QUIET RIOT has recruited Scott Vokoun as its new lead singer. The band is scheduled to play in Scottsdale, Arizona at the end of the month before embarking on a short tour in mid-April.
QUIET RIOT played several shows in early February with ex-MONTROSE vocalist Keith St. John following the departure of Mark Huff.
Commented QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali: “I spoke several weeks ago with my friend and vocalist Keith St. John to once again thank him for lending his talents to QUIET RIOT during our time of need. Keith stepped in on very short notice so that QUIET RIOT could meet our live dates in February. Keith knocked it out of the park with great vocals and performances and we are forever in his debt.”
Upcoming QUIET RIOT shows:
Mar. 28 – Scottsdale, AZ – Westworld Scottsdale
Apr. 14 – Lyons, TX – Carts Bikers And Babes
Apr. 15 – Chicago, IL – Mayne Stage
Apr. 20 – Boca Raton, FL – Sunset Cove Amphitheater
Apr. 21 – Cape Coral, FL – Legends Of Rock
May 11 – Peterburg, VA – Old Towne Civic Center
May 12 – Columbia, MD – M3 Festival
Jun. 23 – Idaho Falls, ID – Sandy Downes Race Track
Sep. 08 – Las Vegas, NV – Sunset Station Casino
QUIET RIOT released a statement on January 12 announcing that it had split with Mark Huff. A short time later, Mark posted a message on his Facebook page, stating, “As I sit in hospital… wait for my brain surgery… I have been let go from QUIET RIOT. And nobody’s had balls to tell it to my face. Interesting … the rock ‘n’ roll business. I have to read the news in a post that’s not even directed to me?… WTF?”
He continued, “Let me tell all my friends… don’t count me out… Watch what happens. It’s obvious what I ever meant to this situation… I deserve better treatment… Don’t worry about me… Worry about your own bad selves. And I am gonna take the high road… I have so much shit I could speak… Stay tuned, my friends.”
This was followed by a Facebook post from Banali, who wrote, “With regards to Mark Huff: My policy has always been not to air out the dirty laundry in public. That policy remains the same even in light of those who chose to make accusations. The fact is that Mr. Huff‘s medical condition had nothing to do with the decision that was made, though it is unfortunate that it comes at such a time. His wife assured me that Mark would be home this week, and as legal protocol dictated, a certified letter was sent informing Mark of the decision that was made and why it was made. This was days ago. The content of that letter is a private matter unless Mr. Huff decides to make the reason for his dismissal made public, which I believe would be counterproductive for him. I will not go tit for tat with this issue. If certain persons wish to villainize me, that is their prerogative.”
QUIET RIOT‘s current touring lineup is as follows:
Scott Vokoun – Vocals
Frankie Banali – Drums
Chuck Wright – Bass
Alex Grossi – Guitar
QUIET RIOT singer Kevin DuBrow died in November 2007 of an accidental cocaine overdose. He was 52 years old.