Listen to first single from Night Ranger’s new album
What cliche should I use? “Night Ranger can still rock in America?” “The secret of Night Ranger’s success is a new album?” “When you close your eyes, you can listen to this new single by Night Ranger?”
Come on, part of the appeal of Night Ranger is the iconic on-stage song intros. I think Jack Blades is one of the all-time nicest guys in rock n’ roll - not one bad thing I’d ever say about it. I’ve vote for him in any election. And I’d also say he’s second only to Paul Stanley of KISS when it comes to whipping up a crowd with song intros. (Here's my all-time favorite - his intro to Secret of my Success.)
And so it seems Night Ranger has a new intro - the announcement of the release of a new, self-produced album titled Don’t Let Up, set for a March 24 release. The news slipped out before the quiet holiday weekend. The first sing - Somehow Someway - is available for free here.
“Somehow Someway is all Night Ranger,” Blades said in the official announcement. “It not only captures the spirit of our live shows but also is the essence of who we are and who we have been for the last 35 years … a kick-a— American rock and roll band … case closed.”
Ah, Blades, we’ve MISSED you!
So far, only four tour dates are scheduled for 2017, but don’t be surprised if Night Ranger adds a ton more shows soon.