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Below is our complete Queensryche news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Judas Priest will be embarking on a Japanese tour in late April/early May, immediately following the group's European trek. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.
Priest have yet to announce their U.S. tour plans but it is expected that they will be scheduling a headlining run in the summer. Among the rumored support acts for the trek are Queensryche, Dio and Black Label Society.
Judas Priest's new album, "Angel of Retribution" (view cover here) is scheduled for release on March 1 via Epic Records.
Singer Rob Halford's first album with the band in 15 years, "Angel of Retribution" was produced by Roy Z, who has previously worked on solo albums from Halford and Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson. The set will be bundled with a concert DVD shot in a bullring in Valencia, Spain.
Epic will celebrate the reunion of the "Painkiller"-era Judas Priest lineup by issuing a DualDisc (a two-sided disc made up of a CD player side and a DVD player side) for the "Angel of Retribution" title.
Queensryche have lined up the following dates during January/February:
Jan. 27 - House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Jan. 28 - House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Jan. 30 - House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Feb. 10 - Warfield - San Francisco, CA
Feb. 11 - Harrahs – Stateline, NV
Feb. 12 - Konocti – Kelseyville, CA
Feb. 16 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 17 - House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
Feb. 19 - Universal Amphitheater - Los Angeles, CA
Queensryche are currently writing the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime." Tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II," the set is due next year via Sanctuary.
No Vote Left Behind has announced the initial list of participating artists for its festival/fundraiser, which will take place in most major Seattle venues September 23rd - 26th.
Based on the premise that music has the power to change things - like presidents - NVLB has assembled a diverse cross section of the creative community united in the desire to effect a change in our country's current regime, and to raise a collective voice toward a more progressive agenda.
Artists participating in the festival will include Queensryche, Pearl Jam, David Cross, Mudhoney, John Doe, Grant-Lee Phillips, Pansy Division, The Scavengers, Jon Brion, Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), John Roderick (Long Winters), John Vanderslice, The Delays, Robbers On High Street, Kinski, El Vez, Hedwig And The Angry Inch and many more to be confirmed shortly.
"It's hard to believe that it was just a few short months ago that I came back from an exasperating Christmas visit with family and hatched the idea that was to become No Vote Left Behind," says co-founder Natasha George. "NVLB has grown in ways that I could have never imagined. Thanks to everyone who helped us make this happen!"
"This festival is a tribute to the incredible music scene here in Seattle,"says co-booker Barbara Mitchell. "There's an amazing amount of talent, but more than that there's a deep sense of community and a willingness to work toward a common goal - in this case, making a statement that it's time for a regime change. We couldn't have done this without the club booking agents, bands who talked to their friends, and everyone else who was willing to help us. Amazingly, it worked!"
Participating venues include the Crocodile, Showbox, Sunset Tavern, Tractor Tavern, Neumo's, Graceland and the Comet Tavern, among others.
An announcement of the full line-up, including specific venues and dates for each artist, will be made after Labor Day, with tickets to go on sale Friday, Sept 10, 2004. To celebrate the announcement of the line-up, a kick-off event will be held at Neumo's on Saturday, September 11th, featuring Outtasite, Children of the Revolution, and Sir Mix-a-lot. A portion of the proceeds from this show will benefit NVLB. For more information on the kick-off event click here.
Due to the federal regulations, you must be at least 18 years of age and a registered U.S. citizen to purchase tickets to these shows. No exceptions. If you elect to purchase tickets to No Vote Left Behind events, you are making a financial contribution to No Vote Left Behind, which is a political action committee. Donations to NVLB are not tax-deductible.
No Vote Left Behind will fund:
* A fundraising music festival in Seattle the weekend of September 23-26, 2004
* Targeted donations to the Democratic National Committee to help secure a Kerry/Edwards victory in November
* Progressive candidates in contested congressional races in order to win back the legislative branch
* Progressive, like-minded PACs and causes such as voter registration, election monitoring, and verified voting drives
How We Are Different - With nearly $650 million in yearly revenues and 8,700 local jobs, the Seattle music industry is a cultural and economic force. NVLB is working to transform this vibrant community into a national political funding source. As NVLB's Chris Olson explains, "There are a lot of other great organizations that are using music to increase voter turn-out and register voters. We want to use music more directly as a fundraising tool. We really want to be a partisan voice in the music community working for regime change. The reason we organized as a hard-money PAC is because it allows us to have that voice, and to say, 'Our community is against Bush.'"
While ousting the Bush administration is the driving mission behind all NVLB activity, NVLB funds will also go to fund progressive candidates' campaigns for the House and Senate in hotly-contested races, because there is more to regime change than the presidential election.
QUEENSRYCHE will performing the entire classic Operation: Mindcrime album on their fall/winter tour, which will also include a full production including actors. The band is also working on a sequel to the album tentatively titled Operation: Mindcrime II.
Here are the scheduled tour dates: More...
Queensryche have announced the first dates of their Fall 2004 North American tour. More dates will follow soon.
10.05.2004 Moore Theater, Seattle, Washington
10.06.2004 Moore Theater, Seattle, Washington
10.07.2004 Commodore, Vancouver, B.C.
10.08.2004 Schnitzer, Portland, Oregon
10.23.2004 House of Blues, Orlando, Florida
The New Jersey based Progressive metallers SYMPHONY X have confirmed on their website that they will play México City, Mexico on May 29 at Circo Volador. A second show in México, tentatively scheduled for May 28, will be announced shortly.
As previously reported, Symphony X will be heading back out on tour in April for two weeks worth of dates with QUEENSRYCHE.
The dates are as follows: More...
iTunes will be selling QUEENSRYCHE's latest single, 'Rhythm Of Hope' on April 5th. For a limited time the service is offering up a free acoustic version of the song. Go to iTunes for more info.
This year's Bang Your Head Festival is set to take place on June 25th and 26th at the Messegelande in Balingen, Germany.
The latest act to be confirmed for the festival is ICED EARTH (second headlining act).
The current lineup of bands scheduled to perform at Bang Your Head 2004 includes: ICED EARTH, TESTAMENT, ALICE COOPER, ANTHRAX, QUEENSRYCHE, CHILDREN OF BODOM, PRIMAL FEAR, U.F.O., WHITE LION, MAGNUM, BLAZE, ANGEL, CAGE, MAJESTY, GOTTHARD, LILLIAN AXE, OMEN, DEATH ANGEL, KINGDOM COME, SHOK PARIS, RUFFIANS and BALLISTIC.
A warmup gig is to be held at Rockdisco WOM with Ruffians, Ballistic, Shok Paris and Death Angel.
QUEENSRYCHE will be touring US and Europe again this April and June. This is their second time on the road after the release of last year's "Tribe". Vocalist Pamela Moore (aka Sister Mary from the classic 1988 album "Operation: Mindcrime") will be joining the guys for the gigs in US.
Currently confirmed dates on Queensryche’s upcoming tour include:
QUEENSRŸCHE, GAMMA RAY, ANTHRAX, U.D.O. and PRETTY MAIDS have been officially added to this year's Metal Mania festival, a 3-day event set to take place June 25-27 in Villarobledo (Albacete), Spain. The event is being headlined by a reunited JUDAS PRIEST. More info at www.metalmaniafestival.com.