Classic rock on way to Greensburg

December 4, 2018 by  

In the 1980s, the power ballad ‘Sister Christian’ soared to number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and stayed on the charts for 24 weeks. Now, Night Ranger, the band that created the iconic song, is coming to Greensburg.

The five-piece band formed in San Francisco in 1979, and gained popularity in the following decade, with their first five albums selling a combined total of 17 million copies. Sister Christian is their biggest hit, and can be found on their ‘Midnight Madness’ album, which also gave fans ‘When You Close Your Eyes’, and ‘(You Can Still) Rock in America’, another song with their distinctive, anthem-like sound.

That sound will rock the Palace Theatre, which dates back to 1926 when it opened as the Manos Theatre, a vaudeville-movie house. The Manos, which cost $750,000 at the time, was thought of as the finest theater in the area. The building has gone through many changes; since 1990, with $12 million spent on renovations to restore the theater to the splendor of its past. It can now seat as many as 1,369 patrons.

Night Ranger’s 2018, 35th Anniversary Tour started in Denver, Colorado, and is making only nine stops at present. They will be at the Palace Theatre on December 21, and tickets are on sale now. Organizers of events like this can use poster printing to advertise the evening.