Photo by Sven Mandel

Photo by Sven Mandel

Queensryche don’t appear to be stepping away from the touring life anytime soon. The progressive metal group recently completed an extensive run of dates across the globe before going on to support the Scorpions during their United States tour this past fall, and soon Queensryche will head out on their own headlining run.

The band’s 2016 United States tour is currently slated to begin in San Jose, California on January 7 and will make it’s way across the country before concluding on February 5 in Reno, Nevada. Queensryche’s forthcoming jaunt will be in support of their new album ‘Condition Human,’ which recently debuted at position 27 on the Billboard Top 200.

“I think the songs pull from the strengths from everybody’s ideas,” Queensryche guitarist Michael Wilton previously told MEM. “If anybody has an idea, it’s included and everybody works on it. The idea of one person saying ‘This is the way the song is gonna go,’ that doesn’t work in this camp anymore. We write songs as a band, and when everybody agrees and likes the tune then it’s done.”

When asked whether there is a sense of rejuvenation present during the band’s writing sessions, Wilton responded: “Yes. I mean, Queensryche music has always been about evolving. When I say evolving, I mean not going in a crazy, different direction but keeping the roots of the band always in mind. We don’t forget where we’ve come from because we are the band. We have the DNA in us. We really feel that what encompasses the first six albums is kind of more of the way we wrote. I feel that’s apparent in the material as far as the new album. It’s the next step in Queensryche’s evolution.”

The members of Queensryche are expected to perform songs off of ‘Condition Human’ during their forthcoming tour. ‘Condition Human’ serves as the second Queensryche album to feature lead vocalist Todd La Torre, formerly of Crimson Glory.

Queensryche 2016 United States Tour Dates

Jan. 07 – Rockbar – San Jose, CA
Jan. 08 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
Jan. 09 – Hard Rock Live – Las Vegas, NV
Jan. 10 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
Jan. 12 – Marquee Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
Jan. 14 – Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
Jan. 15 – Trees – Dallas, TX
Jan. 16 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Jan. 17 – Brewster Street Ice House – Corpus Christi, TX
Jan. 21 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Jan. 22 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
Jan. 23 – The Palladium – Boston, MA
Jan. 24 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
Jan. 25 – 9:30 Club – Washington D.C.
Jan. 27 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Jan. 28 – Limelight – Peoria, IL
Jan. 29 – St. Croix Casino – Turtle Lake, WI
Jan. 30 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Jan. 31 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
Feb. 02 – Knuckleheads – Kansas City, MO
Feb. 03 – Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Feb. 04 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
Feb. 05 – Knitting Factory – Reno, NV


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