As if the lineup that he had record and play on Frequency Unkown wasn’t enough, Geoff Tate’s version of Queensryche has enlisted another high-profile musician to fill in on their tour. John Moyer, bassist of Disturbed and more recently, Adrenaline Mob, will be stepping in for Rudy Sarzo while he goes to Russia to play with Rockstar, his band. Sarzo will rejoin the tour in June.
“I am very excited and honored to have John Moyer stepping in for Rudy Sarzo on some of the upcoming Queensryche shows in May,” said Tate. “I have admired John’s work with Disturbed and look forward to his contribution to the Operation: Mindcrime presentation.”
“In a world where ‘albums’ have been replaced by ‘singles’ it is an honor to perform one of the greatest concept albums of all time from start to finish,” Moyer commented. Operation: Mindcrime is just as powerful today as it was 25 years ago. My thanks to Geoff Tate and Rudy Sarzo for asking me to fill in on these shows while Rudy is gone.”
I guess if you’re Rudy Sarzo, you probably get paid a lot of money in Russia when your band tours. Probably more than Queensryche can afford. If nothing else, Tateryche is proving to be an all star extravaganza. In the battle of the Queensryches, so far Tate’s is winning on star power and being out of the gate first. It’s hard to judge who will win on music, given that there’s only one song from the other Queensryche out so far.
Check out the dates that Moyer will be filling in on after the jump.
May 16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Potawatomi Casino
May 17 – St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater
May 18 – Turtle Lake, WI @ St. Croix Casino
Jun. 01 – Rama, ON @ Casino Rama
Jun. 02 – Montreal, QC @ Corona