Chuck Wright informed by management that his last two Quiet Riot shows are in next few days

Chuck Wright informed by management that his last two Quiet Riot shows are in next few days

It appears that bassist Rudy Sarzo will be making his return in the Quiet Riot line-up sooner than expected as the band’s current bassist Chuck Wright has just reported that he’s been advised by “management” that his last two shows with the group will be on October 29, and 30, 2021. Back on August 2, 2021, it was announced that after an 18 year absence, the 70 year old Sarzo would be replacing the 62 year old Wright in the band but the former had suggested that this was not taking place until 2022 with his message “I coming home in 2022 🙏🏻🎸🙏🏻“.  A few days later, Wright revealed to Metal Sludge that Sarzo was being brought in to help Quiet Riot with bookings in 2022. 

Quiet Riot‘s upcoming shows for 2021 as listed on their website consist of:

Oct. 29th — The Mesa Theater — St. Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
Oct. 30th — The Grand Falls Casino — Larchwood, Iowa, USA
Nov. 6th — Groove Music Hall — Woodford, Virginia, USA
Dec. 4th — Ridglea Theater — Ft. Worth, Texas, USA
Dec. 31st — Fremont Country Club — Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The following message was posted on Wright‘s Facebook page earlier today:


I was just informed this morning by management that this will be my last weekend with Quiet Riot. I’ve spent 21 years of my life since 1981 performing live, writing, singing and recording with Quiet Riot covering 9 albums including the iconic Metal Health “Bang Your Head”. It’s been a good run filled with a lot of fun times but sadly, also a lot of tragedy. I’ll be finishing out 2021 completing my first ever solo album “Chuck Wright’s Sheltering Sky” that features over 30 of my friends including members of Mr. Big, Skid Row, Tesla, Dream Theater, Great White, Asia, Jefferson Starship and others you’d know. I’m so proud of this material and I’m very excited to share it with you. I’ll be making my signing announcement soon with the release date of my first single. Cheers to new beginnings and a very creative 2022!”

According to Wikipedia, Wright has been in Quiet Riot in 1982, 1985–1987, 1994–1997, 2004–2006, 2006–2007 and 2010–2021. Wright played bass on two tracks (“Metal Health” and “Don’t Wanna Let You Go”) on the multi-platinum selling record Metal Health (1983), provided backing vocals on Condition Critical (1984) and Terrified (1993), and played on QR III (1986), Down To The Bone (1995), 10 (2014), Road Rage (2017) and Hollywood Cowboys (2019).