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Geoff Tate's 30th Anniversary Of Operation: Mindcrime

Wednesday

Aug 15, 2018 – 7:00 PM

  • Geoff Tate
  • Mindcrime

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Multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate is best known for his work with the progressive metal band Queensrche. Geoff is regarded as one of the most skilled vocalists in the genre with hundreds of modern, popular artists citing him and his band as a major influence. Combining social consciousness and expertly crafted lyrics with high-energy, melodically complex music, Geoff and his band have become 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 -- Queensrche went on to bring their progressive music to sold-out audiences the world over. Following the album's platinum success, Queensrche 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). Queensrche would ultimately perform the Grammy nominated song live at the Grammy awards accompanied by a supporting orchestra. In all, the band has been nominated for a Grammy four times and has had their music featured in three feature films. In March of 2009, Queensrche released American Soldier (via Atco/Rhino Records), a concept album inspired by veterans' stories that examines the consequences of war from the soldier's perspective... yet another effort that will solidify the band in rock history. In the year 2010, they carried on their immense creativity by presenting the Queensryche Cabaret, which was heralded as "the first adults only rock show." This year, the band celebrated their 30th Anniversary in rock by releasing Dedicated to Chaos (Roadrunner Records/Loud & Proud) and, once again, toured extensively. Since their inception, the band has sold over 20 million albums worldwide and has performed in over 22 countries. Today, Queensrche is world renowned for their innovative, trend-setting sound and continues to enjoy incredible success, performing for sold-out audiences worldwide.
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Geoff Tate: "My dad’s a pastor. I lived in fourteen places and went to 9 different schools before I graduated from high school. College didn’t appeal to me, and after many years of dead end jobs and failed drug tests I became a comedian. The rest was easy. (At least as easy as relentlessly doing open mics anywhere possible as often as possible and driving hours and hours for little or no money. So not easy but more fun than working at Don Pablo’s.) So, there you go. I enjoy sitting around, television, sandwiches and laziness. I have been on The Bob and Tom Show, the Comedy Central Live tour and I am a freelance joke writer."

Mindcrime: www.QueensrycheTribute.ORG

Mindcrime is the new creation to tribute ' Queensryche', one of the greatest progressive rock/metal bands ever. Mindcrime is comprised of seasoned musicians that strive to faithfully recreate 'Queensryche' with technical precision, stellar and convincing multi-octive vocals, blazing fast guitar riffs, thunderous bass and hard hitting percussion. ' Mindcrime' is the quintessential 'Queensryche' Experience!

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