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QUIET RIOT Announce 2022 Tour Dates

QUIET RIOT Announce 2022 Tour Dates

QUIET RIOT have announced their first batch of shows for their upcoming 2022 tour season, which is set to begin on Friday, February 18 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The concerts will feature bassist Rudy Sarzo who recently rejoined QUIET RIOT after an 18-year absence.

Rudy was one of the members of QUIET RIOT’s “Metal Health” lineup. He played bass on the classic LP, which sold over ten million copies and spawned the hits “Cum On Feel The Noize” and “Metal Health” and on the follow-up record “Condition Critical”.

Sarzo appeared in the most notable music videos in the MTV age and toured with the band until 1985 and again from 1997 to 2003. During his years out of the band, Sarzo was a member of OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, DIO, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, QUEENSRŸCHE and THE GUESS WHO.

Joining Sarzo in QUIET RIOT’s current lineup are guitarist Alex Grossi, vocalist Jizzy Pearl and drummer Johnny Kelly.

Drummer Frankie Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played on “Metal Health”, died in August 2020 after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. A month after Banali’s death, QUIET RIOT announced that it would carry on.

Grossi was in the last version of the band, from 2004 through 2007, before founding singer Kevin DuBrow passed away, and was asked by Banali to return in 2010.

“We can’t wait to get back out there and see everyone,” says Grossi. “The first few shows with Rudy back have gone over really well and the audiences are very excited to see him perform these songs again.”

Adds Sarzo: “I’m excited to be back home and celebrate the QUIET RIOT legacy, which began 40 years ago next year with the recording of ‘Metal Health’, the first heavy metal album to reach #1 on the Billboard top 200 albums chart.”

Initial dates are as follows, with many more to be announced in the coming weeks:

Feb. 18 – Uncasville, CT
Feb. 19 – Redmond, OR
Feb. 20 – Great Falls, MT
Mar. 19 – Coachella, CA
Apr. 01 – Auburndale, FL
Apr. 29 – Bullhead, AZ
May 07 – Dodge City, KS
May 20 – Pompano Beach, FL
May 22 – Nashville, TN
May 26 – Morton, MN
Jun. 01 – San Diego, CA
Jun. 03 – San Bernardino, CA
Jun. 04 – Hollywood, CA
Jun. 24 – Milwaukee, WI
Jun. 25 – Aurora, IL
Jul. 09 – Xenia, OH
Jul. 15 – Ft. Wayne, IN
Jul. 16 – Roanoke, VA
Jul. 22 – Tucson, AZ
Jul. 23 – Las Vegas, NV
Jul. 30 – Beaver Dam, KY
Jul. 29 – Kansas City, MO
Aug. 20 – Crownsville, MD
Aug. 21 – Des Moines, IA
Aug. 25 – Niagara Falls, NY
Sep. 09 – Hinkley, MN
Sep. 10 – St. Charles, IL
Sep. 15 – Hutchinson, KS
Sep. 16 – Hudson Falls, NY
Sep. 17 – Salamanca, NY
Sep. 18 – Warrendale, PA
Sep. 23 – Reno, NV
Oct. 08 – Shelton, WA