featuring Performing the 25th Anniversary of Operation: Mindcrime Plus The Voodoos Plus Something Unto Nothing
Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 7:00 PM CDT
Tipitina's (Uptown), New Orleans, LA
18 years and over
Further laying down the gauntlet and keeping the music he’s created over the past three decades alive, Queensryche vocalist and founding member Geoff Tate will be taking the newly-announced line-up on the road next year to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the band’s epic 1988 release, Operation: Mindcrime.
The tour — with dates slated to begin in April (see below) — will feature the arsenal of bassist Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne/Quiet Riot/Whitesnake/Dio), drummer Bobby Blotzer (Ratt), guitarist Kelly Gray (Queensryche/Myth) and keyboardist Randy Gane (Myth) along with special guest appearances and plenty of surprises.
“It’s great to be performing with all of these guys who have been true friends for years,” comments Geoff. “Kelly, Randy and I formed Myth more than 30 years ago and I’ve known Rudy and Bobby for several years as well. I think we are all inspired by the collaboration and couldn’t be more excited to bring it to our fans next year.”
In 2006, Queensryche brought the theatrical interpretation of the Mindcrime saga to audiences all over the world.
A year later, the band would release Mindcrime at the Moore, a double DVD featuring the theatrical performances of both Operation: Mindcrime I & II albums that debuted at #1 on the Billboard Music DVD Chart.
The DVD set would mark the band’s first #1 chart debut, quickly achieving gold status, selling over 50,000 units.
The performance of Operation: Mindcrime next spring will cover all fifteen songs from the album including such fan favorites as “Revolution Calling,” “Operation: Mindcrime,” “I Don’t Believe in
Love,” and the closing track, “Eyes of a Stranger.”
It will also feature other selections from the Queensryche catalog including songs from Operation: Mindcrime II.
The news of the 25th Anniversary Mindcrime Tour comes just a few weeks after Tate’s eagerly-awaited sophomore solo release, Kings & Thieves, was released on InsideOut Music (11/6/12).
His first solo release in more than a decade, Kings & Thieves is a journey into the mind of one of rock’s most dynamic vocalists.
“My goal with this record was to make a solid rock album,” says Tate. “I wanted it to be an album that I could play live that would be both satisfying and fun because, as a singer, you need to create a show that has a lot of dynamics to it and takes people on a ride.”
Hang on to your seats.