Geoff Tate Announces Farewell Tour as Queensryche
Legendary frontman Geoff Tate, who founded Queensryche and drove the band to unfathomable success, has announced the Queensryche Starring Geoff Tate- The Farewell Tour.
The platinum selling band has been embroiled in a legal battle over the sole rights to the Queensryche name over the last two years. When The Metal Review spoke with Tate during his Operation Mind Crime Tour in November 2013, I asked the voice behind Queensryche for the details behind the lawsuit, for which he politely declined. Quite frankly, I was glad he did. I didn’t really want to talk lawsuit jargon, I was sitting down with Geoff f%^*$g Tate!
Queensryche is and has always been Geoff Tate and those other guys. The name might not live on with Tate, but Queensryche is not Queensryche without Tates distinctive voice. He is the man behind the name. Unfortunately, the courts ruled against that notion and gave the other dudes the name. Have at it. The divorce is final and Tate at least got to take Operation Mindcrime with him.
To celebrate the nasty split, Geoff Tate will bid farewell to the name with a 22 date tour kicking off at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, California on July 30th.
Oh and as if Tates thirty-year legacy isn’t enough to solidify him as an official bad ass in the music community, he will be continuing on as Geoff Tate: The Voice of Queensryche.
Because without Geoff Tate, there is no real Queensryche.
Tickets on sale beginning Friday May 2nd.
QUEENSRYCHE STARRING GEOFF TATE / 2014 FAREWELL TOUR DATES
Wednesday, July 30 – Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, California
Thursday, July 31 – The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, California
Friday, August 1 – Sycuan Casino in El Cajon, California
Saturday, August 2 – House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada
Sunday, August 3 – The Canyon Club in Agoura, California
Thursday, August 7 – Strummer’s in Fresno, California
Friday, August 8 – Theatre Deville in Vacaville, California
Saturday, August 9 – Downtown Amphitheater in Morgan Hill, California
Tuesday, August 12 – Music Marathon Works in Nashville, Tennessee
Wednesday, August 13 – Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina
Thursday, August 14 – The Chop Shop in Charlotte, North Carolina
Friday, August 15 – Ziggy’s by the Sea in Wilmington, North Carolina
Saturday, August 16 – Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Sunday, August 17 – Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia
Tuesday, August 19 – Trees in Dallas, Texas
Wednesday, August 20 – Aztec Theatre in San Antonio, Texas
Friday, August 22 – Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona
Saturday, August 23 – Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona
Sunday, August 24 – Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tuesday, August 26 – The Depot in Salt Lake City, Utah
Thursday, August 28 – The Cotillion in Wichita, Kansas
Saturday, August 30 – Tailgaters in Bolingbrook, Illinois