Legendary Seattle rockers QUEENSRŸCHE return with new music from their upcoming soon-to-be-titled release slated for June 11th. The band debuted the full version of the song ‘Redemption’ earlier today (March 25th), and it can be heard in the clip below:
The band wrote ‘Redemption’ collectively, with the melodies and lyrics written by new vocalist Todd La Torre. The single ‘Redemption’ and upcoming Century Media release marks the debut from the lineup comprised of: Todd La Torre (vocals), Michael Wilton (guitars), Parker Lundgren (guitars), Eddie Jackson (bass) and Scott Rockenfield (drums). The song was mixed and mastered by famed Queensrÿche producer James “Jimbo” Barton who is known for working on the band’s classics Operation: Mindcrime and Empire.
Queensrÿche is wrapping up the first leg of the Retrun To History World Tour on March 30th in Uncasville, CT. The tour kicked off on March 5th in Dubuque, IA and has been receiving critical acclaim anywhere they have played. The tour will continue through April in Canada and Europe with additional dates being added throughout the summer. Tickets for all shows are currently on-sale now; the complete tour schedule can be accessed at this location.
Queensrÿche first burst onto the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled 4 song EP Queensrÿche. They very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold out audiences around the world. With the follow up first full-length album, The Warning, in 1984, and the ground breaking 1986 release of Rage For Order, Queensrÿche continued to prove their worldwide dominance as one of the most respected and creative bands of the ’80s. In 1988 the band turned out yet another monumental album, Operation: Mindcrime, which would go on to become one of the Top 10 best selling concept records of all time, and set the stage for continued sold out performances around the world. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Empire in 1991, the band earned multiple Grammy Award nominations and won the MTV Viewers Choice Award for the #1 chart topping hit ‘Silent Lucidity’. During the next ten years, the band continued to release albums and tour the world to sold-out audiences. Queensrÿche has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and have continued to break new ground and push their creative process.