Geoff Tate sold more than 25 million records at the helm of Queensrÿche, the band he fronted for three decades from their inception through to 2012, a thirteen album tenure that was marked by exploration, intrigue, bold risks and gratifying results. Their Grammy nominated 1988 album Operation: Mindcrime, a rock opera about a recovering drug addict, thrust Tate’s unique social consciousness, style and expertly crafted lyrics into the national spotlight, putting the Seattle act act firmly on the map with one of the most inspired Rock albums of its era while also defining progressive metal in the process.
When Tate left the band, their divorce settlement entitled him to perform the record in its entirety, while he also formed a brand new group under that same name. Operation: Mindcrime is a creative platform that continues in the spirit of that historic album, spawning concepts as grand as the music and intertwining the intensity of Tate’s iconic past and the provocative, progressive mindset that has made him one of music’s most resolute forces and frontmen.
Having received some of his best reviews in years in early 2018 when he played a run of UK dates with a set that included the entire Operation: Mindcrime album in its 30th Anniversary year, Tate returns in December for a further tour. Support comes from Until Death Do Us Part and Mark Daly.
Catch them at Fibbers on November 27th.