Former Queensrÿche Singer Geoff Tate Announces “Operation: Mindcrime” 35th Anniversary UK Tour

Ex-Queensrÿche singer Geoff Tate will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of “Operation: Mindcrime” by performing it in full during a June UK tour. Here’s the dates:

06/14 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
06/15 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
06/16 Nuneaton, UK – Queen’s Hall
06/17 Newport, UK – The Neon
06/18 London, UK – The Garage
06/20 Bradford, UK – Nightrain
06/21 Blackpool, UK – The Waterloo
06/22 Buckley, UK – Tivoli
06/23 Newcastle, UK – The Cluny

Geoff Tate (Ex-Queensrÿche) Announces December U.S. Tour

Geoff Tate (ex-Queensrÿche) has announced a headlining U.S. tour. The trek will take place this December.

Tour Dates:

12/01 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
12/02 Harrison, OH – Blue Note
12/03 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
12/04 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
12/07 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go Go
12/08 San Diego, CA – Ramona Mainstage
12/09 Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
12/10 Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d
12/11 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
12/12 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
12/14 Oklahoma City, OK – Tower
12/15 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
12/16 Houston, TX – House of Blues
12/17 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
12/18 Austin, TX – Antone’s
12/20 Denver, CO – Bluebird
12/21 Salt Lake City, UT – Depot

Geoff Tate Says He Is “Doing Great” Following Open-Heart Surgery

Geoff Tate (ex-Queensrÿche) has shared a new health update after recently undergoing open-heart surgery. The singer says he is “doing great.”

Tate told Ritchie Birnie the following:

“I had open-heart surgery. I’ve got a nice scar here [on my chest].”

He went on to say that he has been “doing great” since the operation:

“It’s been a couple of months now since I got out of the hospital. And I’ve just been exercising and getting back in the saddle, basically. And I feel really good.”

He continued when asked if his singing voice is back to normal:

“It took about a month before I could make a sound [Laughs]. I’d never been in a hospital before in my life, or I’d never had anything wrong with me, and this was the first experience for me. And I was just amazed at how much it took out of me. I’ve always been a pretty physical, pretty strong person, but, man, when I came out of the hospital, I was weak. I could barely walk.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Geoff Tate Says He Is “Feeling So Much Better Each Day” Following Heart Procedure

Geoff Tate (ex-Queensrÿche) has shared a brief health update following a recent heart procedure. The frontman said the following:

“All my gratitude to the talented Dr. Sami Kueri for giving me a healthy heart!! Feeling so much better each day! ❤️”

Geoff Tate (Ex-Queensrÿche) To Undergo “Medical Procedure”

Geoff Tate (ex-Queensrÿche) has revealed that he will be undergoing a “medical procedure” in the near future. The singer said the following about that:

“I am having a medical procedure and my health professionals want me to recover over the Summer. I will be back and rocking South America in January. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the road.”

Geoff Tate Says “There’s Not Really A Motivation” For Queensrÿche’s Classic Lineup To Reunite

During a recent interview with 80’s Metal Recycle Bin, Geoff Tate addressed the possibility of a classic Queensrÿche reunion once again. Unfortunately, the singer says “there’s not really a motivation” for that to happen.

Tate said the following:

“QUEENSRŸCHE had a really good run. Not many bands can last 30 years. And we did, and we wrote a lot of really cool music that I’m very proud of. We visited a lot of countries and played a zillion shows, made a lot of friends. It was a really good run and I’m proud to have done that and grateful for everybody in the band who stuck it out all those years.

I think there’s a time to say goodbye to that and move on to other parts of your life and do things that you wanna do. The older I get, I created a bucket list of things to do in my life, and one of ’em was playing the ‘Rage For Order’ album in its entirety on a concert tour. So I’m doing that right now, accomplishing my bucket list. I wanna go to as many different countries as I possibly can. This year I’m going to two new ones — Costa Rica and Peru, which I’d never been to before. That’ll make it 64 and 65 countries I’m performing in.

So, getting the band back together? For what? If we were gonna make an album together and get on that kind of level, that would be a really difficult thing to do, I think, but not impossible. It would be more likely that we’d get together and do a concert tour, which we’ve been offered, and certain people have declined it. So, I don’t know. There’s not much of a motivator at this point within the band, the people that were in the band. There’s not really a motivation. If it’s not money and if it’s not creatively [fulfilling], why get together?'”

[via Blabbermouth]

Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, The Offspring, Opeth, Kittie, Etc. Releases Set For 2022 Record Store Day

The full list of special releases for this year’s Record Store Day has officially been revealed. The event is scheduled to take place on April 23 and you can find a list of rock/metal releases below. The full list is also available HERE.

Rock/Metal Releases:

  • Alice In Chains – “We Die Young” (12” vinyl)
  • Allman Brothers Band – “Cream Of The Crop 2003 – Highlights” (3XLP)
  • Asia – “XXX” (LP)
  • Bad Company – “Live 1979” (2XLP)
  • Charlie Benante – “Moving Pitchers” (LP)
  • Black Label Society – “Alcohol Fueled Brewtality Live” (2XLP)
  • David Bowie – “Brilliant Adventurist” (CD & Vinyl)
  • David Bowie – “Toy EP” (CD & 10” vinyl)
  • Collective Soul – “Disciplined Breakdown” (LP)
  • Alice Cooper – “Brutal Planet” (2XLP)
  • The Damned – “Strawberries” (LP)
  • Daughtry – “Dearly Beloved” (2XLP)
  • Def Leppard – “High ’N’ Dry” (LP)
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan – “Dissociation” (LP)
  • Dio – “Double Dose Of Donington” (12” vinyl)
  • Udo Dirkschneider – “My Way” (2XLP)
  • The Doors – “L.A. Woman” (4XLP)
  • Foo Fighters – “Making A Fire” (Mark Ronson Re-Version) / “Chasing Birds” (Preservation Hall Jazz Band Re-Version) (7” vinyl)
  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – “Magic Secrets 2022” (7” vinyl)
  • GBH – “City Baby Attacked By Rats” (LP)
  • Billy Gibbons – “Hardware” (Deluxe Edition) (CD Box Set)
  • Gojira – “Live at Brixton Academy” (2xLP)
  • L.A. Guns – “Waking the Dead” (LP)
  • Steve Hackett – “The Tokyo Tapes” (3XLP)
  • Kirk Hammett – “Portals” (12” vinyl & CD)
  • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts “Acoustics” (LP)
  • Judas Priest – “Hero Hero” (2XLP)
  • Kittie – “Spit” (LP)
  • Motörhead – “Lost Tapes, Vol. 2” (2XLP)
  • Night Ranger “Somewhere In California” (LP)
  • Night Ranger – “Wasted Time” (7” vinyl)
  • The Offspring – “Greatest Hits” (LP)
  • Opeth – “My Arms, Your Hearse” (2XLP)
  • Pearl Jam – “Live On Two Legs” (2XLP)
  • Pixies – “Live At Coachella 2004” (2XLP)
  • Iggy Pop – “Live In Berlin” (2XLP)
  • Ramones – “The Sire Albums (1981-1989)” (7XLP)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Unlimited Love” (2XLP)
  • Lou Reed – “I’m So Free – The 1971 Demos” (LP)
  • The Replacements – “Unsuitable For Airplay: The Lost KFAI Concert (Live)” (2XLP)
  • Keith Richards – “Talk Is Cheap – Live At The Hollywood Palladium” (2X Cassette)
  • The Rolling Stones – “More Hot Rocks 50th Anniversary” (2XLP)
  • Gavin Rossdale – “Wanderlust” (2XLP)
  • Sepultura – “Revolusongs” (LP)
  • The Sheila Divine – “Where Have All My Countrymen Gone” (LP)
  • Slash – “Live At Studio 60” (2XLP)
  • Sleep Token – “Sundowning” (LP)
  • Stiff Little Fingers – “BBC Live In Concert” (2XLP)
  • Geoff Tate – “Kings & Thieves” (2XLP)
  • TesseracT – “Polaris” (LP)
  • Pete Townshend – “Face The Face” (2XLP)
  • Twiztid – “I Tried 2 Warn U” (7” vinyl)
  • Gerard Way – “Hesitant Alien” (LP)
  • The Who – “It’s Hard (40th Anniversary)” (2XLP)

Notably, there will also be some UK exclusives including vinyl pressing of Bring Me The Horizon‘s “2004 – 2013 – The Best Of,” Paradise Lost‘s “Gothic Live At Roadburn 2016,” Skunk Anansie‘s “An Acoustic Skunk Anansie – Live In London,“ etc.

[via Loudwire]

Geoff Tate On The Possibility Of A Classic Queensrÿche Reunion: “I’m Honestly Not Really Expecting That To Happen”

During an appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” Geoff Tate was asked about the possibility of a classic Queensrÿche reunion. The singer responded by saying that he is “not really expecting that to happen.”

Tate said the following:

“I’m honestly not really expecting that to happen, basically because we’ve been offered just obscene amounts of money to get back together and do one tour — one tour and we’d never have to tour again. And a couple of people in the band turned it down; they’re not interested in doing it. So that would really be, I think, the only motivation that would get everybody together was an obscene amount of money. But that didn’t work, so [laughs] there’s really no hope for it after that, I think… Money is not the motivator, and getting together for an artistic dream isn’t a motivator either, so what do you have? You have nothing. Obviously, both camps are happy in the position they’re at. I know for myself, I love my life — I love what I’m doing and I love traveling and playing music for people. And so far, I’m still kicking it at 63, still happy and healthy.”

He also added:

“We did hold it together for years and years and years. It was a really, really tightly run ship and it was very lucrative and we had a lot of great records and did a lot of world touring and made a lot of friends and played a lot of music together. And we had our time, and I’ll aways be grateful for that time that we had. That was a time, and it doesn’t mean that that time has to go on forever. There’s new times to be had and there’s more music to be made, there’s more songs to be sung and more audiences to play music for.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Geoff Tate (Ex-Queensrÿche) Announces Rescheduled European/UK Tour

Geoff Tate (ex-Queensrÿche) has announced the rescheduled dates for his European/UK tour. The trek, which is now scheduled for 2022, will find the frontman performing Queensrÿche’s “Empire” and “Rage For Order” in full.

Tour Dates:

03/09 Rome, Italy – Traffic Live Club
03/11 Milan- Italy – Legend Club
03/12 Luzern, Switzerland – Konzerthaus Schuur
03/13 Wörgl, Austria – Komma
03/14 Nurnberg, Germany – Hirsch
03/16 Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal
03/17 Siegburg, Germany – Kubana Live Club
03/18 Mannheim, Germany – 7er Club
03/19 Mannheim, Germany – 7er Club
03/21 Stuttgart, Germany – Im Wizemann Halle
03/22 Zoetermeer, Netherlands – De Boerderij
03/23 Bilzen, Belgium – South of Heaven
03/24 Hamburg, Germany – Kulturpalast
03/26 Grenoble, France – L’Ilyade
03/27 Colmar, France – Le Grillen
03/30 Murcia, Spain – Garaje Beat Club
03/31 Madrid, Spain – Sala Cool
04/01 Gijon, Spain – Acapulco
04/02 Villava, Spain – Sala Totem Aretoa
04/03 Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
04/06 Bratislava, Slovakia – Randall Club
04/07 Prague, Czech Republic – Divadlo Hybernia
05/04 Newcastle, UK – Trillians
05/05 Stoke, UK – Eleven
05/06 Grimsby, UK – Yardbirds
05/07 Bournemouth, UK – Madding Crowd
05/08 Swansea, UK – Patti Pavillion
05/09 Nuneaton, UK – Queens Hall
05/11 London, UK – Underworld
05/12 Bilston, UK – Robin
05/13 Blackpool, UK – Waterloo
05/15 Glasgow, UK – Oran Mor
05/17 Inverness, UK – Mad Hatters
05/21 Edinburgh, UK – Bannermans

Deep Purple, Dream Theater, Ex-Queensrÿche, Etc. Members Featured On Tribute To Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”

Cleopatra Records will be releasing a tribute to Pink Floyd’s 1975 album “Wish You Were Here” on May 28. The effort is titled “Still Wish You Were Here” and it will feature Ian Paice (Deep Purple), James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Geoff Tate (ex-Queensrÿche), and more.

“Still Wish You Were Here” Track Listing:

01. “Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5)”

  • Geoff Tate
  • Steve Hackett
  • Billy Sheehan
  • Mel Collins
  • Geoff Downes
  • Ian Paice

02. “Welcome To The Machine”

  • Todd Rundgren
  • Rick Wakeman
  • Tony Levin

03. “Have A Cigar”

  • James LaBrie
  • Steve Stevens
  • Patrick Moraz
  • Rat Scabies
  • Jah Wobble

04. “Wish You Were Here”

  • Rik Emmett
  • Joe Satriani
  • Edgar Froese
  • David Ellefson
  • Carmine Appice

05. “Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6-9)”

  • Rod Argent
  • Steve Hillage
  • Ian Paice
  • Bootsy Collins