Event takes place April 22nd in Baltimore
Night Ranger is set to headline Rock from the Heart 2023 taking place Saturday, April 22nd at The Hippodrome Theatre at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore. The inaugural benefit concert will raise funds to support aortic disease awareness and education initiatives while spending the night rocking with one of America’s legendary hit makers.
Rock from the Heart is partnering with Maryland based Aortic Hope for the inaugural Baltimore benefit concert. Aortic Hope founder, president, and host of AHTV Week in Review, Carin Andersen, is a survivor of type A and B aortic dissection. Carin also serves as president of ThinkAorta.us. The Think Aorta US campaign is committed to saving lives by increasing the correct identification and diagnosis of aortic dissection.
Tickets are on sale now on Ticketmaster or from the Hippodrome Box Office.
The concert will be preceded by an aortic health symposium on Friday, April 21st featuring some of the nation’s leading experts in aortic disease diagnosis and management.
Frontman Jack Blades was hospitalized last week while on tour due to “heart irregularities,” but is now home recovering after a “successful procedure.” The hospitalization forced the band to postpone three concerts in California, Utah and Nevada which have been rescheduled for October. The band currently plans to play all remaining shows as scheduled.
Pete and Amy Johnson formed Rock from the Heart after Pete was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm and aortic valve disease, and they struggled to find consistent information on the disease.
Rock from the Heart is not your average rock concert. It is a feeling. Imagine rocking in a room where more than 25% of the audience are survivors. “The music gets their attention so we can share the message to never miss that annual physical and listen to your heart,” Pete and Amy said. “Awareness is key to survival. Rock from the Heart events help bring the condition to the forefront.”
Rock from the Heart has been using music to inspire and bring hope to families affected by aortic disease since 2019.
Rock from the Heart’s mission is to support families from diagnosis to recovery, connecting them with resources and information that is often hard to find. Through concerts and education events, Rock from the Heart uses music to inspire and provide hope to people affected by aortic disease.
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 one 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.”
The band has been touring around the globe throughout 2022 and their latest album, ATBPO (which stands for “And The Band Played On”) was released in August of 2021. Night Ranger released their first records in the early 80s, so as they celebrate their 40th anniversary, they continue to prove that powerful songs alongside, incredibly talented musicians and most importantly having such wonderful fans around the world is the perfect formula for continued success.