QUEENSRŸCHE Premier Two New Songs At European Tour Opener

QUEENSRŸCHE premiered two new songs — "Open" and "Desert Dance" — during the kick-off date of their European tour Wednesday night (June 4) at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Holland. Filling in on second guitar during the group's performance was Mike Stone (ex-KLOVER, CRAIG GOLDIE'S RITUAL, JONAS HANSSON BAND, CRISS), who performed a similar duty during the band's New Year's Eve headlining appearance in Anchorage, Alaska. Stone stepped in as a temporary replacement for ex-guitarist Kelly Gray, who was dismissed from the group in late 2001.

QUEENSRŸCHE's complete setlist for the Amsterdam show was as follows (in NO particular order):

01. Open (new)
02. Screaming In Digital
03. I Remember Now
04. Anarchy-X
05. Revolution Calling
06. Speak
07. Spreading The Disease
08. The Mission (with "Electric Requiem")
09. The Needle Lies
10. Eyes Of A Stranger
11. Best I Can
12. Jet City Woman
13. Empire
14. Silent Lucidity
15. I Am I
16. Damaged
17. My Global Mind
18. Hit The Black
19. Save
20. Breakdown
21. Sacred Ground
22. Right Side Of My Mind
23. NM156
24. Desert Dance (new)

QUEENSRŸCHE's new studio album, "Tribe", is due on July 22 through Sanctuary Records.

The follow-up to 1999's "Q2K", which is expected to include a guest appearance by original QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Chris DeGarmo, was engineered by Scott Olson, who has worked as the "full-time right hand" to Terry Date (producer for such bands as the DEFTONES, PANTERA and LIMP BIZKIT, among others) and was mixed by Adam Kasper, whose past credits include PEARL JAM and the FOO FIGHTERS.

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