QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Parker Lundgren was absent from the band’s show this past Friday (May 21) at the Chiefs Event Center at Shoshone-Bannock Casino in Fort Hall, Idaho. Stepping in to fill the role was Mike Stone, who joined QUEENSRŸCHE for their 2003 album “Tribe” and would stay with the band for six years. Stone would eventually be replaced by Lundgren in 2009, who was a former member of original QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate’s solo band.
After Friday’s concert, QUEENSRŸCHE’s other guitarist, Michael Wilton, took to his Instagram to write: “Our 1st show in 15 months at the SOLD OUT Fort Hall Casino, Idaho and it ROCKED ? #queensryche #1stshowin15months #soldout #forthallidaho #michaelwilton #whip #rychersrule #greattime #greatfans #wemissedperforming #beenalongtimecoming”.
Wilton and bassist Eddie Jackson are the sole remaining original members of QUEENSRŸCHE, who parted ways with Tate in 2012, replacing him with current frontman Todd La Torre.
QUEENSRŸCHE have released three albums thus far with La Torre — 2013’s “Queensrÿche”, 2015’s “Condition Hüman” and 2019’s “The Verdict”.