The Plaza Live
425 N. Bumby Ave.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014
$39.50 – $49.50 Buy
Concerts, Metal | Hard Rock, Pop
Heavy metal band Queensrÿche has been keeping fans satisfied with heavy riffs and heart-pounding beats since the 1980s and aren't slowing down. Witness the heavy metal miracle in person, Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at the Plaza LIVE Orlando.
Although they were initially grouped with the legions of pop-metal bands that dominated the American heavy metal scene of the '80s, Queensrÿche were one of the most distinctive bands of the era. Where their contemporaries built on the legacy of Van Halen, Aerosmith, and Kiss, Queensrÿche constructed a progressive form of heavy metal that drew equally from the guitar pyrotechnics of post-Van Halen metal and '70s art rock, most notably Pink Floyd and Queen. After releasing a handful of ignored albums, the band began to break into the mainstream with the acclaimed 1988 album Operation: Mindcrime. Its follow-up, Empire, was the group's biggest success, selling over two million copies due to the hit single "Silent Lucidity." Queensrÿche never sustained that widespread popularity -- like most late-'80s metal bands, their audience disappeared after the emergence of grunge. Nevertheless, they retained a large cult following well into the ensuing decades.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Show is scheduled to begin at 7:30pm.
For more information, visit www.theplazatheatre.com.