Night Ranger Prepping New Studio Album, ‘ATBPO’

2021-05-29

Classic rock band Night Ranger with their 2021 press photo.

Night Ranger – Story by Scarlett Hunter, courtesy photo

Night Ranger rock hard with their latest single, “Breakout,” off their upcoming studio album, “ATBPO”

Classic rockers Night Ranger are back with their first new studio album in four years. The set, titled “ATBPO,” was recorded remotely in 2020 during the worldwide pandemic and will hit stores Aug. 6.

“ATBPO,” according to a release, stands for “And the Band Played On.” In conjunction with the album announcement, the band has released the debut single off the record, a fist-pumping song called “Breakout,” via digital platforms. Listen to the song and watch the official music video below.

“This record was incredibly hard to do as we could not be in a room together with all the COVID-19 issues that were going on. But sometimes you do your best work when there’s a deadline approaching” drummer and singer Kelly Keagy said in a statement.

“It’s been a crazy but fun task trying to write and finish this new record in a COVID situation. A few zoom video gatherings got us started,” guitarist Brad Gillis said. “With everybody in the band having their own home studios, we were all able to elaborate and add our own textures to each song.”

Bass player and singer Jack Blades added, “The process was strange, but the outcome rocks.”

“ATBPO” is available for pre-order now on CD, digitally and as a vinyl LP.

As for live shows, Night Ranger currently have a handful of concerts on their 2021 roster, with dates kicking off Thursday (May 27) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and continuing Saturday (May 29) in Boone, Iowa.

Night Ranger’s ‘ATBPO’ Track List:

Coming for You
Bring It All Home to Me
Breakout
Hard to Make It Easy
Can’t Afford a Hero
Cold as December
Dance
The Hardest Road
Monkey
A Lucky Man
Tomorrow
Savior*
* = Bonus track, CD & LP versions only.

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