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Concert Review~ "The Verdict" is…Queensryche Still Has IT After All These Years!!


Rock icons Queensrÿche are out on “The Verdict” 2020 Headline Tour and stopped by The Florida Theatre in Jacksonville Florida! The band is out with special guests John 5 and Eve To Adam, the tour starting on January 17th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and wrapping up on February 27th in Orlando, Florida. For more information on upcoming tour dates and to purchase tickets, or VIP packages, please visit Queensrÿche’s website: HERE.

The Verdict..

I have been a big fan of Queensryche for many years and have seen them more then a few times and all i have to say is WOW every time i see one of their show. This band has stood the test of time, and keep putting out great songs every album. The fans were all bumped up after hearing some great music from John 5 and Eve To Adam, but were wanting more!!..The buzz in the room was electric as the band hit the stage and cranked off hit after hit. Blasting some of the classic and new Queensryche for all the old Rychers wanted to here.

First on the list was “Launder the Conscience” that got the crowd up and moving out of their sets and rolled into “Prophecy” that really got the blood racing through everyone’s veins. But probably one of the most iconic Queenryche song “Operation: MindCrime” first few cords his the guitar and everyone know what song it was and raised their fist and sang along word for word. You can fell the energy flowing back and forth from fan to band and the night had just began on a journey of rock and rock at it best. The band really did a great job of mixing up the new with the old..and giving everyone what they came for. “Walk in the shadow” is another great classic that really hit home with the older fans and bringing back memories. Mixing in some of the new stuff was great as well like “Bent” , “Dark Reverie” was great to hear as well. For me and i think most of the people there were wanting to hear the old music that they grew up listing to and singing in their cars like “Jet City Woman” , “Silent Lucidity“, and even going way back to “Queen of the Reich” that really go the crowd pumping their fist and going crazy.

The band ended that show like only they could with three mega hits that set the place on it ear and made for one hell of a show..Resistance, Empire and the the last Eyes of a Stranger that everyone was standing a belting out at the top of their metal lungs!!

For me..This this was one of the band best show i have seen!! If you get a chance check them out!! you will not be disappointed in one hell of a rock show!!

January 23 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
January 24 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
January 25 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
January 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
January 29 – San Diego, CA – Music Box
January 30 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
January 31 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
February 4 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
February 5 – Seattle, WA – Neptune
February 7 – Denver, CO – Ogden
February 8 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads*
February 9 – St Louis, MO – Delmar*
February 12 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe
February 13 – Detroit, MI – St Andrew’s Hall*
February 14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
February 15 – Sayerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
February 16 – Boston, MA – Big Night
February 19 – Glensdale, PA Keswick Theatre
February 20 – Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage*
February 21 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
February 22 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground*
February 26 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater*
February 27 – Orlando. FL – Plaza Live
*without John 5

All upcoming tour dates are listed below. Purchase and stream THE VERDICT HERE

John 5 warmed up the crows like only her could by playing some of the most sick guitar stuff that will ever enter your ear hole… As always J5 impressed and showed why he’s not only the greatest guitar player out there… I was blown away by the show John 5 puts on and mesmerized the whole time. It was one hell of an experience and it absolutely will not be my last time seeing him perform! but also the most humble and gracious rock star to his fans.

Eve To Adam also but on one stellar stet that the crowd loved..I haven’t seen the band i quit sometime..but the fans seem to have really reacted to their set and enjoyed their music…The band had great energy that got the people up off the their chairs and rocking out!!..AND that is what an opening act is there for..get the people up and rocking and get the music flowing the the veins.

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About Bryan Joe Corder (3474 Articles)
Concert Photographer at heart, Love listening to music and going to shows to try to capture the magic on the stage with my imagery.I also review albums and live concerts.

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