Queensrÿche

City: 
Bellevue
Region: 
Washington
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1981-present
Genre(s): 
Associated Artists: 

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Although they were initially grouped with the legions of pop-metal bands that dominated the American heavy metal scene of the '80s, Queensrÿche were one of the most distinctive bands of the era. Where their contemporaries built on the legacy of Van Halen, Aerosmith, and Kiss, Queensrÿche constructed a progressive form of heavy metal that drew equally from the guitar pyrotechnics of post-Van Halen metal and '70s art rock, most notably Pink Floyd and Queen. After releasing a handful of ignored albums, the band began to break into the mainstream with the acclaimed 1988 album Operation: Mindcrime. Its follow-up, Empire, was the group's biggest success, selling over two million copies due to the hit single "Silent Lucidity." Queensrÿche never sustained that widespread popularity — like most late-'80s metal bands, their audience disappeared after the emergence of grunge. Nevertheless, they retained a large cult following well into the ensuing decades.

[Erlewine, Stephen T. & Prato, Greg. allmusic.com. http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&searchlink=QUEENSRÿCHE&sql=11:kifpxqr5ldje~T1]

Discography

Released: 1983
Released: 1984
Released: 1986

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Twisted Sister 10/17/1983 Top of the Rock Grand Rapids Michigan USA
Twisted Sister 10/19/1983 Harpos Detroit Michigan USA
KISS 12/08/1984 Cobo Arena Detroit Michigan USA
Queensrÿche 12/10/1984 Harpos Detroit Michigan USA
KISS 12/11/1984 Wendler Arena Saginaw Michigan USA
AC/DC 09/02/1986 Wings Event Center Kalamazoo Michigan USA
Queensrÿche 09/29/1986 Welsh Auditorium Grand Rapids Michigan USA
Def Leppard 09/17/1988 Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills Michigan USA
Def Leppard 09/18/1988 Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills Michigan USA
Metallica 11/25/1988 Cobo Arena Detroit Michigan USA
Metallica 04/14/1989 Kellogg Arena Battle Creek Michigan USA
Metallica 04/15/1989 Wendler Arena Saginaw Michigan USA
Queensrÿche 05/26/1991 Wendler Arena Saginaw Michigan USA
Queensrÿche 05/31/1991 Wings Event Center Kalamazoo Michigan USA
Queensrÿche 06/01/1991 Joe Louis Arena Detroit Michigan USA
Queensrÿche 10/25/1991 Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills Michigan USA
Queensrÿche 11/17/1991 L.C. Walker Arena Muskegon Michigan USA
Queensrÿche 04/14/1995 Wings Event Center Kalamazoo Michigan USA
Queensrÿche 04/15/1995 Wendler Arena Saginaw Michigan USA
Queensrÿche 04/28/1995 Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills Michigan USA
Queensrÿche 07/16/1997 Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids Michigan USA
Queensrÿche 07/17/1997 Pine Knob Music Theater Clarkston Michigan USA
Queensrÿche 11/30/1999 State Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Queensrÿche 03/19/2000 Orbit Room Grand Rapids Michigan USA
Iron Maiden 08/15/2000 Pine Knob Music Theater Clarkston Michigan USA

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