(Pembroke Pines, FL – June 2017) – “Cum On Feel the Noize” with Quiet Riot, Dokken, Steelheart, Little River Band, Foghat and Jack Russell’s “Great White” for the Second Annual Rockfest 80’s festival now taking over C.B. Smith Park on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5, 2017 – doors open Noon to 11 p.m. each day. A total of 16 bands will perform at this epic rock festival event so this is just a taste of the line up that’s slated to take the stage once the full schedule is announced. Tickets go on-sale Friday, June 16 at 10 a.m. Click here for ticket information.
Now located at the spacious C.B. Smith Park, it will allow Rockfest 80’s to be even bigger and better than last year. Escape back to the decade of excess where glow in the dark fashion ruled the runways and everyone’s hair was as big as the hits on the radio.
About each band announced so far:
Quiet Riot—Originally founded in Los Angeles in 1973 by the late guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni, Quiet Riot is a glam metal band that has undergone several periods of reinvention. “Cum on Feel the Noize,” “Bang Your Head (Metal Health) and their cover of “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” remain some of this iconic group’s most beloved hits. Current members include: Frankie Banali on drums, Chuck Wright on bass, Alex Grossi on guitar and “American Idol” finalist James Durbin on lead vocals. Quiet Riot is dropping a new album, Road Rage, later this year with new lyrics and Durbin on vocals.
Dokken—American metal band, Dokken, sold more than 10 million albums churning out hits such as “Alone Again,” “In My Dreams” and “Burning Like a Flame.” Don Dokken, Jon Levin, “Wild” Mick Brown and Chris McCarvill are touring together for the first time in nearly 20 years.
Steelheart—Originally known as Red Alert, Steelheart has been revving up audiences since 1990. Hits such as “I’ll Never Let You Go (Angel Eyes)” and “She’s Gone” solidified Steelheart’s place in rock history. Lead vocalist Miljenko Matijevic, lead guitarist Uros Raskovski, Rev Jones on bass and Mike Humbert on percussion currently make up the band. Steelheart is releasing a new album this summer set to include a few surprise guest appearances on the recording. It will be the band’s first new album since 2008.
Little River Band—With 16 studio albums, four live albums, five compilation records and 35 singles, Australian rockers Little River Band formed in 1975 and sold more than 30 million records. They scored hits with “Reminiscing” and “The Night Owls.” Now Little River Band is still rockin’ more than 40 years later with guitarist Greg Hind, Chris Marion on keys, Ryan Ricks on drums, Wayne Nelson on bass and lead vocals and Rich Herring on lead guitar.
Foghat—British rock band Foghat achieved eight gold records, one platinum and one double platinum record and continue to wow audiences with familiar favorites such as “Slow Ride” and “Fool for the City.” Current members include: drummer Roger Earl, bassist Craig MacGregor, lead guitarist Bryan Bassett and vocalist and rhythm guitarist Charlie Huhn. Last summer, Foghat release a new album, Under the Influence, which was their 17th album and first record since 2010. The album features a new version of their biggest hit “Slow Ride.”
Jack Russell’s “Great White”—Founding member of the American hard rock band Great White Jack Russell started touring again as “Jack Russell’s Great White” in December 2011. The band originally formed in 1977 and achieved superstardom with rock anthems such as “Once Bitten Twice Shy” and “Rock Me.” Jack Russell’s “Great White” released their latest album He Saw It Comin’ in January with hits such as “Sign of the Times” and “She Moves Me.”
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