QUIET RIOT Parts Ways With Singer MARK HUFFJanuary 12, 2012
Resurrected '80s hard rockers QUIET RIOT have parted ways with their frontman of a little over a year, San Diego, California-based vocalist Mark Huff.
The band has recruited ex-MONTROSE singer Keith St. John for the following shows:
Feb. 01 - B.B. Blues Club & Grill - New York, NY
Feb. 03 - Bergen Performing Arts Center - Englewood, NJ
Feb. 04 - The Rock Junction - West Greenwich, RI
Huff, who succeeded the late Kevin DuBrow, stated in a September 2010 interview, shortly after he joined QUIET RIOT, "I am honored and very excited to be QUIET RIOT's new singer. I am also humbled and feel a bit of pressure. Who wouldn't feel pressure? Kevin DuBrow was a one-of-a-kind songwriter, musician and a consummate performer. He had an incredible vocal range; I have mass respect for Kevin."
Regarding what fans were supposed to expect from his live appearances with QUIET RIOT, Huff said at the time, "I don't think trying to duplicate Kevin's every sound or movement is what honors Kevin DuBrow or QUIET RIOT. It's important for me to stay true to the songs as they were written, as the fans remember them, and to bring the live show to full strength. I am not here to replace Kevin DuBrow."
He continued, "Frankie [Banali, drums] summed it up best when he said, 'Kevin DuBrow was one of a kind and cannot be replaced.' I am here to help QUIET RIOT continue to keep the music alive in the most flattering way possible."
Fan-filmed video footage of QUIET RIOT's May 20, 2011 concert at Arcada Theatre in Saint Charles, Illinois can be viewed below.
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