WATCH: GEOFF TATE Launches European Tour!

Former QUEENSRYCHE singer commemorates 30th of 'Operation: Mindcrime'

January 16, 2018

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Singer GEOFF TATE, (former Queensryche, current Operation: Mindcrime) has just begun a European tour, which will feature complete performances of Queensryche's 3rd LP, 'Operation: Mindcrime' in celebration of the album's 30th anniversary. The 1988 'concept/rock opera' album was a creative and critical success for the Seattle hard/prog rockers, with Kerrang! Magazine declaring it 'Album of the Year' for 1988, and listing it as #34 of the 'Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time' in 1989. Additionally, Rolling Stone Magazine has the album at #398 on it's list of 'The 500 Best Albums of All Time.' Originally performed (with videos & animation) in it's entirety during Queensryche's 1990 'Empire Tour,' In a recent interview on the eve of the tour, Tate said that he is 'thrilled' to perform the whole album once again, and that he "loves playing that thing," finding it "quite enjoyable to present, although it's a really violent record." In addition to all of 'Operation: Mindcrime,' Tate is also performing tunes from the recent 'trilogy' of albums he's released with (current band) Operation: Mindcrime as well as select songs from his tenure in Queensryche. The tour kicked off January 12th in Belfast, Ireland and continues thru January 21st. Rock On, Geoff Tate!