QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Todd La Torre and guitarist Michael Wilton recently spoke with Neuwelt Music Channel at The Button Factory in Dublin, Ireland:
Remaining dates on the band's 2013 tour schedule are as follows:
29 - Moonwalker - Aarburg, Switzerland
30 - Stadthalle - Langen, Germany
31 - Brielpoort - Deinze, Belgium
1 - Effennaar - Eindhoven, Netherlands
2 - Rock the Boat - Oslo, Norway
4 - Folken - Stavanger, Norway
5 - Tradgarn - Gothenburg, Sweden
6 - Tyrol - Stockholm, Sweden
8 - Kulturbolaget - Malmo, Sweden
9 - Nordfest - Sundsvall, Sweden
15 - Asylum - Portland, ME
16 - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom - Hampton Beach, NH
13 - Reno Event Center - Reno, NV
14 - Marquee Theater - Tempe, AZ
Tickets for all shows are available here
On October 12th, Queensrÿche performed at the O2 Academy in London (Islington), UK. Fan-filmed video has been posted below:
As a special teaser for the European tour the band released a video for the album track 'Redemption' with scenes from the studio recordings and first US shows with Todd La Torre:
Queensrÿche recently filmed a mini movie to the tracks, 'Spore', 'Midnight Lullaby' and 'A World Without'. The three tracks will provide the score to a 10-plus minute story, dubbed Queensrÿche: Ad Lucem. The movie was filmed by director, Daniel Andres Gomez Bagby with producer, Marco De Molina on location at Central City Stages last month.
Todd La Torre, vocalist for Queensrÿche has issued the following statement: "We decided to take a different approach with this video, which is comprised of three pieces of music from our latest self-titled release, Queensrÿche. It’s a conceptual mini-movie music video that invites the audience to scratch beneath the surface a bit, rather than the usual "chewed food" that so many are used to being fed. We really wanted to deviate from a performance type of video so the music and story-line could be the main focus."
La Torre also adds, "The overall theme of the song 'Spore' is one that deals with personal demons, relationship struggles, career pressures, personal/professional morals and ethical dilemmas. These are issues we all face on some level and the video touches upon them all. 'Midnight Lullaby'/'A World Without' deals with the loss of a mother during childbirth, leaving a father as a single parent and struggling to move forward through the turmoil. The end result is a roller coaster of emotion in an effort to find a healthy resolve. Given our history, we feel that this multifaceted conceptual video, along with a great cast of actors to suit, will really resonate with our fans."