By Andrew Catania
The Todd LaTorre era of Queensryche started its six-week tour In Orlando, Florida at The Plaza Live this past Friday. For all of the No Tate, No Ryche crowd, they’re going to be crushed as Queensryche concentrated mostly on the LaTorre albums for their set. Todd’s been in the band for 11-12 years now and it’s definitely past time for the band to start showcasing more from their newer albums. In the same breath, they can’t lose the older Ryche fans with the classics. It’s a delicate balancing act and nobody will ever be 100% satisfied.
Todd sounded like his usual self. A powerful voice, great tone, and presence that you can see the entire band enjoys and feeds off his energy. Michael Wilton shredded as usual. Stone was his usual rock and roll self and never missed a beat. Eddie was relaxed, calm, and collected. Casey was awesome as always on the drums.
An argument trolls always want to start with me is did Todd save Queensryche from obscurity? Absolutely. Proof? Play video below of Todd singing Queen of the Reich.
Queensryche put on an excellent show as always. Opening for them was the awesome Marty Friedman. If anyone has a chance to catch him while he’s in the states, do! His band is AMAZING!
Make sure you check out Queensryche’s new album, Digital Noise Alliance!