IN THIS MOMENT Singer To Perform With QUEENSRŸCHE On ‘ShipRocked’ Cruise

Seattle progressive rockers QUEENSRŸCHE will play their classic 1988 album “Operation: Mindcrime” in its entirety on ShipRocked 2011, the music and lifestyle cruise which will set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on November 14 to the tip of Mexico and its popular stretch of gorgeous Caribbean water known for scuba diving, shopping and bars aplenty, and return five days later. Performing Pamela Moore‘s parts in her seminal role as Sister Mary will be Maria Brinks of IN THIS MOMENT.

“We’ve always enjoyed performing for our fans in intimate settings and the forthcoming ShipRocked cruise will certainly be one of those occasions,” states QUEENSRŸCHE lead singer Geoff Tate, who returns with the band for their second ShipRocked cruise. “We’re calling this one ‘Mutiny On The Mindcrime.'”

The special performance of “Operation: Mindcrime”, covering all fifteen songs from the album, including such fan favorites as “Revolution Calling”, “Operation: Mindcrime”, “I Don’t Believe In Love” and the closing track “Eyes Of A Stranger”, will be in addition to a greatest-hits performance that will take place on another night of the cruise.

Maria Brink is ecstatic about joining QUEENSRŸCHE for the ten-minute song, “Suite Sister Mary”. “I am so excited and grateful for this amazing opportunity to sing with QUEENSRŸCHE on the upcoming ShipRocked cruise!” she says. “All of us in [IN THIS MOMENT] are huge QUEENSRŸCHE fans, and Geoff Tate is one of the best lead singers in the business. Getting to sing ‘Suite Sister Mary’ off the original ‘Mindcrime’ album is a huge honor. This is going to be a cruise to remember!”

ShipRocked 2011 billing:


The setting is the MSC Poesia (Italy) one of the cruise industry’s most acclaimed new super cruise ships. It all begins in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, visiting the premier Mexican ports of Costa Maya and Cozumel. Exuding her Italian roots, the Poesia features include the luxurious Aqua Spa, two pools, four Jacuzzis, a state-of-the-art cardio gym, salon, sushi bar, wine tasting bar, the Teatro Carlo Felice, a beautiful, three-level, Las Vegas-style theater, and additional stages for ShipRocked bands and passengers to enjoy all night long!

Prices start at only $799 per person, based on double occupancy, and include exclusive access to all ShipRocked concerts and special events, deluxe stateroom, meals, ship activities, ship entertainment and much, much more!

Tickets for ShipRocked 2011 are being sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and are only available at or by calling 1-888-438-9509.


Photo by Andy Batt