In what will be one of the first tests of trying to pull off a concert of any size since the coronavirus pandemic, Quiet Riot announced they are planning a show for July 4th in Arkansas.
Drummer Frankie Banali said, “I am told officially through e-mails that the city has approved the date and they’ve approved it for as much as a 3,000 capacity.”
That’s the plan but Banali explained that a lot could happen in the next three weeks. “I’m still waiting to see what’s gonna happen,” Banali noted. “Because you don’t know if two weeks out, or a week out, before the show, all of a sudden, that part of Arkansas gets shut down, locked down, the show is canceled or postponed to another date. And in the meantime, you have expenses — flights and hotels and all this kind of nonsense that you have to deal with.”
The show will be at Magic Springs Theme And Water Park, located in Hot Springs, Ark. According to the park, “social distancing guidelines of six feet will be enforced” at all of their upcoming concerts.
It’ll be interesting to see how this goes. Maybe it’ll start to pave the way for more shows to return later this year.