While Queensrÿche has achieved multi-platinum albums and hit singles in their career, their fans have developed an unwavering love for the band’s early releases – when they helped pioneer a style of rock that incorporated elements of metal and progressive rock. And for the first time, Queensrÿche will perform both classic releases in their entirety as part of “The Origins Tour.”
Launching on March 22, 2024, at the Hell’s Heroes Festival in Houston, Texas, and running through May 12, the tour will see Queensrÿche perform classic releases “The Warning” and “Rage for Order.” Joining Queensrÿche on “The Origins Tour” will be most nights, another highly respected/influential band that launched in the ’80s, Armored Saint.
La Torre says, “We are thrilled to bring ‘The Origins Tour’ to you. This will mark the first time in Queensrÿche’s history that the EP and ‘The Warning’ will be performed live in their entirety. And to make it an even more spectacular tour, we are excited to have our great friends and metal legends Armored Saint joining us. Join us as direct support. As direct support for our headlining tour, we can’t wait to see all of you on the road.”
He goes on to say, “Join us for this unique and very special experience as we celebrate the roots of Queensrÿche. Stay tuned!”
Queensrÿche “The Origins Tour” dates with Armored Saint:
Here are the tour dates for Queensrÿche’s “The Origins Tour” with Armored Saint:
- March 22 – Hells Heroes Festival – Houston, Texas, USA
- March 23 – Tower Theater – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
- March 26 – Sycuan Casino – El Cajon, California, USA
- March 27 – House of Blues – Anaheim, California, USA
- March 28 – Holy Diver – Sacramento, California, USA
- March 31 – Neptune Theater – Seattle, Washington, USA
- April 02 – Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
- April 03 – Gothic Theater – Englewood, Colorado, USA
- April 05 – Ameristar Casino and Hotel – Kansas City, Missouri, USA
- April 06 – Delmar Hall – St. Louis, Missouri, USA
- April 07 – Paramount Theater – Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
- April 09 – Coronado Theater – Rockford, Illinois, USA
- April 10 – Peoria Civic Center – Peoria, Illinois, USA
- April 12 – The Vogue – Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
- April 13 – State Theater – Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
- April 14 – Majestic Theater – Detroit, Michigan, USA
- April 16 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
- April 17 – House of Blues – Cleveland, Ohio, USA
- April 19 – Phoenix Theater – Toronto, Canada
- April 20 – Theatre Corona – Montreal, Canada
- April 21 – Elements – Kitchener, Canada
- April 24 – Roxian Theater – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
- April 26 – Empire Live – Albany, New York, USA
- April 27 – The Palladium – Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
- April 28 – Toad’s Place – New Haven, Connecticut, USA
- April 30 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, New Jersey, USA
- May 01 – Keswick Theater – Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA
- May 03 – The Paramount – Huntington, New York, USA
- May 05 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
- May 07 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, Georgia, USA
- May 09 – Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
- May 10 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, Florida, USA
- May 11 – The Ranch – Fort Myers, Florida, USA
- May 12 – The Ranch – Fort Myers, Florida, USA
Note: Armored Saint is not part of all the tour dates.
At the beginning of the year, QUEENSRŸCHE completed their 2023 American headlining tour with former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman and support from Troma. On that tour, at least five songs from the band’s sixteenth studio album, “The Digital Noise Alliance,” which was released in October 2022 via Century Media Records, were included in the band’s 18-song set. The record was once again produced by Chris “Zeuss” Harris, who previously worked with Queensrÿche on the 2015 “Condition Hüman” and 2019’s “The Verdict” LPs.
In May 2021, Michael Wilton rejoined Queensrÿche and contributed to the band’s new studio album as the lead guitarist. He had originally been part of Queensrÿche when he joined the group in 2003 for the “Tribe” album and stayed with the band for six years before leaving.
Starting in late 2021, Parker Lundgren was announced to be leaving the group to focus on “other business ventures” after having served as a guitarist for an extended period.
In the past six years, drummer Casey Grillo has taken over the position of Queensrÿche’s drummer, replacing Scott Rockenfield, who stepped away from the band’s touring activities in early 2017 to spend time with his young son.
In October 2021, Rockenfield filed a lawsuit against guitarist Michael Wilton and bassist Eddie Jackson, alleging, among other things, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and improper conduct in the handling of the band’s assets for personal gain. Several months later, Wilton and Jackson filed a counterclaim against Rockenfield, accusing him of misappropriation of funds, breaching the fiduciary duty, and improperly using the band’s property for personal benefit. The dispute is set to be heard in January 2024.