Warrant & Quiet Riot – February 22, 2024
Warrant & Quiet Riot – February 22, 2024
Reserved Seating – All Ages
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2024
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show Time: 8:00 PM
Event Cost: Tickets starting at $59.00 (Plus applicable fees)
About This Event
Warrant, a quintessential American rock band, achieved the heights of success in 1989 with their debut album, Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. The hits “Heaven,” “Down Boys” and “Sometimes She Cries” propelled them to multi-platinum glory, with “Heaven” soaring to the No. 1 spot on Rolling Stone and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their journey continued with the release of the album Cherry Pie in 1990, featuring hits like “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” “Cherry Pie” and “I Saw Red.”
To date, Warrant has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, and their iconic track, “Cherry Pie,” has embedded itself in pop culture. With a sound that remains as catchy and melodic as ever, Warrant welcomes lead vocalist Robert Mason, who has joined the original lineup, and their latest album, Louder Harder Faster, has been met with critical acclaim. As they embark on the North American Let The Good Times Rock Tour, Warrant proves they are more fired up than ever before, with its own celebrated history, will deliver unforgettable performances, blending their signature sounds with new and all the classic hits they are known for.
Legendary bassist and Metal Health founding member Rudy Sarzo has returned to the band after almost a 20-year absence. As per the wishes of Frankie Banali who passed away in 2020, and the Banali estate QUIET RIOT continues its historic journey in 2022. The lineup is composed of QUIET RIOT guitarist Alex Grossi, vocalist Jizzy Pearl and is now joined by Type O Negative drummer Johnny Kelly. QUIET RIOT is a rock & roll phenomenon. Famously described as the first heavy metal band to top the pop chart at #1 on Billboard magazine, the Los Angeles quartet became an overnight sensation thanks to their monster 1983 smash album Metal Health.
The story of QUIET RIOT begins in 1980 when Kevin DuBrow formed a new band under his own name, working with Frankie Banali and a variety of musicians over the next few years before signing with Pasha/CBS Records, reverting back to the QUIET RIOT moniker, and entering the studio with new guitarist Carlos Cavazo and bassist Chuck Wright to start work on a new album. The year was 1982 and, following Randy Rhoads’ well-documented death, former henchman Rudy Sarzo left Ozzy, replacing Chuck Wright who is the bass player on record for both the “Metal Health” and “Don’t Wanna Let You Go” tracks, to complete the lineup and sessions for what would become 1983’s Metal Health. Driven by the irresistible double whammy of the title track’s muscular bass line and a raucous rendition of the old Slade chestnut “Cum on Feel the Noize,” the album stormed up the U.S. charts, duly reaching the number one spot and going platinum five times over in the process at that time. The sales of Metal Health have now exceeded the 10 million mark worldwide to date.
QUIET RIOT returned to the studio to record 1984’s Condition Critical, which went on to sell over 2 million copies in the US and included another chart-ready Slade cover in “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” and the self-penned “Party All Night.” In 1986 QUIET RIOT re-grouped to launch the QR III record, Sarzo had been replaced by former bassist Chuck Wright. Vocalist Paul Shortino stepped in and recorded 1988’s simply named Quiet Riot with Banali, Cavazo, and new bassist Sean McNabb. In 1991, DuBrow and Cavazo began working together once again, joined by Frankie Banali and eventually recording 1993’s Terrified with bassist Kenny Hillery. Down to the Bone followed two years later with Chuck Wright back on bass, and in 1997, a one-off performance at an after-show party hosted by industrial shock rocker Marilyn Manson who had requested to Banali that QUIET RIOT perform, lured bassist Rudy Sarzo back to the fold.
After nearly three years since the loss of his friend and bandmate Kevin DuBrow, and with careful consideration, soul searching and with the blessings and support of Kevin DuBrow’s family, Frankie Banali decided to continue his journey and the musical legacy of QUIET RIOT along with bassist Chuck Wright, guitarist Alex Grossi and vocalist Jizzy Pearl and continued to play live as much as he could through his courageous cancer battle up until December of 2019. He chose Johnny Kelly to sub for him on dates he could not play and Mr. Kelly has now taken the reins behind the drums going forward as per Frankie’s wishes. The band is excited to welcome Rudy Sarzo back into the band and are looking forward to touring and recording into 2024 and beyond.