At the wildest concerts, singers have been known to throw themselves into the crowd and end their sentences with prepositions. Be shocked and appalled with this GrouponLive deal.
- $14 for one ticket to see Queensryche (up to a $29.95 value)
- When: Tuesday, August 20, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Ace of Spades
- General admission
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
A heroin addict named Nikki wakes up near-comatose in a hospital. As the fog begins to lift from his mind, he struggles to recall how he got there. The facts are blurry: a secret society who brainwashed people into carrying out political assassinations. A prostitute-turned-nun who was eventually killed. Is Nikki the culprit of these sinister acts? To find out, he has to go back through the dark recesses of his memory and tell the tale from the beginning.
Although it sounds like a cryptic take on The Manchurian Candidate or a love letter from that weird neighbor with the tinfoil hat, it’s actually the plot of Queensrÿche’s 1988 rock opera, Operation: Mindcrime, which Kerrang! magazine voted one of the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time. Upon its release, the ambitious work blew the minds of fans and critics alike with its fusion of heady prog-rock, full-bore metal, and poetic and politically conscious lyricism. The song cycle garnered a Grammy nomination for the single “I Don’t Believe In Love,” inspired a sequel, and proved that metal could be both brainy and brawny. In these days of shuffles and singles, Operation: Mindcrime is the type of album that demands to be swallowed whole.
Backed by a new lineup of metal all-stars, including bassist Rudy Sarzo of Ozzy and Dio fame plus guitarist Kelly Gray and keyboardist Randy Gane from Tate’s first band, Myth, the recharged Queensrÿche takes audiences through its greatest hits.
Ace of Spades
Surrounded by the former warehouses of Sacramento's R Street District, Ace of Spades heightens the concert-going experience with a moodily industrial ambiance. Four bars spaced around the venue keep drinks freshened as the blistering guitar solos onstage melt ice, and vintage lights and crimson wallpaper decorate the main bar.