The veteran Bay Area hard rock group NIGHT RANGER will celebrate the 35th anniversaries of their first two studio albums, "Dawn Patrol" and "Midnight Madness", by performing both records in full for the first time during an October 18 concert at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, Illinois. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday (July 27) at 10 a.m. CST, while a pre-sale begins tomorrow (July 24) at 10 a.m. CST at this location (use password NR35).
"Dawn Patrol", released by MCA Records in November of 1982, included the Top 40 mainstream rock hit singles "Sing Me Away" and "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" and peaked at No. 38 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
"Midnight Madness", the group's sophomore album (and first to be certified gold and platinum by the RIAA), was issued in October of 1983. The record — which peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 — yielded three additional Top 40 mainstream rock hit singles in "Rumours In The Air", "When You Close Your Eyes" and "(You Can Still) Rock In America". It also included the group's best-known song, the iconic power ballad "Sister Christian", which spent 24 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1984, peaking at No. 5.
Three NIGHT RANGER members who performed on those albums — bassist/vocalist Jack Blades, guitarist Brad Gillis and drummer/vocalist Kelly Keagy — are still in the band today. The group's current lineup is rounded out by keyboardist Eric Levi and guitarist Keri Kelli (ALICE COOPER, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, RATT).
NIGHT RANGER's twelfth and most recent studio album, "Don't Let Up", was released in March 2017 via Frontiers Music Srl.