The forecast for tonight’s Live To Rock concert does include a chance of a inclement weather. We will be monitoring it all day. The show will go on rain or shine, as long as the weather does not threaten the safety of patrons, artists or staff. Please check back here throughout the day for updates or call the REP Weather Line at 630-723-2480. Also, please text REPARK to 888777 for updates this evening. Any questions please call the box office at 630-896-6666. Gates open tonight at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7:30.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Remember that first time you heard Skid Row? “Youth Gone Wild” was on MTV. “18 and Life” was a summertime hit single and the band was on the covers of Hit Parader, Circus, and Metal Edge magazines. That exhilarating sound of being young was everywhere. Rob Hammersmith saw himself in that gang mentality. “I was looking for that,” he remembers. “Everybody goes through that phase of me against the world, where you just have to stand up and assert yourself. Every kid goes through that, and Skid Row made you realize that you’re not alone.”
Big-haired, leather-wearing rockers, Warrant gained international popularity with their double-platinum debut Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. The chart-topping power ballad “Heaven” reached No. 1 in Rolling Stone and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Glam metal in nature, the band’s catchy, yet melodic sound, has blazed the trail for over 30 years of sweet surprises, including five albums reaching world-wide success with international sales of over 10 million.
Experience the glitz and glamour of tracks like “Cherry Pie”, “I Saw Red” and “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” among other hard rock offerings, sure to have you singing.
The story of QUIET RIOT begins in 1980 when Kevin DuBrow formed a new band under his own name, working with Frankie Banali and a variety of musicians over the next few years before signing with Pasha/CBS Records, recycling the QUIET RIOT moniker, and recording the album “Metal Health” at a time when new wave was king, and no other record company would consider a heavy metal band. The album “Metal Health” was released in 1983 and jumped over Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to become the first heavy metal album to reach number one on the Billboard charts. The band became MTV darlings on rotation every half hour. The single “Cum on Feel The Noize” peaked at number five and “Metal Health” (Bang Your Head) became a monster hit. The album surpassed ten million in worldwide sales before the record company stopped counting. Their follow up album “Condition Critical” also went multi-platinum and spawned the hits “Mama Weer All Crazy Now” and “Party All Night”.
In 2007 singer Kevin DuBrow passed away. After careful consideration and with the blessing of the DuBrow estate, Banali reformed the band in 2010. The emotional journey was chronicled in the documentary “QUIET RIOT: Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back” that aired on Showtime for two years starting Jan 29th, 2015. In 2019 Frankie Banali was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He selected Johnny Kelly from Type O Negative to fill in for him. Since Frankie’s passing Johnny has continued on in his place. QUIET RIOT 2022 consists of Sarzo, Kelly, vocalist Jizzy Pearl from Love/Hate and Adler’s Appetite, guitarist Alex Grossi who’s been in the band since 2004.