Need an excuse to attend a good party? In celebration of the 35th anniversary of its first two albums, ‘Dawn Patrol’ and ‘Midnight Madness,’ veteran hard rockers Night Ranger will perform both records in their entirety for the first time.
The performances will take place on October 18 at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, Ill. 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,” was released in November of 1982 and included the Top 40 mainstream ock hit singles “Sing Me Away” and “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me.” The album 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. It hit No.15 on the Billboard 200, and aside from yielding three Top 40 mainstream rock hit singles: “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, “Sister Christian,” which spent 24 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1984, peaking at No. 5.
While the band has changed personnel over the years, three members who performed on ‘Dawn Patrol’ and ‘Midnight Madness’ – bassist/vocalist Jack Blades, guitarist Brad Gillis and drummer/vocalist Kelly Keagy — are still in the band today. The current lineup is rounded out by keyboardist Eric Levi and guitarist Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper, Slash’s Snakepit, Ratt).
Night Ranger’s most recent album, it’s twelfth, ‘Don’t Let Up,’ was released in March 2017.