QUEENSRŸCHE at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York on October 18, 2022.
Judas Priest is celebrating 50 Metal Years, and they invited their friends in Queensryche to join the party. Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Todd LaTorre, Mike Stone and Casey Grillo kicked off the night with a shot of adrenaline straight into the crowd’s collective cerebral cortex.
Long time fans were treated to an opening barrage of early bangers – “Queen of the Reich”, “Warning” and “En Force”. The current lineup brings a renewed sense of energy and power to these killer tunes.
Queensryche is far from a nostalgia act. To support the release of their outstanding new studio album, ‘Digital Noise Alliance’, QUEENSRŸCHE have dropped an epic video clip for “Behind The Walls”:
This was the only new song played at the show, which is unfortunate only in the sense that it would have been great to hear more of the new material along with the classics. Todd LaTorre breathes life into a back catalog which had been previously missing from shows, and his contributions to 4 recent albums of material has been crucial in reviving a legendary act.
The set continued with a fan favorite deep cut “Screaming in Digital” and the all-time hits “Empire”, “Operation: Mindcrime” and “Eyes of a Stranger”. The only problem with the set was being over far too soon.
Guitarist Michael Wilton continues to express joy as he pushes boundaries of the Queensryche sound. This incarnation continues to grow as songwriters and soar beyond any past formulas for success, and ‘Digital Noise Alliance’ is their best album yet. “Whip” was the creator of most of the best songs of the early days, and here he bangs out riffs and solos that elevate the soul.
Bassist and backing vocalist Eddie Jackson is the DNA of Queensryche, and his consistent excellence on the bass and microphone provides the common thread that has drawn in and held a passionate fanbase for 4 decades.
Drummer Casey Grillo has been touring with the band for 5 years, and this is his first appearance on an album. He brings a fresh style to the mix, continuing the stellar legacy created by Scott Rockenfield.
Guitarist Mike Stone rejoins the fold this time around, showcasing his creativity and freedom of expression, breaking the mold established by Chris DeGarmo and embarking on new sonic landscapes.
These metal masters are on tour now with Judas Priest. Get your tickets on the official QR website.
opening for Judas Priest
Oct. 13 Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale
Oct. 15 Albany, NY – MVP Arena
Oct. 16 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall Fenway
Oct. 18 Uniondale, NY at Nassau Veterans
Oct. 19 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
Oct. 21 Kalamazoo, MI – Wings Event Center
Oct. 22 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
Oct. 24 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
Oct. 25 Waukegan, IL – Genesee Theatre
Oct. 27 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center Theater
Oct. 29 Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center Moline
Oct. 30 Mankato, MN – Mayo Clinic Event Center
Nov. 01 Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Center
Nov. 02 Rapid City, SD – The Monument
Nov. 07 Ontario, CA – Toyota Center
Nov. 08 Tucson, AZ – TCC Arena
Nov. 10 Loveland, CO – Budweiser Events Center
Nov. 12 Park City (Wichita),KS -Hartman Arena
Nov. 13 St. Charles, MO – The Family Arena
Nov. 15 Corbin, KY – The Corbin Arena
Nov. 17 Southaven, MS – Landers Center
Nov. 18 Baton Rouge, LA – Raising Canes River Center
Nov. 20 Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
Nov. 22 San Antonio, TX – Tech Port Center & Arena
Nov. 23 San Antonio, TX – Tech Port Center & Arena
Nov. 25 Dallas, TX – The Factory – Deep Ellum
Nov. 26 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street
Nov. 28 Edinburg, TX – Burt Ogden Arena
Nov. 29 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
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