QUEENSRŸCHE Members Schedule NAMM Appearances

QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Mike Stone and bassist Eddie Jackson will attend this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which is being held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Their schedule is as follows (subject to change):

Mike Stone — Thursday, January 15:

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Fuchs Amplifiers (w/ SPEED X)
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Dean Markley strings

Mike Stone — Friday, January 16:

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Dean Markley strings (w/ Nick Catanese)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Samson/Zoom (w/ Eddie Jackson)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Dean Markley strings (w/ Nick Catanese)
3:00 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.: Fuchs Amplifiers (w/ SPEED X)
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Washburn Guitars (signing)
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Washburn Guitars (demo)

Mike Stone — Saturday, January 17:

11:00am -12:00 p.m.: Fuchs Amplifiers (w/ SPEED X)
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Coffin Case (w/ SPEED X)
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Washburn Guitars (demo)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Dean Markley strings (w/ Nick Catanese)
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. --Samson/Zoom (w/ Eddie Jackson)
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Samson/Zoom (demo)
8:00 p.m. - Hilton Hotel party, SPEED X opening for ALICE COOPER.

Mike Stone — Sunday, January 18:

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Samson/Zoom (w/ Eddie Jackson)
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Coffin Case (w/ SPEED X)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Fuchs Amplifiers (w/ SPEED X)
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Washburn Guitars (demo)

Eddie Jackson — Friday, January 16:

12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.: Samson/Zoom (w/ Mike Stone)

Eddie Jackson — Saturday, January 17:

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Samson/Zoom (w/ Mike Stone)

Eddie Jackson — Sunday, January 18:

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Samson/Zoom (w/ Mike Stone)

Drummer Scott Rockenfield will also be in attendance (dates/times to be announced).

A snippet of a new QUEENSRŸCHE song, "If I Were King", is featured in the new tour commerical for Snoqualmie Casino.

To download the MP3 of the radio spot, click here.

Due in April 2009 via Rhino, QUEENSRŸCHE's twelfth studio album, "American Soldier", is a concept effort which finds the band once again tackling some heavy subject matter, this time focusing on telling the story of war from a firsthand perspective. Singer and chief songwriter Geoff Tate has spent the last few years conducting extensive interviews with veterans and has crafted their thoughts into this epic tale. "American Soldier" examines American wars from World War II through Iraq from the viewpoint of those in the trenches and on the frontlines. Following the album's release, QUEENSRŸCHE plans to present tracks from the album live on an extensive spring tour of the U.S., with international dates to follow later in 2009. The first date of the tour will be a hometown gig at Seattle's Snoqualmie Casino on April 16.

Other songtitles set to appear on "American Soldier" include "Unafraid", "100 Mile Stare", "At Thirty Thousand Feet", "Man Down" and "Remember Me".

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