Night Ranger Coming to Sioux Falls in December
Legendary 80's rock band Night Ranger is bringing their 40th Anniversary Tour to Sioux Falls later this year.
They'll play at the South Dakota Military Heritage Alliance, Saturday, December 16.
The show is part of the Miles and Lisa Beacom Concert Series.
Night Ranger got its start in San Francisco in 1979 after the group Rubicon broke up. Three members of that band - bassist Jack Blades, drummer Kelly Keagy, and guitarist Brad Gillis - formed Stereo, later adding keyboardist Alan Fitzgerald and guitarist Jeff Watson in 1980.
Later that year, the name was changed to 'Ranger', but in 1982 it was amended to 'Night Ranger' after it was discovered that a country band was already using the name 'The Rangers'.
Night Ranger released their debut album, Dawn Patrol, in November of 1982. That LP cracked the Top 40 (#38) and gave the band their first Top 40 single on the Billboard Hot 100, 'Don't Tell Me You Love Me' (#40). That song also landed in the Top Five on the Billboard Rock Chart (#4).
The group's next two albums - Midnight Madness (1983) and 7 Wishes (1985) - went platinum in sales.
They enjoyed five more Top 40 songs on the pop chart and two more Top Five songs on the rock chart, with 'Sister Christian' (1984) becoming the band's biggest hit, going as high as number five on the pop chart and number two on the rock chart.
'Sister Christian' was also the only single in Night Ranger's history to go to number one when it topped the Canadian Chart for one week in July of 1984.
The band's 12th studio album, ATBPO, was released in August of 2021.
Blades, Keagy, and Gillis are still touring with the band. They are now joined by keyboardist Eric Levy and guitarist Keri Kelli.
Tickets for the Sioux Falls show start at Tickets start at $47.50 (plus taxes and fees) and go on sale Friday, October 6, at 10:00 AM.