Seattle-based progressive metallers QUEENSRŸCHE will return to Europe this summer to promote their latest effort, “Condition Hüman”, which was released last October via Century Media.
Comments QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd LaTorre: “We are very much looking forward to returning back to Europe! The European rock and metal fans are perhaps some of the most passionate music lovers on the globe! We thank you all for your support and warm welcome each and every time we travel to Europe. Please join us for a memorable evening of music ranging from the obscure classics, well-known hits, and new material from our latest release ‘Condition Hüman’! See you soon!!”
Adds QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton: “QUEENSRŸCHE is excited to return to Europe! The legacy of the band is continuing with anticipated festivals, cruises and rock venues. Come out and support the ‘RŸCHE and live music!”
Aug. 19 – Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbühl, Germany
Aug. 21 – Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland
Aug. 22 – The Garage – Saarbrucken, Germany
Aug. 23 – Colosaal – Aschaffenburg, Germany
Aug. 24 – Zakk – Dusseldorf, Germany
Aug. 26 – Robin 2 – Bilston, UK
Aug. 27 – Corporation – Sheffield, UK
Aug. 28 – Islington Academy – London, UK
Aug. 29 – Boerderij – Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Aug. 30 – Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany
Sep. 01 – Fryshuset Klubben – Stockholm, Sweden
Sep. 02 – Train – Aarhus, Denmark
Sep. 03 – City Rock Festival – Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Sep. 05 – Wacken Full Metal Cruise – Oslo, Norway
Sep. 07 – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
QUEENSRŸCHE hired Todd La Torre to replace Geoff Tate in 2012 and has released two albums with the ex-CRIMSON GLORY frontman: 2013’s “Queensrÿche” and the aforementioned “Condition Hüman”.
Wilton recently told The Glendale Star that the band is stronger than ever after parting ways with Tate and adding La Torre.
“We went through a lot of drama over the past few years and we have been focused on rebuilding this band,” Wilton said. “We are the original members and it was important for us to gain control of the name of the band. It was a chance meeting with [La Torre] that brought this together and it is working out great.”
He added: “For the past ten years, this band has been more of a dictatorship. Now, with the influence of [La Torre], we have great chemistry and we are now a complete democracy, not a dictatorship.”
“Condition Hüman” debuted at No. 27 on The Billboard 200 chart, having shifted 14,000 equivalent album units in the week ending October 8, 2015.
The Billboard 200 ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
“Condition Hüman” was released on October 2, 2015 via Century Media.