Elko Concerts Presents
Queensryche 25 Anniversary Tour of Operation Mindcrime ft. Geoff Tate
21 West Otterman Street
Greensburg, PA, 15601
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate is regarded as one of the most skilled vocalists in the rock genre with hundreds of modern, popular artists citing him and his band as a major influence. Combining social consciousness and expertly crafted lyrics with high-energy, melodically complex music, Geoff and his band have become internationally recognized as the thinking man’s rock band.
In all, Geoff has recorded 12 studio albums; several live albums and will release his 2nd solo album in 2013. Queensrÿche has been nominated for a Grammy four times and has had their music featured in three feature films.
Since their inception, the band has sold over 25 million albums worldwide and has performed in over 46 countries.
Queensrÿche is world renowned for their innovative, trend-setting sound and continues to enjoy incredible success, performing for sold-out audiences worldwide.
Kelly Gray is an American record producer and musician. He started playing Guitar in the late 1970s in the band Myth (along with Geoff Tate and Randy Gane). After Myth disbanded Kelly went on working on various albums in the capacity of recording engineer, mixer, and eventually, producer.
Gray has produced records for a number of artists, including Queensryche, CandleBox, Dokken, Nevermore, Brother Cane, Slave to the System, and Second Coming,
Kelly is excited to be back working with Queensryche again and looks forward to sharing the stage with longtime friends and talented musicians.
Randy Gane (born November 30th 1959 in Mt Clemens Michigan, AKA Random Damage) is an American Hard Rock – Progressive Metal Keyboardist. Co-founder of Myth with Geoff Tate (Queensryche), and Kelly Gray (Queensryche, Dokken, Candlebox etc); and Sweet Sister Sam with Steve Benito (Heir Apperent) and Kendall Bechtal (Fifth Angel). His playing is most noted for his deep Hammond B3 sound (awarded a Gold Album on Candlebox’s debut CD), rich orchestrations, and clever wit in leaving answering machine messages (title track Queensryche’s Empire).
Gane has toured with Queensryche, Geoff Tate, Sweet Sister Sam and has recorded with Queensryche, Sweaty Nipples, Candlebox as well as session work at London Bridge Studios.
Robert Sarzo is a Cuban-American guitarist. His career has spanned 40 years. He has worked with an array of notable and iconic people in the entertainment industry. As a bit of trivia, he was hired by Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, as the original replacement for Randy Rhoads. Robert never went on tour with Ozzy because Jet Record’s Don Arden, also Sharon’s father, had hired a different guitarist, Bernie Thome, without telling anyone.
Robert has worked with Interscope/Universal Record’s Jimmy Iovine and legendary metal producers, Bob Ezrin and Mike Clink. He also worked with Robert Stigwood of “Saturday Night Fever” and Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts” fame on numerous soundtracks such as “Times Square”, D.L. Byron the writer of Pat Benatar’s hit “Shadows of the Night”, Reggae artist Garland Jeffreys, and the late Sam Kinison on his “Leader of the Banned” album. Robert formed his band Hurricane in the early 80′s and went on to have hits such as “Over the Edge” and their #1 hit “I’m Onto You.”
In the early 1980s, Robert was introduced to bassist Tony Cavazo by Los Angeles heavy metal band Quiet Riot’s lead vocalist Kevin DuBrow. Both Robert’s brother Rudy and Cavazo’s brother Carlos were in Quiet Riot at the time. He later joined with Cavazo, singer Kelly Hansen and drummer Jay Schellen to form the Glam Metal band Hurricane.
He remained with Hurricane from 1985 until 1989. Although Hurricane released a reunion album (Liquifury) in 2001, Sarzo did not participate in this project. After many years in the studio, Sarzo worked to reform Hurricane in 2007.
Not just a heavy metal/rock and roll guitarist with a classical background, Robert Sarzo has branched out to become a producer and movie music composer. His current projects include the movies, “The Hiss”, written and produced by David Lynch’s daughter, Jennifer with the film composer Alexander van Bubenheim, and the 2009 wide-release “The Collector” written and produced by Marcus Dunstan writer of Saw 4, 5, & 6. Robert will be working on “The Collector” sequel in 2011.
He has opened a recording studio in Sherman Oaks and is working with his brother, Rudy, on several upcoming projects. He is endorsed by Peavy guitars and Line 6.
Recently Robert worked on the Blockbuster Movie in India “HISSS” and the upcoming native american indian Album “Tears of a shaman” with composer and producer Alexander van Bubenheim. and as Group councelor “Rock’n Roll Fantasy camp”.
Rudy Sarzo is a professional recording and performing artist with a career that spans over 30 years. As a member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band, from March 1981 to September 1982, he toured the world in support of the “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary Of a Madman” records. His bass playing can be heard on Ozzy’s multimillion selling CD “Tribute” and “Speak of the Devil” CD and DVD.
As a member of Quiet Riot, from September 1982 to January 1985, Rudy recorded the multi-platinum albums “Metal Health”, the first Heavy Metal debut to reach #1 on the Billboard charts and “Condition Critical”. During this period he headlined worldwide tours, appeared on numerous MTV videos and was voted #1 Bassist in Circus Magazine for 1983.
As a member of Whitesnake, from April 1987 to September 1994 Rudy recorded the multi-platinum album “Slip of the Tongue”. During this period he also performed worldwide on headline tours in support of the multiplatinum “1987” and “Slip of the Tongue” albums and appeared on 6 MTV videos.
As a member of the reunited Quiet Riot, from May 1997 to August 2003, Rudy performed worldwide headlining tours and as special guests in support of the Quiet Riot CDs “Alive and Well” and “Guilty Pleasure. He also appeared on VH1’s Quiet Riot, Behind the Music. In November of 2003, “Quiet Riot Live in The 21st Century” DVD was released after the group disbanded. His recordings with all of these artists combined have sold over 30 million copies.
In February of 2004, Rudy joined Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force for the U.S. 30 city “Attack Tour” and later in April of 2004 he became a proud member of the multi-platinum Heavy Metal group DIO until the passing of Ronnie James Dio.
Simon Wright was born in Oldham Manchester, England. After getting his first drum set at the age of 13, Simon, a self taught drummer, spent hours playing while listening to such legends as Cozy Powell, John Bonham and Tommy Aldridge.
His first professional gig was touring with the support act for Girl School at the age of 16 with the band A II Z on the British leg of the “Screaming Blue Murder” tour. About a year Simon Wright was chosen to replace Phil Rudd and joined AC/DC. Simon performed and recorded with AC/DC for about seven years and is featured on their albums: Fly On The Wall, Who Made Who and Blow Up Your Video.
After leaving AC/DC in 1989, he met Ronnie James Dio. Hired as the backbone for DIO entering the 90′s, their first effort together would produce the critically acclaimed album, 1990′s Lock Up The Wolves. He would go on to perform on six Dio albums and was a member of Dio until the untimely passing of Ronnie James Dio in 2010.
Simon Wright has also performed and recorded with Rhino Bucket, John Norum, Mogg/Way, UFO with Michael Schenker, and others.
Simon is currently performing with Dio Disciples. In January of 2013, Simon was invited to perform and record with Queensryche.