NIGHT RANGER Announces New Live Album '40 Years And A Night With Contemporary Youth Orchestra'
August 9, 2023
Legendary rockers NIGHT RANGER will release a new live album, "40 Years And A Night With Contemporary Youth Orchestra", on October 20 via Frontiers Music Srl. The live album and live performance footage will be available on CD, vinyl (including limited editions),DVD, Blu-ray, and digitally across all streaming platforms worldwide. This release comes as they approach the anniversary of date it was recorded, just one year ago in Cleveland on November 9, 2022.
The first single from the album, "(You Can Still) Rock In America (Live)", is out today, along with a live music video.
NIGHT RANGER's Jack Blades said: "It was a dream come true to have NIGHT RANGER music accompanied by an entire symphonic band… including our own! Although now, we're spoiled, and we want to carry the orchestra with us everywhere we go!!"
Added NIGHT RANGER's Kelly Keagy: "Playing the show with the Cleveland CYO and being able to record It was an incredible and unique experience. To have younger musicians not only embrace but enjoy playing our music was a new high for us as a band. You could see all the hard work they put into rehearsals, and finally getting to perform it live was an incredible new benchmark in our career."
Said NIGHT RANGER's Brad Gillis: "I can check this one off my bucket list. Having the CYO backing us for this show was just amazing and it really took NIGHT RANGER to another level. Looking forward to its release and sharing with the world!"
"40 Years And A Night With Contemporary Youth Orchestra" track listing:
01. Intro 02. (You Can Still) Rock In America 03. Four In The Morning 04. Sing Me Away 05. Call My Name 06. Sentimental Street 07. High Road 08. Night Ranger 09. Goodbye 10. When You Close Your Eyes 11. Don't Tell Me You Love Me 12. Sister Christian 13. High Enough (bonus track; Japan)
This one-of-a-kind, one-night-only NIGHT RANGER performance with Cleveland's own Contemporary Youth Orchestra was at the Key Bank State Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio on November 9, 2022. The Contemporary Youth Orchestra (CYO) is made up of more than 80 musicians aged 12 to 18, representing more than 40 schools in Ohio. It fosters students' technical ability and creative growth in both an inspiring and supportive community. The students performed alongside NIGHT RANGER throughout their entire set and these unique renditions of their greatest hits was also their first time ever performing with a symphonic orchestra live. All of this is what made this a truly once-in-a-lifetime NIGHT RANGER concert event.
Contemporary Youth Orchestra was founded in 1995 and its mission is to change lives through the study and performance of new and contemporary music and introduce students to opportunities in the creative arts industries. The CYO vision is to create experiences that foster imagination, develop independent thinkers, and inspire confidence through music. Contemporary Youth Orchestra includes advanced ensembles that focus on the study and performance of orchestral works by living composers. In residence at Cuyahoga Community College (Metro Campus),CYO has grown to include a full orchestra, wind, string, and percussion ensembles. CYO inspires and nurtures young musicians as they are challenged to explore creativity, enhance their work ethic, and increase their capacity to function as a team. CYO musicians bring the energy of youth and the quality of professional playing to the concert stage. CYO has previously collaborated with JEFFERSON STARSHIP, STYX, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, and Kenny Loggins (among others) for orchestral concerts featuring the artists' work.
NIGHT RANGER recently came off the nationwide "Parti-Gras" tour with Bret Michaels. They continue to play around the world in celebration of their 40th anniversary.
NIGHT RANGER is:
Jack Blades - Vocals, Bass Kelly Keagy - Vocals, Drums Brad Gillis - Lead & Rhythm Guitars Eric Levy - Keyboards Keri Kelli - Lead, Rhythm Guitars
BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).