Queensryche Live Gig Review

Cincinnati, Ohio
January 27, 2016

Photos and Review by ~James Urban

Atlanta based Halcyon Way was the opening band starting tonight’s rock and metal show here in Cincinnati. This five man band has a very melodic sound coupled with the high singing lead vocals of Steve Braun and the guttural growling of lead guitarist Jon Bodan and bassist Skyler Moore. They are a hard and fast band that knows how to get the job done on stage. Next up was the metal band Meytal, a hard rocking band out of LA that was formed by drummer Meytal Cohen. This five man band has only three men and two bad ass chicks in Cohen and bassist Anel Orantes Pedrero who can seriously rock on stage. The band fills out with ex-God Forbid guitarist Doc Coyle, Threat Signal’s Travis Montgomery and singer Eric Emery from the band Concordia. Meytal started a kickstarter campaign in July of 2013 and by August of the same year had raised over $144,000 to fund a project to create an album. On July 24, 2015 the band released its first album “Alchemy” and are now on tour supporting their debut effort.

As the house lights dimmed, two large video screens on either side of the drum riser lit up with the name of the band we all came to see appeared, Queensryche! A flashing light appeared behind the drum kit and the pounding beats rang out as Scott Rockenfield, adorned with a head lamp, started waking the crowd for what was to come. As the band members entered the stage to the cheers and screams of the fans their names appeared on the large screens. The first song of the set was “Guardian” a single off the bands 2015 album release “Condition Hüman”, which set a blistering tone for the remainder of the show. The band went on a tear playing songs from their extensive catalog with songs like “Operation:Mindcrime”, “Damaged”, “Empire”, “Jet City Woman” and “Eyes of a Stranger”. Original members Michael Wilton on lead guitar, Eddie Jackson on bass and Rockenfield on drums have continued the bands signature sound since 1982. Long time axeman Parker Lundgren and newest member singer Todd La Torre completed the great sound that is Queensryche. This band sounds as good as they ever have and seem to see no end in sight playing with youthful excitement and enthusiasm matching newer bands on the road today. If they make it to a town near you, do yourself a favor and get out to see this legendary band.


Operation: Mindcrime
Best I Can
The Killing Words
The Mission
Anybody Listening?
In This Light
Queen of the Reich
Jet City Woman
Take Hold of the Flame


Screaming in Digital
Eyes of a Stranger

Favorite 'FMR' Moments:

Hearing the songs I remember growing up performed live on stage! “Empire”, “Jet City Woman”, “Operation:Mindcrime” and “Eyes of a Stranger” bring back the heyday of MTV! \m/ \m/

Queensryche Are:

Todd LaTorre - Lead Vocals

Michael Wilton - Guitar

Eddie Jackson - Bass

Scott Rockenfield - Drums

Parker Lundgren – Guitar

Opening Act(s):

Halcyon, Meytal

Remaining US Dates:

Feb 22 Monsters of Rock Cruise Miami, FL
Feb 23 Monsters of Rock Cruise Miami, FL
Feb 24 Monsters of Rock Cruise Miami, FL
Feb 25 Monsters of Rock Cruise Miami, FL
Feb 27 Pompano Beach Amphitheater Pompano Beach, FL
Mar 10 Badlands Pawn Gold and Jewelry Sioux Falls, SD
Mar 19 Snoqualmie Casino Showroom Snoqualmie, WA
Apr 14 Chumash Casino Santa Ynez, CA
Apr 16 Fort Hall Casino Fort Hall, ID
May 06 Hard Rock Biloxi Hotel & Casino Biloxi, MS
May 13 Blacked Out In Vegas w/Scorpions Las Vegas, NV
May 14 Blacked Out In Vegas Las Vegas, NV
May 18 Blacked Out In Vegas Las Vegas, NV
May 20 Blacked Out In Vegas Las Vegas, NV
May 21 Blacked Out In Vegas Las Vegas, NV
Aug 12 “Wolf Den” @ Mohegan Sun Casino Uncasville, CT
Aug 27 80's In The Park Melbourne, FL

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