Guitarist Alex Grossi has confirmed that he has rejoined QUIET RIOT as the group's touring axeman.
It's been a confusing year so far for QUIET RIOT fans, according to Rockdetector.com. The group started the year by announcing a brand new lineup seeing singer Kevin DuBrow and drummer Frankie Banali working with L.A. GUNS and BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION guitarist Tracii Guns, but this deal fell through within days.
Early February saw the band enlisting bassist Wayne Carver, from the Las Vegas act THE MUDCAT BLUES BAND and "Erocktica Live" revue, plus guitarist Billy Morris, a Cleveland veteran of acts such as KIDD WICKED, JEANNINE ST. CLAIR, THE GLORIOUS THINGS, the PAUL GILBERT band and WARRANT. Shortly afterward, Chuck Wright was then reinstated on bass.
Meantime, Alex Grossi hooked up with LOVE/HATE for European tour dates in April. The flux in QUIET RIOT's membership continued though, as in early March it was revealed that in fact none other than ex-THE FIRM and BLUE MURDER bassist Tony Franklin had put down bass on the new album.
Once back out on the road the band line-up read DuBrow, Morris, Wright and Banali — until just recently.
Upcoming QUIET RIOT shows:
Jun. 16 - Laconia, NH - Bike Fest
Jun. 17 - Des Moines, IA - Festival Event
Jun. 18 - Thunder Bay, ON - Fort William Historical Park
Jun. 22 - San Francisco, CA - The Pound
Jun. 23 - El Cajon, CA - Heartland Masonic Lodge
Jun. 24 - Costa Mesa, CA - The Roc
Jul. 01 - E Moline, IL - Street Party
Jul. 04 - Florence, AL - Mcfarland Park
Jul. 06 - Lewiston, ID - Boomer's Garden
Jul. 07 - Post Falls, ID - Hot Rod Cafe
Jul. 08 - Trois-Rivieres, QC - L'International De L'art Vocal
Jul. 11 - Mashantucket, CT - Foxwood Casino
Jul. 12 - Mashantucket, CT - Foxwood Casino
Jul. 14 - Champion, PA - Seven Springs Mtn. Resort
Jul. 15 - Staten Island, NY - St George Theater
Jul. 17 - Point Pleasant, NJ - Jenkinson's Beach
Jul. 20 - Saginaw, MI - Shooters
Jul. 21 - Mt Clemens, MI - Hayloft Liquor Stand
Jul. 22 - London, ON - Harris Park (Rock The Park)
Jul. 29 - Austin, TX - Carlos & Charlie's
Jul. 30 - Denver, CO - Adams County Fairgrounds
Sep. 01 - Charleston, WV - Sternwheel Regatta
Oct. 03 - Mashantucket, CT - Foxwood Casino
Oct. 04 - Mashantucket, CT - Foxwood Casino
Oct. 06 - Las Vegas, NV - Bolder Station Casino
Oct. 12 - Rio De Janeiro, BRA - Rock For Life Festival
Oct. 14 - Live Oak, FL - Spirit Of Suwannee Music Park
Oct. 20 - Pensacola, FL - Interstate Fair