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Queensrÿche announce new album, The Verdict, and 2019 US tour dates

on October 29, 2018, 2:48pm

Queensrÿche will return with a new album, The Verdict, on March 1st, 2019, via Century Media Records. The veteran band recorded the new tunes with Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Iced Earth) at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, Washington, and Planet-Z in Wilbraham, Massachusetts.

The album will be the band’s third to feature vocalist Todd La Torre, who took over the position after Geoff Tate was dismissed from the lineup. Following a legal battle over the name, the La Torre incarnation of the group won the rights to the Queensrÿche name, while Tate went on to tour under the name Operation: Mindcrime.

“I’m extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish on this record,” La Torre said in a statement. “The relentless dedication and hard work of everyone involved has been very rewarding. I am excited and looking forward to it no longer just belonging to us, but belonging to the world. We hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it!”

The Verdict is the most metal and the most progressive record we have made in a long time,” added guitarist Michael “Whip” Wilton. “I couldn’t possibly be more excited for everyone to hear this.”

Queensrÿche will also take The Verdict on the road for a spring U.S. headlining tour, kicking off March 2nd in Orlando, Florida, and running through an April 3rd date in Seattle. The trek will feature direct support from Fates Warning, with The Cringe opening up select shows. View the full itinerary of tour dates below. For ticket information, head to the band’s official website. You can also grab tickets here.

The Verdict marks Queensrÿche’s follow-up to 2015’s Condition Hüman. That album debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart.

The Verdict Artwork:

Queensryche - The Verdict

Queensrÿche 2019 Tour Dates with Fates Warning:
03/02 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
03/03 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
03/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
03/07 – Baltimore, MA @ Sound Stage*
03/08 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun^
03/09 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza*
03/10 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium*
03/12 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
03/13 – Detroit, MI @ Diesel
03/14 – Chicago, IL @ Concord
03/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
03/16 – Medina, MN @ Medina Entertainment Center
03/17 – Davenport, IA @ Rhythm City Casino Resort^
03/20 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
03/21 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
03/22 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec
03/23 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey
03/26 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
03/27 – San Diego @ Observatory
03/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda
03/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
03/30 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
04/02 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
04/03 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune

* = w/ The Cringe
^ = Queensrÿche only

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