Hey Kids, Remember the 80s?
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday March 18
Oh yeah, baby you'll step through the stately gates at Blossom Music Center (after being frisked) and it'll be 1986 (or really any year between 1983-87) all over again.
Journey was riding high with Raised On Radio featuring the hit single Be Good To Yourself Foreigner's two-year old massive hit "I Wanna Know What Love Is" was still every-frickin'-where, all-the-frickin'-time and Night Ranger days as hitmakers were coming to an end even as "Sister Christian" was still the slow dance of choice at many a high school prom.
Ahh, it was a simpler time. The Major Record Labels were still firmly in control of supply and demand and "indie rock" was still truly "indie" and still being called "College Rock" by many pundits and fans.
All kidding aside, all three of these classic rock bands (well, maybe not Night Ranger) have put out new material in the ensuing decades and have plenty of new material with which to pepper their setlists. Actually, all three have released an album in the past three years (or in Journey's case, the next three months).
Journey is on the road promoting their upcoming album Eclipse hitting digital and analog shelves on May 24. It's their second with singer Arnel Pineda (you know, the Filipino guy guitarist Neil Schon found on YouTube).
If you smirking and thinking folks don't care about a Steve Perry-less Journey (which is how they started back in '73) their 2005 album Revelations sold platinum. It was their first platinum record in a dozen years.
I'll let that sink in for a second.
Foreigner released "Can't Slow Down" in 2009 which debuted in the Billboard Top 30 (i.e. #29) and charted a two singles When It Comes to Love and In Pieces
Night Ranger's most recent album Hole In The Sun was released in 2008 and apparently they are still big in Asian countries.
If you do remember the 80's....well, you know how you feel about these bands....
What: Journey, Foreigner and Night Ranger
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 7
Where: Blossom Music Center,
Tickets: $39.50, $25, $75
Information: (800) 745-3000, www.LiveNation.com
Night Ranger - Don't Tell Me You Love Me (1983 on the late night music show Rock Palace...a darn good show)
Journey Eclipse Tour Promo Video
Foreigner - When It Comes To Love (this song makes my ears melancholy...but the lead singer is a hoot)