Night Ranger postpones additional shows as Jack Blades recovers

Frontman is recovering after falling ill while on tour

Night Ranger has postponed two additional shows while frontman Jack Blades recovers from falling ill while on tour. Last week, Blades was hospitalized 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. Earlier today (Thurs, Mar 30th), the band shared that two more performances have been postponed while Blades continues to recover.

“Night Ranger’s upcoming performance at The Wild Horse Pass Resort & Casino in Chandler, AZ on April 14th and Rock from the Heart at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD on April 22nd are both being postponed. After consultation with Jack’s medical team, a few extra weeks recuperation before hitting the stage was advised. Please do not fret, he is in great shape and excited to rock!” the band shares in a statement.

A new date for the Chandler show will be announced soon with all tickets being honored for the rescheduled show. Fans have until May 14th to request a full refund if they’re unable to attend to new date when announced.

Organizers of Rock from the Heart have made the difficult decision to cancel both the Baltimore educational symposium and the inaugural concert. Refunds will be issued for the concert tickets via the point of purchase. Refunds for the Rock from the Heart Aortic Health Symposium will be issued by Rock from the Heart in the next three weeks.

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.

Buddy Iahn
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