Frontman Ron Keel has officially launched the Ron Keel Band and is now touring and recording under that name.
As the summer touring season heats up, RKB will continue to deliver the Right To Rock, the Badlands House Band classics, the Keel hits, and songs that celebrate the hard rockin'/hard workin'/hard partyin' American way of life.
As the Badlands House Band, this group saw action in nine states in 2016, including: headline slots at major fairs and festivals - bike events such as the Sturgis Rally and a headline show at the Lone Star Rally in Galveston - and backed up platinum artists like Jack Blades (Night Ranger), Mark Slaughter, Don Dokken, Kip Winger, and Stephen Pearcy (RATT).
The lineup remains unchanged, with Keel front and center, lead guitarist DC Cothern, bassist El Diablo, Dakota Scott on keyboards and The Rev on drums.
The Long Run, "Colorado's Tribute to The Eagles" was born from 5 of some of the busiest musicians on Colorado's Front Range. Laden with 4 and 5 part harmonies, They reproduce the Eagles' hits with an organic 70's sound, accurate lead guitarists, multi-instrumentalists, and a lead-singing drummer.
The Long Run have played many of Denver's major festivals, including playing at Budweiser Event Center and Coors Field, Headlined Casinos and Fairs in UT, WY, and New Mexico, and appeared live on 'The Deuce' Channel 2 morning show in Denver- ALL in their first 2 years of playing together.