New album slated for release June 11
Band comprised Of Todd La Torre, Michael Wilton, Parker Lundgren, Eddie Jackson and Scott Rockenfield heading out on "Return To History World Tour"
Legendary Seattle rockers QUEENSRYCHE are poised to regain their place as hard rock/heavy metal royalty in 2013. The band has just signed a new label deal with Century Media for the release of their latest studio album. The album is slated for release on June 11 and marks the debut album from the lineup comprised of Todd La Torre (Vocals), Michael Wilton (Guitars), Parker Lundgren (Guitars), Eddie Jackson (Bass) and Scott Rockenfield (Drums). The band premiered a snippet from a new song called "Redemption" from the upcoming release on Eddie Trunk's radio show on February 22. The 90-second snippet can be viewed below. QUEENSRYCHE join Century Media's diverse roster comprised of some of music's most recognizable talent, including IN FLAMES, IN THIS MOMENT, LACUNA COIL and ARCH ENEMY to name a few.
"QUEENSRYCHE is excited to begin writing this next chapter of our career with Century Media. Their passion and love for music has been apparent since early discussions and we are pleased to call them partners on this journey," states bassist Eddie Jackson. "We are also thankful for all of the fans who have supported us from day one and helped us get to where we are today. Todd, Scott, Parker, Michael and I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for each and every one of you."
QUEENSRYCHE will also be heading out on their "Return To History World Tour" this March and April. The tour kicks off on March 5th in Dubuque, IA and makes stops in 9 different countries wrapping up on April 26th in the Netherlands. The band will also be taking to the high seas on this year's "Monsters Of Rock Cruise" and "Sweden Rock Cruise." The 23 date trek will make stops in New York, Tennessee and Florida as well as in Canada, United Kingdom and Germany amongst others. Tickets for all shows are currently on sale.
QUEENSRYCHE first burst onto the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled 4 song EP Queensrÿche. They very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold-out audiences around the world. With the follow up first full-length album The Warning in 1984, and the ground breaking 1986 release of Rage For Order, QUEENSRYCHE continued to prove their worldwide dominance as one of the most respected and creative bands of the 80's. In 1988 the band turned out yet another monumental album Operation: Mindcrime, which would go on to become one of the TOP 10 best selling concepts records of all time, and set the stage for continued sold out performances around the world. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Empire in 1991, the band earned multiple Grammy Award nominations and won the MTV "viewers choice" award for the #1 chart topping hit "Silent Lucidity". During the next ten years, the band continued to release albums and tour the world to sold-out audiences. QUEENSRYCHE has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and have continued to break new ground and push their creative process.
"Return To History World Tour 2013"
Mar 5--Dubuque, IA--Diamond Jo Casino
Mar 7--Toronto, ON--Phoenix Concert Theatre
Mar 8--Englewood, NJ--Bergen Performing Arts Center
Mar 9--Jim Thorpe, PA--Penn's Peak
Mar 10--Patchogue, NY--The Emporium
Mar 12--Nashville, TN--Wildhorse Saloon
Mar 14--Biloxi, MS--Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Mar 15--Tampa, FL--Ritz Ybor
Mar 16--Fort Lauderdale, FL--Monsters Of Rock Cruise
Mar 22--Orlando, FL--House Of Blues
Mar 23--Raleigh, NC--Longbranch
Mar 30--Uncasville, CT--Mohegan Sun Casino
Apr 6--Regina, SK--Casino Regina Show Lounge
Apr 11--Stockholm, SWE--Sweden Rock Cruise
Apr 13--Oulu, FIN--Club Teatria
Apr 14--Mons, BEL--Power Prog & Metal Festival @ Lotto Mons Expo
Apr 15--London, UK--O2 Academy
Apr 17--Nottingham, UK--Rock City
Apr 18--Manchester, UK--The Ritz
Apr 19--Dublin, IRE--The Academy Dublin
Apr 20--Duisburg, GER--Gluckaufhalle
Apr 21--Ludwigsburg, GER--Rockfabrik
Apr 23--Aaburg, SWI--Moonwalker
Apr 24--Munchen, GER--Theaterfabrik
Apr 26--Eindhoven, NET--Effennar
Other confirmed 2013 tour dates:
Jul 18--Oshkosh, WI--Rock USA Festival
Jul 19--Springville, IN--ABATE of Indiana "Boogie"
Jul 20--Erie, PA--Roar on the Shore Biker Rally
Aug 2--Sturgis, SD--The Sturgis Buffalo Chip