On Saturday, August 23, QUEENSRŸCHE will be invading the White River Amphitheatre — 35 miles southeast of Seattle — for what will be their first-ever symphonic concert as part of local rock station KISW-FM's "Pain in the Grass" music festival.
It stands to reason that the band would be not only doing this near their hometown but for the station, itself, as KISW-FM helped propel the band to success just over two decades ago.
Twenty years and twenty million albums later, QUEENSRŸCHE — Geoff Tate, Scott Rockenfield, Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson and Mike Stone — join forces again with the station to do something they've never done before... a one-time exclusive symphonic concert for their hometown fans.
Although it's yet to be determined, the selection of songs is expected to include hits and rarities from their vast catalog, including some of their collaborations with the late legendary composer, arranger and conductor Michael Kamen, who collaborated with such rock bands as PINK FLOYD, AEROSMITH and METALLICA, among others, in addition to QUEENSRŸCHE.
Rumor has it that the band will be hunkering down with renowned orchestral arranger/producer David Van DePitt (MARVIN GAYE's "What's Going On", Motown) on new orchestration on exclusive songs for this one-time event.
The 'RŸCHE should be in fine form as they will be returning from their summer long European tour which began in late May.