and celebrating his life.
"Rock on, brother Todd."
With more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, over 3,000 live shows performed, NIGHT RANGER's popularity is fueled by an impressive string of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks such as "Sister Christian", "Don't Tell Me You Love Me", "When You Close Your Eyes" and the anthemic "(You Can Still) Rock In America".
NIGHT RANGER's twelfth and most recent studio album, "Don't Let Up", was released in March 2017 via Frontiers Music Srl.
A STATEMENT FROM NIGHT RANGER IN REMEMBRANCE OF OUR BROTHER, TODD CONFESSORE
The following statement was issued today...Posted by Night Ranger on Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Wow! Shocked, saddened and stunned to hear this news! Todd was a great guy and always looked out for me at any gigs he was at. I often said if I ever had my own tour manager I’d want a guy like Todd who was always so on it! Condolences guys. RIP Todd.. https://t.co/5XBf1lcBUK— Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) February 7, 2019
Just still shocked tour manager Todd Confessore has passed away. So many great behind the scenes people in this biz and he was one of the best. Any show I was at he was working he looked after me like he was working for me.. just the best. So bummed ..— Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) February 7, 2019
Once Todd offered to hold the band he was tour managing from taking the stage until I was paid by a promoter screwing me around. Even offered to go collect for me. That was Todd. Always looking out. RIP brother .. you will be missed !— Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) February 7, 2019