Building Empires Tour

The Building Empires Tour was a concert tour by American heavy metal band Queensrÿche in support of their latest album Empire. The setlist consisted of the band performing their album Operation: Mindcrime in full. Suicidal Tendencies and Warrior Soul supported the band throughout North America.

Building Empires Tour
Tour by Queensrÿche
Associated albumEmpire
Start dateOctober 29, 1990
End dateJanuary 3, 1992
No. of shows170
Queensrÿche concert chronology
  • Operation: Mindcrime Tour
    (1988-89)
  • Building Empires Tour
    (1990–92)
  • The Road to the Promised Land Tour
    (1995)

SetlistEdit

[1][2]

  1. "Resistance"
  2. "Walk in the Shadows"
  3. "Best I Can"
  4. "Hand on Heart" (Dropped after November 15, 1990)
  5. "Empire"
  6. "The Thin Line"
  7. "Jet City Woman"
  8. "Another Rainy Night (Without You)" (Starting on October 17, 1991)
  9. "Roads to Madness"
  10. "I Remember Now"
  11. "Anarchy-X"
  12. "Revolution Calling"
  13. "Operation: Mindcrime"
  14. "Speak"
  15. "Spreading the Disease"
  16. "The Mission"
  17. "Suite Sister Mary"
  18. "The Needle Lies"
  19. "Electric Requiem"
  20. "Breaking the Silence"
  21. "I Don't Believe in Love"
  22. "Waiting for 22"
  23. "My Empty Room"
  24. "Eyes of a Stranger"
  25. "Della Brown" (Starting on November 8, 1991)
  26. "Last Time in Paris" (Starting on July 21, 1991)
  27. "Silent Lucidity"
  28. "Take Hold of the Flame" (Dropped after July 21, 1991)

Tour DatesEdit

[3][4][5][1]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
October 29, 1990 Dublin Ireland SFX Hall
October 31, 1990 Belfast Northern Ireland Ulster Hall
November 1, 1990 Edinburgh Scotland Edinburgh Playhouse
November 2, 1990 Newcastle upon Tyne England Newcastle City Hall
November 4, 1990 Nottingham Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
November 5, 1990 Bradford St. George's Hall
November 6, 1990 Liverpool Royal Court Theatre
November 8, 1990 Newport Wales Newport Centre
November 9, 1990 Poole England Poole Arts Centre
November 11, 1990 Manchester Manchester Apollo
November 12, 1990 Aston Aston Villa Leisure Centre
November 14, 1990 London Hammersmith Odeon
November 15, 1990
November 18, 1990 Hamburg Germany Große Freiheit 36
November 19, 1990 Bonn Biskuithalle
November 20, 1990 Ichtegem Belgium Sporthal Ichtegem
November 22, 1990 Hannover Germany Hannover Music Hall
November 23, 1990 Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz Jurahalle
November 24, 1990 Wertheim Main-Tauber-Halle
November 26, 1990 Unterföhring Theaterfabrik
November 27, 1990 Ludwigsburg Forum Am Schlosspark
November 29, 1990 Amsterdam Netherlands Jaap Edenhal
November 30, 1990 Paris France Élysée Montmartre
December 2, 1990 Senden Germany Gorki Park
December 3, 1990 Zürich Switzerland Volkshaus
December 5, 1990 Florence Italy Palasport
December 6, 1990 Milan Rolling Stone
Rock in Rio
January 23, 1991 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Rock in Rio
Japan
January 29, 1991 Tokyo Japan NHK Hall
February 1, 1991 Osaka Osaka Festival Hall
February 3, 1991 Tokyo NHK Hall
February 4, 1991
February 5, 1991 Yokohama Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
North America I
April 15, 1991 Amarillo, Texas United States Amarillo Civic Center
April 17, 1991 El Paso, Texas UTEP Special Events Center
April 19, 1991 Houston, Texas The Summit
April 20, 1991 Dallas, Texas Reunion Arena
April 21, 1991 Lubbock, Texas Lubbock Municipal Coliseum
April 23, 1991 Odessa, Texas Ector County Coliseum
April 24, 1991 San Antonio, Texas Freeman Coliseum
April 25, 1991 Austin, Texas Frank Erwin Center
April 27, 1991 New Orleans, Louisiana UNO Lakefront Arena
April 29, 1991 Valley Center, Kansas Britt Brown Arena
April 30, 1991 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Myriad Convention Center
May 1, 1991 Tulsa, Oklahoma Expo Square Pavilion
May 3, 1991 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Arena
May 4, 1991 Kansas City, Missouri Kansas City Municipal Auditorium
May 5, 1991 Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium
May 7, 1991 Duluth, Minnesota Duluth Arena
May 8, 1991 Minneapolis, Minnesota Target Center
May 10, 1991 Madison, Wisconsin Dane County Coliseum
May 11, 1991 Milwaukee, Wisconsin MECCA Arena
May 12, 1991 La Crosse, Wisconsin La Crosse Center
May 14, 1991 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Five Seasons Center
May 15, 1991 Des Moines, Iowa Iowa Veterans Memorial Auditorium
May 17, 1991 Rosemont, Illinois Rosemont Horizon
May 18, 1991 Green Bay, Wisconsin Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena
May 19, 1991 Indianapolis, Indiana Market Square Arena
May 21, 1991 Toledo, Ohio Toledo Sports Arena
May 22, 1991 Louisville, Kentucky Louisville Gardens
May 24, 1991 Columbus, Ohio Battelle Hall
May 25, 1991 Richfield, Ohio Richfield Coliseum
May 26, 1991 Saginaw, Michigan Saginaw Civic Center
May 28, 1991 Peoria, Illinois Peoria Civic Center
May 29, 1991 Evansville, Indiana Roberts Municipal Stadium
May 31, 1991 Kalamazoo, Michigan Wings Stadium
June 1, 1991 Detroit, Michigan Joe Louis Arena
June 2, 1991 Fort Wayne, Indiana Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
June 4, 1991 Trotwood, Ohio Hara Arena
June 5, 1991 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Civic Arena
June 7, 1991 Rochester, New York Rochester Community War Memorial
June 8, 1991 Buffalo, New York Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
June 19, 1991 Little Rock, Arkansas Barton Coliseum
June 21, 1991 Shreveport, Louisiana Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
June 22, 1991 Jackson, Mississippi Mississippi Coliseum
June 23, 1991 Birmingham, Alabama BJCC Coliseum
June 25, 1991 Huntsville, Alabama Von Braun Civic Center
June 26, 1991 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-South Coliseum
June 28, 1991 Chattanooga, Tennessee UTC Arena
June 30, 1991 Atlanta, Georgia The Omni Coliseum
July 2, 1991 St. Petersburg, Florida Bayfront Center
July 3, 1991 Miami, Florida Miami Arena
July 5, 1991 Orlando, Florida Orlando Arena
July 6, 1991 Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum
July 7, 1991 Pensacola, Florida Pensacola Civic Center
July 9, 1991 Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Municipal Auditorium
July 10, 1991 Knoxville, Tennessee Knoxville Civic Coliseum
July 12, 1991 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum
July 13, 1991 Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro Coliseum
July 14, 1991 Columbia, South Carolina Carolina Coliseum
July 16, 1991 Norfolk, Virginia Norfolk Scope
July 17, 1991 Richmond, Virginia Richmond Coliseum
July 19, 1991 Fairfax, Virginia Patriot Center
July 20, 1991 Binghamton, New York Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
July 21, 1991 Portland, Maine Cumberland County Civic Center
July 23, 1991 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Spectrum
July 24, 1991 East Rutherford, New Jersey Brendan Byrne Arena
July 26, 1991 Uniondale, New York Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 27, 1991 Worcester, Massachusetts The Centrum
July 28, 1991 Albany, New York Knickerbocker Arena
July 30, 1991 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
July 31, 1991 Hartford, Connecticut Hartford Civic Center
Monsters of Rock
August 10, 1991 Gentofte Denmark Gentofte Stadion
August 13, 1991 Chorzów Poland Silesian Stadium
August 17, 1991 Castle Donington England Donington Park
August 22, 1991 Budapest Hungary Népstadion
August 24, 1991 Munich Germany Galopprennbahn Riem
August 25, 1991 Basel Switzerland St. Jakob Stadium
August 27, 1991 Berlin Germany Waldbühne
August 28, 1991
August 30, 1991 Hasselt Belgium Kiewit Airfield
August 31, 1991 Hannover Germany Niedersachsenstadion
September 1, 1991 Nijmegen Netherlands Stadion de Goffert
September 7, 1991 Mainz Germany Mainz-Finthen Airport
September 8, 1991 Oldenburg Weser-Ems Halle
September 11, 1991 Graz Austria Liebenauer Stadium
September 14, 1991 Modena Italy Festa de l'Unità
September 17, 1991 Dortmund Germany Westfalenhalle
September 18, 1991
September 21, 1991 Paris France Hippodrome de Vincennes
North America III
October 12, 1991 Oakland, California United States Day on the Green
October 17, 1991 Edmonton, Alberta Canada Northlands Coliseum
October 18, 1991 Calgary, Alberta Olympic Saddledome
October 21, 1991 Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg Arena
October 22, 1991 Fargo, North Dakota United States Bison Sports Arena
October 24, 1991 Toronto, Ontario Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
October 25, 1991 Auburn Hills, Michigan United States The Palace of Auburn Hills
October 27, 1991 Quebec City, Quebec Canada Colisee de Quebec
October 28, 1991 Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa Civic Centre
October 29, 1991 Montreal, Quebec Montreal Forum
October 31, 1991 Bangor, Maine United States Bangor Auditorium
November 1, 1991 Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada Halifax Metro Centre
November 3, 1991 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania United States Stabler Arena
November 4, 1991 Syracuse, New York Onondaga County War Memorial
November 5, 1991 Boston, Massachusetts Boston Garden
November 7, 1991 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena
November 8, 1991 Hershey, Pennsylvania Hersheypark Arena
November 9, 1991 Charleston, West Virginia Charleston Civic Center
November 11, 1991 Johnstown, Pennsylvania Cambria County War Memorial Arena
November 12, 1991 Wheeling, West Virginia Wheeling Civic Center
November 13, 1991 Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati Gardens
November 15, 1991 Lexington, Kentucky Rupp Arena
November 17, 1991 Muskegon, Michigan L.C. Walker Arena
November 18, 1991 Springfield, Illinois Prairie Capital Convention Center
November 19, 1991 Rochester, Minnesota Mayo Civic Center
November 21, 1991 Manhattan, Kansas Bramlage Coliseum
November 22, 1991 Sioux Falls, South Dakota Sioux Falls Arena
November 24, 1991 Denver, Colorado McNichols Sports Arena
November 25, 1991
November 27, 1991 Las Vegas, Nevada Thomas & Mack Center
November 29, 1991 Sacramento, California ARCO Arena
November 30, 1991 Daly City, California Cow Palace
December 1, 1991 Reno, Nevada Lawlor Events Center
December 4, 1991 Boise, Idaho BSU Pavilion
December 5, 1991 Salt Lake City, Utah Salt Palace
December 7, 1991 Albuquerque, New Mexico Tingley Coliseum
December 9, 1991 San Diego, California San Diego Sports Arena
December 10, 1991 Tucson, Arizona Tucson Convention Center
December 11, 1991 Phoenix, Arizona Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
December 12, 1991 Long Beach, California Long Beach Arena
December 13, 1991
December 14, 1991
December 15, 1991
December 28, 1991 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Pacific Coliseum
December 30, 1991 Portland, Oregon United States Portland Memorial Coliseum
December 31, 1991 Seattle, Washington Seattle Center Coliseum
January 1, 1992
January 3, 1992 Spokane, Washington Spokane Coliseum

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Chapter VI, Empire Era". anybodylistening.net.
  2. ^ "Queensrÿche Tour Statistics: Building Empires". setlist.fm. Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  3. ^ "Queensryche Tour Dates".
  4. ^ "Queensryche Tour Dates".
  5. ^ "Queensryche Tour Dates".