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Tour Date Archive

Below is the most complete listing of Queensryche tour dates in existence. This archive has been vetted by myself and other Queensryche historians for over 20 years. We painstakingly verified each show using a number of sources, including tour itineraries, ticket stubs and concert t-shirts. In the past, I had each show detailed with setlists and photos (when available). As time permits, I'll re-add that information to the listings below. Special thanks to Amy Lee and Johan Wall for their past contributions.

The Mob Live Shows (1981-1982)

The Mob wasn't a signed band, and didn't gig regularly, playing just a handful of shows prior to becoming Queensryche. The Mob didn't have a singer, so the shows they did were with Geoff (then Jeff) Tate, when he was up for doing a gig with the group. The three dates below are the known shows The Mob played, courtesy of Brett Miller.

A typical set from The Mob looked like this (from Sept. 26, 1981):

Dissident Aggressor (Judas Priest)
Neon Knights (Black Sabbath)
Delivering the Goods (Judas Priest)
Runnin' Free (Iron Maiden)
Animal Magnetism (Scorpions)
Sinner (Judas Priest)
Space Station #5 (Montrose)
Wrathchild (Iron Maiden)
Steeler (Judas Priest)
Killers (Iron Maiden)
The Mob Rules (Black Sabbath)
Victim of Changes (Judas Priest)

Click here for the guitar solo breakdown of this particular set from The Mob. Image courtesy of Brett Miller.


DATE LOCATION VENUE
September 19, 1981 Bellevue, Wash. The Palace (Lake Hills Roller Rink)
September 26, 1981 Bellevue, Wash. The Palace (Lake Hills Roller Rink)
October 17, 1981 Everett, Wash. 701 100th SE (residential address)

The EP Tour (1983)

Queensryche's tour for the EP was a brief one, with six weeks of dates in the U.S. and Canada, supporting Zebra, Quiet Riot, Twisted Sister and Dio. Queensryche did do a couple of headline dates in that span, however. Queensryche's first two shows were on June 29, 1983 at the Paramount Theater in Portland, Ore.; and June 30, 1983; at Seattle's Paramount Theater. The actual touring began in September 1983.

As a support act, Queensryche's set ran approximately 45-60 minutes and contained the songs from the EP, plus early demo versions of other tunes the band was writing for what would become The Warning. The song "Waiting for the Kill" was performed on this tour, but was never formally recorded for an album. The solo in the song was lifted, however, and was placed into a new track ("NM 156"), on The Warning.

A typical set on the EP Tour looked like this:

Prophecy
Waiting For The Kill
Nightrider
Before The Storm
Child Of Fire
Blinded
The Lady Wore Black
Roads To Madness
Queen Of The Reich
Warning


DATE LOCATION VENUE
June 29, 1983 Portland, OR Paramount Theater
June 30, 1983 Seattle, WA Paramount Theater
September 14, 1983 Kansas City, Mo. Memorial Hall
September 15, 1983 Little Rock, Ark. Little Rock Convention Center
September 16, 1983 Dallas, Texas Bronco Bowl
September 17, 1983 San Antonio, Texas San Antonio Convention Center Arena
September 18, 1983 Corpus Christi, Texas Memorial Coliseum
September 19, 1983 Houston, Texas Sam Houston Coliseum
September 20, 1983 Austin, Texas Austin Coliseum
September 23, 1983 Lubbock, Texas Lubbock Municipal Coliseum
September 24, 1983 Norman, Okla. Lloyd Noble Center
September 27, 1983 Burlington, Ia. Memorial Auditorium
October 1, 1983 Seattle, WA Paramount Theater
October 2, 1983 Portland, OR Paramount Theater
October 4, 1983 Sacramento, CA Memorial Auditorium
October 5, 1983 San Jose, CA Civic Auditorium
October 9, 1983 Reseda, CA The Country Club
October 12, 1983 Kansas City, Mo. The Uptown Theatre
October 15, 1983 Chicago, IL Haymakers
October 16, 1983 Milwaukee, WI Eagle's Nest
October 17, 1983 Grand Rapids, Mich. Top of the Rock
October 19, 1983 Detroit, MI Harpo's
October 21, 1983 Cleveland, Ohio Engineer's Auditorium
October 22, 1983 Buffalo, N.Y. Roof Top Sky Room
October 24, 1983 Boston, Mass. Paradise Theatre
October 26, 1983 Washington D.C. Wax Museum
October 27, 1983 Pittsburgh, PA Stanley Theater
October 28, 1983 Baltimore, Md. Unknown
October 29, 1983 Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The Chance
November 1, 1983 New York City, NY Ritz Theater
November 4, 1983 Toronto, Ont., CANADA Concert Hall
November 5, 1983 Montreal, Que., CANADA The Spectrum

The Warning Tour (1984-1985)

The Warning tour marked the first performances outside the U.S. and Canada for Queensryche. The band started in Japan and covered both Europe and the U.S. before coming home. Queensryche opened for Kiss, Dio and Iron Maiden at various point over the course of 10 months.

With just The Warning and EP under their belts, Queensryche obviously drew heavily from both releases on the tour. In a bold move, Queensryche recorded its second live date on the tour for a live home video -- Live in Tokyo. The band played two consecutive nights in the city as headliners.

The first headline shows had "NM 156" being performed as the lead-off song (although the song was not included on Live in Tokyo, which took various songs from the Aug. 5, 1984 gig and put them in a different order), likely because the band was under the impression that it would be the lead track from The Warning. But when they found out EMI Records had switched "Warning" to the lead spot in the album's track order, Queensryche went to "Nightrider" to start most opening and headline shows in late 1984. "NM 156" returned as the lead cut in headline gigs in spring 1985.

The Warning tour also featured a guitar solo spot showcasing Chris DeGarmo and Michael Wilton. Of note were Queensryche's headline shows in July 1985, where they twice performed an early version of "Neue Regel," which would appear on the band's next record -- Rage for Order -- in 1986. The length of Queensryche's opening set varied depending on which band they were supporting. It ranged from 40-55 minutes. The longer support sets usually included "Child of Fire" and/or "NM 156."

Here are examples of the opening and headlining sets on this tour:

Opening Set
Headline Set (circa spring 1985)
Nightrider
Prophecy
Deliverance
Before The Storm
guitar solo
Blinded
The Lady Wore Black
En Force
Warning
Queen Of The Reich
Take Hold Of The Flame
NM 156
Prophecy
Deliverance
Nightrider
En Force
No Sanctuary
Child Of Fire
Before The Storm
guitar solo
Blinded
The Lady Wore Black
Roads To Madness
Warning
Queen Of The Reich
Take Hold Of The Flame

DATE LOCATION VENUE
August 4, 1984 Tokyo, JAPAN Nihon Seinen-kan
August 5, 1984 Tokyo, JAPAN Nihon Seinen-kan
August 7, 1984 Osaka, JAPAN Unknown
August 30, 1984 Paris, FRANCE Unknown (QR cancelled)
September 4, 1984 Antrim, IRELAND Antrim Forum
September 5, 1984 Dublin, IRELAND S.F.X. Hall
September 8, 1984 Hanley, UK Victoria Hall
September 10, 1984 Ipswich, UK Gaumont Theatre
September 11, 1984 Portsmouth, UK Guildhall
September 12, 1984 Cardiff, UK St. David's Hall
September 14, 1984 Bristol, UK Colston Hall
September 15, 1984 St, Austell, UK Cornwell Coliseum
September 16, 1984 Oxford, UK Apollo Theatre
September 18, 1984 Birmingham, UK Odeon Theatre
September 19, 1984 Birmingham, UK Odeon Theatre
September 20, 1984 Nottingham, UK Royal Concert Hall
September 22, 1984 Edinburgh, UK Playhouse Theatre
September 23, 1984 Glasgow, UK Apollo Theatre
September 24, 1984 Aberdeen, UK Capitol Theatre
September 26, 1984 Newcastle, UK City Hall
September 27, 1984 Hull, UK City Hall
September 28, 1984 Liverpool, UK Empire Theatre
September 30, 1984 Manchester, UK Apollo Theatre
October 1, 1984 Sheffield, UK City Hall
October 2, 1984 Leicester, UK De Montfort Hall
October 4, 1984 London, UK Hammersmith Odeon
October 5, 1984 London, UK Hammersmith Odeon
October 6, 1984 London, UK Hammersmith Odeon
October 11, 1984 Drammen, NORWAY Drammenshallen
October 12, 1984 Gothenburg, SWEDEN Scandinavium
October 13, 1984 Stockholm, SWEDEN Isstadion
October 15, 1984 Helsinki, FINLAND Ice Hall
October 17, 1984 Copenhagen, DENMARK Falkoner Theatre
October 19, 1984 Brussels, BELGIUM Forest National
October 20, 1984 Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS Jaap Edenhal
October 21, 1984 Hamburg, GERMANY Audimax
October 23, 1984 Stuttgart, GERMANY Boblingen Sporthalle
October 24, 1984 Offenbach, GERMANY Stadthalle
October 25, 1984 Munich, GERMANY Circus Krone
October 26, 1984 Nurnberg, Germany Hemmerleinhalle
October 28, 1984 Mannheim, GERMANY Rosengarten-Musensaal
October 29, 1984 Essen, GERMANY Grughalle
October 30, 1984 Paris, FRANCE Espace Ballard
November 11, 1984 Pittsburgh, PA Mancini's Lounge
November 15, 1984 Bethlehem, PA Stabler Arena
November 16, 1984 Glenn Falls, NY Civic Center
November 17, 1984 Rochester, NY War Memorial Arena
November 18, 1984 Buffalo, NY Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
November 20, 1984 Syracuse, NY War Memorial Arena
November 21, 1984 Philadelphia, PA Unknown
November 23, 1984 Worcester, MA The Centrum
November 24, 1984 New Haven, CT Veterans Memorial Coliseum
November 25, 1984 Philadelphia, PA The Spectrum
November 26, 1984 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
November 27, 1984 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Civic Center
November 28, 1984 Poughkeepsie, NY Mid-Hudson Civic Center
November 29, 1984 Binghamton, NY Broome County Arena
November 30, 1984 Brooklyn, NY L'Amours
December 2, 1984 Indianapolis, IN Market Square Arena
December 4, 1984 St. Louis, MO Kiel Auditorium
December 5, 1984 Evansville, IN Roberts Municipal Stadium
December 6, 1984 Terre Haute, IN I.S.U. Hulman Center
December 7, 1984 Fort Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
December 8, 1984 Detroit, MI Cobo Hall
December 10, 1984 Detroit, MI Harpo's
December 11, 1984 Saginaw, MI Civic Center
December 12, 1984 Columbus, Ohio Ohio Center
December 13, 1984 Dayton, Ohio Hara Arena
December 14, 1984 Cleveland, Ohio Richfield Coliseum
December 15, 1984 Louisville, KY Commonwealth Convention Center
December 17, 1984 Peoria, IL Civic Center
December 18, 1984 Cedar Rapids, IA Five Seasons Center
December 19/20/28 (??), 1984 Denver, Colo. Unknown
December 26, 1984 Kansas City, MO Municipal Auditorium
December 27, 1984 Lincoln, NE Pershing Auditorium
December 29, 1984 St. Paul, MN Civic Center
December 30, 1984 Milwaukee, WI Mecca Auditorium
December 31, 1984 Chicago, IL Chicago Pavillion (QR cancelled)
January 4, 1985 Twin Lakes, Wis. The Edgewater
January 5, 1985 Aurora, IL Alamo Ballroom
January 11, 1985 Spring Valley, NY Club Manhattan
January 12, 1985 Hartford, CT Hartford Agora/Hartford Ballroom
January 13, 1985 Boston, Mass. Paradise Club
January 16, 1985 Baltimore, MD Hammerjacks
January 17, 1985 NYC, NY Radio City Music Hall
January 18, 1985 NYC, NY Radio City Music Hall
January 19, 1985 NYC, NY Radio City Music Hall
January 20, 1985 NYC, NY Radio City Music Hall
January 21, 1985 NYC, NY Radio City Music Hall (cancelled)
January 23, 1985 NYC, NY Radio City Music Hall (cancelled)
January 24, 1985 NYC, NY Radio City Music Hall (cancelled)
January 24, 1985 Lubbock, Texas Municipal Coliseum
January 25, 1985 Abilene, Texas Taylor County Coliseum
January 26, 1985 Austin, Texas Frank Irwin Center
January 27, 1985 Corpus Christi, Texas Memorial Coliseum
January 29, 1985 Dallas, Texas Reunion Arena
January 30, 1985 San Antonio, Texas Convention Center Arena
January 31, 1985 Houston, Texas Sam Houston Coliseum
February 1, 1985 Waco, Texas Convention Center
February 3, 1985 Odessa, Texas Ector County Coliseum
February 4, 1985 Amarillo, Texas Civic Center
February 5, 1985 El Paso, Texas Special Events Center
February 6, 1985 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 7, 1985 Las Vegas, NV Aladdin Theater
February 9, 1985 Oakland, CA Henry J. Kaiser Auditorium
February 11, 1985 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Palace Center
February 13, 1985 Seattle, WA Seattle Center
February 14, 1985 Portland, OR Memorial Coliseum
February 17, 1985 Long Beach, CA Long Beach Arena
February 18, 1985 Long Beach, CA Long Beach Arena
February 20, 1985 San Bernardino, CA Civic Auditorium
February 21, 1985 Bakersfield, CA Civic Auditorium
February 22, 1985 San Diego, CA Sports Arena
February 24, 1985 Sacramento, CA Memorial Auditorium
February 26, 1985 Spokane, WA Spokane Coliseum
February 27, 1985 Vancouver, B.C., CANADA Pacific Coliseum
March 1, 1985 Edmonton, AL., CANADA Kinsmen Field House (QR cancelled)
March 2, 1985 Lethbridge, AL., CANADA Lethbridge Sportsplex
March 3, 1985 Calgary, AL., CANADA Corral Arena
May 31, 1985 Brooklyn, NY L'Amours
June 1, 1985 Brooklyn, NY L'Amours
July 12, 1985 Hollywood, CA Palladium
July 13, 1985 Irvine, CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheater
July 14, 1985 San Diego, CA California Theater

The Rage for Order Tour (1986-1987)

Queensryche's touring on the Rage for Order record cycle consisted primarily of opening for other bands. Queensryche had stints supporting Bon Jovi, AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne, generally playing 30-45 minute sets. Queensryche's staging was fairly simple, given their status as openers. The exception, however, was Scott Rockenfield's "tubular" drum set, which featured what looked like high-tech metal tubes going around his kit.

In addition, since Rage for Order featured a heavy dose of keyboards, Randy Gane, Tate's old bandmate in Myth, was also a guest on the tour, playing keyboards off-stage for the band. Tate also played a small bit of rhythm guitar on the Rage tour to beef up the sound during instrumental sections, likely due to Gane handling all the keyboard parts, and Tate having nothing to do on-stage.

Queensryche's support and headline sets featured five-to-six songs from Rage for Order and a smattering of songs from the EP and The Warning. The band also debuted a medley of "The Lady Wore Black," "Nightrider" and "Blinded" that they played at headline gigs in Feb. 1987.

Here are examples of the opening and headlining sets on this tour:




Opening Set
Headline Set
Neue Regel
Surgical Strike
Nightrider
Deliverance
The Whisper
Gonna Get Close To You
Chemical Youth (We Are Rebellion)
Walk In The Shadows
Queen Of The Reich
Take Hold Of The Flame
Neue Regel
Surgical Strike
Warning
Deliverance
The Whisper
No Sanctuary
London
Roads To Madness
Walk In The Shadows
Chemical Youth (We Are Rebellion)
guitar solo
Rage For Order
Queen Of The Reich
Take Hold Of The Flame

DATE LOCATION VENUE
July 31, 1986 New Orleans, LA Lakefront Arena
August 1, 1986 Shreveport, LA Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
August 2, 1986 Little Rock, AR Barton Coliseum
August 3, 1986 Kansas City, MO Kemper Arena
August 5, 1986 Ft. Worth, Texas Tarrat County Convention Center
August 6, 1986 Houston, Texas The Summit
August 7, 1986 San Antonio, Texas Hempisphere Arena
August 9, 1986 Tucson, AZ Community Center
August 10, 1986 Phoenix, AZ Compton Terrace
August 11, 1986 Las Vegas, NV Thomas & Mac Center
August 12, 1986 San Diego, CA Sports Arena
August 13, 1986 Laguna Hills, CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheater
August 15, 1986 San Francisco, CA Cow Palace
August 16, 1986 Sacramento, CA Cal Expo Ampitheater
August 18, 1986 Portland, OR Memorial Coliseum
August 19, 1986 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
August 20, 1986 Spokane, WA Spokane Coliseum
August 22, 1986 Calgary, AB, CANADA Saddledome
August 23, 1986 Edmonton, AB, CANADA Northlands Coliseum
August 25, 1986 Winnipeg, MB, CANADA Winnipeg Arena
August 26, 1986 Bismarck, ND Civic Center
August 27, 1986 Rapid City, S.D. Rushmore Plaza
August 28, 1986 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Falls Arena
August 29, 1986 Minneapolis, MN Bloomington Metro Center
August 30, 1986 Madison, WI Dane County Arena
September 1, 1986 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Center
September 2, 1986 Kalamazoo, MI Wings Stadium
September 4, 1986 Miami, FL Unknown
September 5, 1986 Hollywood, FL Sport Auditorium
September 6, 1986 Orlando, Fla. Orange County Civic Center
September 7, 1986 St. Petersburg, FL Bayfront Arena
September 9, 1986 Atlanta, GA The Omni
September 10, 1986 Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville Coliseum
September 12, 1986 Columbia, S.C. Carolina Coliseum
September 13, 1986 Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro Coliseum
September 14, 1986 Fayetteville, N.C. Memorial Arena
September 16, 1986 Providence, R.I. Providence Civic Arena
September 17, 1986 Springfield, MA Springfield Civic Center
September 18, 1986 Philadelphia, PA The Spectrum
September 20, 1986 Kingston, NH Kingston Fairgrounds
September 21, 1986 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
September 23, 1986 Portland, Maine Cumberland County Civic Center
September 24, 1986 Montreal, AB, CANADA The Forum
September 26, 1986 Toronto, ONT, CANADA CNE Grandstand
September 27, 1986 Toledo, Ohio Toledo Sports Arena
September 29, 1986 Grand Rapids, MI Welsh Auditorium
September 30, 1986 Trotwood, Ohio Hara Arena
October 3, 1986 Biloxi, Miss. Mississippi Coast Coliseum
October 5, 1986 Beaumont, Texas Civic Center
October 6, 1986 Austin, Texas Austin Opera House
October 7, 1986 Dallas, Texas Reunion Arena
October 10, 1986 San Antonio, Texas Sunken Garden Theater
October 13, 1986 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico State Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall
October 14, 1986 Phoenix, Ariz. Celebrity Theatre
October 17, 1986 Salinas, CA Sherwood Hall
October 18, 1986 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena
October 19, 1986 Santa Barbara, CA Arlington Theatre
October 21, 1986 Santa Monica, CA Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
October 22, 1986 San Diego, CA Golden Hall
November 23, 1986 Burton-Upon-Trent, Bargates (UK) Central Park (cancelled)
November 24, 1986 London, UK Hammersmith Odeon
November 25, 1986 London, UK Hammersmith Odeon
November 26, 1986 Bradford, UK St. Georges Hall
November 27, 1986 Arnhem, HOLLAND Rijnhal
November 28, 1986 Paris, FRANCE Le Zenith
November 29, 1986 Luzerne, SWITZERLAND Festhalle
November 30, 1986 Würzburg, GERMANY Unknown
December 2, 1986 Dortmund, GERMANY Westfalenhalle
December 3, 1986 Hanover, GERMANY Eilenriederhalle
December 4, 1986 Copenhagen, DENMARK Falkoner
December 6, 1986 Stockholm, SWEDEN Isstadion
December 8, 1986 Helsinki, FINLAND Ice Hall
January 24, 1987 Biloxi, Miss. MS Coast Coliseum
January 28, 1987 Knoxville, Tenn. Unknown
February 4, 1987 Abilene, Texas Taylor County Coliseum
February 7, 1987 Lubbock, Texas Lubbock Coliseum
February 8, 1987 Norman, Okla. Lloyd Noble Center
February 13, 1987 Elmhurst, NY L'Amour East
February 14, 1987 Elmhurst, NY L'Amour East
February 20, 1987 Elmhurst, NY L'Amour East
February 21, 1987 Commack, L.I., N.Y. L'Amour Far East

The Operation: Mindcrime Tour (1988-1989)

Queensryche began its tour in support of Operation: Mindcrime opening for Def Leppard on the tail end of its tour for Hysteria and later, Metallica on the "Damaged Justice" world tour. By late April 1989, however, Queensryche was firmly established as a legitimate headlining act, thanks to the airplay of "Eyes of a Stranger" and "I Don't Believe in Love" on MTV.

As one would expect, the setlist drew heavily from Operation: Mindcrime, peppered with "Queen of the Reich" as the opening cut, and "Take Hold of the Flame" mixed into the set. "Walk in the Shadows" was also rotated in once in awhile. Queensryche made a concerted effort as an opener to represent as much of Operation: Mindcrime as possible, likely because they wanted fans to understand it was a concept album.

While Queensryche held its own on both support legs, they didn't really mesh with Def Leppard's poppier brand of hard rock. And then when Queensryche jumped on the Metallica tour, they weren't quite heavy enough for Metallica's thrash audience. Queensryche generally won fans over with its own aggressive set, but Metallica's loyal fans made them work for it. Metallica was given the nickname of "Alcoholica," but they weren't the only band on the bill at the time. Apparently the thrash titans annoited Queensryche as "Krellryche" during this period, allegedly due to the band's fondness for cocaine (although that has never been verified by Queensryche).

When Queensryche played headline shows (briefly in Nov. 1988, New Year's Eve 1988 in Seattle, North Carolina dates in Feb. 1989, and then their own month-long European, Japan and U.S. west coast tour in Spring 1989), the band played all of Operation: Mindcrime except for "Suite Sister Mary" and the segues "Waiting for 22" and "My Empty Room." In the early headline shows, "Queen of the Reich" was the lead track, but during the actual headline tour, "NM 156" became the opener and "Queen of the Reich" was in the encore. To vary things up in Japan, the band swapped in "Prophecy" and "Surgical Strike," particularly since they played multiple nights in Tokyo.

Here are examples of the opening and headlining sets on this tour:

Opening Set
Headline Set (May tour)
Queen Of The Reich
Anarchy-X
Revolution Calling
Operation: Mindcrime
Speak
Spreading The Disease
Take Hold Of The Flame
Breaking The Silence
I Don't Believe In Love
Eyes Of A Stranger
NM 156
Screaming In Digital
The Whisper
Walk In The Shadows
Chemical Youth (We Are Rebellion)
London
No Sanctuary
I Remember Now
Anarchy-X
Revolution Calling
Operation: Mindcrime
Speak
Spreading The Disease
The Mission
The Needle Lies
Electric Requiem
Breaking The Silence
I Don't Believe In Love
Eyes Of A Stranger
Queen Of The Reich
The Lady Wore Black
Take Hold Of The Flame

DATE LOCATION VENUE
September 7, 1988 Jackson, MS Jackson Coliseum
September 8, 1988 Baton Rouge, LA LSU Assembly Center
September 10, 1988 Biloxi, MS Gulf Coast Coliseum
September 11, 1988 Tallahassee, FL Leon County Civic Center
September 12, 1988 Lakeland, FL Civic Center
September 13, 1988 Lakeland, FL Civic Center
September 14, 1988 Macon, GA Unknown
September 15, 1988 Chattanooga, TN U.T.C. Arena
September 17, 1988 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace
September 18, 1988 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace
September 19, 1988 Toledo, Ohio Sports Arena
September 21, 1988 East Rutherford, NJ Meadowlands Arena
September 22, 1988 East Rutherford, NJ Meadowlands Arena
September 23, 1988 East Rutherford, NJ Meadowlands Arena
September 25, 1988 Philadelphia, PA The Spectrum
September 26, 1988 Philadelphia, PA The Spectrum
September 28, 1988 Worcester, MA The Centrum
September 29, 1988 Worcester, MA The Centrum
October 1, 1988 Hamilton, ONT., CANADA Copps Coliseum
October 2, 1988 Wheeling, WV Civic Center
October 9, 1988 Atlanta, Ga. The Omni
October 13, 1988 Copenhagen, DENMARK KB Hallen
October 15, 1988 Helsinki, FINLAND Ishall
October 17, 1988 Stockholm, SWEDEN Solnahallen
October 18, 1988 Oslo, NORWAY Skedsmohallen
October 19, 1988 Gothenburg, SWEDEN Frolundaborg
October 21, 1988 Munich, GERMANY Rudi-sedmayerhalle
October 22, 1988 Saabrucken, GERMANY Saarlandhalle
October 23, 1988 Würzburg, GERMANY Carl-diem-halle
October 24, 1988 Hannover, GERMANY Niedersachsenhalle
October 26, 1988 Cologne, GERMANY Sporthalle
October 27, 1988 Dortmund, GERMANY Westfalenhalle 3
October 28, 1988 Heidelberg, GERMANY Rhein-Neckar
October 29, 1988 Brussels, BELGIUM Forest National
October 31, 1988 Paris, FRANCE Le Zenith
November 1, 1988 Frankfurt, GERMANY Festhalle
November 2, 1988 Stuttgart, GERMANY Schleyerhalle
November 3, 1988 Regensburg, GERMANY Donauhalle
November 5, 1988 Leiden, HOLLAND Groenoordhal
November 7, 1988 Hanley, UK Victoria Hall
November 8, 1988 Nottingham, UK Rock City
November 9, 1988 London, UK Town & Country Club
November 15, 1988 Toledo, Ohio Sports Arena
November 17, 1988 Chicago, IL Pavillion
November 18, 1988 Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati Gardens
November 19, 1988 Columbus, Ohio Ohio Centre
November 21, 1988 Madison, WI Dane County Coliseum
November 22, 1988 Milwaukee, WI Mecca Arena
November 24, 1988 Indianapolis, IN Market Square Arena
November 25, 1988 Detroit, MI Cobo Arena
November 26, 1988 Cleveland, Ohio Richfield Coliseum
November 28, 1988 St. Louis, MO Keli Auditorium
November 29, 1988 Kansas City, MO Municipal Auditorium
November 30, 1988 Oklahoma City, OK Myriad
December 2, 1988 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
December 4, 1988 Phoenix, AZ Memorial Coliseum
December 5, 1988 San Diego, CA Sports Arena
December 7, 1988 Long Beach, CA Long Beach Arena
December 8, 1988 Long Beach, CA Long Beach Arena
December 10, 1988 San Francisco (Daly City), CA Cow Palace
December 11, 1988 San Francisco (Daly City), CA Cow Palace
December 12, 1988 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena
December 13, 1988 Fresno, CA Selland Arena
December 16, 1988 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Palace
December 18, 1988 Denver, CO McNichols Arena
December 31, 1988 Seattle, WA Center Arena
January 11, 1989 Knoxville, TN Civic Coliseum
January 13, 1989 Memphis, TN Mid-South Coliseum
January 14, 1989 Birmingham, AL Jefferson Civic Center
January 15, 1989 New Orleans, LA UFO Lakefront Arena
January 17, 1989 Waco, Texas Heart O' Texas Coliseum
January 18, 1989 Odessa, Texas Ector County Coliseum
January 20, 1989 Lubbock, Texas Lubbock Coliseum
January 21, 1989 El Paso, Texas Special Events Centre
January 22, 1989 Amarillo, Texas Civic Centre
January 24, 1989 Beaumont, Texas Civic Center
January 25, 1989 Corpus Christi, Texas Memorial Coliseum
January 27, 1989 Col Shreveport, LA Hirsch Memorial
January 28, 1989 Tulsa, OK Expo Square Pavillion
January 29, 1989 Manhattan, KS Bramlage Coliseum
January 31, 1989 Abilene, Texas Civic Center
February 1, 1989 San Antonio, Texas Convention Center Arena
February 3, 1989 Austin, Texas Frank Erwin Center
February 4, 1989 Houston, Texas Coliseum
February 5, 1989 Dallas, Texas Reunion Arena
February 7, 1989 Little Rock, AK Barton Coliseum
February 8, 1989 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Civic Center
February 10, 1989 Lakeland, FL Civic Center Arena
February 11, 1989 Daytona Beach, FL Ocean Center
February 12, 1989 Miami, FL James L. Knight Center
February 14, 1989 Fort Myers, FL Lee Civic Center
February 15, 1989 West Palm Beach, FL Auditorium
February 17, 1989 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 18, 1989 Atlanta, GA The Omni
February 19, 1989 Greensboro, NC Coliseum
February 20, 1989 Winston-Salem, NC Bailey's Music Garden
February 21, 1989 Raleigh, NC Switches
February 23, 1989 Greenville, NC A.J.'s
February 24 (22?), 1989 Hickory, NC Cadillac's
February 25, 1989 Fayetteville, NC Cumberland Co. Auditorium
February 26, 1989 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Coliseum
February 27, 1989 Savannah, GA Civic Center
March 1, 1989 East Rutherford, NJ Meadowlands Arena
March 2, 1989 Bethlehem, BA Stabler Arena
March 4, 1989 Pittsburgh, PA Civic Arena
March 5, 1989 Binghampton, NY Broome County Arena
March 7, 1989 Rochester, NY War Memorial
March 8, 1989 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
March 9, 1989 Landover, MD Capitol Center
March 11, 1989 Norfolk, VA Scope Arena
March 12, 1989 Philadelphia, PA The Spectrum
March 13, 1989 Buffalo, NY Memorial Auditorium
March 15, 1989 Troy, NY RPI Fieldhouse
March 16, 1989 Worcester, MA The Centrum
March 17, 1989 Hartford, CT Hartford Civic Center
March 18, 1989 Syracuse, NY War Memorial
March 29, 1989 Providence, RI Civic Center
March 30, 1989 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
April 1, 1989 Moncton, NB, CANADA Moncton Coliseum
April 3, 1989 Sydney, NS, CANADA Centre 200
April 4, 1989 Halifax, NS, CANADA Metro Centre
April 6, 1989 Ottawa, ON, CANADA Civic Center
April 7, 1989 Toronto, ONT, CANADA Maple Leaf Gardens
April 8, 1989 Hamilton, ONT, CANADA Copps Coliseum
April 10, 1989 Quebec City, PQ, CANADA Colisee De Quebec
April 11, 1989 Chicoutimi, PQ, CANADA Centre Georges Vezine
April 12, 1989 Montreal, QUE, CANADA Montreal Forum
April 14, 1989 Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena
April 15, 1989 Saginaw, MI Wendler Arena
April 16, 1989 Dayton, Ohio Hara Arena
April 18, 1989 Peoria, IL Civic Center
April 19, 1989 Green Bay, WI Brown County Arena
April 20, 1989 Peoria, IL Civic Center
April 21, 1989 Bloomington, MN Met. Center
April 27, 1989 London, UK Hammersmith Odeon
April 29, 1989 Arnhem, NETHERLANDS Rijnhal
April 30, 1989 Dortmund, GERMANY Westfalenhalle
May 4, 1989 Tokyo, JAPAN Kosei Nenkin Hall
May 5, 1989 Tokyo, JAPAN Kosei Nenkin Hall
May 6, 1989 Tokyo, JAPAN Kosei Nenkin Hall
May 7, 1989 Tokyo, JAPAN Nihon-Seinen Hall
May 8, 1989 Osaka, JAPAN Kosei Nenkin Hall
May 11, 1989 San Diego, CA Starlight Bowl
May 12, 1989 Irvine, CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheater
May 14, 1989 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic Auditorium
Sept. 14, 1989 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater

The Building Empires Tour (1990-1992)

With approximately 190 shows and promotional appearances across 18 months, the Building Empires tour was the longest-running album support run in Queensryche's history. Empire was the band's commercial and touring peak, with Queensryche reaching arena status in areas across the United States. It also marked the first time that the band would perform Operation: Mindcrime in its entirety, sandwiched between cuts from Empire and the back catalog. The show would typically last from 120-140 minutes each night.

During this timeframe, a Queensryche concert wasn't just a gig -- it was a full-on multimedia spectacle. The band had dual video screens and animations running behind them to accompany songs, an elaborate stage that included various ramps (including a basketball hoop Tate would take a shot on during "Best I Can"), and at times, guest appearances from Pamela Moore, aka "Suite Sister Mary."

For headline appearances, Queensryche took out Lynch Mob, Warrior Soul and Suicidal Tendencies at different points in time. Queensryche also appeared at various European festivals doing an abbreviated set. The tour formally ended in Jan. 1992, but the band played a number of award shows and other events following it. Of note is Queensryche's MTV Unplugged appearance on April 27, 1992, and a final festival show at the Rock the Environment benefit on June 6, 1992, in George, Wash., to close out support of Empire.

A number of shows on the tour were professionally recorded, including the May 10-12, 1991, shows in Wisconsin. Those recordings were later used for the Operation: LIVEcrime release. Other recordings served as footage for the Building Empires home video album, and others for the 20th Anniversary box set of Empire that was released in 2010.

Queensryche's setlist was very static during this period, with only minor changes, depending on the leg they were on. Songs performed periodically that differ from the example below, included "Hand on Heart" (first month of the tour at various gigs), "The Lady Wore Black" (made sporadic appearances as an additional encore), "Another Rainy Night (Without You)" (became a setlist staple in Oct. 1991 for the remainder of the tour), "Della Brown," "Last Time in Paris," and "Anybody Listening?"

The only significant deviations from the main set was the MTV Unplugged performance and the Rock the Environment gig. At the former, Queensryche did acoustic renditions of "I Will Remember" and "The Killing Words." The band also did acoustic covers of "Scarborough Fair" by Simon and Garfunkel and "Rockin' in the Free World," by Neil Young. During the Rock the Environment show, Queensryche dusted off "No Sanctuary," played "The Killing Words" again, and then participated in a jam session with Alice in Chains and Heart that included covers of "Revolution" by The Beatles and "Gimme Shelter" from the Rolling Stones.

The only song from Empire not performed live by the band on the Building Empires tour was "One and Only." Coincidentally, the original lineup of Queensryche never played it live. It was only performed in soundcheck during the band's first few shows in October/November 1990, according to Michael Wilton.

A typical setlist on this tour looked like this:

Resistance
Walk In The Shadows
Best I Can
Empire
The Thin Line
Jet City Woman
Roads To Madness
I Remember Now
Anarchy-X
Revolution Calling
Operation: Mindcrime
Speak
Spreading the Disease
The Mission
Suite Sister Mary
The Needle Lies
Electric Requiem
Breaking the Silence
I Don't Believe in Love
Waiting for 22
My Empty Room
Eyes of a Stranger
Take Hold Of The Flame
Silent Lucidity

DATE LOCATION VENUE
October 29, 1990 Dublin, IRELAND S.F.X. Centre
October 31, 1990 Belfast, IRELAND Unknown
November 1, 1990 Edinburgh, SCOTLAND Playhouse
November 2, 1990 Newcastle, UK Newcastle City Hall
November 4, 1990 Nottingham, UK Royal Concert Hall
November 5, 1990 Bradford, UK St. George's Hall
November 6, 1990 Liverpool, UK Royal Court
November 8, 1990 Newport, UK Centre
November 9, 1990 Poole, UK Poole Arts Centre
November 11, 1990 Manchester, UK Manchester Apollo
November 12, 1990 Aston Villa, UK Leisure Centre
November 14, 1990 London, UK Hammersmith Odeon
November 15, 1990 London, UK Hammersmith Odeon
November 18, 1990 Hamburg, GERMANY Griss Freiheit 36
November 19, 1990 Bonn, GERMANY Biskuithalle
November 20, 1990 Ichtegen, BELGIUM Sporthal Keiberg
November 22, 1990 Hannover, GERMANY Music Hall
November 23, 1990 Neumarkt, GERMANY Unknown
November 24, 1990 Wertheim, GERMANY Main-Tauber-Halle
November 26, 1990 Munich, GERMANY Theaterfabrik Unterfhring
November 27, 1990 Ludwigsburg, GERMANY Forum
November 29, 1990 Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS Jaap Edenhal
November 30, 1990 Paris, FRANCE Elysee Montmartre
December 2, 1990 Senden, SWITZERLAND Unknown
December 3, 1990 Zrich, SWITZERLAND Volkshaus
December 5, 1990 Firenze, ITALY Unknown
December 6, 1990 Milan, ITALY Rolling Stone Theater
January 23, 1991 Rio De Janeiro, BRAZIL Meracana Soccer Stadium
January 29, 1991 Tokyo, JAPAN NHK Hall
February 1, 1991 Osaka, JAPAN Festival Hall
February 3, 1991 Tokyo, JAPAN NHK Hall
February 4, 1991 Tokyo, JAPAN NHK Hall
February 6, 1991 Yokohama, JAPAN The Gym
April 15, 1991 Amarillo, Texas Civic Center
April 17, 1991 El Paso, Texas Special Events Center
April 19, 1991 Houston, Texas The Summit
April 20, 1991 Dallas, Texas Reunion Arena
April 21, 1991 Lubbock, Texas Lubbock Coliseum
April 23, 1991 Odessa, Texas Ector County Coliseum
April 24, 1991 San Antonio, Texas Freeman Coliseum
April 25, 1991 Austin, Texas Frank Erwin Center
April 27, 1991 New Orleans, LA Lakefront Arena
April 29, 1991 Wichita, KS The Coliseum
April 30, 1991 Oklahoma City, OK Myriad
May 1, 1991 Tulsa, OK Expo Square Fairgrounds
May 3, 1991 St. Louis, MO St. Louis Arena
May 4, 1991 Kansas City, MO Municipal Auditorium
May 5, 1991 Omaha, NE Civic Auditorium
May 7, 1991 Duluth, MN Duluth Arena
May 8, 1991 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
May 10, 1991 Madison, WI Dane City Coliseum
May 11, 1991 Milwaukee, WI Mecca Arena
May 12, 1991 LaCrosse, WI Civic Center
May 14, 1991 Cedar Rapids, IA Five Seasons Center
May 15, 1991 Des Moines, IA Veterans Auditorium
May 17, 1991 Chicago, IL Rosemont Horizon
May 18, 1991 Green Bay, WI Brown County Arena
May 19, 1991 Indianapolis, IN Market Square Arena
May 21, 1991 Toledo, Ohio Sports Arena
May 22, 1991 Louisville, KY The Gardens
May 24, 1991 Columbus, Ohio Ohio Center
May 25, 1991 Cleveland, Ohio Richfield Coliseum
May 26, 1991 Saginaw, MI Wendler Arena
May 28, 1991 Peoria, IL Civic Center
May 29, 1991 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
May 31, 1991 Kalamazoo, MI Wings Stadium
June 1, 1991 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
June 2, 1991 Fort Wayne, IN Memorial Coliseum
June 4, 1991 Dayton, Ohio Hara Arena
June 5, 1991 Pittsburgh, PA Civic Arena
June 7, 1991 Rochester, NY War Memorial
June 8, 1991 Buffalo, NY Memorial Coliseum
June 19, 1991 Little Rock, AK Barton Coliseum
June 21, 1991 Shreveport, LA Hirsch Coliseum
June 22, 1991 Jackson, MS Fairgrounds Coliseum
June 23, 1991 Birmingham, AL Jefferson
June 25, 1991 Huntsville, AL Von Braun
June 26, 1991 Memphis, TN Mid-South
June 28, 1991 Chattanooga, TN Univ. of Tennessee
June 30, 1991 Atlanta, GA The Omni
July 2, 1991 St. Petersburg, FL Bayfront Arena
July 3, 1991 Miami, FL Miami Arena
July 5, 1991 Orlando, FL Orlando Arena
July 6, 1991 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Coliseum
July 7, 1991 Pensacola, FL Civic Center
July 9, 1991 Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium
July 10, 1991 Knoxville, TN Civic Coliseum
July 12, 1991 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Coliseum
July 13, 1991 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
July 14, 1991 Columbia, SC Carolina Coliseum
July 16, 1991 Norfolk, VA Scope Arena
July 17, 1991 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum
July 19, 1991 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
July 20, 1991 Binghamton, NY Broom County Arena
July 21, 1991 Portland, ME Cumberland County Arena
July 23, 1991 Philadelphia, PA The Spectrum
July 24, 1991 East Rutherford, NJ Meadowlands Arena
July 26, 1991 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
July 27, 1991 Worcester, MA Centrum Arena
July 28, 1991 Albany, NY Knickerbocker Arena
July 30, 1991 Providence, RI Providence Civic Center
July 31, 1991 Hartford, CT Hartford Civic Center
August 10, 1991 Copenhagen, DENMARK Gentofte Stadium
August 13, 1991 Katovice, POLAND Slask Stadium
August 17, 1991 Donington, UK Donington Park
August 22, 1991 Budapest, HUNGARY NEP Stadium
August 24, 1991 Munich, GERMANY Galopprennbahn Riem
August 25, 1991 Basel, SWITZERLAND Fussballstadion St. Jakob
August 27, 1991 Berlin, GERMANY Waldbuhne Ampitheater
August 28, 1991 Berlin, GERMANY Waldbuhne Ampitheater
August 30, 1991 Hasselt, BELGIUM Domein Kiewt
August 31, 1991 Hannover, GERMANY Nieder-Sachsen Stadium
September 1, 1991 Nijmegen, HOLLAND Goffert Stadium
September 5, 1991 Los Angeles, CA Universal Amphitheater (MTV Awards)
September 7, 1991 Mainz, GERMANY Air Base
September 8, 1991 Gelsenkirchen, GERMANY Unknown
September 11, 1991 Graz, AUSTRIA Liebenau
September 14, 1991 Modena, ITALY Festa De L'unita
September 17, 1991 Dortmund, GERMANY Westfalenhalle
September 18, 1991 Dortmund, GERMANY Westfalenhalle
September 21, 1991 Paris, FRANCE Hippodrome De Vincennes
September 22, 1991 Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG Westfalenhalle
September 24, 1991 Barcelona, SPAIN Olympic Stadium (QR cancelled)
October 12, 1991 Oakland, CA Oakland Coliseum (Day on the Green)
October 17, 1991 Edmonton, Alb., CANADA Northland Coliseum
October 18, 1991 Calgary, ALB, CANADA Olympic Saddledome
October 21, 1991 Winnipeg, MN, CANADA Winnepeg Arena
October 22, 1991 Fargo, ND Fargo Sports Arena
October 24, 1991 Toronto, ONT, CANADA Maple Leaf Gardens
October 25, 1991 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace
October 27, 1991 Quebec, PQ, CANADA Colisee De Quebec
October 28, 1991 Ottawa, ONT, CANADA Ottawa Civic Center
October 29, 1991 Monteal, QUE, CANADA Montreal Forum
October 31, 1991 Bangor, ME Bangor Auditorium
November 1, 1991 Halifax, NOVA SCOTIA Metro Center
November 3, 1991 Bethlehem, PA Stabler Arena
November 4, 1991 Syracuse, NY War Memorial Auditorium
November 5, 1991 Boston, MA Boston Garden
November 7, 1991 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Arena
November 8, 1991 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Arena
November 9, 1991 Charlestown, WV Civic Center Coliseum
November 11, 1991 Johnstown, PA War Memorial
November 12, 1991 Wheeling, WV Wheeling Civic Center
November 13, 1991 Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati Gardens
November 15, 1991 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
November 17, 1991 Muskegon, MI LC Walker Arena
November 19, 1991 Rochester, MN Mayo Civic Center
November 20, 1991 Springfield, IL Prairie Arena
November 21, 1991 Manhattan, KS Bramlage Arena
November 22, 1991 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Falls Arena
November 24, 1991 Denver, Colo. McNichols Arena
November 25, 1991 Denver, Colo. McNichols Arena
November 27, 1991 Las Vegas, NV Thomas & Mack Arena
November 29, 1991 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena
November 30, 1991 Daly City, CA Cow Palace
December 1, 1991 Reno, NV Lawler Arena
December 4, 1991 Boise, ID State Pavilion
December 5, 1991 Salt Lake City, Utah Delta Center
December 7, 1991 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
December 9, 1991 San Diego, CA Sports Arena
December 10, 1991 Tucson, AZ Community Center
December 11, 1991 Phoenix, AZ Unknown
December 13, 1991 Long Beach, CA Long Beach Arena
December 14, 1991 Long Beach, CA Long Beach Arena
December 15, 1991 Long Beach, CA Long Beach Arena
December 28, 1991 Vancouver, BC, CANADA Pacific Coliseum
December 30, 1991 Portland, OR Memorial Coliseum
December 31, 1991 Seattle, WA Seattle Center Coliseum
January 1, 1992 Seattle, WA Seattle Center Coliseum
January 3, 1992 Spokane, WA Spokane Coliseum
February 2, 1992 Grammy Awards Unknown
April 27, 1992 Los Angeles, CA MTV Studios
June 6, 1992 George, WA The Gorge

The Road to the Promised Land Tour (1994-1995)

Support of Promised Land consisted of late 1994 promotional performances in Europe, followed by proper headline tours of Japan, Europe and the U.S. in 1995. The setlists for the headline tours stayed fairly static, particularly in the U.S. The stage show expanded the dramatics in the Building Empires tour and featured a bar scene for the song "Promised Land," where fans got to sit at the bar on stage as Queensryche performed the song, and crew doubling as stage actors during "Out of Mind" and "I Am I."

Queensryche played Promised Land in its entirety, but not in order. They combined new songs with hits from Empire and Operation: Mindcrime, along with a medley of "NM 156" and "Screaming in Digital" from The Warning and Rage for Order, respectively. The medley featured the opening half of each tune. The band closed with an encore of "Take Hold of the Flame" and a special live version of "Someone Else?" that had the arrangement from the album piano version of the song, but with subdued additional electric guitar, bass and percussion sprinkled in. Other highlights in the set included the performance of the b-side "Real World," (which was released in 1993 on the Last Time in Paris movie soundtrack) and a shortened version of "Neue Regel."

A typical setlist on this tour looked like this:

9:28 A.M.
I Am I
Damaged
Bridge
Screaming In Digital/NM 156 (medley)
My Global Mind
Neue Regel (abridged -- song ends right before guitar solo)
I Remember Now
Anarchy -X
Revolution Calling
Operation: Mindcrime
Spreading The Disease
The Mission
I Don't Believe In Love
Waiting For 22
My Empty Room
Real World
Eyes Of A Stranger
Empire
Jet City Woman
Promised Land
Dis-con-nected
Lady Jane
Out Of Mind
One More Time
Silent Lucidity
Take Hold Of The Flame
Someone Else?

Video Download: Queensryche does an interview and performs on MTV Europe Most Wanted on March 9, 1995. Songs included a commercial break bumper cover version of the Rolling Stones' "Waiting on a Friend," along with full performances of "Bridge" and "Jet City Woman."

DATE LOCATION VENUE
October 20, 1994 London, UK Astoria Theater
October 21, 1994 Cologne, GERMANY Altes Presswerk
October 25, 1994 Stockholm, SWEDEN P3 (Studio 13)
October 28, 1994 Milan, ITALY Rock FM Studio
November 1994 Hilversum, HOLLAND Vara Studio
February 9, 1995 Glasgow, SCOTLAND Barrowlands
February 10, 1995 Manchester, UK Manchester Apollo
February 11, 1995 Sheffield, UK Sheffield City Hall
February 13, 1995 Nottingham, UK Royal Concert Hall
February 14, 1995 Wolverhampton, UK Civic Hall
February 16, 1995 Leeds, UK Town & Country Club
February 17, 1995 Newport, UK Newport Center
February 19, 1995 Brussels, BELGIUM Forest National
February 20, 1995 Paris, FRANCE Elysee Montmartre
February 22, 1995 Neu-Isenburg, GERMANY Hugenottenhalle
February 23, 1995 Hannover, GERMANY Capitol
February 24, 1995 Hamburg, GERMANY Grosse Freiheit
February 26, 1995 Stockholm, SWEDEN Circus
February 27, 1995 Copenhagen, DENMARK KB Hallen
February 28, 1995 Berlin, GERMANY Neue Welt
March 1, 1995 Stuttgart, GERMANY Kongresszentrum B
March 3, 1995 Milan, ITALY Palaido
March 4, 1995 Zurich, SWITZERLAND Volkhaus
March 5, 1995 Munich, GERMANY Terminal 1
March 7, 1995 Cologne, GERMANY E-Werk
March 8, 1995 Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS Ahoy
March 9, 1995 London, UK MTV Studios
March 10, 1995 London, UK Royal Albert Hall
March 16, 1995 Tokyo, JAPAN Kosei Nenkin Kaikan
March 17, 1995 Osaka, JAPAN Kosei Nenkin Kaikan
March 18, 1995 Fukuoka, JAPAN Sun Palace
March 20, 1995 Tokyo, JAPAN Nakano Sun-Plaza
March 22, 1995 Sendai, JAPAN Izumi T-21
March 23, 1995 Kawasaki, JAPAN Club Citta
March 24, 1995 Tokyo, JAPAN Gotanda Kani-Hoken Hall
April 14, 1995 Kalamazoo, MI Wings Stadium
April 15, 1995 Saginaw, MI Wendler Arena
April 17, 1995 Cleveland, Ohio Unknown
April 18, 1995 Cleveland, Ohio CSU Convention Center
April 19, 1995 Toledo, Ohio Sports Arena
April 21, 1995 Indianapolis, IN Pepsi Coliseum
April 22, 1995 Dayton, Ohio Irvin J. Nutter Center
April 23, 1995 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
April 25, 1995 Madison, WI Dane County Coliseum
April 26, 1995 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Horizon Arena
April 28, 1995 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace
April 29, 1995 Milwaukee, WI Mecca Auditorium
April 30, 1995 St. Louis, MO Kiel Center
May 1, 1995 Bonner Springs, KS Sandstone Amphitheater
May 2, 1995 Omaha, NE Omaha Civic Auditorium
May 5, 1995 Green Bay, WI Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena
May 6, 1995 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
May 7, 1995 Cedar Rapids, IA Five Seasons Center Arena
May 9, 1995 Denver, CO McNichols Sports Arena
May 10, 1995 Salt Lake City, UT Delta Center
May 11, 1995 Boise, ID Boise State University Pavilion
May 12, 1995 Ogden, UT Dee Events Center
May 13, 1995 Sacramento, Calif. Cal Expo
May 14, 1995 Las Vegas, NV Thomas & Mack Center
May 15, 1995 Reno, NV Lawlor Events Center
May 16, 1995 Tucson, AZ Tucson Convention Center
May 17, 1995 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
May 19, 1995 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
May 20, 1995 Inglewood, CA Great Western Forum
May 21, 1995 San Diego, CA Sports Arena
May 23, 1995 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion
May 24, 1995 San Jose, CA San Jose Arena
May 26, 1995 George, WA The Gorge
May 27, 1995 Portland, OR Portland Coliseum
June 9, 1995 Odessa, Texas Ector County Coliseum
June 10, 1995 San Antonio, Texas Freeman Coliseum
June 11, 1995 Houston, Texas Woodlands Pavilion
June 13, 1995 Dallas, Texas Starplex Amphitheater
June 14, 1995 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheater
June 16, 1995 Wichita, KS Britt Brown Arena
June 17, 1995 Little Rock, AK Barton Coliseum
June 18, 1995 New Orleans, LA Lakefront Arena
June 20, 1995 Birmingham, AL Unknown
June 21, 1995 Nashville, TN Starwood Amphitheater
June 23, 1995 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
June 24, 1995 Orlando, FL Orlando Arena
June 25, 1995 Miami, FL Miami Arena
June 27, 1995 Tampa, FL Expo Arena
June 28, 1995 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheater
June 30, 1995 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheater
July 1, 1995 Charlotte, NC Blockbuster Pavilion
July 2, 1995 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum
July 4, 1995 Manassas, VA Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
July 5, 1995 Pittsburgh, PA Star Lake Amphitheater
July 7, 1995 Louisville, KY Louisville Gardens
July 8, 1995 Fort Wayne, IN Fort Wayne Coliseum
July 9, 1995 Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati Gardens
July 11, 1995 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
July 12, 1995 Columbus, Ohio Polaris Amphitheater
July 14, 1995 Scranton, PA Montage Mountain
July 15, 1995 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
July 16, 1995 Boston, MA Great Woods
July 18, 1995 Wantagh, Long Island, NY Jones Beach Ampitheater
July 19, 1995 Camden, NJ Blockbuster-Sony Entertainment Center
July 21, 1995 Albany, NY Knickerbocker Arena
July 22, 1995 Hartford, CT Meadows Music Theater
July 24, 1995 Holmdel, NJ Garden State Arts Center
July 25, 1995 Middletown, NY Orange County Fairgrounds
July 26, 1995 Weedsport, NY Cayuga Fair
July 27, 1995 Toronto, Ont., CANADA Molson Amphitheater

The Hear in the Now FronTOUR (1997)

The headline tour in support of Hear in the Now Frontier featured a healthy dose of the album, along with the standard hits Queensryche had been featuring in its set since the Building Empires tour. The band played mostly amphitheaters on the tour, with various radio station promotional stops along the way, which included acoustic performances. This tour was marred by Tate blowing out his voice in mid-July due to a bad cold, causing Queensryche to cancel two shows in Ohio and stop one show three songs in, due to Tate being unable to perform.

While Tate was recovering from his illness, the band played an abbreviated set, dropping "Get a Life," "Hit the Black," "Breaking the Silence," "I Don't Believe in Love" and "Take Hold of the Flame," subbing in "Della Brown." They also played "Walk in the Shadows" toward the end of the tour in August, and performed "The Killing Words" on July 29 in Buffalo, N.Y.

A typical setlist on this tour looked like this:

The Voice Inside
Get A Life
Empire
Jet City Woman
You
Spreading The Disease
The Mission
I Am I
Damaged
Reach
Bridge
Another Rainy Night (Without You)
Take Hold Of The Flame
The Lady Wore Black
Silent Lucidity
Hit The Black
I Remember Now
Anarchy -X
Revolution Calling
Breaking The Silence
I Don't Believe In Love
Eyes Of A Stranger
Sign Of The Times
Some People Fly


DATE LOCATION VENUE
June 3, 1997 North Bend, Wash. Bob's Garage
June 5, 1997 Sorroco, NM Very Large Array
June 17, 1997 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
June 19, 1997 Boise, ID Boise State Pavilion
June 20, 1997 Portland, OR Rose Garden
June 21, 1997 George, WA The Gorge
June 24, 1997 Reno, NV Reno Amphitheater
June 25, 1997 Irvine, CA Irvine Meadows
June 27, 1997 San Diego, CA Hospitality Point
June 28, 1997 Phoenix, AZ Blockbuster Desert Sky Pavilion
June 29, 1997 Las Vegas, NV Aladdin Theater
July 1, 1997 Salt Lake City, UT Wolf Mountain Ampitheater
July 3, 1997 Tucson, AZ Tucson Convention Center
July 4, 1997 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
July 5, 1997 Denver, CO Red Rocks Ampitheater
July 8, 1997 Kansas City, MO Sandstone Amphitheater
July 9, 1997 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
July 11, 1997 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley
July 12, 1997 Tinley Park, IL New World Music Theater
July 13, 1997 Indianapolis, IN Deer Creek Music Center
July 15, 1997 Toledo, Ohio Toledo Sports Arena
July 16, 1997 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
July 17, 1997 Detroit, MI Pine Knobb Music Theater
July 19, 1997 Columbus, Ohio Polaris Ampitheater
July 20, 1997 Dayton, Ohio Hara Arena (show cancelled)
July 21, 1997 Cleveland, Ohio The Odeon (cancelled)
July 22, 1997 Cleveland, Ohio Blossom Music Center
July 23, 1997 Pittsburgh, PA Star Lake Ampitheater
July 25, 1997 Charlotte, NC Blockbuster Pavilion
July 26, 1997 Washington, D.C. Nissian Pavilion
July 27, 1997 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 29, 1997 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Ampitheater
July 30, 1997 Wantagh, Long Island, NY Jones Beach Ampitheater
August 1, 1997 Scranton, PA Montage Mountain
August 2, 1997 Mansfield, MA Great Woods
August 3, 1997 Hartford, CT Meadows Music Theater
August 5, 1997 Philadelphia, PA Mann Music Center
August 6, 1997 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Ampitheater
August 7, 1997 Virginia Beach, VA GTE Virginia Beach Ampitheater
August 9, 1997 Tampa, FL Entertainment Hall
August 10, 1997 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Ampitheater
August 12, 1997 Memphis, TN Mud Island Ampitheater
August 13, 1997 New Orleans, LA Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena
August 15, 1997 Houston, Texas Woodlands Pavilion
August 16, 1997 Dallas, Texas Starplex Ampitheater
August 17, 1997 San Antonio, Texas Freeman Coliseum
December 5, 1997 Curitiba, BRAZIL Pedreira (cancelled)
December 6, 1997 Sao Paulo, BRAZIL Parque Antarctica
December 8, 1997 Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL Unknown
December 9, 1997 Rio De Janeiro, BRAZIL Metropolitan
December 12, 1997 Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA Ferro Carril Oeste Stadium
December 13, 1997 Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA Ferro Carril Oeste Stadium
December (??), 1997 Santiago, CHILE Unknown (cancelled)


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