Ron Keel’s rock and roll project Ron Keel Band recently released their new album ‘Fight Like A Band’ in March. Featuring eleven brand new songs and fresh recordings of Ron Keel classics, the collection was released by the EMP Label Group via their EMP Outlaw imprint.
After releasing a lyric video for the lead track “Road Ready” in January, the band is preparing for the release of several singles to rock radio including “Girls Like Me”.
Ron Keel’s 35-year odyssey as an entertainer has taken him from the concrete jungle of arena rock to the dirt roads of country and Southern Rock, and back again. With his band Keel, his legendary major label debut ‘The Right To Rock’ was produced by KISS’ Gene Simmons, and the band went on to notch three albums on Billboard’s Hot 100. After selling millions of albums and touring the world as both a metal screamer and an outlaw country artist, he has combined those elements into a powerful brand as the Metal Cowboy.
In addition to Ron Keel himself, Ron Keel Band features lead guitarist Dave “DC” Cothern, bassist Geno Arce (“El Diablo”), drummer Jeff “The Rev” Koller, and keyboardist Dakota Scott Schmitt. They have been together for four years and started out as the House Band for Sioux Falls entertainment complex Badlands Pawn. During that era, they toured heavily on their own and with Midwest legends Hairball and backed up other singers like Paul Stanley, Jack Blades, Kip Winger, Mark Slaughter, Don Dokken, and Stephen Pearcy. In a 2016 Sioux Falls performance, they did a set of covers mixed with Megadeth hits with EMP founder David Ellefson.
Upcoming Show Dates in 2019:
4/14 – Sioux Falls, SD – Kicking Cancer Jam (Ron Keel solo)
4/28 – Milan, Italy – Frontiers Rock Festival (Keel)
5/10 – Columbus, OH – KeelFest (Keel, Ron Keel Band, Steeler tribute)
5/11 – Plain City, OH – Big George Memorial Poker Run/Bike Event (Ron Keel Band)
6/22 – Fargo, ND – Miracle Ride: Harley-Davidson of Fargo (Ron Keel Band)
7/05 – Lake Madison, SD – Hillside Resort (Ron Keel solo)
7/06 – Lake Madison, SD – Hillside Resort (Ron Keel Band acoustic)
7/13 – Sioux Falls, SD – Hot Harley Nights (Ron Keel Band with Night Ranger)
7/18 – Redwood Falls, MN – Redwood County Fair (Ron Keel Band)
8/10 – Devil’s Lake, ND – Rockin’ The Cove (Ron Keel Band)
8/16 – Sioux Falls, SD – Bike Night: J&L Harley-Davidson (Ron Keel Band)
8/17 – Lake Madison, SD – Hillside Resort (Ron Keel solo)
8/31 – Lake Madison, SD – Hillside Resort (Ron Keel Band acoustic)
9/01 – Lake Madison, SD – Hillside Resort (Ron Keel solo)
9/07 – Green Bay, WI – Wisconsin Harley-Davidson (Ron Keel Band)
9/20 – Denver, CO – The Venue (Ron Keel Band)
9/21 – Ogallala, NE – Indian Summer Rendezvous (Ron Keel Band)