Queensryche @ Marquee Theatre


Location Info


Marquee Theatre

730 N. Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281

Category: Music Venues

Region: Tempe


Queensrych is scheduled to perform Saturday, December 29, at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe.

The Queensrÿche intent on pummeling the Marquee is not your father's Queensrÿche. The 30-year-old band recently underwent a major overhaul, with only founder and principal singer/songwriter Geoff Tate remaining. "After working with the same people for 30 years, it gets very difficult," Tate said in a September blog post on the band's website. "There's no spark, the chemistry is very tried and true, and you just keep coming up with the same ways of expressing yourself." Looking for new inspiration, Tate restocked the progressive metal band behind such albums as Operation: Mindcrime, Rage for Order, and Empire with a stable of metal veterans from unexpected (but once popular) places. Topping the new lineup is Quiet Riot founder and former Whitesnake, Dio, and Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rudy Sarzo. He's joined by founding Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer, ex-Candlebox keyboardist Randy Gane, and former Dokken guitarist Kelly Gray. An unusual bunch — on paper, anyway. Tate promises that such diverse musical backgrounds will allow Queensrÿche to open up and take its sound to new levels of intensity. "Everyone has ideas you haven't heard before, and everyone is throwing them against the wall and suddenly . . . the music has a whole new life." Guess we'll find out.

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Mr.Burnsilver,You'd better to read Wikipedia of the band before you write. I'm sure that you've NOT been the fan of any of them.  


Let's get a few facts straight about your article. Geoff Tate is not the
only remaining member, he has his own Queensryche because he was fired
on 20 June, 2012 for violence in the workplace. The photo you have
posted for this is erroneous, as Geoff Tate is no longer working with
the other four people pictured with him.

Kelly Gray was not a guitarist for Dokken, he was the producer on their album
Shadowlife, the last album with Dokken's original line up.  Kelly Gray did play guitar for Queensryche from 1998 - 2002

The band who came to Tempe Arizona to play was QUEENSRYCHE, with it's
founding members, Michael Wilton, Scott Rockenfield, and Eddie Jackson
with their relatively new guitarist Parker Lundgren and their new
powerhouse vocalist Todd La Torre.

Your article is poorly written, and you clearly didn't research this before the band came to your town to play.

As for Alan, the Geoff Tate's Queensryche Tour begins in April, and is
booked for a total of 12 dates. I hope you find what you're looking for
in April.


@alantmiller  If you are a long time fan of the Ryche then you would of known the guy on bass was the one and only Eddie Jackson !!! And that show kicked butt sounds like you are more of a Sarzo Fan then a Ryche fan .


You got this all wrong, the Queensryche that showed up to play the Marquee is not the Queensryche you described in this article. I read your article and then went to the show expecting to see a different version of the band. When Geoff Tate's replacement came out, I was confused as all hell. I mean it sounded like Geoff Tate but sure did not look like him unless he lost like 40 lbs, got hair plugs, and did away with the goatee. Then there was the bass player, I know what Rudy Sarzo looks like. I've seen him play in Quiot Riot, Ozzy, Dio and more over the course of 20 something years, but it wasn't him on stage. I kept thinking WTF is this? Is this a Queensryche tribute band? Is this a joke? I kept thinking about this article I read online in a number of places that the Queensryche playing at the Marquee theatre would have Geoff Tate, but I see now you were as confused when you wrote this article as I was when some other dude came out singing Queen of The Ryche. Next time, please try to get your facts straight. You never know when a long time unsuspecting fan might actually take what you write seriously. But then who knows, maybe I was not the only one who felt a little duped at the show last night.

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