Queensryche 'Operation: Mindcrime' Tour Announced

Geoff Tate's version of Queensryche have beaten the "original" band to announcing 25th anniversary celebrations for their classic album.

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Geoff Tate will take his version of Queensryche on the road next spring to celebrate the 25th anniversary of "Operation: Mindcrime".

Tate had split from the original Queensryche earlier this year, which led to a court battle for control of the band name. At present, both the original lineup and Geoff's new band (which includes former members of Ozzy Osbourne, Ratt and Myth) are able to tour under the Queensryche brand.

"It's great to be performing with all of these guys who have been true friends for years," said Geoff. "Kelly [Gray, guitar], Randy [Gane, keyboards] and I formed Myth more than 30 years ago and I've known Rudy [Sarzo, Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot] and Bobby [Blotzer, Ratt] 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."

The tour will feature a full performance of the 15-song album, along with other hits from the Queensryche catalog, according to Blabbermouth.

It will likely anger the "original" Queensryche who are yet to announce 25th anniversary celebrations for the album.

Will you attend the tour? Which version of Queensryche do you consider as the "official" act? Let us know in the comments.

Queensryche "Operation: Mindcrime" 20th Anniversary tour (more dates to be announced):

04/06 - Peppermill Casino - West Wendover, NV 04/11 - Paramount Theatre - Denver, CO 04/12 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Albuquerque, NM 04/13 - Chrome - Las Vegas, NV 04/14 - Marquee Theater - Tempe, AZ 04/16 - Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ 04/18 - The Canyon Club - Agoura, CA 04/19 - 4th & B - San Diego, CA 04/20 - Club Nokia - Los Angeles, CA 04/21 - Fillmore - San Francisco, CA

9 comments sorted by best / new / date

    It would be soooo funny if both got to release albums before the date they go to court... it will forever confuse fans 10 years later.
    I could go. I would however, view it as a Geoff Tate solo show, because it sure isn't Queensryche.
    Face R1pper
    Its best to not get involved in others' arguments. I would like to see both bands do well, they are certainly both capable.
    Funny how Geoff didn't want to play the old catalog until he got fired. Now he is going to try and tour with hired guns? Glen Dove already gracefully bowed out, stating he felt it wasn't in his best interest.
    Ron d guitaron
    I love the band Queensryche. If its all possible I wish the band could settle there differences and keep on Rockin in the free world! However, to continue performing with the name Queensryche is wrong. Rather if they continue to rock out solo, come up with seperate titles for each band. If they can't rock out together, then may the name Queensryche rest in peace!