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NYC ’80s rockers Winger headed to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Dec. 9

NYC ’80s rockers Winger headed to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Dec. 9
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From a press release:

It was announced today that ’80s hard rock band Winger, known for hits like “Seventeen,” “Headed for a Heartbreak,” “Can’t Get Enuff,” and “Miles Away,” will play at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $28, $34, and $39, go on sale this Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m. and will be available through the Sherman Theater box office (524 Main St., Stroudsburg), online at and, and all Ticketmaster outlets. VIP boxes and sky boxes are available for this show and include eight tickets (VIP box) or 12 tickets (sky box), a fruit and cheese platter, and waitstaff. To purchase box seats, call the theater at 570-420-2808.

Formed in 1987 in New York City, Winger combines elements of both glam metal and progressive metal. 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, spawning the hits “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 status with hits like “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.

As with many other bands of this time, grunge took over and Winger went their separate ways in 1994. They reunited again in 2001 and completed several successful tours. In 2006, they recorded their first studio album in over 13 years, “IV,” and followed it up with their fifth studio album, “Karma,” in 2009. This album was hailed as their best studio album released, and they toured the U.S., Europe, and South America in support.

Winger took a break in 2011 while guitarist Reb Beach toured with Whitesnake; however, Kip Winger continued touring as a solo acoustic performer. He also stays busy writing and scoring music for many different movie and Broadway projects and appeared on “Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp” on VH1 Classic.

Winger released their latest studio album, “Better Days Comin’,” in 2014 via Frontiers Records, and an extensive worldwide tour followed. The release has given music fans an opportunity to rediscover one of the most misunderstood rock bands to come out of the late ’80s. Featuring the fast-driven metal of “Rat Race” to the pumping hard rock of “Midnight Driver of a Love Machine” to the prog-infused “Tin Soldier,” the music video for “Better Days Comin'” is another great snapshot of just how deep Winger’s musical roots and knowledge go.