QUEENSRŸCHE/RISING WEST guitarist Michael Wilton has issued the following update:
“To all our friends and fans – thank you for the support this weekend for the debut Rising West invasion!! Of our two shows, both were SOLD OUT!! We injected the metal everyone has been longing for and served it in slab size proportions! Thank you to our hard working crew, the Hard Rock Cafe Seattle, and our friends Windowpane for making this a historical and FUN event!!!”
Rising West – which also features Queensrÿche members Eddie Jackson (bass), Scott Rockenfield (drums) and Parker Lundgren (guitar) along with CRIMSON GLORY singer vocalist Todd La Torre – made their live debut this weekend at the Hard Rock Café in Seattle, WA.
The band performed the following songs:
‘Queen of the Reich’
‘Walk In the Shadows’
‘Child of Fire’
‘The Needle Lies’
‘Take Hold of the Flame’
‘My Empty Room’
‘Eyes of a Stranger’
‘Wrathchild’ (IRON MAIDEN cover)
‘Roads to Madness’
Rising West are performing rare and classic hits from the first five Queensrÿche albums and plan on hitting the studio sometime early summer to begin recording their debut release.
On Friday June 8th and Saturday June 9th, the core members of Queensryche will debut their new band “Rising West” at the Hard Rock Café in Seattle WA. Rising West features Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield, and Parker Lundgren of Queensryche, with powerhouse vocalist Todd La Torre of Crimson Glory. The band will be performing rare and classic hits from the first 5 Queensryche albums and plan on hitting the studio sometime early summer to begin recording their first release.
A seven-minute YouTube clip containing samples of Todd La Torre performing a number of QUEENSRŸCHE classics can be found below. Also available is Todd’s full-length performance of the song “Queen Of The Reich”.
QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate entered the studio on February 29 to begin recording his second solo album.
Tate released his first solo CD in 2002 on Sanctuary Records. Self-titled, the LP was a huge departure from the work he had previously done with QUEENSRŸCHE.