A band responsible for one of the heaviest-hitting rock anthems of the 1980s will be crashing the Great New York State Fair this year.


Quiet Riot will take the stage at Chevy Court on Thursday, August 24th for a night of head-banging classics. Showtime is 6 pm. As with all concerts at Chevy Court, admission is free with the price of a State Fair ticket.


Quiet Riot formed in Los Angeles in 1973 with legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads as one of its original members. Rhoads eventually left Quiet Riot to join Ozzy Osbourne's new band, after which Riot briefly dissolved, but they reformed with a new lineup and released their breakthrough 1983 album Metal Health. The album dethroned Michael Jackson's Thriller as the first heavy metal release to reach number 1 on the Billboard 100.

Legacy Recordings
Legacy Recordings

FUN FACT: Cum on Feel the Noize, arguably Quiet Riot's biggest hit, was actually a cover, originally recorded by the English rock band Slade in 1973.


Quiet Riot also released a critically-acclaimed documentary called Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back about the band's struggles picking up the pieces after singer Kevin DuBrow's death. The band focuses heavily on DuBrow's close friend and bandmate Frankie Banali.

The movie can be streamed on Amazon Prime. 

Frankie Banali also tragically passed away in 2020 from pancreatic cancer. Despite devastating losses, Quiet Riot forges on.

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