So Queensryche has a new record label... and will release a record in June. Queensryche (featuring Todd La Torre on vocals) is now on Century Media. Ironically enough, former Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate is on Century Records, too. Well, distantly anyway. (To be clear, Century Media is the parent of InsideOut Music, and that's where Geoff currently lives label-wise. But still). I think someone at that label has a sense of humor. Oh, and to add one more label to the mix, remember that Geoff's version of Queensryche is now on Cleopatra Records. The Century Media release:
(March 4, 2013 - New York, NY) - Legendary Seattle rockers QUEENSRYCHE are poised to regain their place as hard rock/heavy metal royalty in 2013. The band has just signed a new label deal with Century Media for the release of their latest studio album. The album is slated for release on June 11 and marks the debut album from the lineup comprised of Todd La Torre (Vocals), Michael Wilton (Guitars), Parker Lundgren (Guitars), Eddie Jackson (Bass) and Scott Rockenfield (Drums).
"QUEENSRYCHE is excited to begin writing this next chapter of our career with Century Media. Their passion and love for music has been apparent since early discussions and we are pleased to call them partners on this journey," states bassist Eddie Jackson. "We are also thankful for all of the fans who have supported us from day one and helped us get to where we are today. Todd, Scott, Parker, Michael and I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for each and every one of you."
QUEENSRYCHE will also be heading out on their "Return To History World Tour" this March and April. The tour kicks off on March 5th in Dubuque, IA and makes stops in 9 different countries wrapping up on April 26th in the Netherlands. The band will also be taking to the high seas on this year's "Monsters Of Rock Cruise" and "Sweden Rock Cruise." The 23 date trek will make stops in New York, Tennessee and Florida as well as in Canada, United Kingdom and Germany amongst others. Tickets for all shows are currently on sale.