QUEENSRŸCHE took its acclaimed "American Soldier Tour" online by broadcasting an entire show live in high definition at cdpulse.tv. When the band took the stage at the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida this past Tuesday (May 19, 2009), fans worldwide were able to watch a high-definition stream of the performance live as it happened! The show was viewable virtually worldwide in high-definition clarity via premium content delivery access systems featuring 43,000 servers in 17 different countries.
As with all shows on the "American Soldier Tour", QUEENSRŸCHE performed three separate suites during the two-hour performance, each focusing on a different album. The show opened with a suite from the band's 1986 gold album "Rage For Order", including some tracks the band has not played live in over 20 years. The second suite focuses on the new epic concept album "American Soldier", which was released on March 31, 2009 from Atco/Rhino. The "Soldier" suite features guest vocal performances by Navy rescue swimmer and Blue Angels crew chief A.J. Fratto on the intense set opener "Sliver" and lead singer Geoff Tate's daughter Emily on the moving ballad "Home Again". The final suite revisits 1990's triple platinum opus "Empire" with performances of some of the band's most beloved tracks, including "Jet City Woman", "Silent Lucidity" and "Best I Can".
The members of QUEENSRŸCHE recently took part in an interview and acoustic performance on Chicago's WLUP-FM 97.9 (Loop 97.9) radio station with morning personality Byrd. Watch their appearance below.