Guitarist Michael Wilton and bassist Eddie Jackson of Queensryche will make a guest appearance with Arizona’s very own Queensryche tribute band The Ryche on May 19th at 910 Live in Tempe, Arizona.

Michael will also be appearing at two different Total Wine & More stores in the West and East Valley earlier on May 19th in support of his Whip Ale beer.

The Ryche is not just a tribute, but a recreation dedicated to paying homage to Queensryche. Imagine going back in time to see one of the greatest progressive metal bands in history. The lights dim and the show starts, sounds from Queensryche’s greatest albums creep from the speakers. Five musicians take the stage and in the shadows of the fog machines comes the most amazing dual lead guitars and drum crashes from one of the greatest drummers. That oh-so-recognizable bass line for “Queen Of The Reich” starts and in a long duster that you recognize as an iconic symbol, comes an an amazing vocalist, recreating the early years of Queensryche. This is the only Queensryche experience… This is The Ryche.

Queensryche lead singer Geoff Tate entered the studio last Wednesday (Febraury 29) to begin recording his second solo album. He says, “I’m very excited about this record and I’ ll be sharing a lot more info about it in the weeks to come.”

Tate released his first solo album in 2002 on Sanctuary Records. Self-titled, the LP was a huge departure from the work he had previously done with Queensryche.

Geoff played a handful of acoustic solo dates, billed as Geoff Tate and Friends in January and February. Tate said he performed “acoustic renditions of songs from my solo album as well as some of my favorite Queensryche songs.”