This morning on Rocket 105, the 2019 Roar on the Shore artists were announced. The annual event will host four headliner bands.
- Wednesday, July 17th, Lita Ford will take the stage.
- Thursday, July 18th rock band ‘Night Ranger’ performs.
- Friday, July 19th, Steven Adler of ‘Guns ‘N’ Roses’ hits the stage.
- And, wrapping up the Roar on the Shore concerts is rock band ‘Stryper,’ on Saturday, July 20th.
The rest can be found in Roar’s full release below:
Roar on the Shore’s® 2019 Headliner Concerts Announced Concert-goers will be taken down Sentimental Street ERIE – When you close your eyes and dream about a motorcycle rally’s concert lineup, chances are there’s a queen of rock, an ‘80s hair band, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and some glam metal.
The 13th annual Roar on the Shore® Bike Week will feature that dream lineup for the more than 165,000 motorcycle enthusiasts expected to attend Erie’s official bike week set for July 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2019. Proceeds will benefit NAMI of Erie County’s Homefront Program to help support military veterans and their families. Scheduled to hit the stage are Lita Ford, Night Ranger, Steven Adler of Guns N’ Roses and Stryper. All media are invited to attend.
On Wednesday, July 17, the Roar® audience will see some dangerous curves and hear a queen of rock shred guitar. Fearless in a male-dominated world of rock and roll, Lita Ford began as lead guitarist alongside Joan Jett in their all-girls band, The Runaways. Certified a Guitar Legend by Guitar Player Magazine, this trailblazer was inducted into the 2019 class of the Hall of Heavy Metal History. Best known for “Kiss Me Deadly,” “Shot of Poison” and “Hungry,” Ford’s duet “Close My Eyes Forever” with fellow rocker Ozzy Osbourne rose to #8 on Billboard’s Hot 100. This year she is set to release her 10th studio album, a concept album she describes as “dark and riffy.”
On Thursday, July 18, Night Ranger will prove you can still rock in America when it takes the Roar® Mainstage to play its guitar-driven hits. Founding members Jack Blades, Brad Gillis and Kelly Keagy no doubt will have the audience waiting for Night Ranger’s iconic power ballad, “Sister Christian.” The band’s arena rock sound has fueled an impressive string of instantly recognizable hit songs, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” “When You Close Your Eyes,” and “Sentimental Street.” The band has sold more than 17 million albums worldwide with several garnering gold and multiplatinum status. Night Ranger recently celebrated the 35th anniversary of its first two albums, “Dawn Patrol” and “Midnight Madness.”
On Friday, July 19, the Roar® crowd will rock out with a musician whose appetite for destruction is a well-known chapter in hair band history. As the founding member of Guns N’ Roses, Steven Adler is considered one of rock’s most legendary and recognizable drummers. Born in Cleveland, this self-taught drummer befriended Saul Hudson — a.k.a. Slash – in junior high and the two became part of one of the most influential bands to emerge from the late 1980s’ hard rock scene. Adler was inducted into the Rock
& Roll Hall of Fame as a member of that classic lineup. He will pick up where he left off, performing all of Guns N’ Roses’ hits.
On Saturday, July 20, the multiplatinum heavy-metal band Stryper will bring its God Damn Evil World Tour to the Roar® Mainstage. While the band’s big hair, black-and-yellow ensembles and lead singer Michael Sweet’s ungodly ear-splitting howls do not scream “Christian band,” Stryper is the first overtly Christian heavy metal band to gain mainstream acceptance, selling more than 10 million recordings worldwide. Not only did its “To Hell with the Devil” album go platinum, critics have described it as one of the landmarks of the glam metal movement. Gen-Xers will remember “Calling on You,” “Free” and “Honestly” as massive MTV hits. Roar® concertgoers will hear the band’s signature sound and message, and see the hair, of course.
Each headline concert is free and will take place at 9 p.m. on the Roar® Mainstage at The Hub. Premium viewing is available for a $15 donation in the Rocket 105 Beer Garden. Must be 21 with valid ID to enter. Pre-sale concert tickets are available starting today at www.roarontheshore.com.
For more information about the 2019 Roar on the Shore® Bike Week, visit www.roarontheshore.com.