Fan-filmed video footage of the Todd La Torre-fronted version of QUEENSRŸCHE performing on October 13 at the South Texas Rock Fest at Sunken Garden Amphitheatre in San Antonio, Texas can be seen below.
The setlist for the concert was as follows:
01. Queen Of The Reich
03. Walk In The Shadows
04. The Whisper
05. En Force
06. Child Of Fire
08. The Needle Lies
10. Roads To Madness
11. I Don’t Believe In Love
12. My Empty Room
13. Eyes Of A Stranger
14. Take Hold Of The Flame
15. Jet City Woman
16. Silent Lucidity
Commented La Torre after the San Antonio concert: “I’m a pure metalhead. I headbang, sing with passion and scream with balls. You want choreographed moves, go see a play. We feel the music and do what we feel. QUEENSRŸCHE is a metal band, and now we’re looking and performing like one.
“Want killer music played with heart and soul, and raw energy for 90 minutes straight? Come see us now and you too will feel that we do care about this music! These guys are moving like you haven’t seen in years, and with smiles on their faces!
“We are writing new material every day and looking forward to the future of QUEENSRŸCHE with all of you! We truly care about each and every one of you. Believe me, we do.”
QUEENSRŸCHE members Michael Wilton (guitar), Eddie Jackson (bass), Scott Rockenfield (drums) and Parker Lundgren (guitar) announced on June 20 that they were parting ways with singer Geoff Tate and recruiting powerhouse vocalist Todd La Torre of CRIMSON GLORY as his replacement. The new QUEENSRŸCHE lineup previously played two shows in their home city of Seattle under the name RISING WEST.
As previously reported, female vocalist Pamela Moore, who is best known for her performance as Sister Mary on QUEENSRŸCHE‘s 1988 epic release “Operation: Mindcrime” and 2006’s sequel “Operation: Mindcrime II”, will join the Todd La Torre-fronted version of QUEENSRŸCHE on stage on October 27 at the Snoqualmie Casino in Snoqualmie, Washington.
Commented the group: “[Pamela] is considered family to the band, part of QUEENSRŸCHE‘s legacy and has won the hearts of the amazing QUEENSRŸCHE fans. It is our privilege to share the stage with her once again!”
Tate, who fronted QUEENSRŸCHE for three decades, recently sought to prevent his former bandmates from touring and operating under the QUEENSRŸCHE name without him. While ruling against Tate, the presiding judge determined that there was no legal hurdle in Tate also using the name with an all-new lineup of musicians. “I don’t see any reason that Mr. Tate can’t have the benefit, if he gets other members, of whatever name he uses of using the brand,” Superior Court Judge Carol A. Schapira said during the July 13 court hearing. “I think [doing that would be] inherently confusing, although I’m sure the market can get these things sorted out,” she added.
On September 2, Tate announced that he was launching his own version of QUEENSRŸCHE with RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer, former QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE and WHITESNAKE bassist Rudy Sarzo and former MEGADETH and KING DIAMOND guitarist Glen Drover. Also on board in the new group are returning QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Kelly Gray — who played with the band from 1998 until 2001 and also produced several of their albums — and keyboardist Randy Gane, who has toured and recorded with QUEENSRŸCHE and Geoff‘s solo group in the past.