The Second Annual Rock from the Heart concert featuring Night Ranger will raise money and awareness for aortic health while spending the night rocking with one of America’s most legendary bands. Opening the show is The Band That Fell to Earth, including Rock from the Heart founder and heart surgery survivor Pete Johnson on drums.
With more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, more than 3,500 live performances, and a radio audience that exceeds 1 billion, Night Ranger has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style well beyond that era. With multiple songs that have significantly impacted popular culture, Night Ranger continue to expand their ever-growing fan base. The band is proof that powerful songs, plus accomplished musicians is the perfect formula for continued success.
Night Ranger is Jack Blades (bass, vocals), Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals), Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Eric Levy (keyboards) and Keri Kelli (lead & rhythm guitars).
An education event and dinner are planned Friday, February 7, in Minneapolis and a VIP reception prior to the concert at SEVEN is also taking place. Visit www.rockfromtheheart.org for additional details.
About Rock from the Heart
In March 2015, Rock from the Heart founder, local drummer Pete Johnson, went to the doctor for a routine physical. The doctor heard a heart murmur and scheduled Pete for an echocardiogram. Before Pete went in for surgery at the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern, the Johnsons decided once Pete recovered they would find a way to help others by raising awareness of this silent killer.
“We love rock music and music brings people together, so we decided a great way to raise money and awareness would be to hold a benefit concert,” Amy Johnson said. Because of the connection they made with Night Ranger at the inaugural event, and an enormous number of requests, Night Ranger is coming back to headline the second annual event.