QUIET RIOT’s 40th Anniversary of Metal Health Tour – Rudy’s Homecoming Show

Dania Beach, FlQuiet Riot, the legendary heavy metal band, brings the “Celebrating 40 Years of Metal Health” tour to Stage 954 at the Casino at Dania Beach, in Dania Beach, Florida on January 27, 2024. The anticipation in the air was palpable as fans eagerly await a night of pure rock ‘n’ roll nostalgia. This, being a homecoming show for Quiet Riot bassist, Rudy Sarzo, creates an additional buzz in the crowd. It seems just about everyone knows Rudy personally, be it a previous bandmate, friend from school, fellow musician or just a lifelong fan.

From the moment Quiet Riot steps into the spotlight, it is evident that they are on a mission to deliver a performance that will honor their iconic album and four-decade-long legacy. With Rudy Sarzo’s thunderous basslines laying down the foundation, Johnny Kelly’s powerhouse drumming driving the rhythm, Alex Grossi’s blistering guitar solos electrifying the atmosphere, and Jizzy Pearl’s commanding vocals channeling the spirit of the late Kevin DuBrow, Quiet Riot unleashes a relentless barrage of hard-hitting anthems that have the audience in awe.

Kicking off their set with a tease intro of the timeless classic “Metal Health“, Quiet Riot wastes no time in transporting fans back to the heyday of 80s metal, eliciting a chorus of cheers and fist-pumps from the crowd when they rip into the high-energy “Run for Cover”. Throughout their performance, the band weaves through their extensive catalog, treating fans to electrifying renditions of hits like “Cum On Feel the Noize,” “Slick Black Cadillac,” and “Mama Weer All Crazee Now,” each song resonating with an undeniable energy and passion that belies their decades-long career. They also perform “I Can’t Hold On”, a track recorded by Kevin Dubrow in 2003 and just recently released.

One of the highlights, of which there were many, comes in the form of Rudy Sarzo’s emotive bass solo, a tribute to the band’s enduring legacy and a reminder of his unparalleled musicianship. Other notable moments include the performance of “Thunderbird”, which the band dedicates to the memories of Randy Rhoads, Kevin Dubrow and Franki Banali as well as the performance of “Blackout in the Red Room”, a cover of Jizzy Pearl’s previous band, Love Hate. Quiet Riot also invites fans to sing along to their rendition of AC/DC’sHighway to Hell”.

As the concert reaches its climax with an explosive performance of “Metal Health“, Quiet Riot leaves no doubt that their legacy as pioneers of the heavy metal genre remains as potent as ever. With their “40 Years of Metal Health” tour, the band not only pays homage to their storied history but also reaffirm their status as icons of rock ‘n’ roll.

Quiet Riot’s performance at Stage 954 is nothing short of spectacular, a testament to their enduring influence and unwavering dedication to their craft. With their current lineup firing on all cylinders, the band proves that after four decades, they still know how to deliver a show-stopping performance that leaves fans hungry for more. As the final notes echo through the venue and the crowd erupts into applause, it is clear that Quiet Riot’s legacy will continue to resonate for years to come.


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Set List

  1. Run for Cover
  2. Slick Black Cadillac
  3. Mama Weer All Crazee Now
  4. I Can’t Hold On
  5. Sign of the Times
  6. Love’s a Bitch
  7. Condition Critical
  8. Thunderbird
  9. Party All Night
  10. Blackout in the Red Room (Love Hate cover)
  11. The Wild and the Young
  12. Let’s Get Crazy
  13. Highway to Hell (AC/DC cover)
  14. Cum On Feel the Noize
  15. Metal Health (Bang Your Head)

Show Date: January 27, 2024

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Ivan Romero
Ivan Romero is based in South Florida. He has a passion for music and photography. His musical background goes back decades from managing a retail record shop through several years in local radio and also as a club DJ during the rebirth of the South Beach club scene. Ivan covers live events from Central Florida to South Florida having worked with one of the largest concert sound and lighting companies. His photos were published in Front of House (FOH) magazine. Ivan also covers corporate events throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. He has a keen eye for shots with an ability to capture the emotion of the moment. Ivan also has a strong belief in community service and often provides his talent with local schools to capture their performance events for drama, choir and others.