Can't you feel it coming? EMPIRE! Can't you hear it coming? EMPIRE! Here comes 2020 and that sound you hear and vibration you feel is GEOFF TATE and his band, Operation: Mindcrime, gearing up for their forthcoming tour of America beginning next spring that will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of EMPIRE. Released in August of 1990, the album spawned six singles ("Empire," "Silent Lucidity," "Best I Can," "Jet City Woman," "Another Rainy Night (without you)" and "Anybody Listening?") and is Queensryche's best-selling album to date with sales over over three million units, achieving triple-platinum status. GEOFF and the band -- currently comprised of Kieran Robertson on guitar, Jack Ross on bass, Scott Moughton on guitar and Felix Bohnke on drums -- will be performing all eleven songs from the album back-to-back, in its entirety. And to throw it completely over the top, the forthcoming shows will be kicked off by a complete performance of Queensryche's second studio album, Rage for Order, another eleven song gem that featured the singles, "Gonna Get Close to You," "The Whisper" and "Walk in the Shadows." Just a few years after its release in the summer of '86, Kerrang! magazine called it one of the "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All-Time." That's right, both "Rage for Order" and "Empire" all in one night!
Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter GEOFF TATE is best known for his 30-plus years as the creative and driving force behind the progressive metal band Queensryche. Since its inception with GEOFF at the helm, the band sold over 25 million albums worldwide and performed in over fifty different countries. GEOFF is regarded as one of the most skilled vocalists in the genre with hundreds of modern, popular artists citing him and his former band as a major influence.
Combining social consciousness and expertly crafted lyrics with high-energy, melodically complex music, Queensryche --with GEOFF TATE at the forefront -- became internationally recognized as the thinking man's rock band. The band's first three albums -- their self-titled EP (1983), The Warning (1984) and Rage for Order (1986) -- all hit gold status selling over 500,000 units each. With the release of their landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime (1988) -- which won critical and popular acclaim and comparisons to the Who's Tommy and Pink Floyd's The Wall -- Queensryche went on to bring their progressive music to sold-out audiences the world over.
Following the album's platinum success, Queensryche released Empire, which quickly entered the Top Ten on the Billboard charts, eventually generating sales of more than three million copies. The album featured the hugely popular hit, "Silent Lucidity," which would be the band's first Top Ten single (#9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart). GEOFF and the band would ultimately perform the Grammy nominated song live at the Grammy awards accompanied by a supporting orchestra. In all, Queensryche has been nominated for a Grammy four times and has had their music featured in three feature films.
- Last Updated: 11/14/2019
- Source: Destinasjon Haugesund & Haugalandet
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