GEOFF TATE's 2020 Tour To Feature Entire Queensryche 'Empire' LP

Tour celebrates 30th Anniversary of the 2X Grammy nominated album

June 13, 2019

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Singer GEOFF TATE (formerly of Queensryche) will hit the road for a world wide tour in 2020, and the centerpiece of his shows will be the complete performance of Queensryche's landmark 1990 album, 'Empire.' Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of the 2-time Grammy nominated hard rock album, and as Tate recently told the on-line site MisplacedStraws.com, "I'm planning on touring in 2020 very heavily — sort of doing kind of what I did with the 'Operation: Mindcrime' 30th-year anniversary, going to as many countries as I can and playing the album in its entirety, which I've never done before. So that'll be real fun. In fact, I think there's some songs on that album that I've never, ever played live before, so it'll be a treat — for me, as well, I think, for the audience too… I'm really looking forward to that." 'Empire' is the biggest album in Queensryche's history, with 'Silent Lucidity' from the album breaking the Billboard Top 10 singles chart. The success of that single also helped the album to it's peak at #7 on the album chart. Work is still in progress on a 30th Anniversary Edition of 'Empire,' that Tate first mentioned in November 2018.