September 27, 2023
Rick Ventura’s Riot Act to play Riot’s album ‘Fire Down Under’ in its entirety live

Rick Ventura’s Riot Act to play Riot’s album ‘Fire Down Under’ in its entirety live

Riot Act and former Riot guitarist Rick Ventura will be playing the Riot album Fire Down Under in its entirety during their upcoming UK tour and at the British Steel Festival in Fismes, France.

C Squared Music‘s press release indicates (with slight edits):

Riot guitar legend Rick Ventura will be bringing his band Riot Act back to England for a short run of shows to warm up for British Steel Festival in France on October 7th. Riot Act will be playing the critically acclaimed classic Riot album Fire Down Under in full, as well as other classic Riot tunes. Kaine, a young Heavy Metal band from Essex, England will be joining them on the tour. This is the first headline tour the band has done in England.

Tickets will be available from the venues box offices or from

Watch “Swords and Tequila 2023” here:

30th of September 2023: The Music Room, Ipswich (ENG)
1st of October 2023: Waterfront, Norwich (ENG)
3rd of October 2023: Portland Arms, Cambridge (ENG)
4th of October 2023: Three Wise Monkeys, Colchester (ENG)
5th of October 2023: The Birthplace of Iron Maiden – The Cart & Horses, London (ENG)
7th of October 2023: British Steel Festival, Fismes, France (EU)

Rick Ventura was a member of the classic Riot line-up that recorded the legendary albums Narita (1979), Fire Down Under (1981), Restless Breed (1982), and Born In America (1983). He also appeared on the Riot Live (1989) live album. Fire Down Under is considered the ultimate Riot album, having made the Billboard 200 on its original release.

Riot Act released their debut double album Closer To The Flame (Global Rock Records) in 2022 which features both original material and re-recordings of Riot classics. The band then joined Lillian Axe on their U.K Tour in 2022 to promote the album, alongside the English Heavy Metal band Kaine.

This will be a rare opportunity for classic Rock/Metal fans to see Rick perform the Fire Down Under album in full, as well as all the other legendary Riot tunes from the 1980s.”

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