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Show Starts: 7:00 pm
"Winger's musical pedigree was practically unmatched in 80’s metal...the band crafted a debut album that combined hard-pop melodies with plenty of proggy, technically dazzling instrumental work" –Rolling Stone Magazine
Winger is an American hard rock band from New York City. Their debut album,
Winger, came out on Atlantic Record’s label in 1988 and achieved platinum status in
the United States and gold in Japan and Canada.
Winger stayed on the Billboard Top 200 chart for over 60 weeks, where it peaked at #21. It spawned such hits as “Seventeen” and “Headed for a Heartbreak”. To support the album, the band toured for over a year with Bad Company, Scorpions, Cinderella, Bon Jovi, Poison, Skid Row and Tesla.
In 1990, Winger was nominated for an American Music Award for “Best New Heavy Metal Band”. Their follow up album, In the Heart of the Young, was released in 1990 and just like their first album, reached platinum. It peaked at #15 on Billboard’s Top 200 and hits off this album include “Can’t Get Enuff”, “Miles Away” and “Easy Come Easy Go”. To support this album, Winger toured the world for 13 months, playing over 230 dates with KISS, Scorpions, ZZ Top, Extreme and Slaughter.
The change in musical climate of the mid 90’s led the band to go on hiatus in 1994 after the release of their third album Pull, which peaked at #83 on Billboard’s Top 200. In 2001, the band reunited, completed several very successful tours and have not looked back since. Winger has made a name for themselves with relentless touring, while winning back fans and critics alike because of their exceptional musicianship, Kip Winger’s powerful vocals and the band’s incredible songwriting.
In 2006, they released their 4th studio album, IV, which is the most musically progressive album of Winger's career. Lyrically, much of the album is sung from the perspective of U.S. soldiers stationed overseas. In 2009 Kip Winger was presented by U.S. General Harold Cross with an honorary plaque and U.S. flag that had flown in Iraq for the song "Blue Suede Shoes", which honors the service and sacrifice of the United States armed forces and their families.
In 2009, Winger released their 5th studio album, Karma. This album was hailed as their best studio album released. The band toured the US, Europe and South America to support the album.
In 2014, Winger released their 6th studio album, Better Days Comin’,which entered
at #4 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums Chart and at #85 on Billboard’s Top 200. "A hardhitting album...Winger's blood is still pumping...so are the tunes" –Kerrang! Magazine
Seven, the band's 7th studio album, will be released on May 5 and is now available for pre-order on CD/LP/Digital at www.wingertheband.com. The album's first single, "Proud Desperado", is now available for streaming/download on all digital music platforms and its official music video is now on YouTube.
Winger will be touring throughout the year to support the new album. "This is a band who refuse to merely glide on past glories...Winger push their own boundaries." –Classic Rock Magazine