Warrant with Quiet Riot and Helix – Casino Rama Resort – Orillia, Ontario – October 7, 2023

Warrant Rocks Out at Casino Rama Resort: A Night of Nostalgic Rock and Roll Energy

On October 7, 2023, the Casino Rama Resort in Orillia, Ontario, hosted a rock and roll extravaganza that transported the audience back to the heyday of 80s hair metal. Warrant headlined the show, with supporting acts Quiet Riot and Helix joining forces to deliver an unforgettable concert experience.

The evening kicked off with a bang as Helix took the stage and treated the crowd to a set filled with their signature hits. From “Wild in the Streets” to “Deep Cuts the Knife,” the band had the audience on their feet, singing along to every word. The energy in the venue was palpable, especially when Helix saved one of their most beloved songs, “Rock You,” for last. The crowd enthusiastically participated, shouting “R-O-C-K” with fervor.

Led by singer Brian Vollmer, the sole original member of the band, Helix showcased their years of experience and dedication to their craft. Bassist Daryl Gray and guitarist Chris Julke added their own unique flair to the mix, while newer members Mark Chichkan and Jamie Constant perfectly complemented the established sound. The love and passion emanating from each member of Helix created an electric atmosphere that resonated with everyone in attendance.

Quiet Riot took the stage next, captivating the audience with their iconic sound and unforgettable stage presence. The band performed a seven-song setlist, accompanied by an amazing guitar solo. As the show reached its climax, they played their iconic hit “Metal Health (Bang Your Head),” an anthem that had the crowd headbanging and singing along at the top of their lungs. Bassist Rudy Sarzo, at 72 years old, brought an incredible amount of energy to the stage, showcasing exceptional skill and adding an element of showmanship to the performance. Singer Jizzy Pearl stayed true to the original recordings, delivering a powerful and captivating performance that added an extra dynamic to the overall experience.

Finally, Warrant took the stage, transporting the audience back in time with their party anthems and captivating stage presence. Performing a twelve-song setlist, the band had the crowd hooked from beginning to end. Hits like “Heaven” and “Cherry Pie” had everyone standing and singing along, creating a sense of nostalgia and evoking memories from times gone by. Warrant’s ability to tap into that sense of nostalgia and deliver their hits with passion and authenticity created an experience that was both familiar and exhilarating for the audience.

Warrant, with founding member Erik Turner and long-time members Robert Mason, Joey Allen, Steven Sweet, and Robbie Crane, proved that even after all these years, 80s hair metal still has a special place in people’s hearts. This night at the Casino Rama Resort was a celebration of timeless rock music, with Warrant leading the charge and Quiet Riot and Helix bringing their own brand of high-energy performance.

The concert at Casino Rama Resort on October 7, 2023, will be remembered as a night of pure rock and roll energy, a testament to the enduring talent of these iconic 80s hair metal bands. Whether you were there during the party era or are just discovering their music now, witnessing Warrant, Quiet Riot, and Helix live is an experience that warrants reliving those moments, singing along at the top of your lungs, and creating new memories that will last a lifetime.

Special thanks to Casino Rama for the accreditation. All images by Sue Sadzak Hebert. ©2023. Please do not copy or use without consent.

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