QUEENSRŸCHE To Perform Entire Debut EP And 'The Warning' Album On 2024's 'The Origins Tour'

November 7, 2023

Although QUEENSRŸCHE would score multi-platinum albums and hit singles over their career, their fans have developed an undeniable love for the group's early releases, the 1983 EP and 1984's "The Warning" album, when they helped trailblaze a style of rock that combined elements of metal and prog. And for the first time ever, QUEENSRŸCHE will be performing both classic releases in their entirety as part of "The Origins Tour".

Launching on March 22, 2024 in Houston, Texas at Hell's Heroes festival and running until May 12 in Ft. Meyers, Florida, "The Origins Tour" will see QUEENSRŸCHE — singer Todd La Torre, guitarists Michael Wilton and Mike Stone, bassist Eddie Jackson and drummer Casey Grillo — joined on most dates by another highly respected/influential band that also launched in the '80s, ARMORED SAINT.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

"We are thrilled to bring to you 'The Origins Tour'," says La Torre. "This will be the first time in QUEENSRŸCHE's history that the EP and 'The Warning' will be performed live in their entirety. And to make this an even more stellar tour, we are so excited that our great friends and legendary metallers ARMORED SAINT will be joining us as direct support. We are all proud to bring you this touring package and we can't wait to see you on the road."

He adds: "Join us for this unique and very special experience, as we celebrate the origins of QUEENSRŸCHE. Take hold!"

QUEENSRŸCHE "The Origins Tour" dates with ARMORED SAINT:

Mar. 22 - Hell's Heroes Festival * - Houston, TX USA
Mar. 23 - Tower Theatre * - Oklahoma City, OK USA
Mar. 26 - Sycuan Casino * - El Cajon, CA USA
Mar. 27 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA USA
Mar. 28 - Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA USA
Mar. 31 - Neptune Theatre - Seattle, WA USA
Apr. 02 - Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO USA
Apr. 03 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO USA
Apr. 05 - Ameristar Casino & Hotel * - Kansas City, MO USA
Apr. 06 - Delmar Hall - St Louis, MO USA
Apr. 07 - Paramount Theatre - Cedar Rapids, MI USA
Apr. 09 - Coronado Theatre - Rockford, IL USA
Apr. 10 - Peoria Civic Center - Peoria, IL USA
Apr. 12 - The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN USA
Apr. 13 - State Theatre - Kalamazoo, MI USA
Apr. 14 - Majestic Theatre - Detroit, MI USA
Apr. 16 - Bogart’s - Cincinnati, OH USA
Apr. 17 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH USA
Apr. 19 - Phoenix Theatre - Toronto - CA
Apr. 20 - Théâtre Beanfield - Montreal - CA
Apr. 21 - Elements - Kitchener - CA
Apr. 24 - Roxian Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA USA
Apr. 26 - Empire Live - Albany, NY USA
Apr. 27 - Palladium - Worcester, MA USA
Apr. 28 - Toad’s - New Haven, CT USA
Apr. 30 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ USA
May 01 - Keswick Theatre - Glenside, PA USA
May 03 - The Paramount - Huntington, NY USA
May 05 - The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC USA
May 07 - Masquerade – Atlanta, GA USA
May 09 - Jannus Live - St. Petersburg, FL USA
May 10 - The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL USA
May 11 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA
May 12 - The Ranch - Ft. Meyers, FL USA


Earlier this year, QUEENSRŸCHE completed its 2023 U.S. headlining tour with support from former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and TRAUMA. On that tour, QUEENSRŸCHE's 18-song set included no less than five songs from the band's sixteenth studio album, "Digital Noise Alliance", which came out in October 2022 via Century Media. The record was once again helmed by Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who previously worked with QUEENSRŸCHE on 2015's "Condition Hüman" and 2019's "The Verdict" LPs.

Stone, who rejoined QUEENSRŸCHE in 2021, contributed guitar solos to the band's new studio album.

Since late May 2021, Stone has been handling second-guitar duties in QUEENSRŸCHE, which announced in July 2021 that longtime guitarist Parker Lundgren was exiting the group to focus on "other business ventures."

Stone originally joined QUEENSRŸCHE for the 2003 album "Tribe" and stayed with the band for six years before leaving the group.

For the past six and a half years, drummer Casey Grillo has been filling in for original QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield, who stepped away from the band's touring activities in early 2017 to spend time with his young son.

In October 2021, Rockenfield filed a lawsuit against guitarist Michael Wilton and bassist Eddie Jackson, alleging, among other things, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and wrongful discharge. A few months later, Wilton and Jackson filed a countersuit against Rockenfield, accusing him of abandoning his position as a member of the band and misappropriating the group's assets to his own personal benefit. That dispute is scheduled to go to trial in January 2024.

Photo by Silly Robot Studios

Find more on Queensryche
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • reddit
  • email

Comments Disclaimer And Information

BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).