Quiet Riot to Release First Album With Singer James Durbin This Summer
Well, this feels like deja vu, doesn't it? Earlier this year, Quiet Riot had announced their intentions to release Road Rage in late April, but a sudden lineup chance forced the record to be delayed. The band exchanged singer Seann Nicols for American Idol finalist James Durbin and made the hasty decision to re-record the album with the new frontman. Now, the album is slated for an Aug. 4 release through Frontiers Music.
The album artwork has remained the same, but the songs have taken on a new identity with an entirely new track listing as Durbin toiled away at reshaping the tunes. "The crown-jewel, on top of joining one of your favorite bands, has to be writing, recording and releasing a new album. No matter what, you are now a part of that band's history and I'm honored to have had the opportunity to do that with Quiet Riot. I spent just over three weeks marathon songwriting brand new lyrics and melodies for every song and recording vocals," said the singer.
Drummer Frankie Banali went on to add, "The recordings for the new Road Rage record have been an incredible musical journey in the storied history of Quiet Riot. I asked vocalist James Durbin to fill the very large shoes of the late great Kevin DuBrow because I knew he could. While no one can ever replace Kevin DuBrow, he has the same spirit and drive that Kevin had. James is an amazing live performer with insane vocal range, but he is also a very gifted songwriter and brought to the Road Rage record totally unique, original lyrics and melodies. Not only do they fit perfectly to the music we wrote, but took the songs to a completely new level."
Rounding out Banali and Durbin in the Quiet Riot lineup are Alex Grossi (guitar) and Chuck Wright (bass). Catch the band on the road all summer (dates below) and pre-order your copy of Road Rage at Amazon, iTunes or Google Play.
Quiet Riot, Road Rage Track Listing
01. "Can't Get Enough"
03. "Roll This Joint"
04. "Freak Flag"
06. "Still Wild"
07. "Make A Way"
09. "The Road"
11. "Knock Em Down"
Quiet Riot 2017 Tour Dates
06/02 - Lincolnton, N.C. @ Court Square
06/04 - Myrtle Beach, S.C. @ The Boathouse Concert Series
06/10 - Farmington Hills. Mich. @ Motor City Harley Davidson Festival
06/17 - Sauk Rapids, Minn. @ Old Capital Tavern
06/23 - Lynchburg, Va. @ Phase 2
06/24 - Big Spring, Texas @ Annual Fantastic Fourth
06/30 - Marksville, La. @ MARI CENTER - PARAGON CASINO
07/01 - Junction City, Kan. @ Sundown Salute
07/07 - Santa Cruz, Calif. @ Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
07/15 - Lake Ozark, Mo. @ The Horny Toad At Camden On The Lake
07/21 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Golden Nugget Casino
08/11 - Greenville, Texas @ The TExan Theater
08/12 - Longview, Texas @ Maude Cobb Event Center
08/18 - Imperial, Neb. @ Chase County Fairgrounds
08/25 - Le Roy, N.Y. @ Jam At The Ridge
08/26 - Port Falls, Idaho @ Stateline Cruiser
09/01 - San Pedro, Calif. @ USS IOWA - Fleetweek 2017
09/02 - Wilmington, N.C. @ The Thorne Theater
09/07 - Jim Thorpe, Penn. @ Penn's Peak
09/15 - East Durham, N.Y. @ Catskill Mountain Thunder
09/21 - St Charles, Ill. @ Arcada Theater
09/23 - Newkirk, Okla. @ Southwind Casino
10/19 - Houston, Texas @ Proof Rooftop
10/28 - Brownsville, Texas @ Rock The Park Festival
10/29 - Pekin, Ill. @ Avanti's Dome - Rock 'N' Skull Festival
11/04 - Pembrook, Pines Fla. @ Rockfest 80'S -CB Smith Park
11/08 - West, Hollywood Calif. @ The Whisky A Go Go
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