Geoff Tate’s Queensryche To Perform ‘Operation: Mindcrime” In Its Entirety On Tour

Posted by on November 27, 2012

Geoff Tate’s “all-star” version of Queensryche has already gone through its first lineup change (and they haven’t even performed together yet). However, this shakeup isn’t slowing down Tate, as he’s announced plans to perform Operation: Mindcrime in its entirety with his lineup of Queensryche.

Tate’s Queensryche will celebrate the landmark concept album’s 25th anniversary with a North American tour in Spring 2013. While it’s unclear if there will be a replacement for guitarist Glen Drover, but it appears that Tate’s version of the group still includes bassist Rudy Sarzo (ex-Quiet Riot/Ozzy Osbourne/Dio), drummer Bobby Blotzer (ex-Ratt), guitarist Kelly Gray (who was in Queensryche from 1998 to 2001), and keyboardist Randy Gane. Tate also promises special guest appearances and plenty of surprises on the tour.

Granted, Queensryche has performed Operation: Mindcrime in its entirety numerous times (back when there was only one version of the group). Still, we’d prefer to hear Tate and his lineup perform classic material than anything from Dedicated To Chaos. Plus, it’ll be cool to see what “surprises” they have in store.

Check out confirmed dates for the tour after the jump, with more to be announced shortly.

4/ 6 – Peppermill Casino @ West Wendover, Nevada

4/ 11 – Paramount Theatre @ Denver, Colorado

4/ 12 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino @ Albuquerque, New Mexico

4/ 13 – Chrome @ Las Vegas, Nevada

4/ 14 – Marquee Theater @ Tempe, Arizona

4/ 16 – Rialto Theatre @ Tucson, Arizona

4/ 18 – The Canyon Club @ Agoura, California

4/ 19 – 4th & B @ San Diego, California

4/ 20 – Club Nokia @ Los Angeles, California

4/ 21 – Fillmore @ San Francisco, California

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  • whateh says:

    Amazingly no one cares. Except the diehard Queensryche fans. They continue to attack his Facebook page for no reason. Look we get it. Geoff Tate sucks. But even if his Facebook page has 350,000 more likes than the nu-Queensryche Official page, it doesn’t mean he’s selling out dinner theaters or selling millions either.

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