QUEENSRCHE will perform its 1986 album, "Rage For Order", in its entirety for the first time this Halloween (October 31) at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. The band will also play other QUEENSRCHE hits and favorites that night.
"'Rage For Order' was only our second full studio album and it's hard to believe it's been 25 years," says lead singer Geoff Tate. "We plan to let the good times roll on Monday night and hope you come join us in the Big Apple for what we promise to be a memorable show."
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"Rage For Order" introduced a much more polished look and sound for QUEENSRCHE. The album featured keyboards as prominently as guitars, and the group adopted an image more closely associated with glam rock or glam metal than with heavy metal (of which glam metal was a subgenre). A video was filmed for the song "Gonna Get Close to You", originally recorded in 1984 by DALBELLO. A song titled "Rage For Order" was written and demoed for the album, but it was not included on the final release. The main riff from this song was worked into an instrumental piece played during some shows on the tour in support of this album and eventually morphed into the track "Anarchy-X" on the "Operation: Mindcrime" album.
"Rage For Order" was ranked #88 on Kerrang! magazine's "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums Of All Time" in January 1989.
Although not credited, the album cover was designed by Garry Sharpe-Young. It had originally been proposed for a 12" picture disc, which never materialized, and was used by EMI Records for the album cover.