Winger Announce “Seven” Out 5/5 + Band Shares “Proud Desperado” Video


In celebration of their 35 years as a touring and recording act, multi-platinum artist WINGER announce today the release of Seven on May 5.

The 12-track album, produced by Kip Winger and recorded in Nashville, will be distributed worldwide by Frontiers Records.  


the band’s first new release since 2014’s Better Days Comin’, is now available for preorder on CD/LP/Digital here

Additionally, the album’s first single, “Proud Desperado,” is now available for streaming/download on all digital music platforms and a music video can be seen on YouTube 

Winger are one of the only bands formed during the late ’80s that still features all original members — Kip Winger, Reb Beach, Rod Morgenstein, and Paul Taylor. Guitarist John Roth was added in 1992. To support the new album, Winger will begin extensive touring beginning with a UK tour with Steel Panther in May, followed by a U.S tour with the Tom Keifer Band in June. Additionally, the band will do a number of headline shows throughout the summer. VIPs are available for all shows at this location.

4/22 — St. Charles, IL — Arcada Theatre
4/29 — May 4th — Port Canaveral, FL — Monsters of Rock Cruise
5/6 — Columbia, MD — M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion
5/10 — Price, UT — Carbon County Event Center
5/11 — Cedar City, UT — Iron Springs Resort

5/14 — Glasgow, UK — O2 Academy
5/15 — Newcastle, UK — O2 City Hall
5/17 — Manchester, UK — Academy
5/18 — Birmingham, UK — O2 Academy
5/20 — London, UK — O2 Forum
5/21 — Bristol, UK — O2 Academy
5/23 — Leeds, UK — O2 Academy

6/15 — Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theatre
6/16 — Lexington, KY — Lexington Music Hall
6/17 — Harrison, OH — Blue Note (Outdoor)
6/18 — Roanoke, VA — Dr. Pepper Park
6/20 — Norfolk, VA — The Norva
6/21 — Staten Island, NY — St. George Theatre
6/23 — Reading, PA — Santander PAC
6/24 — New York, NY — Palladium NY Times Square
6/25 — Merrimack, NH — Anheuser- Bush Brewery
6/27 — Patchogue, NY — Patchogue Theatre
6/28 — Hampton Beach, NH — Casino Ballroom
6/30 — Glenside, PA — Keswick Theatre
7/1 — Cheswick, PA — Mountain View Amp
7/2 —Horseheads, NY — The L (Winger Headline Show)
7/6 — Jim Thorpe, PA — Penn’s Peak
7/7 — Providence, RI — The Strand
7/8 — Enfield, CT — Fourth of July Town Center Celebration (Winger Headline Show)
7/11 — Columbus, OH — The King of Clubs (Winger Headline Show)
7/14 — St. Charles, IL — Arcada
7/15 — Des Plaines, IL — Des Plaines Theatre
7/16 — Portage, IN — The Founder Square

7/16 — Indianapolis, IN — The Founder Square
7/22 — Waukesha, WI — Gangs All Here Tour at Waukesha County Fair
7/28 — Terre Haute, IN — The Mill Terre Haute
7/29 — Beaver Dam, KY — Beaver Dam Amphitheatre
8/19 — Gibson City, IL — Gibson City Area Hospital Summer Bash
10/7 — Umatilla, OR — Big River Golf Course
10/13 — Monterey, TN — The Old Gray
10/14 — Wyandotte, MI — District 142
11/17 — Lewiston, ID — Clearwater River Casino & Lodge
11/18 — Golden, CO — Buffalo Rose

On This Day in History

On this date in history, 5/21/1989, I was in attendance at the very first rock concert held at Deer Creek in Noblesville.


That venue has gone through several name changes since then, but it will forever be Deer Creek to me and many others I have spoken to throughout the years. Back to the concert…it was a hair metal extravaganza starring Cinderella, Winger, and BulletBoys.

Deer Creek is an outdoor amphitheater, or “shed”, as it is known in the industry.

As we discovered that night, it is a fantastic place to see a rock show, with a big pavilion full of seats and a large expanse of lawn beyond that with plenty of room for dancing, moshing, and general concert party activities. bulletboysBulletBoys kicked off the show with their heavily Van Halen influenced hard rock attack. They were well received by the audience and played most of their debut album in their short set.

a9d6c0565dbe464381a37bfde7a50f22Next up was Winger, popular with a lot of the ladies due to Kip Winger’s good looks and the radio friendly hooks of their pop metal tunes. Reb Beach blazed on several guitar solos and they paved the way for Cinderella to come out and own their headliner slot.

Cinderella always had a bit more of that bluesy hard rock attitude that was primarily the domain of early Aerosmith.


2604563ddf0e4d24969a035778ffc4e3Tom Keifer howled out his vocals and played his Les Paul with authority. At the conclusion of their set, Cinderella had both opening bands join them onstage for a rousing encore of “Street Fighting Man” by the Stones and “Sweet Home Alabama” by Skynyrd, with everyone contributing to vocals and looking like they were all having a blast.


It was a perfect ending to a show that demonstrated that central Indiana had a new place to experience summertime concerts. They are still going strong to this day, even if they are officially called Klipsch Music Center now…nowhere near as catchy as Deer Creek!

Written By Braddon S. Williams aka The Concert Critic

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