QUIET RIOT has decided to continue without drummer Frankie Banali less than a month after his passing. They announced their plans to carry on in a social media post on Wednesday. They wrote: "QUIET RIOT - 2020/2021 Because life goes on!
"It was Frankie Banali's wish that the band continue and we keep the music and the legacy alive.
"[Bassist] Chuck Wright has been in the band off and on since 1981 and played not only on the song 'Metal Health' but many other QUIET RIOT Albums. [Guitarist] Alex Grossi has been in the band since 2004 touring and recording. [Singer] Jizzy Pearl has been a member of the QUIET RIOT family since 2013 and [drummer] Johnny Kelly [DANZIG, TYPE O NEGATIVE] has been doing a great job filling in on drums this past year with Frankie's blessing.
"We are happy to have shows on the calendar with many more TBA and very much look forward to celebrating the history and legacy of QUIET RIOT with all of you in 2021 and Beyond...!!"
2020 tour dates:
Oct. 09 - Urich, MO - Grand Stage Amphitheater Oct. 23 - Reading, PA - The Reverb
2021 tour dates:
Mar. 20 - The Dalles, OR - Granada Theater Apr. 17 - Woodford, VA - The Groove Music Hall Apr. 24 - Arnold's Park, IA - The Roof Garden Jul. 02 - Menahga, MN - Mid Summer Music Festival Jul. 25 - Pownal, VT - Green Mountain Race Track Jul. 28 - Redmond, OR - Des Shuttes City Fair Jul. 31 - Wilmington, OH - Rock The Block Aug. 07 - McMinville, OR - Yamhill County Fair Oct. 30 - Larchwood, IA - Grand Falls Resort Casino Date To Be Announced - Des Plaines Theater - Des Plaines, IL Date To Be Announced - Grover Hill, OH - Wetzel Motor Rally