Ex-Queensryche front man GEOFF TATE’S OPERATION MINDCRIME band have announced a return to UK stages this November/December after an extensive tour earlier this year (celebrating the 30th anniversary of the classic Queensryche album Operation Mindcrime) pretty much sold out everywhere.
This time around, Geoff and his band – supported by his daughter Emily’s excellent outfit TILL DEATH DO US PART – will play places they missed out first time around.
One of the greatest singers in rock and metal, German-born Geoff Tate was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1959 with his family relocating to Tacoma, Washington shortly after his birth. His first band was a cover band called Tyrant and after they split up, he hooked up with progressive band Babylon.
While in Babylon, Geoff was asked to sing with a cover band called The Mob (who would later become Queensrÿche) and after Babylon broke up, Geoff performed a few live shows with The Mob. Following this, another progressive metal band, Myth, lured him as both lead vocalist and keyboardist before The Mob came back into his life in 1981 when they wanted him to help them record a demo tape.
The Mob worked with Geoff to write the song The Lady Wore Black and the band produced a demo of 4 songs, which would become the bands first EP later released on their own label called 206 records.
After leaving Queensrÿche in 2012, Geoff started a project called Operation: Mindcrime, named for his critically acclaimed concept album, and re-invented himself with his Operation Mindcrime band mates, going on to produce three inter-connected albums.
CLASSIC SHOW! Tickets on sale now!
Doors: 7.30pm, Tuesday 27th November