QUIET RIOT played its second show with ex-MONTROSE singer Keith St. John on February 3 at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey.
A couple of fan-filmed video clips of the performance can be seen below.
QUIET RIOT released a statement on January 12 announcing that it had split with singer Mark Huff and that Keith St. John had been recruited to front the band for three East Coast shows in early February.
A short time later, Mark posted a message on his Facebook page, stating, “As I sit in hospital… wait for my brain surgery… I have been let go from QUIET RIOT. And nobody’s had balls to tell it to my face. Interesting … the rock ‘n’ roll business. I have to read the news in a post that’s not even directed to me?… WTF?”
He continued, “Let me tell all my friends… don’t count me out… Watch what happens. It’s obvious what I ever meant to this situation… I deserve better treatment… Don’t worry about me… Worry about your own bad selves. And I am gonna take the high road… I have so much shit I could speak… Stay tuned, my friends.”
This was followed by a Facebook post from QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali, who wrote, “With regards to Mark Huff: My policy has always been not to air out the dirty laundry in public. That policy remains the same even in light of those who chose to make accusations. The fact is that Mr. Huff‘s medical condition had nothing to do with the decision that was made, though it is unfortunate that it comes at such a time. His wife assured me that Mark would be home this week, and as legal protocol dictated, a certified letter was sent informing Mark of the decision that was made and why it was made. This was days ago. The content of that letter is a private matter unless Mr. Huff decides to make the reason for his dismissal made public, which I believe would be counterproductive for him. I will not go tit for tat with this issue. If certain persons wish to villainize me, that is their prerogative.”
QUIET RIOT‘s current touring lineup is as follows:
Keith St. John – Vocals
Frankie Banali – Drums
Chuck Wright – Bass
Alex Grossi – Guitar