Queensrÿche's Remastered, Rereleased "Empire" Release Date Changed To November 9

posted October 27, 2010

Queensrÿche's Remastered, Rereleased "Empire" Release Date Changed To November 9

Queensrÿche has partnered with Capitol/EMI for the November 9 release of an expanded 20th Anniversary Edition of the band’s triple platinum-certified breakout album, "Empire." The new 2-CD and digital packages both include the remastered album, featuring six hit singles, including the #1 smash “Silent Lucidity,” as well as 13 bonus tracks, among them 10 previously unreleased live performances recorded in 1990 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. The 2-CD package is presented in a lift-top box with five postcards, a fold-out poster and a booklet featuring photos from the band’s personal archive.

After building a devoted fan base with album and EP releases throughout the 1980s, including 1988’s critically acclaimed "Operation: Mindcrime," Queensrÿche broke into the mainstream across North America and abroad with the 1990 release of "Empire." In the US, the album peaked at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and its hit ballad “Silent Lucidity” quickly became a heavy rotation staple at rock radio and on MTV, topping Billboard’s Modern Rock singles chart and earning Queensrÿche the coveted MTV Viewers Choice Award for the song’s music video. "Empire" also made the UK’s Top 10, and the album’s international success led to Queensrÿche’s 18-month headlining “Building Empires” world tour, the band’s longest trek to date.

"Empire" also features the Billboard Top 10 Modern Rock hits “Jet City Woman” and “Another Rainy Night,” the Top 20 single, “Anybody Listening?,” and the Top 30 singles “Best I Can” and "Empire.” In addition to the aforementioned live recordings, "Empire" (20th Anniversary Edition)’s bonus tracks include “Last Time in Paris” from the Ford Forlaine soundtrack, “Dirty Lil’ Secret,” and the band’s cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Scarborough Fair.”

Since forming in Bellevue, Washington, in 1981, Queensrÿche has sold more than twenty million albums around the world.

QUEENSRŸCHE - EMPIRE (20th Anniversary Edition)
[2CD, digital]


  1. Best I Can
  2. The Thin Line
  3. Jet City Woman
  4. Della Brown
  5. Another Rainy Night (Without You)
  6. Empire
  7. Resistance
  8. Silent Lucidity
  9. Hand On Heart
  10. One And Only
  11. Anybody Listening?
  12. Last Time In Paris [Bonus Track]
  13. Scarborough Fair [Bonus Track]
  14. Dirty Lil’ Secret [Bonus Track]

DISC 2 (previously unreleased: all tracks recorded live 11/15/90 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon)

  • Resistance
  • Walk in the Shadows
  • Best I Can
  • Empire
  • The Thin Line
  • Jet City Woman
  • Roads To Madness
  • Silent Lucidity
  • Hand On Heart
  • Take Hold Of The Flame
    • Oct 28 VooDoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino, Kansas City, MO
    • Oct 29 House of Blues, Chicago, IL
    • Oct 30 Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mount Pleasant, MI
    • Oct 31 Buffalo Wild Wings, Mesa, AZ
    • Nov 13 Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV
    • Dec 30 D&R Theatre, Aberdeen, WA
    • Jan 22 Peppermill Concert Hall, Wendover, NV
    The Queensrÿche Cabaret

    The “Best of” Tour