Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali declines all-star show appearance in China
Quiet Riot‘s leader and drummer Frankie Banali was apparently offered a lucrative offer in the morning of January 26, 2017 to play an all-star show in the country of China but has reportedly declined to play due to his views of how that country treats dogs.
The following message was posted on Quiet Riot‘s Facebook page in the morning of January 27, 2017:
“YESTERDAY MORNING I RECEIVED A VERY GENEROUS OFFER TO PERFORM WITH A SUPERGROUP OF MUSICIANS IN CHINA IN THE FALL OF 2017. EVERYTHING OFFERED WAS FIRST CLASS FROM THE FINANCIAL COMPENSATION TO THE TRAVEL CONSIDERATIONS TO THE VIP TREATMENT AND IT WOULD NOT HAVE INTERFERED WITH MY QUIET RIOT COMMITMENTS. I RESPECTFULLY DECLINED BECAUSE OF CHINA’S TREATMENT OF DOGS AND SPECIFICALLY THE YULIN DOG MEAT FESTIVAL. I WILL NOT PERFORM IN CHINA REGARDLESS OF THE COMPENSATION. IT’S NOT ABOUT MONEY. IT IS ABOUT THE CRUEL TREATMENT, TORTURE AND MASS MURDER OF DOGS YEARLY IN THAT COUNTRY……”