Wearing tights doesn't seem like such a good idea to Queensryche's Geoff Tate in his fifties

Queensryche was formed in 1982 in Bellevue, Washington, by friends who played in various metal bands from the region. Since the band's debut EP in 1983, Queensryche has consistently set itself apart by incorporating progressive elements into its music with a vivid, almost dystopian, reflection of society in a way that was thought-provoking and poetic.

See also: - Tonight: Queensryche at the Aggie Theatre, 6/26/13 - Ten geekiest metal bands - The 25 coolest Iron Maiden T-shirts we saw last night at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.