Geoff Tate's Queensryche Launching Mindcrime Anniversary Tour

11/27/2012
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Geoff Tate will be hitting the road with his new version of Queensryche to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the "Operation: Mindcrime" album.

Tate tells fans that the band will kick off in April and the band will feature 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.

The tour will feature a performance of the full "Operation: Mindcrime" album as well as other songs from the Queensryche catalog.

"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."

Rudy Sarzo: "Geoff and I first met in 1983 when Queensryche toured with Quiet Riot. I immediately admired his voice and dynamic stage presence. It's truly an honor and privilege to join the new Queensryche line-up on its wondrous musical journey."

Bobby Blotzer: "Geoff and Queensryche and Ratt have a long history of touring together and I'm very excited about this new project with Geoff and the guys."

Kelly Gray: "I'm really amped! This is an awesome group of people who are all very skilled in the craft of making music. I feel very fortunate to be a part of it!"

Randy Gane: "After not only being great friends with, but also a huge fan of Queensryche since their beginning, and for years working behind the scenes for this groundbreaking and quintessential progressive rock band; it is such a honor to now be working within the band, especially with the incredible level of musicianship and amazing talent of the new lineup!"

25th Anniversary Operation: Mindcrime Tour 2013
April 6 Peppermill Casino in West Wendover, Nevada
April 11 Paramount Theatre in Denver, Colorado
April 12 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico
April 13 Chrome in Las Vegas, Nevada
April 14 Marquee Theater in Tempe, Arizona
April 16 Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona
April 18 The Canyon Club in Agoura, California
April 19 4th & B in San Diego, California
April 20 Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California
April 21 Fillmore in San Francisco, California

*More dates to be announced.

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