Legendary rockers, Night Ranger are releasing a brand-new live album titled 40 Years and a Night with Contemporary Youth Orchestra, that is due out October 20th. 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 date it was recorded, just one year ago in Cleveland on November 9th 2022. The first single and live music video from the album, (You Can Still) Rock In America (Live) is out today, and can be viewed, below.

Pre-Save & Pre-Order 40 Years and a Night with Contemporary Youth Orchestrahere.

When asked about this live album and performing with an orchestra, the band had this to say:

“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!!” – Jack Blades

“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.” – Kelly Keagy

“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!” – Brad Gillis

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, OH on November 9th, 2022. The Contemporary Youth Orchestra (CYO) is made up of 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.

Track list for 40 Years and a Night with Contemporary Youth Orchestra:

1. Intro

2. (You Can Still) Rock In America

3. Four In The Morning

4. Sing Me Away

5. Call My Name

6. Sentimental Street

7. High Road

8. Night Ranger

9. Goodbye

10. When You Close Your Eyes

11. Don’t Tell Me You Love Me

12. Sister Christian

13. High Enough (Bonus Track – Japan)

Night Ranger is:

Jack Blades – Vocals, Bass

Kelly Keagy – Vocals, Drums

Brad Gillis – Lead & Rhythm Guitars

Eric Levy – Keyboards

Keri Kelli – Lead & Rhythm Guitars

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  • Michael Minutaglio on

    Night Ranger is one of my favs…they sound amazing still after 40 years. One of the few bands from my youth that I still get excited to hear new music from, their last few albums have been AMAZING. IMO, one of the most underrated bands in history!!

    Styx did a live album similar to this a few years ago and it sounded great, will definitely be purchasing this!!

  • Michael Minutaglio on

    BTW, 2023 is ending up being a GREAT year for music…Metallica, Foo Fighters, Rival Sons (my favorite release this year so far), Extreme, Mammoth, and upcoming Royal Blood, another Rival Sons release, the new remastered Van Halen Sammy Hagar years release, and now Night Ranger…plus in January I found Electric Callboy (even though it was released late last year I feel like it is a 2023 release…!!), I know I may have missed a few, but rock is definitely not dead in 2023!!!

  • banker13 on

    Saw them in a small casino last year in Illinois maybe 1000 people there and they blew me away. So good and energetic. Veryyy underrated

  • RTunes68 on

    I look at this as another great band with great songs diluting and distracting their music with an orchestra. It was an interesting novelty 50 years ago when Deep Purple did it, but since then it’s become a tired cliche that adds nothing to a band or its music.

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