[10/18/23 - 07:55 AM] AXS TV Celebrates Four Decades of Night Ranger with the All-New Concert Film "40 Years and a Night Featuring Cleveland's Contemporary Youth Orchestra," Premiering October 21 at 8 P.M. ET Additionally, an extended 90-minute edition of the landmark performance will air on Saturday, November 18 at 9:00/8:00c.
[via press release from AXS TV]
AXS TV CELEBRATES FOUR DECADES OF NIGHT RANGER WITH THE ALL-NEW CONCERT FILM "40 YEARS AND A NIGHT FEATURING CLEVELAND'S CONTEMPORARY YOUTH ORCHESTRA," PREMIERING OCTOBER 21 AT 8 P.M. ET
Jack Blades, Kelly Keagy, Brad Gillis, Eric Levy, and Keri Kelli take the Stage with More than 80 Talented Young Musicians for a Career-Spanning Set that Includes "Sister Christian," "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" and Many More
LOS ANGELES (October 18, 2023) - AXS TV puts the spotlight on legendary rockers Night Ranger in the all-new hour-long concert film 40 Years And A Night with Contemporary Youth Orchestra - premiering Saturday, October 21 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Additionally, an extended 90-minute edition of the landmark performance will air on Saturday, November 18 at 9 p.m. ET.
Filmed live at the Key Bank State Theatre in Cleveland, this special event finds band members Jack Blades, Kelly Keagy, Brad Gillis, Eric Levy, and Keri Kelli taking the stage for a one-of-a-kind set joined by Cleveland's acclaimed Contemporary Youth Orchestra - an impressive outfit that boasts more than 80 talented student musicians between the ages of 12 and 18, who represent more than 40 schools in Ohio and who have previously performed alongside fellow rock legends such as Jefferson Starship, STYX, Pat Benatar, Kenny Loggins, and more.
The historic collaboration with CYO marks the first time ever that Night Ranger has performed with a live symphonic orchestra, providing a unique and soaring backdrop to signature classics such as "Sister Christian," "(You Can Still) Rock In America," and "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" among many others. Night Ranger is currently on the road in honor of their landmark 40TH Anniversary, and will continue to tour across the country through 2024.
"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
"AXS TV is devoted to giving our viewers the best seats in the house to unique live events from rock's biggest names, and Night Ranger's powerhouse '40 Years And A Night' set is truly a once in a lifetime evening - putting a fresh twist on some of the band's biggest hits," said Katie Daryl, Vice President of Programming for AXS TV. "Our audience has already enjoyed seeing the Contemporary Youth Orchestra perform with STYX, and we are proud to showcase these incredible young musicians once again for this special event."
40 Years And A Night with Contemporary Youth Orchestra will be available on CD, Vinyl, DVD, Blu-ray and digitally across all streaming platforms beginning October 20. Pre-orders are available now via ORCD.
About Night Ranger
Heavy hitting rock legends, Night Ranger have sold over 17 Million albums worldwide, performed across more than 4000 stages, and captivated a radio audience that exceeds 1 Billion. The band has transcended the arena rock sound and style well beyond that era and continue to grow their ever-evolving fan-base. Some of their best-selling albums include Dawn Patrol, Midnight Madness, 7 Wishes, Big Life and Man In Motion. Night Ranger's popularity is fueled by a number of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks, such as "Sister Christian", "Don't Tell Me You Love Me", "When You Close Your Eyes", and the anthemic "(You Can Still) Rock In America. Over the years, the band's music has also made notable contributions to and been featured in many different areas of global media and pop culture. Night Ranger is Jack Blades (bass, vocals), Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals), Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Eric Levy (keyboards) and Keri Kelli (lead & rhythm guitars).
About AXS TV
AXS TV is a leading multi-platform music and entertainment digital platform and television company owned and operated by Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc. AXS TV's broad library offers content headlined by concerts and music-inspired programming, world-class professional wrestling and MMA. AXS TV's signature programs include The Top Ten Revealed, The Very VERY Best of the 80s, and Parking Lot Payday. The channel also is the home of IMPACT Wrestling, New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Invicta Fighting Championships. AXS TV is available nationally in the United States, and parts of Canada and the Caribbean. Additionally, AXS TV's digital programming can be enjoyed on several different platforms including the AXS.TV website and the Network's app AXS TV NOW, and FAST Channel, as well as on the Network's official YouTube channel, Facebook and Instagram pages, Twitter and TikTok profiles. For a full list of providers and territories, please visit axs.tv/subscribe.
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