Monday, July 6, 2015

Queensryche expand European tour

Queensryche have expanded their summer tour of Europe with the addition of several headline club shows between festival appearances.

The 3-week run begins July 17 at the Germany’s Bang Your Head festival, with dates running into early August; an updated schedule is listed below.

Queensryche guitarist Michael Wilton recently confirmed that the band will release a new album this fall.

"The next album from Queensryche is hopefully coming out the first week of October,” says Wilton. “We are doing a worldwide release, and very much expected.

“And the record label, Century Media, is the one that will be putting it out, and they have the demos right now and are very positive and happy about it. I know that a lot of people are really anticipating this, so stay tuned and you won't be disappointed."

The project marks the group’s first release since a public split and two-year legal battle over the Queensryche brand with former singer Geoff Tate.

Vocalist Todd La Torre joined in 2012 was on board for the band’s 2013 self-titled effort and live shows, while Tate went on to form Operation: Mindcrime – named after Queensryche’s 1988 album.

2015 European tour

Jul 17 - Bang Your Head Festival - Balingen, Germany
Jul 18 - Backstage Halle - Munich, Germany
Jul 19 - Pistoia Blues Festival - Pistoia, Italy
Jul 21 - Metaldays Festival - Tolmin, Slovenia
Jul 22 - Szene Wien - Vienna, Austria
Jul 23 - Circolo Colony - Brescia, Italy
Jul 24 - Atlantico - Rome, Italy
Jul 26 - Z7 Summer Nights Open Air Festival - Pratteln, Switzerland
Jul 27 - Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
Jul 28 - Rock Classics au Château de Beaufort - Luxembourg
Jul 29 - Turock - Essen, Germany
Jul 30 - Underground - Köln, Germany
Jul 31 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
Aug 01 - Skogsrojet Festival - Rejmyre, Sweden
Aug 03 - Melkweg - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Aug 04 - Effenaar - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Aug 05 - The Marble Factory - Bristol, UK
Aug 06 - Electric Ballroom - London, UK
Aug 07 - Concorde 2 - Brighton, UK
Aug 08 - Alcatraz Festival - Kortrijk, Belgium

See also:

Queensryche to release new album this fall
Queensryche reveal more details regarding band name settlement
Former Queensryche singer comments on band name settlement
Queensyrche members reach settlement over rights issues
Search Queensryche at hennemusic