In today’s metal world, not only can you see your all-time favorite band, but you now have the option of hearing them a second time with a different lineup. Great White and L.A. Guns are a few of the bands that due to personality conflicts, band fighting, creativity issues, etc have decided that instead of breaking up and starting new projects,  they can still tour and play the music that the fans love and want to hear. Well now, you can add Queensryche to the list of bands who you can see with two different lineups.

Geoff Tate has released the following official statement via his official Facebook page:

“Today is a new day and I am thrilled to announce the new Queensrÿche. Joining me are: Rudy Sarzo, Bobby Blotzer, Glen Drover, Kelly Gray and Randy Gane. Together we shall embark on a new musical journey that will be a greater extension of where Queensrÿche has ever been.” – Geoff Tate

Geoff’s former bandmates, who recruited Crimson Glory vocalist Todd La Torre are also allowed to tour under the Queensryche name after a judge dismissed Tate’s injunction that they cease using the name Queensryche. Tate explained about the ruling on That Metal Show last week what the judge had to say about the name. Check out the clip below.

What do you think about the new “Queensryche”? Which version would you go see?

For more on what Geoff had to say regarding the lineup click here