Queensryche vocalist and founding member Geoff Tate is out on the road celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the band’s epic 1988 release, Operation: Mindcrime. Tate is regarded as one of the most skilled vocalists in the rock genre. He is ranked 14th on Hit Parader’s list of the 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists of All Time. He was voted #2 on That Metal Show’s top 5 hard rock vocalists of the 80’s, and in 2012 received the Vegas Rocks Magazine Award for ‘Voice in Progressive Heavy Metal’. Queensryche is world renowned for their innovative, trend-setting sound and continues to enjoy incredible success, performing for sold-out audiences worldwide.

Tate has assembled a new cast of incredible musicians for this tour and will be playing the album in its entirety. Tate’s line up consists of bassist Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Dio), drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio), guitarist Kelly Gray (Queensryche, Myth), guitarist Robert Sarzo (Hurricane), keyboardist Randy Gane (Myth) and Sass Jordan singing background vocals on Suite Sister Mary.

The Operation: Mindcrime 25th Anniversary Tour made a pit stop at The Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts on March 14th, 2014. Our photographer, Ronny Hoxie, was on hand at The Wilbur to catch their act. Here are the images from that night.

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Erik's interest in music began at an early age. In high school, he was the co-host of the underground metal show the Social Mutilation Hour, on 89.5 WAHS, under the name of Neurotik Erik. During this period of his life, he independently promoted shows under the name of Ding Dong Ditch Productions. Erik would rent out local VFW Halls, use space at Oakland Community College Auburn Hills Campus, or simply throw basement parties around the Detroit area. While at college at Ferris State University, he became head of the student run organization, Entertainment Unlimited, and continued to promote shows, but on a larger scale. He also helped start an underground magazine, 'Outpunk', where he interviewed bands and wrote music reviews. Additionally, Erik joined the staff at the Ferris State University Torch and wrote on a larger scale.

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