On February 3rd, Operation: Mindcrime, the new band led by former Queenryche singer Geoff Tate, will hit the road for over thirty dates on what will mark the group’s first major U.S. tour of the year.

For the forthcoming U.S. tour, Tate will be joined by several of the stellar musicians and bandmates who performed on The Key, including guitarists Kelly Gray (Queensryche) and Scott Moughton, drummers Simon Wright (AC/DC) and Scott Mercado (Candlebox) and keyboardist Randy Gane (Myth).

What can fans expect on this tour? The unexpected. Tate says: “I plan to play songs from Empire, ‘Operation: Mindcrime 1 and 2, Rage For Order and my new album, The Key, along with favorites from all the other albums I recorded under the name Queensryche.” He adds, “My band’s name may have changed but the songs remain the same.”

Operation: Mindcrime will wrap up the initial leg of their tour in Tate’s hometown of Seattle, Washington with a performance at The Neptune on March 18th.

Tour dates:

Feb. 3 – Strummer’s – Fresno, California
Feb. 4 – The Canyon Club – Agoura Hills, California
Feb. 5 – Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, California
Feb. 6 – Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar & Grill – Las Vegas, Nevada
Feb. 9 – Psychedelic Ballroom & Juke Joint – Reno, California
Feb. 10 – Saint Rocke – Hermosa Beach, California
Feb. 11 – The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, California
Feb. 12 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, California
Feb. 13 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, California
Feb. 15 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, Arizona
Feb. 16 – Livewire – Scottsdale, Arizona
Feb. 18 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Feb. 19 – Granada Theater – Dallas, Texas
Feb. 20 – Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, Texas
Feb. 21 – Scout Bar – Houston, Texas
Feb. 23 – 12th & Porter – Nashville, Tennessee
Feb. 24 – Capone’s – Johnson City, Tennessee
Feb. 25 – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, North Carolina
Feb. 26 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, North Carolina
Feb. 27 – Headquarters Live – Salisbury, Maryland
Feb. 28 – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, Pennsylvania
Mar. 01 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, New York

Mar. 2 – The Paramount Theater – Huntington, New York
Mar. 3 – The Westcott Theater – Syracuse, New York
Mar. 4 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, New York
Mar. 5 – Tupelo Music Hall – Londonderry, New Hampshire
Mar. 7 – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, Maryland
Mar. 9 – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille – Warrendale, Pennsylvania
Mar. 10 – House of Blues – Cleveland, Ohio
Mar. 11 – The Token Lounge – Westland, Michigan
Mar. 12 – Tailgaters Grill – Bolingbrook, Illinois
Mar. 13 – The Cotillion – Wichita, Kansas
Mar. 17 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, Oregon
Mar. 18 – The Neptune – Seattle, Washington

Operation: Mindcrime’s, The Key, was released on September 18th, 2015. Click on the highlighted song titles to hear some songs from the album.

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7 Responses

  1. If you waste your time by attending one of these shows, you are….

    1. Dumbass
    2. Pathetic
    3. D-bag
    4. All of the above

    Also, don’t forget to turn in your metal/rock card on your way out.

  2. I know people like to hate on Tate, for a number of reasons, but what he does, pushing the boundaries a bit with prog rock, is more in line with what early Queensryche was all about, at least it was for me. The last few Queensryche albums with Tate weren’t that great, but that’s not just Tate’s fault. I’m just going to post what Rockenfield said about Dedicated to Chaos (2011), which was horrid: “It’s huge rock but with a great dance vibe to it, real modern dance. It’s kind of like Rage through a time tunnel, bringing it into the now. There are a lot of electronic elements to it. It’s a big rock thing that is going to have a lot of color to it — it’s good and really intense”. I’ma just let that sink in while y’all blame Tate for Queensryche sucking.

    I found The Key much more interesting to listen to as an album, than the Latorre fronted Queensryche album. I’ve caught them both in concert now, and while Latorre sang great, the rest of the band looked like they were bored with the whole affair. Tate and his band put on a good show, and he sounded great. It’s really too bad these guys couldn’t just make it work.

  3. Why are they skipping Florida?! Geoff finally got rid of the suck brothers and got some decent players, now all he needs to do is replace the oven mitts troll on guitar and the guy from the village people on keys. Also, please stop dressing like a banker and enough already with the mohawk!

  4. Seven people in a band…….. It’s starting to look like the Eagles or a Skynard show. More musicians in bands means more musical flaws can be covered up easier when playing live. Unreal how Rush pulled if off for years with three excellent musicians and still kept it interesting. John Tison you forget they also need to leave out the Amish hipster in the far left of the pic.

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