Queensrÿche look back at debut show with lead vocalist Todd La Torre under the name Rising West

Queensrÿche look back at debut show with lead vocalist Todd La Torre under the name Rising West

About eight years ago, Queensrÿche band members Michael Wilton (guitar), Eddie Jackson (bass), Scott Rockenfeld (drums) and Parker Lundgren (guitar) played their first show with lead vocalist Todd La Torre under the group name Rising West. The band’s debut gig occurred at the Hard Rock Cafe Seattle in Seattle, Washington, USA on June 9, 2012.

Rising West’s setlist on June 8, 2012 (ass per setlist.fm):
01. Queen of The Reich
02. Speak
03. Walk In The Shadows
04. En Force
05. Child of Fire
06. The Whisper
07. Warning
08. The Needle Lies
09. Take Hold of The Flame
10. Prophecy
11. My Empty Room
12. Eyes of A Stranger
Encores:
13. Wrathchild (Iron Maiden cover)
14. Roads To Madness

Rising West‘s setlist consisted of one song from the Queensrÿche EP (1983), five from The Warning (1984), two from Rage For Order (1986), four from Operation: Mindcrime (1988) and one from the reissued Queensrÿche EP (1988) along with an Iron Maiden cover.

The following message was posted in part on Queensrÿche‘s Facebook page earlier today:

“#tbt 🔙 📸 – a Rising West ad mat dated Friday June 8th and Saturday June 9th [2012], when we debuted our new band “Rising West” at the Hard Rock Café in Seattle Washington 🤘”

Rising West performing “En Force” live in Seattle, Washington, USA on June 8, 2012:

Rising West performing “Roads To Madness” live in Seattle, Washington, USA on June 8, 2012: