A great live performance is something you’ll be able to describe to your kids someday, unlike the way they looked midbirth. Scream along to your favorites with this GrouponLive deal to see Queensrÿche’s Operation: Mindcrime 25th-anniversary tour at The Fillmore Detroit. For $15, you get one presale G-Pass for general admission on Saturday, June 15, at 8 p.m. (up to a $35 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
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 brainy and brawny. In these days of shuffles and singles, Operation: Mindcrime is the type of album that demands to be swallowed whole.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of his brainchild, founding singer and songwriter Geoff Tate invites fans to hear Operation: Mindcrime in its entirety on the band’s latest tour. Backed by a new lineup of metal all-stars, including bassist Rudy Sarzo of Ozzy and Dio fame, former Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer, and guitarist Kelly Gray and keyboardist Randy Gane from Tate’s first band, Myth, the recharged Queensrÿche takes audiences through all 15 tracks of its dystopian opus, from the scene-setting “I Remember Now” and the one-two punch of “Anarchy X” and “Revolution Calling” to the swelling riffs and strings of the swan song “Eyes of a Stranger.”
Queensrÿche—“I Don’t Believe in Love” <iframe width="450" height="243" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7DB8BlF0c34" frameborder="0" allowFullScreen="allowFullScreen"></iframe><p>
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon’s mobile app.