New Winger Album – Better Days Comin’

Better Days Comin’
Press Release: Frontiers Records, Feb 26, 2014

Winger to release highly- anticipated sixth studio album Better Days Comin’ in April

Band’s First New Album in 5 Years Slated for Release via Frontiers Records 

One of the most misunderstood Hard Rock bands to come out of the 80’s is returning with their first new album in 5 years. Winger is releasing Better Days Comin’ on April 18th in Europe and April 22nd in North America via Frontiers Records. The notoriowinger_-_better_day's_comin'us band comprised of members Kip Winger on vocals/bass, Reb Beach on guitar, John Roth on guitar and Rod Morgenstein on drums, are back with their latest album. The album is available for pre-order on in a standard ( and deluxe configuration ( The deluxe edition comes in a glossy digipak and includes the bonus track “Another Beautiful Day” and a DVD including a Making of the Album documentary as well as videos for the first single “Rat Race” and title track “Better Days Comin’.” An iTunes pre-order will be available soon. The band has always been known for their incredible musicianship and the trend continues on Better Days Comin’.

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Starship in New Zealand!

Starship is heading out to New Zealand for three shows with Lynyrd Skynyrd and 10cc! It’s Starship’s first time in New Zealand, and the band will be performing all the hits as well as new songs from their newest release “Loveless Fascination”.  Click here for tour dates and more information.
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Thanks to all the great Winger fans!

Thanks to all the great Winger fans! ~Winger’s “Better Days Comin” is now the “Most Anticipated Record of 2014” on Music Enthusiast Magazine! Many thanks to all of our fans in Wisconsin and the midwest  for 3 sold out shows last weekend! 
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Meanwhile, stay tuned for lots of updates and new photos from the road because 2014 is starting off with a bang!  Winger is performing three shows in Japan this month, with a brand new CD and music videos coming in April, and Starship is going to New Zealand in February in support of their new release “Loveless Fascination”.

I hope to see you while we’re out on tour
this year!!


Winger in Japan!

QB shootWinger will ROCK Japan with three 25th Anniversary performances of the 1st Winger album from beginning to end, plus all of the hits from their other records. These shows will feature the full reunion Winger line up including Kip Winger, Reb Beach, Rod Morgenstein, John Roth and original keyboardist, Paul Taylor. 

New Starship CD Released Sept. 17th!

Loveless fascination

Loveless Fascination“, the first album from Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas in over two decades, is in stores today, on Loud and Proud Records.

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2nd Winger 25th Anniversary Show ADDED

Winger 25th ann gtr armyA second 25th Anniversary Winger show has been added in Las Vegas at Santa Fe Station Casino on August 31st with Special Guests Drivin’ and Cryin’ & Hericane Alice. . A limited amount of VIP Meet & Greet passes and full line of all new commemorative merchandise are available at     

Winger 25th Anniversary

Winger 25thThis past August marked the 25th anniversary of Winger’s self titled debut album, to commemorate this milestone the band performed & recorded the first Winger album live in its entirety on August 30th at The San Felipe Casino in Algodones, NM with Special Guests Warrant & Head East. In addition to the current line up of Kip Winger, Reb Beach, Rod Morgenstein & John Roth, the band was joined by original keyboardist Paul Taylor for this show.

A full line of all new commemorative merchandise is available at

John joins STARSHIP!

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John has joined legendary rock band Starship featuring Mickey Thomas!

The band’s lineup includes Stephanie Calvert (Vocals) Phil Bennet (Keyboards), Darrell Verdusco (Drums) and John’s “5th Kind” bandmate Jeff Adams (bass).

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