Quiet Riot - The 2014 Tour
The heaviest thing to hit heavy metal is back, bringing their long list of metal hits
back to a stage near you. Don't miss them when Quiet Riot tours at a premier venue near you, including: Pharr, TX; Mexicali,
Obregon Sonora, and Hermosillo, Mexico; Las Vegas, NV; Chico, San Diego, Anaheim, and Beverly Hills, CA; Fargo, ND; St. Louis,
MO; Rothbury and Hartford, MI; Waukesha and Green Bay, WI; Effingham and Joliet, IL; Portland, ME; Huntington, NY; Boston,
MA; and Hampton Beach, NH. Don't see a location near you? Don't worry! Quiet Riot's reunion tour will constantly be adding
new and exciting tour dates, undoubtedly in a location near you. Keep up to date on all of Quiet Riot's latest tour information
right here on StubHub.com.
Whether they're bringing their heaviest of heavy metal sound to packed amphitheatres (House
of Blues, Light Club, Mojo's) or the most exciting fairs and festivals (Silver Dollar, Rockesha), Quiet Riot puts on a show
you most definitely will not want to miss. Don't let the opportunity to see one of the most influential metal acts of a generation
live and in the flesh - get your tickets today!
About Quiet Riot
Quiet Riot's earliest adventures were
settled around the Los Angeles area, where they would play the local club scene before they had received a record deal and
before they had even officially settled on the name Quiet Riot. The band would unassumingly open for some of the biggest heavy
rockers of the 70s, without anyone knowing that these young metal heads would eventually become one of the defining acts of
the metal movement.
Quiet Riot's beginnings would be tumultuous to say the least, with longtime bassist Kelly Garni
and initial lead singer Kevin DuBrow having issues with one another that eventually led to Garni quitting the group. The band's
first two albums would contain the quintessential Quiet Riot sound, but at that point failed to garner major acclaim or fan
notice. The band would go through more shakeups, with multiple members being poached to other big name acts (such as Ozzy
Osbourne). Not to be stymied by losing members, singer DuBrow rallied and hired two new members, Greg Leon and Gary Van Dyke
who would man the guitar and bass, respectively.
By 1982 the band had almost a completely new lineup and released their
album Metal Health, and be propelled into stardom. They would become the first metal band to debut at the #1 spot on the charts,
also receiving heavy play across the growing media mainstay MTV and recognition from VH1. The band would tour alongside Black
Sabbath across the USA and after many years of hardship, Quiet Riot had finally taken off.
Lead signer DuBrow would
become too attached to his fame, and when their subsequent albums didn't perform as well as he hoped, he channeled his frustrations
into his fans and other metal bands. DuBrow - the only original founding member left of Quiet Riot - would suffer a revolt
by his bandmates that would ultimately see him removed from the band. The remaining members hired a new singer, but by 1990
that incarnation of Quiet Riot had faded away.
After a long court battle, DuBrow reclaimed the Quiet Riot name and shook
up the roster once again, bringing band originals and brand new performers into the Quiet Riot fold. This lineup would stay
mostly intact until the traumatic death of DuBrow in 2007. The band would remain in hiatus for three years, until it reformed
again in 2010 with its current lineup.
The foundational Quiet Riot album is and will forever
remain Metal Health, their 1983 super hit that ensured Quiet Riot's meteoric rise to rock fame. The album's number one single
"Cum on Feel the Noize" would chart in the top 5 all over multiple Billboard charts. The albums other most notable single
"Metal Health" also charted at the #31 spot, making sure Quiet Riot were not one hit wonders. The album would receive critical
acclaim from across the musical spectrum, including 4.5 stars from MelodicMusic magazine and a 4 star rating from Allmusic
The group's sophomore album Condition Critical would also be a success, but paled in comparison to the monumental
fame of Metal Health. Despite that, the album still sold 3 million records and included hit singles "Mama Wee All Crazee Now"
and "Scream and Shout".
Due to the instability of Quiet Riot in its early years, and the amount
of crossover between Quiet Riot musicians and other rock outfits, a fair amount of Quiet Riot material was exported to other
bands. This includes Ozzy Osbourne, who utilized music originally written for Quiet Riot.
The band has been partial
to playing for charity events, making appearances at multiple relief concerts for hurricane or earthquake victims.
The Quiet Riot Concert Experience
Grow out your show beard and get ready for an epic head banging experience.
After decades of hiatuses and lineup shakeups, Quiet Riot is back again bringing their huge catalog of metal and rock hits
directly to your ears. Whether they're playing their newest tracks or belting out their number one hit "Cum on Feel the Noize",
Quiet Riot puts on a metal show that you do not want to miss. Be a part of something epic - get your tickets today!