Honestly, it has nothing to do with "thinking outside the U.S." The thing is, very little of the U.S. has even gotten the chance to see Queensryche. They really haven't played many shows here, and those that have been played are in very random spots in the country. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is a bit of a music/concert hotbed, and they've yet to book a date anywhere near me. I thought they'd want to capitalize on the surge in support surrounding all the Tate drama, but that didn't turn out to be the case.
07/31 - The Iron Maidens
09/05 - Billy Joel
09/19 - Def Leppard
10/01 - Queensr˙che / Scorpions
10/24 - Opeth