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« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2019, 12:12:37 PM »
Thanks for the heads up Shadow Walker. They definitely sound pretty good. If I make it over there I will make it a point to get there early to check them out. I have to go back and check the date on that one so I can write that down and see how my work schedule looks as the date gets closer.
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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2019, 01:57:43 PM »
Give us a break! There are still no videos on YouTube of the deep cuts :'(
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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2019, 03:01:49 AM »
Here is a drum cam video of Screaming In Digital in Germany
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-zjfHR0piI

Walk In The Shadows 2/20/19 Belfast
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it6R19maTJY
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« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2019, 10:51:48 AM »
Geoff is killing it with the Avantasia shows >:D
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« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2019, 02:52:11 PM »
I hear a lot of the usual Tate tendencies of recent years but also hear some vast improvements here and there. I think he is definitely started to step up his game lately. I don't think he likes Todd get the attention that he is in Queensryche and doesn't like being overshadowed by the fact that he can't belt it like that anymore, or for several years for that matter. I still think Todd currently blows him away but I do see some improvement and some effort. here are some recent performances with Avantasia.

Invincible (live premier Slovakia 3/27/19)  https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=avantasia+live+2019+geoff+tate&view=detail&mid=E20714D2F787CF8B78A2E20714D2F787CF8B78A2&FORM=VIRE
This is a great song but it is a ballad and has shared vocal duties but he sounds good.

Alchemy (Germany 4/9/19) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtMen2jyf9I
Avantasia (Bratislava 3/28/19) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R803eH_yc6o

The Seven Angels https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=avantasia+live+2019+geoff+tate&view=detail&mid=5E114F19863B15F8D50F5E114F19863B15F8D50F&FORM=VIRE
These guys look like they put on a great fun show.


I stumbled upon this. Geoff is featured on a live release by German Pink Floyd tribute band Echoes on their live release "Live from the Dark Side" taken from the performance at Rock of Ages Festival 2018.
Welcome to the Machine  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjsxZoeiGrs
This blows away the Take Cover version.

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« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2019, 03:59:34 PM »
Yeah Tate sounds really good on those performances. And frankly, he should. When he's only on stage for a small number of songs, it should be a relative walk in the park for him, as far as his voice is concerned. After all, he doesn't have to worry about saving his voice for the duration of an entire set. He can jump on stage, rip ass for 2-3 songs and then jump off. I bet he's having a ton of fun with those shows.
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« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2019, 02:17:32 AM »
Ok, So I went to the Geoff Tate Operation Mindcrime show last night (Tuesday that is) at the Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville, PA. I forced myself to go, I won't get too deep into the crazy day I had yesterday work wise, that precipitated me having to "force myself" to go. But in short, work caused me to eat my ticket and not be able to go to last years show at the same venue, so I didn't want to miss this one, especially since he seems to be sounding somewhat improved as of late, at least from the live perspective. So despite having got up at 6am and driving from south jersey to Scranton, PA (almost 3 hour ride), working a job site for 6 hours out there, then driving two hours back from Scranton to the Sellersville to barely make the show on time, yes I had to coerce myself to do so.

  I chose however to skip the opening set by Til Death Do Us Part (Emily Tate's band) in order to relax outside and have a beer and a few smokes to unwind and regroup. I did however catch a glimpse into the theatre and hear a few minutes of music. I can't say that they do much for me, at least based upon what I did hear. A lot of people evidently also skipped their set as the outside area was pretty crowded. It struck me funny sitting out there talking to a few people and hearing people conversing. It must have been a primarily Geoff Tate fan base as I mostly heard people saying things like.... "They haven't seen him or Queensryche live in several years", or "that they saw him last week at a show in nearby western PA", and from at least that sampling of conversations I don't recall hearing a lot of discussion if any at all about current Queensryche. Maybe I was just only surrounded by a dozen or so casual fans of the band or strictly the Tate diehard crowd, but I did notice that.

As for the venue, it holds about 325 people and I got that number from the venue's website. It is a small old fashioned theatre setting. Pretty good sound for the most part. The website listed the show as sold out and that probably was pretty accurate or pretty damn close to sold out.

The band consisted of Geoff, Scott Mouton (guitar), Kieran or whatever his name is (on guitar) and the other guy from Scotland on bass, both of which I believe are in Emily's band if I recall correctly. The band this time featured the drummer from Avantasia/Edguy (I do not know his name) and therefore I thought the drum sound was a bit of an upgrade (albeit, still a little off, because he obviously hasn't had a ton of time to play the stuff, in all fairness). I did not see anyone playing any keyboards. Emily came out and did the Mary parts for Suite Sister Mary as she has been doing.

I was maybe a dozen rows back from the stage. Pretty decent seats and view. I stayed for the entire Operation Mindcrime set from beginning to end and left before they started the hits encore set (which I believe based upon the videos I'm going to post consisted of Jet City Woman, Empire, and Silent Lucidity but I'm not sure in what order.     

So the show itself. I will say that overall I enjoyed it quite a bit, it was entertaining  and sounded "enough" like the album to be enjoyable. Tate sounded more inspired and went for a few shall we say higher notes, at least by 2011-2018 standards. He seemed to have a renewed in your face type of swagger that I haven't seen in him in some while (probably due to the ego strokes he has been getting from Sammet/Avantasia, and the new record with that other band that is out. So I thought that his overall performance was pretty good and he sounded for the most part pretty decent (nothing in Todd's vocal realm mind you, not even fuckin close) but pretty good none the less.

 Tate's vocal performance, I would say, was good enough that if he were to hypothetically be fronting a Queensryche reunion next month (not that I want any part of that) but if he were, I would go see it and I think it would be at least respectable. So I guess what I witnessed was an improvement. I will say his stage demeaner ego and hands all over himself mannerisms at his age now are both pretty creepy and also very annoying (lets face the guy has never exactly been a sex symbol and he sure as hell isn't these days lol).

The band is what you would expect from two rookie musicians still learning the ropes (the two guys from Scotland), the drummer while not having perfected the songs was adequate and an improvement upon the last few drummers he has had. Mouton works well as he is now the guy with some experience and longevity performing this stuff and it shows. Far cry from current Queensryche's live musical performance though in every aspect. Basically a decent cover band with an aging classic lineup singer and lots of misses from the music aspect standpoint, as well as from the vocal standpoint although improved.

Some might argue that current Queensryche is basically a cover band at this point without Scott now, but I'll say this to that notion. The two remaining original members in Michael and Ed are original members, seasoned veterans and bring it and bring it the way it's supposed to be brought. Add in the talented vocalist, drummer, and songwriter in Todd and he brings it on every level. Lets not forget that unlike most of Tate's band, Parker is now a long standing member and now veteran musician and performer in his own right and that band has gelled nicely and released three great albums and brings it live with renewed vigor and passion. Casey while not yet appearing on record and being the newer guy is also a seasoned veteran musician and performer. So to me, having seen both bands this year just a short while apart, there is no comparison.

Here are some video uploads from my favorite site of Tuesday nights performance. You tell me what you think?

Revolution Calling/Operation Mindcrime/Speak:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXLZZ_7VLqc
Breaking the Silence/ I Don't Believe In Love:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6Cw12rcqek
The Mission/Suite Sister Mary:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fqpt3jDfRc
Eyes of a Stranger:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9VqMTrJ9Y8

Here are the few I did not see- The hits encore
Jet City Woman:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAgbpLcq_PA
Silent Lucidity/ Empire/band introductions:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo_-4t3-Kbo

Here is a look at Til Death Do Us Part
My Friends are on Fire:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOoFv7mEZYU
 
I did see Emily after her set, as she was working the merch table during Geoff's set, when I was in line to get a beer before going in to see Geoff's set.
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Re: Operation Mindcrime/ Geoff Tate Live performances 2019
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2019, 08:40:57 AM »
Glad you enjoyed the show I was going to go at last minute but show was sold out.
He does sound better but wow what a difference from the glory days.

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« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2019, 03:10:25 PM »
Apparently Tate is heading to Tucson's Rialto Theatre on Sat. 9/14 to play O:M in its entirety.

He's also passing through Tempe (again) on Wed. 9/25 at the Marquee Theatre.








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« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2019, 02:44:59 AM »
Ok, So I went to the Geoff Tate Operation Mindcrime show last night (Tuesday that is) at the Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville, PA. I forced myself to go, I won't get too deep into the crazy day I had yesterday work wise, that precipitated me having to "force myself" to go. But in short, work caused me to eat my ticket and not be able to go to last years show at the same venue, so I didn't want to miss this one, especially since he seems to be sounding somewhat improved as of late, at least from the live perspective. So despite having got up at 6am and driving from south jersey to Scranton, PA (almost 3 hour ride), working a job site for 6 hours out there, then driving two hours back from Scranton to the Sellersville to barely make the show on time, yes I had to coerce myself to do so.

  I chose however to skip the opening set by Til Death Do Us Part (Emily Tate's band) in order to relax outside and have a beer and a few smokes to unwind and regroup. I did however catch a glimpse into the theatre and hear a few minutes of music. I can't say that they do much for me, at least based upon what I did hear. A lot of people evidently also skipped their set as the outside area was pretty crowded. It struck me funny sitting out there talking to a few people and hearing people conversing. It must have been a primarily Geoff Tate fan base as I mostly heard people saying things like.... "They haven't seen him or Queensryche live in several years", or "that they saw him last week at a show in nearby western PA", and from at least that sampling of conversations I don't recall hearing a lot of discussion if any at all about current Queensryche. Maybe I was just only surrounded by a dozen or so casual fans of the band or strictly the Tate diehard crowd, but I did notice that.

As for the venue, it holds about 325 people and I got that number from the venue's website. It is a small old fashioned theatre setting. Pretty good sound for the most part. The website listed the show as sold out and that probably was pretty accurate or pretty damn close to sold out.

The band consisted of Geoff, Scott Mouton (guitar), Kieran or whatever his name is (on guitar) and the other guy from Scotland on bass, both of which I believe are in Emily's band if I recall correctly. The band this time featured the drummer from Avantasia/Edguy (I do not know his name) and therefore I thought the drum sound was a bit of an upgrade (albeit, still a little off, because he obviously hasn't had a ton of time to play the stuff, in all fairness). I did not see anyone playing any keyboards. Emily came out and did the Mary parts for Suite Sister Mary as she has been doing.

I was maybe a dozen rows back from the stage. Pretty decent seats and view. I stayed for the entire Operation Mindcrime set from beginning to end and left before they started the hits encore set (which I believe based upon the videos I'm going to post consisted of Jet City Woman, Empire, and Silent Lucidity but I'm not sure in what order.     

So the show itself. I will say that overall I enjoyed it quite a bit, it was entertaining  and sounded "enough" like the album to be enjoyable. Tate sounded more inspired and went for a few shall we say higher notes, at least by 2011-2018 standards. He seemed to have a renewed in your face type of swagger that I haven't seen in him in some while (probably due to the ego strokes he has been getting from Sammet/Avantasia, and the new record with that other band that is out. So I thought that his overall performance was pretty good and he sounded for the most part pretty decent (nothing in Todd's vocal realm mind you, not even fuckin close) but pretty good none the less.

 Tate's vocal performance, I would say, was good enough that if he were to hypothetically be fronting a Queensryche reunion next month (not that I want any part of that) but if he were, I would go see it and I think it would be at least respectable. So I guess what I witnessed was an improvement. I will say his stage demeaner ego and hands all over himself mannerisms at his age now are both pretty creepy and also very annoying (lets face the guy has never exactly been a sex symbol and he sure as hell isn't these days lol).

The band is what you would expect from two rookie musicians still learning the ropes (the two guys from Scotland), the drummer while not having perfected the songs was adequate and an improvement upon the last few drummers he has had. Mouton works well as he is now the guy with some experience and longevity performing this stuff and it shows. Far cry from current Queensryche's live musical performance though in every aspect. Basically a decent cover band with an aging classic lineup singer and lots of misses from the music aspect standpoint, as well as from the vocal standpoint although improved.

Some might argue that current Queensryche is basically a cover band at this point without Scott now, but I'll say this to that notion. The two remaining original members in Michael and Ed are original members, seasoned veterans and bring it and bring it the way it's supposed to be brought. Add in the talented vocalist, drummer, and songwriter in Todd and he brings it on every level. Lets not forget that unlike most of Tate's band, Parker is now a long standing member and now veteran musician and performer in his own right and that band has gelled nicely and released three great albums and brings it live with renewed vigor and passion. Casey while not yet appearing on record and being the newer guy is also a seasoned veteran musician and performer. So to me, having seen both bands this year just a short while apart, there is no comparison.

Here are some video uploads from my favorite site of Tuesday nights performance. You tell me what you think?

Revolution Calling/Operation Mindcrime/Speak:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXLZZ_7VLqc
Breaking the Silence/ I Don't Believe In Love:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6Cw12rcqek
The Mission/Suite Sister Mary:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fqpt3jDfRc
Eyes of a Stranger:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9VqMTrJ9Y8

Here are the few I did not see- The hits encore
Jet City Woman:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAgbpLcq_PA
Silent Lucidity/ Empire/band introductions:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo_-4t3-Kbo

Here is a look at Til Death Do Us Part
My Friends are on Fire:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOoFv7mEZYU
 
I did see Emily after her set, as she was working the merch table during Geoff's set, when I was in line to get a beer before going in to see Geoff's set.

I'm working my way through this now. I'm on the first group of songs in the first link. I still hear some cringe worthy shit goin on and he talk sings quite a lot. Some parts sound acceptable (acceptable, not great by any means). Scott Mouton definitely is the star here. The bass is a far cry from Eddie Jackson, the drum sound is way off and is shitty in numerous parts, the other guitar player has some moments. Tate does have a strong swagger here, and man does he ever come across as an arrogant MF'er  C:-) 

This is what your gonna get with the Empire anniversary tour too, talk singing, he'll go for a few strong notes and be hit and miss, the music will be three steps down in quality and the songs you'd most want to hear (Della Brown, Anybody listening) are gonna be butchered I'm quite confident. 

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« Reply #25 on: June 29, 2019, 02:57:32 AM »
Glad you enjoyed the show I was going to go at last minute but show was sold out.
He does sound better but wow what a difference from the glory days.

Your not kidding, it is apples to oranges. He is maybe 50% of what he was back in the glory days. If you go back and listen to the albums and the old live footage his performances these days and in the last dozen years are a fucking disgrace by comparison. Which is alright, age is a bitch and all but some people just wanna concoct these fantasies that they think he somehow sounds rejuvenated and awesome and I don't fuckin hear it  ::) 

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« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2019, 03:07:34 AM »
It's not even close

EoAS- Tate Sellersville https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9VqMTrJ9Y8
EoAS- Queensryche 4/2/19 Portland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5V9Lnccoaw

Just watch those back to back, that is all ya need to know  8)

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« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2019, 02:13:44 PM »
Glad you enjoyed the show I was going to go at last minute but show was sold out.
He does sound better but wow what a difference from the glory days.

Considering how tired I was and not really in the mood for a show, I enjoyed it.
After we talked the other day about how you thought he sounded like shit for the most part lol, I went back and watched those videos closely. Some spots sounded good and I was impressed but overall yeah, there were many missteps vocally and musically. I went in with the usual lowered expectations and by doing so I guess in the moment I thought it sounded better than it did.
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« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2019, 02:18:54 PM »
Ok, So I went to the Geoff Tate Operation Mindcrime show last night (Tuesday that is) at the Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville, PA. I forced myself to go, I won't get too deep into the crazy day I had yesterday work wise, that precipitated me having to "force myself" to go. But in short, work caused me to eat my ticket and not be able to go to last years show at the same venue, so I didn't want to miss this one, especially since he seems to be sounding somewhat improved as of late, at least from the live perspective. So despite having got up at 6am and driving from south jersey to Scranton, PA (almost 3 hour ride), working a job site for 6 hours out there, then driving two hours back from Scranton to the Sellersville to barely make the show on time, yes I had to coerce myself to do so.

  I chose however to skip the opening set by Til Death Do Us Part (Emily Tate's band) in order to relax outside and have a beer and a few smokes to unwind and regroup. I did however catch a glimpse into the theatre and hear a few minutes of music. I can't say that they do much for me, at least based upon what I did hear. A lot of people evidently also skipped their set as the outside area was pretty crowded. It struck me funny sitting out there talking to a few people and hearing people conversing. It must have been a primarily Geoff Tate fan base as I mostly heard people saying things like.... "They haven't seen him or Queensryche live in several years", or "that they saw him last week at a show in nearby western PA", and from at least that sampling of conversations I don't recall hearing a lot of discussion if any at all about current Queensryche. Maybe I was just only surrounded by a dozen or so casual fans of the band or strictly the Tate diehard crowd, but I did notice that.

As for the venue, it holds about 325 people and I got that number from the venue's website. It is a small old fashioned theatre setting. Pretty good sound for the most part. The website listed the show as sold out and that probably was pretty accurate or pretty damn close to sold out.

The band consisted of Geoff, Scott Mouton (guitar), Kieran or whatever his name is (on guitar) and the other guy from Scotland on bass, both of which I believe are in Emily's band if I recall correctly. The band this time featured the drummer from Avantasia/Edguy (I do not know his name) and therefore I thought the drum sound was a bit of an upgrade (albeit, still a little off, because he obviously hasn't had a ton of time to play the stuff, in all fairness). I did not see anyone playing any keyboards. Emily came out and did the Mary parts for Suite Sister Mary as she has been doing.

I was maybe a dozen rows back from the stage. Pretty decent seats and view. I stayed for the entire Operation Mindcrime set from beginning to end and left before they started the hits encore set (which I believe based upon the videos I'm going to post consisted of Jet City Woman, Empire, and Silent Lucidity but I'm not sure in what order.     

So the show itself. I will say that overall I enjoyed it quite a bit, it was entertaining  and sounded "enough" like the album to be enjoyable. Tate sounded more inspired and went for a few shall we say higher notes, at least by 2011-2018 standards. He seemed to have a renewed in your face type of swagger that I haven't seen in him in some while (probably due to the ego strokes he has been getting from Sammet/Avantasia, and the new record with that other band that is out. So I thought that his overall performance was pretty good and he sounded for the most part pretty decent (nothing in Todd's vocal realm mind you, not even fuckin close) but pretty good none the less.

 Tate's vocal performance, I would say, was good enough that if he were to hypothetically be fronting a Queensryche reunion next month (not that I want any part of that) but if he were, I would go see it and I think it would be at least respectable. So I guess what I witnessed was an improvement. I will say his stage demeaner ego and hands all over himself mannerisms at his age now are both pretty creepy and also very annoying (lets face the guy has never exactly been a sex symbol and he sure as hell isn't these days lol).

The band is what you would expect from two rookie musicians still learning the ropes (the two guys from Scotland), the drummer while not having perfected the songs was adequate and an improvement upon the last few drummers he has had. Mouton works well as he is now the guy with some experience and longevity performing this stuff and it shows. Far cry from current Queensryche's live musical performance though in every aspect. Basically a decent cover band with an aging classic lineup singer and lots of misses from the music aspect standpoint, as well as from the vocal standpoint although improved.

Some might argue that current Queensryche is basically a cover band at this point without Scott now, but I'll say this to that notion. The two remaining original members in Michael and Ed are original members, seasoned veterans and bring it and bring it the way it's supposed to be brought. Add in the talented vocalist, drummer, and songwriter in Todd and he brings it on every level. Lets not forget that unlike most of Tate's band, Parker is now a long standing member and now veteran musician and performer in his own right and that band has gelled nicely and released three great albums and brings it live with renewed vigor and passion. Casey while not yet appearing on record and being the newer guy is also a seasoned veteran musician and performer. So to me, having seen both bands this year just a short while apart, there is no comparison.

Here are some video uploads from my favorite site of Tuesday nights performance. You tell me what you think?

Revolution Calling/Operation Mindcrime/Speak:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXLZZ_7VLqc
Breaking the Silence/ I Don't Believe In Love:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6Cw12rcqek
The Mission/Suite Sister Mary:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fqpt3jDfRc
Eyes of a Stranger:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9VqMTrJ9Y8

Here are the few I did not see- The hits encore
Jet City Woman:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAgbpLcq_PA
Silent Lucidity/ Empire/band introductions:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo_-4t3-Kbo

Here is a look at Til Death Do Us Part
My Friends are on Fire:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOoFv7mEZYU
 
I did see Emily after her set, as she was working the merch table during Geoff's set, when I was in line to get a beer before going in to see Geoff's set.

I'm working my way through this now. I'm on the first group of songs in the first link. I still hear some cringe worthy shit goin on and he talk sings quite a lot. Some parts sound acceptable (acceptable, not great by any means). Scott Mouton definitely is the star here. The bass is a far cry from Eddie Jackson, the drum sound is way off and is shitty in numerous parts, the other guitar player has some moments. Tate does have a strong swagger here, and man does he ever come across as an arrogant MF'er  C:-) 

This is what your gonna get with the Empire anniversary tour too, talk singing, he'll go for a few strong notes and be hit and miss, the music will be three steps down in quality and the songs you'd most want to hear (Della Brown, Anybody listening) are gonna be butchered I'm quite confident.

I definitely agree on the Empire Anniversary Tour. He has been doing the Mindcrime anniversary for how long now and it is still a long ways from anything remotely near perfect, so I don't expect Empire to be very well done either, especially early on.
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Re: Operation Mindcrime/ Geoff Tate Live performances 2019
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2019, 07:04:20 PM »
I wanted to catch the New Bedford MA show at the Greasy Luck, but it sold out .. then they added a second night and then *that* sold out. I watched a YouTube clip of Eyes of a Stranger on here and kinda felt like that was really enough, actually. Looks to me like it was a fun show and that Geoff basically still sings like Geoff has for the last 25 years. Does anyone know if he still smokes? I saw a clip of him having a cigarette during an interview in the 80s and thought, ah! that explains a lot. Personally I lost about an octave as a smoker, from what I can sing now that I've quit. I don't know if soprano ever comes back though lol.

Anyway I wonder what he played, if anything, from his non-QR albums. Was it all Queensryche tunes?