Monday, May 26, 2008

QUEENSRYCHE Geoff Tate Goes Solo In Washington

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has lined up a solo show on September 20 at Three Rivers Winery in Walla Walla, Washington.

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Tate released his first solo album in 2002 on Sanctuary Records. Self-titled, the LP was a huge departure from the work he had previously done with QUEENSRŸCHE.

Geoff Tate will make his feature-film debut in the supernatural thriller "House of Eternity" from Fires At Midnight Films. Also scheduled to appear in the film is Candice Night of BLACKMORE'S NIGHT.

QUEENSRŸCHE will perform the entirety of its "Operation: Mindcrime I" and "II" albums for the very first time in the UK via a 10-date June 2008 tour. This epic theatrical prog metal extravaganza will take in three hours, and will include an intermission, and in addition to the core members of the band, will feature actors re-enacting the storyline behind both of these compelling albums.

Commented Geoff Tate: "This is the most extensive stage show we have ever put together. Working with the actors and creating the different scenes helped us to really tell the story. Between ritualistic execution, working prostitutes, motorcycle crashes and everything in between, we are able to really draw the audience in to the story."

In 2006 the band performed the entirety of both albums on a tour of North America to sell-out audiences. The marathon show included a full over-the-top, theatrical production complete with surround sound, video imagery and actors portraying the concept albums' characters onstage, as they were originally intended.

In the grand tradition of all captivating theatrical rock extravaganzas (THE WHO's "Tommy", and PINK FLOYD's "The Wall"), QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime I" and "II" is not just a typical rock 'n' roll concert. Combined with the core members of the band, the production is a totally explosive and highly absorbing theatrical rock experience with actors re-enacting the storylines from both albums.

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