On Monday, May 18, Queensryche — Geoff Tate, Michael Wilton, Scott Rockenfield, Eddie Jackson and Parker Lundgren — rocked the troops at Fort Benning, Georgia in between tour dates in support of their new Rhino Records CD, American Soldier. The post welcomed Queensryche with “open arms” as they gave all band members and their crew an exhilarating ride in an M1A1 Abrams tank and an M2 Bradley tank. In addition to that experience, the band dined with the troops earlier in the day and gave a concert performance on Sledgehammer Field, Kelley Hill in the afternoon. To commemorate the day, the band was given a personalized sledgehammer by the 3HBCT / 3 ID Sledgehammer Brigade (3rd Brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division). Queensryche will continue to tour throughout the year in support of American Soldier and plan to visit and perform for more troops along the way. For more information, please see the band’s official website at www.queensryche.com.