Queensryche made a tour stop in Detroit, along with special guests Great White, Dio Disciples, and Bang Tango.

Queensryche played a rousing show at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI. Lead singer Todd La Torre performed flawlessly material from their latest album as well as Queensryche classics, such as “Queen of the Ryche,” “Jet City Woman,” “Warning,” and “Empire.” While the concert was only moderately attended, most likely due to being just before the Labor Day holiday weekend, those in attendance witnessed a rejuvenated Queensryche that played with the power, energy, and passion of the band from the 80s and 90s. La Torre proved himself a fan favorite and a true class act as he made sure to visit fans at all sides of the stage, interacting freely and shaking hands often.

Great White played fan favorites, such as “Lady Red Light,” and “Save Your Love.” Fans of all ages sang along as frontman Terry Ilous sang “Once Bitten Twice Shy.” For a band who has been around for three decades, they sounded good and connected with fans.

Dio Disciples also appeared in support. Fans responded positively to the dual lead vocals of Mark Boals and Oni Logan as they performed Dio staples, such as “Man on the Silver Mountain,” “Mob Rules,” “Holy Diver,” “Egypt,” and “Rainbow in the Dark.”

Opening the concert was Bang Tango. Joe Lesté played as fans filtered into the arena. Those seated early down in front were in for a real treat as the guys of Bang Tango interacted often with the crowd. Overall, they played a solid set and earned a positive response from those present.

Our photographer, Mick McDonald, was on hand to capture images from the show.

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About The Author

Dave Ball has spent most of his life in the Detroit West Side area. Music has always been a passion for him, playing in bands on Bass and working as a promoter. He also has experience as a Guitar and Bass tech for notable Detroit acts such as Agent Fury and The Meanies. His current work as a writer and photographer has extended his role as Managing Editor of National Rock Review.

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