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Are you ready Rockaholics!? There's gonna be some huge fireworks going off the night before the 4th of July! Another year gone by and another favorite day in July many of us look forward to each year with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival! Tuesday, July 03, 2012 White River Amphitheatre (Buy tickets or VIP ones HERE). Watch my blog, KISW.com and Facebook.com/KISW for my & Stephanie's tag-team blog/photo coverage of the Mayhem Festival chaos! All the info and extra news about the festival with links is below so check it all out!
-->> Remember the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is again proud to announce Metal Of Honor, an awareness and fundraising effort focused on the needs and challenges of our active duty military, veterans and their families. Check out the info HERE!
You've seen the internet reports from the Queensryche camp and the separation/fight of the band from original singer Geoff Tate but I'm not here to give ya the scoop nor do I care cause what I saw this weekend ROCKED! What we have now is Geoff Tate doing his solo stuff and the rest of the Queensryche band forming Rising West with new singer Todd La Torre of Crimson Glory. With the band cancellation of tonights show in Salt Lake City (opening for the Scorpions) it seems Queensryche's days with Geoff Tate are over. After you hear Todd sing the Ryche tunes (click here), especially the old ones you won't care too much either.
With the two debut shows this past Friday/Saturday at the Hard Rock Cafe I was blown away! I haven't been to a Queensryche show with that much energy and passion from the crowd in years! Reason one obviously was Todd's voice, which has the power and style Tate had back in the early days but with his own style, and second was the song selections that we haven't heard in years live! Rising West played Queensryche songs from the 1983 EP through 1990's "Empire" including an Iron Maiden encore of "Wrathchild" which sent the crowd rabid! Check out the videos below and photos on KISW.com and KISW Facebook! Also friend them on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/RisingWest
For even complete photos from soundcheck to live check out my Facebook page! Iron Mike