Queensryche live concert photos Chad Lee Photography
Queensryche photos, all images ©chad lee photography
March 12, 2003 Nashville, Tn Wildhorse Saloon
November 2, 2011 Nashville, Tn Wildhorse Saloon.
11-11, 2009 nashville, tn Cannery Ballroom with Lita Ford.
January 28, 2005 chicago, il House Of Blues
June 4, 2005 chicago, Il Tweeter Center.
Some of my images of the band as promo ads can be seen here Chad Lee Published images
Queensrÿche is an American heavy metal band. Formed in 1982 in Bellevue, Washington out of the local band the Mob. The band has released 14 studio albums, one EP, and several Dvds. They continues to tour and record. The original lineup consisted of Geoff Tate, Chris DeGarmo and Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson and Scott Rockenfield.
They has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, and over 6 million albums in the United States. The band received worldwide acclaim after the release of their 1988 album Operation: Mindcrime . often considered one of the greatest concept albums of all time . Their follow-up release, Empire, released in 1990, was also very successful. including the hit single “Silent Lucidity“. Queensryche has received three Grammy Award . In 1998, drummer Rockenfield received an individual Grammy nomination.
2012 – current
Following a highly publicized backstage altercation before a show in São Paulo, Brazil, in April 2012, Tate was fired from the band and replaced with then-Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre. In response to his dismissal, Tate and his wife Susan (who served as the band’s manager from 2005–2012) filed a lawsuit in a Washington court, claiming that he was wrongfully terminated. The ruling in the preliminary injunction was that both parties were allowed to use the name Queensrÿche until a court ruling or a settlement decides who gets to use the name.
During the time both parties could use the name Queensrÿche, Tate created his own lineup featuring former guitarist Gray and musicians from bands including Blue Öyster Cult, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dio, AC/DC and Quiet Riot. This version of Queensrÿche with Geoff Tate released the album Frequency Unknown on 23 April 2013, while Queensrÿche (with La Torre replacing Tate) released their eponymous album on 24 and 25 June 2013 (European and American release date, respectively). Both bands toured in 2013 and 2014