Well this is not surprising. After playing two very well-received shows over the weekend as Rising West, all the members of Queensryche who are not named Geoff Tate have opted to not open for the Scorpions tonight in Salt Lake City. The Geoff Tate solo band will be performing instead. It looks like we’re finally seeing this band split into two factions. Personally, I’m more interested in Rising West, if for no other reason than “Child of Fire” is in their set.
Rising West, which features Crimson Glory vocalist Todd La Torre alongside Queensryche members Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Parker Lundgren, played a 14-song set list consisting of Queensryche music from 1988’s Operation: Mindcrime back to the first EP, also throwing in a cover of Iron Maiden’s “Wrathchild” for good measure. The band apparently plan on recording new music. Rising West’s Seattle set list can be seen after the jump, while Geoff Tate’s cabaret show and thousands of confused Scorpions fans can be seen in Salt Lake City tonight.
“Queen of the Reich”
“Walk in the Shadows”
“Child of Fire”
“The Needle Lies”
“Take Hold of the Flame”
“My Empty Room”/”Eyes of a Stranger”
“Wrathchild” (Iron Maiden cover)
“Road to Madness”