Queensrÿche to deliver 'The Verdict' on March 1, new album's US tour dates announced
The rock icons announced their spring headline U.S. tour with special guests Fates Warning. The Cringe will also be joining both bands on select dates.
Rock icons Queensrÿche have just announced their newest album 'The Verdict', scheduled to be out on March 1 on Century Media Records. The band's forthcoming release was produced, mixed, and mastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Iced Earth, Hatebreed) at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, WA, Planet-Z in Wilbraham, MA and Watershed Studio in Seattle, WA. Pre-orders and formats will be announced soon. In the meantime, the band has a Pledge pre-order campaign currently running here.
"I'm extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish on this record," stated Queensrÿche vocalist Todd La Torre about 'The Verdict'. "The relentless dedication and hard work of everyone involved has been very rewarding. I am excited and looking forward to it no longer just belonging to us, but belonging to the world. We hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it!"
Michael "Whip" Wilton, the guitarist, added: "'The Verdict' is the most metal and the most progressive record we have made in a long time. I couldn't possibly be more excited for everyone to hear this." To support 'The Verdict', Queensrÿche announced their spring U.S. headlining tour with special guests Fates Warning. The Cringe will also be joining both bands on select dates.
The tour will kick off March 2 in Orlando, making stops in major markets such as New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and will wrap up April 3 in Seattle. The band recently finished a run supporting Scorpions this September. For more information on upcoming tour dates and to purchase tickets, visit the band's website.
'The Verdict' follows the band's most recent release, 'Condition Hüman', which received rave reviews. The 2014 release debuted on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart at #5 with over 14,000 units sold in the first week and 100,000 albums sold globally to date.
Queensrÿche have secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock's most respected and celebrated acts, selling over 30 million albums around the world in the span of their over 30-year career. Queensrÿche's stone cold classic debut full-length, 'The Warning', and the monster sophomore release, 'Rage for Order', reignited the flames of heavy, progressive, melodic hard rock and metal. The release of the third album, 'Operation: Mindcrime', catapulted the band into mainstream success, single-handedly redefining the concept album and charged into the Top 40.
A precision collection of near-perfect songs pushed the landmark masterpiece 'Empire' to triple platinum. 'Silent Lucidity, from the fourth LP, earned the band their second and third Grammy nominations, plus five nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Queensrÿche picked up the Viewer's Choice Award.
Following the massive success of 'Empire', the band released, 'Promised Land', which entered the charts at #3 and became another platinum selling record. Adding to their successes, Queensrÿche have dominated Rock Radio with hits like 'Jet City Woman', 'Another Rainy Night (Without You)', 'Real World, 'I AM I', 'Bridge', and 'Sign of the Times'. Now, with the band's 16th full-length album on the way, Queensrÿche is looking to continue to dominate the heavy metal scene.
Here are the Queensrÿche Headline Tour dates
March 2 - Orlando, FL - The Plaza Live
March 3 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
March 5 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
March 7 - Baltimore - Sound Stage
March 8 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
March 9 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
March 10 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
March 12 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
March 13 - Detroit, MI - Diesel
March 14 - Chicago, IL - Concord
March 15 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
March 16 - Medina, MN - Medina Entertainment Center
March 17 - Davenport, IA - Rhythm City Casino Resort
March 20 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
March 21 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
March 22 - San Antonio, TX - Aztec
March 23 - Albuquerque, NM - El Rey
March 26 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
March 27 - San Diego - Observatory
March 28 - Los Angeles, CA- Fonda
March 29 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
March 30 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
April 2 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
April 3 - Seattle, WA - Neptune