Geoff Tate's Big Rock Show
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. Tate 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. Since Queensryche’s inception with Tate at the helm, the band has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, received four Grammy nominations, had their music featured in three feature films, and played to sold-out audiences the world over.
Combining social consciousness and expertly crafted lyrics with high-energy, melodically complex music, Queensryche became internationally recognized as the thinking man’s rock band. The group’s first three albums met their critical acclaim, with their landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime reaching RIAA Platinum success. Their follow-up album Empire featured the wildly popular single “Silent Lucidity,” which Tate and the band performed live at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards® alongside a supporting orchestra.
At the end of 2012, Tate released Kings & Thieves, his first solo album in over a decade. Two years later, Tate and his bandmates reunited for a farewell tour as Queensryche before announcing that the band would change its name to Operation: Mindcrime for future tours and recordings. Tate began working on his most ambitious works to date at the end of 2014 – a trilogy of entirely new concept albums that have all been followed up with extensive international tours.