Throwback Concert: Queensrÿche at The XL Center 1991

Throwback Concert: Queensrÿche at The XL Center 1991

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1991!

That year PLR welcomed Queensrÿche at Hartford’s XL Center (then called Hartford Civic Center). Queensrÿche hit the road for its “Building Empires” Tour and brought special guest Suicidal Tendencies with them. Queensrÿche was supporting its fourth full-length studio album, “Empire,” which featured a bunch of hits including Empire, Silent Lucidity, Jet City Woman, Another Rainy Night (Without You), Anybody Listening? and Best I Can.

The tour’s setlist consisted of the band performing the album “Operation: Mindcrime” in full. Their show at the XL Center was the final stop on the first leg of the North American Tour and their last show before the big “Monsters of Rock” tour across Europe.

Today we revisit Queensrÿche’s 1991 concert in Hartford…



Tour: Building Empires

Special Guest: Suicidal Tendencies

Wednesday July 31, 1991

The XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut

Band Lineup: Geoff Tate, Chris DeGarmo, Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield


  1. Resistance
  2. Walk in the Shadows
  3. Best I Can
  4. Empire
  5. The Thin Line
  6. Jet City Woman
  7. Roads to Madness
  8. Anarchy-X (beginning of “Operation Mindcrime” set)
  9. Revolution Calling
  10. Operation: Mindcrime
  11. Speak
  12. Spreading the Disease
  13. The Mission
  14. Suite Sister Mary
  15. The Needle Lies
  16. Electric Requiem
  17. Breaking the Silence
  18. I Don’t Believe in Love
  19. Waiting for 22
  20. My Empty Room
  21. Eyes of a Stranger
  22. Last Time in Paris (encore)
  23. Silent Lucidity (encore)



Check out these clips of Queensrÿche performing in 1991