FWIW - I saw Queensryche at the UNO Lakefront Arena back in 1991 when they played the entire Operation Mindcrime and Empire albums back to back. Mindblowing show.
Also saw them supporting Q2K back in 2000. The Dining Room manager of the restaurant I worked at - Her boyfriend's cousin was a guitar player at the time** so we had seats right up front. Only hard rock concert I've ever taken Ecstasy at - Had a blast.
Saw them in '86 at UNO open for AC/DC. Went really to see them. Rage For Order tour. Me and my friends were huge fans ever since we got a copy of their EP before it was released '82/'83.
Met Chris DeGarmo after they played, when he came out from behind stage and was talking to the mixing board guy, and nobody but us recognized the dude.
Then saw them again at LSU in '88 open for Def Leppard. Good overall concert there too. Wish I would have seen them do Operation:Mind Crime.
They have fallen off the map in quality after Promised Land IMO. (Due to Tate's "vision" for the band)
Can't wait for their new album out next spring, with the new singer. Geoff Tate is incredible, yes. But apparently, he's an incredible douche.