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July 12, 2007

LOS ANGELES – Queensryche’s newly released live DVD, MINDCRIME AT THE MOORE, makes an impressive debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Music DVD Chart. This marks the band’s first ever #1 chart debut. The double DVD set, released July 3 from Rhino, captures Queensryche’s performance of both Operation: mindcrime I and II in their entirety in front of a rabid hometown crowd at Seattle’s Moore Theatre. The marathon show includes a full theatrical production complete with surround sound, video imagery, actors portraying the concept albums’ characters onstage with the band, and a special appearance from the Seattle Seahawks drum line. Billboard has called the release a “real treat” and “a must for Ryche and Rollers.”

MINDCRIME AT THE MOORE features singer and chief songwriter Geoff Tate along with guitarists Michael Wilton and Mike Stone, bassist Eddie Jackson and drummer Scott Rockenfield performing all 32 mindcrime tracks plus a two-song encore featuring their signature hits-“Jet City Woman” and “Walk In The Shadows.” The DVD’s bonus features include a tour documentary, a featurette on the band’s “Rock & Ride Across America” charity motorcycle ride for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, and a live performance of “The Chase” from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, featuring Ronnie James Dio’s only public appearance as Dr. X.

“This concert is the realization of an idea that began nearly two decades ago,” says Tate. “The story and music of Operation: mindcrime is very dear to the band. We are thrilled with this performance and proud to share it with our audience.”

Queensryche will continue touring the world through the rest of 2007. The band will join rock legends Heaven And Hell and Alice Cooper on the road for an extensive North American tour in the fall. Set to launch September 5, the band will be opening all 20 dates of this highly anticipated tour. Following these dates, the band will embark on its first tour of the United Kingdom in many years, co-headlining dates with Thin Lizzy.

Queensryche tour dates for the remainder of the year will include the following stops:

14 San Antonio, TX Sunken Garden Amphitheater
15 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma

14 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso
15 Eindhoven, Netherlands Effenaar
16 Notodden, Norway Metal Heart Festival
18 Madrid, Spain La Riviera
19. Langen, Germany Stadthalle

5 Binghamton, NY Broom County Arena*
7 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena*
8 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre*
9 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center*
11 Reading, PA Sovereign Center*
14 Tampa, FL St. Petersburg Times Forum*
15 Sunrise, FL Bank Atlantic Center*
16 Orlando, FL Amway Arena*
19 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center*
20 Hamilton, ONT Copps Coliseum*
22 Chicago, IL Sears Centre*
23 St. Louis, MO Family Arena*
25 Denver, CO Coors Amphitheatre*
28 Reno, NV Reno Events Center*
29 Kelseyville, CA Konocti Harbor*
30 Concord, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre*

2 Fresno, CA Selland Arena*
4 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre*
5 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Theater At The Palms Casino*
6 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre*

22 Leicester, England Leicester De Montfort Hall#
23 Cambridge, England Cambridge Corn Exchange#
24 Ipswitch, England Regent#
26 Nottingham, England Royal Concert Hall#
27 Birmingham, England Birmingham Academy#
28 Cardiff, Wales Cardiff St. David’s Hall#
30 Glasgow, Scotland Carling Academy Glasgow#

1 Aberdeen, Scotland The Music Hall#
2 Newcastle, England Newcastle City Hall#
4 Sheffield, England Sheffield City Hall#
5 Manchester, England Manchester Apollo#
6 Liverpool, England Liverpool University#
8 Bristol, England Colston Hall#
9 Southampton, England Southampton Guildhall#
10 Exeter, England Exeter University#
12 Folkestone, England Leas Cliff Hall#
13 London, England Hammersmith Apollo#

*With Heaven And Hell
#Co-headlining with Thin Lizzy

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