On October 12th, QUEENSRŸCHE fronted by vocalist Todd La Torre performed at the O2 Academy in London (Islington), UK. Fan-filmed video has been posted below:
The band’s European tour schedule is now as follows.
16 – HMV Ritz – Manchester, United Kingdom
17 – Rock City – Nottingham, United Kingdom
18 – Button Factory – Dublin, Ireland
20 – Turbohalle – Bucharest, Romania
21 – Retro Music Hall – Prague, Czech Republic
22 – Orpheum – Graz, Austria
23 – Club 202 – Budapest, Hungary
25 – Theaterfabrik – Munich, Germany
26 – Burgerhaus – Quadrath-Itchendorf Bergheim, Germany
27 – Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, Germany
29 – Moonwalker – Aarburg, Switzerland
30 – Stadthalle – Langen, Germany
31 – Brielpoort – Deinze, Belgium
1 – Effennaar – Eindhoven, Netherlands
Tickets for all shows are available here.
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.”