Motor-innnn! Night Ranger to headline campground gala at Sturgis

Publish Date: 
May 1, 2012

Legendary rock band Night Ranger, whose hit "Sister Christian" is one of those tunes that stays in your head for days, will perform Aug. 5 at the Broken Spoke Campground during the July 30 – Aug. 12 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.

This time, the band's got a new record. Hole in the Sun marks Night Ranger's first studio album in a decade and commemorates the outfit's 25th anniversary.

“People will hear this record and recognize our dual blazing guitars and vocals, and big choruses and melodic verses, because that’s definitely how you can describe this album,” explains singer/bassist Jack Blades of the new release, the band’s eighth studio album, and first for VH1 Classic Records. “It’s new Night Ranger, but in a lot of ways it’s classic Night Ranger.”

The core trio of Blades, guitarist Brad Gillis and drummer/vocalist Kelly Keagy are responsible for penning a handful of ‘80s hits, from one of the most defining and immediately recognizable epic power ballads of all-time in “Sister Christian” and the slowed tempos of “Sentimental Street” and “When You Close Your Eyes,” to the guitar-driven radio juggernauts “(You Can Still) Rock in America” and “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me.”

Broken Spoke Tent Camping starts at just $129 and includes free access to private and clean showers, the World’s Largest Biker Pool, hot tubs, unforgettable contests, emcee Jack Schit, live entertainment at the ride-through Broken Spoke Saloon including Night Ranger, country music star Joe Nichols, Uncle Kracker, the Kentucky Headhunters, and Truth & Salvage Co. For more info, visit

Press release posted by Mary Slepicka