Tonight: Queensryche w/ Lita Ford @ The Newport

All things considered, this seems like a decent deal. $23 at the Newport door tonight will get you the opportunity to hear Queensryche play selections from Rage for Order (1986), Empire (1990), and their latest, American Solider (2009). Seeing as how they’ve done tours in the past where they’ve played Operation: Mindcrime in it’s entirety, it’s good to see Queensryche is changing up the setlist for this tour and hitting some material they may have passed over in the past.

That all being said, it is strange that Lita Ford’s set supposedly consists of just 3 songs (and that she’s backed by Queensryche instead of her own band) including a duet with Queensryche’s Geoff Tate on “Close My Eyes Forever”. Watching YouTube footage of the duet, it just seems incredibly awkward and it’s fair to say that Lita has sounded much better in the past.

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