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Geoff Tate

Wed
15
Feb

GEOFF TATE Acoustic Live & Film Debut

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GEOFF TATE THE WHOLE STORY "RYCHE" ACOUSTIC TOUR 2017
 
Beginning Sunday, January 22, 2017, multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate will be embarking on an extensive U.S. tour that will be highlighting songs from all 17 albums he has done throughout his illustrious 35 year career.
 
Geoff is regarded as one of the most skilled vocalists in the rock genre with hundreds of modern, popular artists citing him as a major influence. He is the original singer for the band Queensryche, which he fronted for over 30 years.
 
Geoff will present his upcoming all-acoustic show with himself, backed by a 7-piece acoustic band of musicians from the United States and Ireland -- featuring three guitar players, mandolin, cello, saxophone, violin and multiple percussion instruments -- to produce a high energy acoustic version of some of the heavy metal genre's most recognized songs including "Silent Lucidity," "Jet City Woman," "Empire," "I Don't Believe in Love" and "Eyes of a Stranger."
 
Tour Dates
 
February
 
16 - Daryl's House in Pawling, NY
17 - The Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, NY
18 - Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH
19 - 89 North Music Venue in Patchogue, NY
20 - City Winery in New York, NY
21 - State Theatre in State College, PA
22 - Diesel in Pittsburgh, PA
23 - The Token Lounge in Westland, MI
24 - The Kent Stage in Kent, OH
28 - Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO
 
March
 
2 - Kimo Theater in Albuquerque, NM
3 - Marquee Theater in Tempe, AZ
5 - Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ
9 - The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA
10 - The Rose in Pasadena, CA
11 - The Canyon Theater in Agoura Hills, CA
12 - Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA
18 - Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, CA
19 - Goldfield Trading Post in Sacramento, CA
22 - Rumba Cafe in Columbus, OH
23 - The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI
24 - Old Rock House in St. Louis, MO
25 - Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, MO
28 - High Dive in Gainesville, FL
29 - Jack Rabbits in Jacksonville, FL
30 - The Calico Room in Wilmington, NC
 
April
 
1 - The Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC
2  - The Windjammer in Isle of Palms, SC
4 - The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC
5 - Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC
6 - Fletcher Theater in Raleigh, NC
7 - Shaka's in Virginia Beach, VA
8 - The Beacon Theatre in Hopewell, VA
9 - Tellus 360 in Lancaster, PA
12 - Saile Multi in Quebec, Canada
14 - Brass Monkey Bar in Ottawa, Canada
15 - Rockpile West in Toronto, Canada
 
GEOFF TATE, FORMERLY OF QUEENSRYCHE, STARS IN THE BURNINGMOORE DEATHS COMING TO DVD AND DIGITAL FORMATS VIA MVD ENTERTAINMENT GROUP ON FEBRUARY 14TH
 
On February 14th, MVD Entertainment will release the feature film debut of Geoff Tate, former lead vocalist of the multi-platinum metal band Queensryche. Entitled The Burningmoore Deaths, the horror film - written and directed by Jonathan Williams - is inspired by true events surrounding unsolved murders captured on security cameras during a production shoot of a Home Improvement TV show pilot.
 
Tate takes the role of James Parrish, a man who allegedly killed his own wife and three children before disappearing without a trace. With the home now vacated and boarded up, a home improvement company gets permission to film the renovation process for a test pilot for a TV network, not knowing that Parrish had returned to take up residence once again in the derelict building. Bloody chaos ensues - and it's all captured on camera!
 
The Burningmoore Deaths features an original score by Andrew Kadin with additional music by Dawn of Solace and Geoff Tate.
 
"I think I've always done it... in our own shows and with the way I present music," said Tate. "It all has a bit of a stage acting bend to it. So this wasn't really a stretch for me... it was just playing to a different audience, to a camera rather than a room full of people, but it's the same thing. You play-act and you make stuff up and you present that like you like you would in a stage show."
 
The Burningmoore Deaths will be available on all digital stores for download and also available on DVD in retail stores, the MVD Shop and on Amazon.
 
 

 

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Wed
31
Aug

TATE, OWENS & BAYLEY From Touring Combo TRINITY

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ROCK FRONT MAN GEOFF TATE OF OPERATION: MINDCRIME AND FORMERLY OF QUEENSRYCHE
TO BE JOINED ON TOUR BY FORMER JUDAS PRIEST SINGER TIM "RIPPER" OWENS AND FORMER
IRON MAIDEN SINGER BLAZE BAYLEY AS THE THREE VOCALISTS COME TOGETHER AS "TRINITY"
FOR SELECT TOUR PERFORMANCES BEGINNING IN NOVEMBER
 
Come November, heavy metal fans in at least eight east coast cities will be in for a night full of hell-raising fun as three of the genre's finest vocalists -- Geoff Tate, Tim "Ripper" Owens and Blaze Bayley -- will be performing the hits from their respective bands on stage together for what is hoped to be just the beginning of several dates over the next few months.
 
Geoff Tate, who's Operation: Mindcrime will be releasing their second CD of a trilogy in September titled, Resurrection, states that the collaboration between the three first came about while recently in the studio. "We were recording a song together that will appear on the new Operation: Mindcrime album called 'Taking on the World' and immediately realized just how much fun it would be if we went out and did a couple of dates together. We want to give fans a great selection of hits and rarities along with songs we just enjoy performing... and the Trinity tour was born!"
 
The three vocalists will be backed by the same group of excellent musicians throughout the evening in a show that promises to be loaded with memorable metal for the music masses to enjoy.
 
Fans can expect to hear such songs as "Empire," "I Don't Believe in Love," "Eyes of a Stranger," "Living After Midnight," "Breaking the Law," "You've Got Another Thing Comin'," "Burn in Hell," "Man on the Edge," "The Number of the Beast" and "Run to the Hills" among others.
 
During his illustrious career, Geoff Tate has sold more than 25 million records at the helm of Queensryche, the band he fronted for 30 years from their inception through 2012, earning three Grammy nominations, five MTV Music Video Award nominations, and one MTV Music Video Award along the way. The landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime thrust Tate's unique social consciousness, style and expertly crafted lyrics into the national spotlight in 1988, and was followed by Empire in 1990, the album that delivered Queensryche to arena-headlining status and sold more than three million albums on the back of hit singles and radio staples "Silent Lucidity" and "Jet City Woman." By the time the band released Promised Land in 1994, Geoff Tate was universally acknowledged as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and metal, and a driving force behind one of the most innovative bands in mainstream music. In September of 2015, his new band, Operation: Mindcrime released its debut effort titled, The Key, which examined what one might do if they discovered "the key" to changing the way we view the world, the way we look at time, the way we travel and could essentially change the human condition... for better or for release. The band successfully toured for months in support of the project and looks forward to their forthcoming release, Resurrection (via Frontiers Music Srl), this September.
 
Tim "Ripper" Owens first gained worldwide attention and acclaim when he joined Judas Priest as their lead singer in 1996. During his stint with Judas Priest, he recorded two studio albums and two live albums. The song "Bullet Train" -- which featured his incredible vocals -- was nominated for a Grammy award in 1999 in the category of Best Metal Performance. He subsequently went on to join Iced Earth and currently performs with such bands as Beyond Fear, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force and Charred Walls of the Damned.
 
Blaze Bayley joined Iron Maiden in 1993 after the departure of Bruce Dickinson and remained the band's singer until Dickinson's return in 1999. Bayley, who had started his career in the mid-80's as the vocalist of Wolfsbane, recorded two albums with Iron Maiden before starting his own band, Blaze. In May of 2000, the band would release their debut album titled, Silicon Messiah, and would go on to put out two other albums. In more recent years, he's concentrated on solo projects.
 
Geoff Tate, Tim "Ripper" Owens and Blaze Bayley... not one, not two, but all three!
 
Three of the most well-respected metal singers from three of the most well-respected metal bands, together on stage in November!
 
Tickets for all eight confirmed shows (see below) are now on sale.
 
Trinity Tour 2016 - Confirmed Tour Dates*
 
November
Friday, November 18 - The Montage Music Hall in Rochester, New York
Saturday, November 19 - Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh, New York
Sunday, November 20 - Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, November 22 - The Westcott Theater in Syracuse, New York
Wednesday, November 23 - The Chance in Poughkeepsie, New York
Friday, November 25 - Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, New Hampshire
Saturday, November 26 - Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, Maryland
Sunday, November 27 - BB Kings in New York, New York

*Additional dates expected be added.

www.operationmindcrime.com

Tim "Ripper" Owens Official Website - www.timripperowens.com
Blaze Bayley Official Website - www.blazebayley.net
 
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Thu
14
Jul

OPERATION: MINDCRIME 'Resurrection' Due September 23


Frontiers Music srl is excited to announce the release of 'Resurrection', the new album from Operation: Mindcrime, the brainchild of legendary vocalist Geoff Tate. The album is set for a worldwide release on September 23, 2016.

'Resurrection' is the second part of the musical trilogy from iconic metal vocalist Geoff Tate. Following one year after the release of the debut album in September 2015, Operation: Mindcrime continues in the spirit of the historic album of the same name, spawning concepts as grand as the music, and intertwining the intensity of the former Queensr'che vocalist's iconic past with the provocative, progressive mindset that has made him one of music's most resolute forces and frontmen.

'The album 'Resurrection' is the second part of our three album presentation or trilogy. It continues the story that began on the first album 'The Key' with the near death experience of the lead character known as 'H' and his subsequent recovery of the missing encryption key. With the Key finally in his possession, 'H' has everything he needs to finally launch his long awaited project called 'The New Reality'. Or does he',' explains Geoff Tate.

Tate continued, 'I'm excited for people to hear and experience 'Resurrection' because I think it answers some of the questions that were posed in the first album, 'The Key'. Musically, it offers some of the most diverse and challenging material that I've ever written.'

Geoff Tate has sold more than 25 million records at the helm of Queensryche, the band he fronted for 30 years from their inception through 2012, earning three GRAMMY nominations, five MTV Music Video Award nominations, and one MTV Video Music Awards along the way. The landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime thrust Tate's unique social consciousness, style and expertly crafted lyrics into the national spotlight in 1988, and was followed by Empire in 1990, the album that delivered Queensryche to arena-headlining status and sold more than three million albums on the back of hit singles and radio staples "Silent Lucidity" and "Jet City Woman." By the time the band released Promised Land in 1994, Geoff Tate was universally acknowledged as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and metal, and a driving force behind one of the most innovative bands in mainstream music. From Mindcrime and Promised Land through 2009's overlooked gem American Soldier - Tate's ambitious concept album that explores the consequences of war as told through the voices of veterans - Tate's 13-album tenure with Queensryche was marked by exploration, intrigue, bold risks and gratifying results.

'Resurrection' Track Listing:
1. Ressurrection
2. When All Falls Away
3. A Moment In Time
4. Through the Noize
5. Left For Dead
6. Miles Away
7. Healing My Wounds
8. The Fight
9. Taking On The World (Feature Tim Ripper Owens and Blaze Bayley)
10. Invincible
11. A Smear Campaign
12. Which Side Your On
13. Into The Hands Of The World
14. Live From My Machine

Musicians Featured On 'Resurrection' Include:
- Geoff Tate - Vocals, Keyboards, Saxophone
- Kelly Gray - Guitars, Bass, Vocals
- Scott Moughton - Guitars, Keyboards
- Randy Gane - Keyboards
- David Ellefson - Bass
- John Moyer - Bass
- Simon Wright - Drums
- Scott Mercado - Drums
- Brian Tichy - Drums
- Tim 'Ripper' Owens - Vocals
- Blaze Bayley - Vocals
- Mark Daily - Vocals
- Nick Greatrex - Guitars

For More Info Visit:
https://www.facebook.com/operationmindcrimeband/
http://www.operationmindcrime.com
http://geofftate.com
https://www.facebook.com/GeoffTateOfficial/
https://twitter.com/geofftate

 
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Mon
08
Feb

One On One With Mitch Lafon - NORDIC UNION & GEOFF TATE

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SINGER GEOFF TATE as well as NORDIC UNION's ERIK MARTENSSON join Mitch for episode 193 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
 
In the show's first interview GEOFF TATE discusses his current North American tour, the 30th anniversary of RAGE FOR ORDER, looks back on the Hear In The Now Frontier album, his voice and much more. In our second interview, we speak with guitarist ERIK MARTENSSON from Eclipse about his Nordic Union album with Pretty Maids singer Ronnie Atkins, his motocross career, his accident and recovery, working with Survivor's Jimi Jamison, the upcoming deluxe edition of ECLIPSE's ARMAGEDDONIZE album, EuroVison and a lot more.
 
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Quote from the GEOFF TATE interview:

Rage For Order: "My mindset was that I wanted to make a record of music that was composed mainly of non-musical instruments."

Hear In The Now Frontier: "I've probably listened to that album twice."

On maintaining his voice: "I try to live a moderate lifestyle without too many indulgences. It's a full time job because life is so rich."

Quote from the NORDIC UNION interview:

On making music: "I always do the music that I want to hear. I write from the heart."

Nordic Union: "The only plan was to do an album. We didn't even know if people were going to like the album."

On Music being 'plan B' in life: "I wanted to drive motocross and that was the only thing I was focused on doing."

For more about GEOFF TATE visit:
Online: http://geofftate.com and http://operationmindcrime.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GeoffTateOfficial and http://www.facebook.com/operationmindcrimeband
TWITTER: @geofftate
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/08kcNcZ6hOVotcVof8QbnX

For more about ERIK MARTENSSEN, ECLIPSE and NORDIC UNION visit:
Online: http://www.eclipsemania.com
TWITTER: @blowoutprod & @eclipsesweden
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EclipseSweden & http://www.facebook.com/RonnieAtkinsOfficial
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5coESPsUNjP98Jd3SYbIyH

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Thu
21
Jan

OPERATION: MINDCRIME Announce US Tour Dates

 
GEOFF TATE'S OPERATION: MINDCRIME TO EMBARK
ON EXTENSIVE U.S. TOUR BEGINNING IN FEBRUARY
 
UPCOMING CONCERT PERFORMANCES TO FEATURE MAJOR HITS AND
FAN FAVORITES SPANNING GEOFF TATE'S ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER AS THE
ORIGINAL FRONT MAN OF QUEENSRYCHE, ALONG WITH NEW SONGS
FROM OPERATION: MINDCRIME'S RECENTLY RELEASED DEBUT ALBUM, "THE KEY"
 
On February 3, Geoff Tate and his new band, Operation: Mindcrime, will be hitting the road for over thirty dates on what will mark the band's first major U.S tour of the year (see full tour itinerary below). This comes hot on the heels of their extensive European tour in November and December that took them to such countries as Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The trek was the band's first in support of its debut album, The Key, which came out on Frontiers Music Srl in September 2015.
 
For the forthcoming U.S. tour, Geoff Tate will be joined by several of the stellar musicians and bandmates who performed on Operation: Mindcrime's The Key, including guitarists Kelly Gray (Queensryche) and Scott Moughton (Geoff Tate), drummers Simon Wright (AC/DC) and Scott Mercado (Candlebox) and keyboardist Randy Gane (Myth).
 
Perhaps one of Geoff Tate's most ambitious recordings to date, The Key examines what one might do if they discovered "the key" to changing the way we view the world, the way we look at time, the way we travel and could essentially change the human condition... for better or for worse.
 
The Key is the debut album under Tate's new Operation: Mindcrime banner, a creative platform that continues in the spirit of the historic album of the same name, spawning concepts as grand as the music, and intertwining the intensity of the former Queensryche vocalist's iconic past with the provocative, progressive mindset that has made him one of music's most resolute forces and frontmen.
What can fans expect on this tour? The unexpected.
 
According to Tate, "I plan to play songs from Empire, Operation: Mindcrime 1 and 2, Rage for Order and my new album, The Key, along with favorites from all the other albums I recorded under the name Queensryche," adding, "My band's name may have changed but the songs remain the same."
 
Tate has sold more than 25 million records at the helm of Queensryche, the band he fronted for 30 years from their inception through 2012, earning three Grammy nominations, five MTV Music Video Award nominations, and one MTV Music Video Award along the way.
The landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime thrust Tate's unique social consciousness, style and expertly crafted lyrics into the national spotlight in 1988, and was followed by Empire in 1990, the album that delivered Queensryche to arena-headlining status and sold more than three million albums on the back of hit singles and radio staples "Silent Lucidity" and "Jet City Woman."
 
By the time the band released Promised Land in 1994, Geoff Tate was universally acknowledged as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and metal, and a driving force behind one of the most innovative bands in mainstream music.
From Mindcrime and Promised Land through 2009's overlooked gem American Soldier - Tate's ambitious concept album that explores the consequences of war as told through the voices of veterans - Tate's 13-album tenure with Queensryche was marked by exploration, intrigue, bold risks and gratifying results.
 
The Key continues in that fine tradition.
Come February, Operation: Mindcrime will be bringing fans just what the doctor ordered with the usual surgical precision.
Call it "a musical journey to the center of your brain."
Let the "Operation" begin.
 
Operation: Mindcrime will wrap up the initial leg of their tour in Geoff Tate's hometown of Seattle, Washington with a performance at The Neptune on March 18.
 
OPERATION: MINDCRIME ONLINE:
 
OPERATION: MINDCRIME OFFICIAL VIDEOS FROM THE KEY:
The Stranger (lyric video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbjEBGBaI9M
 
 
OPERATION: MINDCRIME U.S. TOUR 2016
 
FEBRUARY
 
3 - Strummer's in Fresno, California
4 - The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California
5 - Ramona Mainstage in Ramona, California
6 - Count's Vamp'd Rock Bar & Grill in Las Vegas, Nevada
9 - Psychedelic Ballroom & Juke Joint in Reno, California
10 - Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, California
11 - The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, California
12 - The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California
13 - Ace of Spades in Sacramento, California
15 - Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona
16 - Livewire in Scottsdale, Arizona
18 - Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico
19 - Granada Theater in Dallas, Texas
20 - Alamo City Music Hall in San Antonio, Texas
21 - Scout Bar in Houston, Texas
23 - 12th & Porter in Nashville, Tennessee
24 - Capone's in Johnson City, Tennessee
25 - Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, North Carolina
26 - Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina
27 - Headquarters Live in Salisbury, Maryland
28 - Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, Pennsylvania
 
MARCH
 
1 - Gramercy Theatre in New York, New York
2 - The Paramount Theater in Huntington, New York
3 - The Westcott Theater in Syracuse, New York
4 - The Chance in Poughkeepsie, New York
5 - Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, New Hampshire
7 - Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, Maryland
9 - Jergel's Rhythm Grille in Warrendale, Pennsylvania
10 - House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio
11 - The Token Lounge in Westland, Michigan
12 - Tailgaters Grill in Bolingbrook, Illinois
13 - The Cotillion in Wichita, Kansas
17 - Hawthorne Theatre in Portland, Oregon
18 - The Neptune in Seattle, Washington
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Mon
30
Nov

Clone of Rich Davenport's Rock Show - S.A.Y, GEOFF TATE & MARTIN TURNER

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INTERVIEWS WITH GEOFF TATE (OPERATION MINDCRIME, EX QUEENSRYCHE), MARTIN TURNER (EX-WISHBONE ASH), NEAL MORSE AND GENTLEMANS PISTOLS ON RICH DAVENPORT'S ROCK SHOW
 
Former Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate discusses 'The Key', the debut release from his new project Operation Mindcrime, founding original Wishbone Ash member Martin Turner gives an insight into the writing and recording of his new solo album 'Written In The Stars', Neal Morse, formerly of Spock's Beard, spills the beans on his recent CD/DVD package 'Morsefest 2014', and James Atkinson from classic rockers Gentlemens Pistols gives the low down on their new album 'Hustler's Row'. You'll hear the artists' choice of tracks from each release, along with the second part of our Melodic Rock Records showcase, which turns the spotlight on Sweden's S.A.Y, as singer Peter Grundstrom introduces a song from their new album 'Orion'.
 
The show is now available for streaming at this link:
 
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Wed
23
Sep

OPERATION MINDCRIME - The Key (Review)

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Geoff Tate
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47
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2015
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Worldwide
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Progressive Alt-Metal
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45
Label: 
Frontiers
 
You’ll have to indulge Geoff Tate just a little longer before he realizes fans don’t want what he’s selling. After forcing myself to listen to this a dozen times, you can see where the former prog-metal hero wants to go musically. Sadly it’s not where 90% of his fans want.
 
I get where he’s coming from. This 50 minute expressive, experimental, alt-metal album does attempt to make a statement, but in the end it’s just really hard to listen to.
There is no cohesiveness that binds the album together and while he comes close to former glories on the impressive Re-Inventing The Future and maybe Life Or Death; elsewhere he delivers utter dreck like The Stranger and Hearing Voices that I struggle to think who it might appeal to.
Tracks like Burn and Ready To Fly just drag and the mood building intro track Choices is largely pointless.
Its 2015 – the market place is selective. Fans want what they want. There isn’t much room for epic concept pieces unless they are very very good.
 
The production here is ok, but I find that it’s hard to get a grip on everything happening within the mix, it’s a bit of a blur really. There's a lot going on and it's complex enough, but it just doesn't flow for me.

Listening to music should be easy, whatever the mood may call for – escapism, aggression, adrenaline, relaxing or challenging. But it should be easy. This album is a real chore to get through. There’s just too many left turns on this album. Basically Tate keeps turning left and ends up going around in circles.

 

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Tue
25
Aug

One On One With Mitch Lafon - GEOFF TATE

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In episode 143 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by Operation: Mindcrime singer, Geoff Tate.

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In this episode, Geoff discusses his band's new album The Key (part one of a trilogy), the follow-up second and third albums (in the trilogy), is Operation: Mindcrime a band or solo vehicle, working on the Queensrÿche Operation Mindcrime album at the famous Le Studio in Quebec, Queensrÿche, any regrets, working with Megadeth's David Ellefson and much more.

Co-host Darrel Dwarf talks about the upcoming KILLER DWARFS original band reunion show in Toronto.

Quotes from the interview:

Choosing Operation: Mindcrime as a band name: "I wanted to set a tone for what kind of music I'm doing; that is conceptual albums that tell a story. Operation: Mindcrime signals that pretty strongly."

"I was in a band for 35 years and really didn't want to be in another one."

Speaking of Queensrÿche: "I wish it could have ended civilly."

For more about Geoff Tate visit:
Online: http://geofftate.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GeoffTateOfficial
TWITTER: @geofftate

This episode of One on One With Mitch Lafon was co-hosted by The Killer Dwarfs drummer, Darrell Dwarf.

Follow Darrell Dwarf on TWITTER: @DarrellDWaRf and the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs.
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Mon
24
Aug

Geoff Tate Recalls 'The Warning' Was A Disappointment to Queensryche

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Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon from Canada’s The Metal Voice (https://www.facebook.com/themetalvoice) recently spoke to Geoff Tate (Ex Queensryche) who's current musical project called Operation Mindcrime will be releasing a concept album called The Key on September 18, 2015 on Frontiers, the first of three album installments.

Tate spoke about, the concept behind The Key, as well as the recording highs and lows of Queensryche's critically acclaimed albums The Warning and Operation Mindcrime and the closing of the infamous Le Studio Morin Heights where Operation Mindcrime was inspired and recorded.

When asked about Operation Mindcrime’s new concept album The Key
"When you write a concept record it definitely gives you the opportunity to do some different things that you normal wouldn’t do with a record of standalone songs because you are telling a story. So stories aren’t static they are very dynamic, there is lots of different moods you can explore within any given story. I like variance and variety. I go into it with single purpose of writing an entertaining story that is interesting and the challenge of matching music to that story so the listeners are transported on a musical route."

When asked about being learning experiences in the early days in Queensryche from other bands such as Twisted Sister and Ronnie James Dio
"I wasn’t really aware of Twisted Sister at the time, so it was kind of an eye opening experience sharing the stage with these very tall New York guys who wore really elaborate makeup and hair, costumes and it was kind of an eye opening experience. They had a really cool presentation and I learned a lot from them as far as stage craft and just the way they handled themselves."
"And some people that you meet on the way are very open to sharing their philosophy and there mindset their way of doing things, Ronnie Dio for example is a guy that was very helpful in the beginning stages of the Queensryche career, giving us advice helping us out he was a very giving person."

When asked the bands mindset during the recording of Queensrcyhe first Full length album The Warning: "It was a real disappointment to everybody in the band at the time, cause of course it was taken out of our hands and mixed by somebody who didn’t care about it and and didn’t want the input of the band and it was quite a shocking experience."

When asked what Geoff Tate spoken word was in the middle of the song Roads to Madness off the Warning Album: "It’s kind of strange I wrote what I was saying on a scrap of paper in the studio and then walked away from the microphone and never picked up the paper again, so it’s lost."

On how the city Montreal, Canada inspired the story and characters of Operation Mindcrime
"Montreal Canada is a wonderful city very inspirational a lot of the Mindcrime story was written in Montreal. The story line came from my time I spent in Montreal. I used to go to this little club on St-Denis called Le Saint-Sulpice. At the time it was a dark dingy little place, the clientele was a mix of all these different kinds of people and that’s where I met some of the people that became characters in my story. And that’s where I used to spend all my time. Dr X character came from a guy that I met at Le Saint-Sulpice. Sister Mary was a composite of couple of different characters I met one was in Montreal the other was in Amsterdam."

When asked if the whole album The Key will be played during the tour: "I plan on playing the entire album and then probably book ending the new album with songs from my past."

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Thu
20
Aug

OPERATION: MINDCRIME - Tate Talks To Billboard

Former Queensryche Singer Geoff Tate Leads Operation: Mindcrime in New Video 'Burn': Exclusive PremiereThe Key feels a little bit different for Geoff Tate than anything he's done in his career up to this point.

The album is the singer's first under the banner Operation: Mindcrime, which was part of the 2014 settlement of his bitter lawsuit with his former band,Queensryche. And while Tate is certainly pleased to have the 12-track set ready to release on Sept. 18, the fact that he has two more coming as part of a trilogy is a bit surreal.
"I've got two other records I have to complete by October, so it's weird," Tate tells Billboard. "Typically when you finish a record you usually have this sense of accomplishment and elation and a period of time when you relax and breathe deep and get ready for the tour. That isn't the case with this one. It's, 'OK, it's done. Send the record to the record company, get their OK, then get back to work.' It's kind of a strange thing."
Watch the video for "Burn," which Billboard is exclusively premiering below.

Tate says the second album in the trilogy is currently being mixed, while the third is "mostly written" and on track to be finished by the October deadline. Their releases will be staggered with nine months to a year between them, but Tate wanted to record all three in the same time frame to make sure there was a flow and continuity to the story. 
"It's actually taken me a lot longer to do than I thought it would, but you can't rush things," Tate says. "I've been working diligently since last November on this project. I've only taken 14 days off in the whole time from last November to now. It's just a ton of work. But I'm real happy with the outcome so far. it's been a real satisfying project -- very enjoyable, actually."
It would have been easier, of course, to just make a traditional album. But Tate -- who in the settlement also won sole rights to perform Queensryche's twoOperation: Mindcrime albums in their entireties -- has "been wanting to do a big conceptual project for awhile" and came up with the story, about an "international incident" that involves virtual currencies and global political intrigue, during a hiking vacation in Spain with his wife. Tate outlined and broke it up into three parts, which he's recording with Jason Slater at London Bridge Studio in Seattle and with a corps of musicians that included guitarist Scott Moughton from his own band as well as Disturbed's John Moyer, Megadeth/Metal Allegiance bassist David Ellefson, former Queensryche guitarist Kelly Gray and others -- though Tate says that Operation: Mindcrime will be remain a project rather than a band with a standing lineup.
But Tate will be taking Operation: Mindcrime on the road, with plans to begin during late November in Europe and bring the troupe back to North America during early 2016. "We're not going to play the second and third records live until they're released," Tate explains, "so we'll be touring The Key as the central point of the show and then sandwiching it between music from my past. I've got a lot of music that I've written over the years -- 147 songs -- and I'd like to explore that and play it live for people. We won't be wanting for things to put in the show, I can promise you that."
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Release Year: 
2015
 
Wed
08
Jul

OPERATION MINDCRIME Reveal 'The Key' In September 18

 
GEOFF TATE'S OPERATION: MINDCRIME TO UNLOCK PART ONE
OF EPIC MUSICAL TRILOGY WITH RELEASE OF "THE KEY"
ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 ON FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL
 
"THE KEY" -- A TWELVE-SONG DISC FEATURING SUCH SONGS AS
"BURN," "RE-INVENTING THE FUTURE," "LIFE OR DEATH?" AND "THE FALL" --
TO EXPAND MINDS THROUGH MUSIC BY PONDERING THE DISCOVERY
OF "THE KEY" THAT COULD CHANGE THE WAY WE PERCEIVE THE WORLD

On Tuesday, September 18, Geoff Tate's new band, Operation: Mindcrime, will be releasing its long-awaited debut album, The Key, on Frontiers Music Srl.
 
Perhaps one of Tate's most ambitious recordings to date, The Key examines what one might do if they discovered "the key" to changing the way we view the world, the way we look at time, the way we travel, and could essentially change the human condition... for better or for worse.
 
Fresh from the creative mind of Geoff Tate, The Key features a dozen songs (see entire track listing below) and marks part one of an epic musical trilogy that initiates that very question within a web of international politics, the world economy and social ethos.
 
A trailer featuring snippets of four songs from the album ("Burn," "Re-Inventing the Future," "Life Or Death?" and "The Fall") is now available at https://youtu.be/zOEL6Ic1XsI with pre-orders of the album now being taken at http://radi.al/TheKeyAmazonCD  and http://radi.al/TheKeyAmazonMP3 .
     
The Key is the debut album under Tate's new Operation: Mindcrime banner, a creative platform that continues in the spirit of the historic album of the same name, spawning concepts as grand as the music, and intertwining the intensity of the former Queensryche vocalist's iconic past with the provocative, progressive mindset that has made him one of music's most resolute forces and frontmen.    
 
Geoff Tate has sold more than 25 million records at the helm of Queensryche, the band he fronted for 30 years from their inception through 2012, earning three Grammy nominations, five MTV Music Video Award nomimations, and one MTV Music Video Award along the way.
 
The landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime thrust Tate's unique social consciousness, style and expertly crafted lyrics into the national spotlight in 1988, and was followed by Empire in 1990, the album that delivered Queensryche to arena-headlining status and sold more than three million albums on the back of hit singles and radio staples "Silent Lucidity" and "Jet City Woman."
 
By the time the band released Promised Land in 1994, Geoff Tate was universally acknowledged as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and metal, and a driving force behind one of the most innovative bands in mainstream music.
 
From Mindcrime and Promised Land through 2009's overlooked gem American Soldier - Tate's ambitious concept album that explores the consequences of war as told through the voices of veterans - Tate's 13-album tenure with Queensryche was marked by exploration, intrigue, bold risks and gratifying results.
 
The Key continues in that fine tradition.              
 
"Musically, this album is quite adventurous," says Tate of his first release in a new worldwide deal with Frontiers Music SRL. "Of course there are key elements in the music, melody and phrasings that are really identifiable, but throughout my career I've opened my eyes and ears to new standards and arrangements, and that's what keeps things fresh and exciting as an artist - we've thrown out the rules for this record, and it's been really liberating. I'm a fan of old prog, and that music didn't stick to rules. It's inspiring and enjoyable to be able to explore, and it's great being in a position to write without constraints."  
 
The results are a series of albums that don't languish in nostalgia, instead offering listeners an opportunity to delve into a world of ideas and inspiration that Tate has been nurturing for the better portion of the last decade. Instead of asking, "Who killed Mary?", Operation: Mindcrime now asks, "What are the implications of changing the world?"  
 
"Like every album I've ever done, people will hear and experience it differently, and that is something that I look forward to," continues Tate. "Music is an intimate experience - your inspirations are unique to you, and will be heard differently through every set of ears and experiences - but isn't that really what makes art exciting? It inspires us all in different ways and for different reasons, and this album is no different. There are quite a few sections of this album that help propel the story with segues and dialogue, but the lyrics don't lay out a breadcrumb trail and tell the story in a linear fashion, there's a puzzle. We have several characters, and three other people singing lead vocals on the first album. That made it even more fun for me and helps give the album its own special character.  
 
"Musically, there's quite a smorgasbord, we've played with sound and established a sound palate - heavy guitar, obviously, cool drumming... all the music is very sophisticated, and there are interesting time changes, the band is playing with different countings and we switch throughout each piece. We can perform the verse in one feel, the bridge in another, and transition to a new chorus, very challenging stuff and lots of different sounds that people probably haven't heard on one of my albums before - new and different guitar sounds and vocal treatments, very dynamic stuff."  
 
Joining Tate on The Key are a hard-hitting cast of familiar faces and new collaborators: bass players Dave Ellefson (Metal Allegiance) and John Moyer (Disturbed, Adrenaline Mob), drummers Simon Wright (AC/DC), Scott Mercado (Candlebox) and Brian Tichy (Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne), guitarists Kelly Gray (Queensryche) and Scott Moughton (Geoff Tate), keyboardist Randy Gane (Myth) and vocalist Mark Daly (The Voodoos).
 
Tate makes one point exceptionally clear - Operation: Mindcrime isn't a band, it is a musical project of like-minded people uniting to achieve a common goal. While the songwriting rests predominantly on the shoulders of Tate, Gray and Gane, it's up to every contributor to add their influence and help color the landscape.         
 
"The songs on these records tell a story, and each song is a scene or chapter - every scene is different. The words tell the story, the musical bed, the chord progressions and melodies, they set the pace. That's how I envisioned this album in total, very theatrical and definitely cinematic.         
 
"How do we describe passion?" Tate asks in conclusion, cautiously answering his own question: "Music is a personal journey, and all you can do is write what moves you. That's what passion is - it's so difficult, yet it's such an important human emotion. There are moments on this record that really impact me, the questions raised and the music those questions are set to... I don't know if it will have that same effect on everyone else, but that's where my passion and their passion meet. I do this because I love doing it. I love touring and I love playing live, performing with like-minded people in front of like-minded audiences, and being there in the moment together when all of our passions collide."               
 
And if, in the process, Geoff Tate can tell a story that turns people on end and keeps them talking long after the music has stopped playing? That's not just icing on the cake, that's what it's all about...
 
That is Operation: Mindcrime. And come this September, fans will have The Key.   
 
With music videos currently in production and a first single that's expected to be released by the end of this month, further mind expansion is yet to come.
  
OPERATION: MINDCRIME'S THE KEY TRACKLISTING:
Choices
Burn
Re-Inventing The Future
Ready To Fly
Discussions In A Smoke Filled Room
Life or Death?
The Stranger
Hearing Voice
On Queue
An Ambush Of Sadness
Kicking In The Door
The Fall
 
SNIPPETS OF "BURN," "RE-INVENTING THE FUTURE," "LIFE OR DEATH?" AND "THE FALL" CAN BE HEARD AT: https://youtu.be/zOEL6lc1Xsl    
 
PRE-ORDER LINKS (GLOBAL) FOR OPERATION: MINDCRIME'S DEBUT ALBUM, THE KEY, ON AMAZON: http://radi.al/TheKeyAmazonCD 
http://radi.al/TheKeyAmazonMP3 
 
ALBUM CREDITS: Recorded and Mixed by Kelly Gray 
  
OPERATION: MINDCRIME ONLINE:
Website: www.operationmindcrime.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/operationmindcrimeband / www.facebook.com/geofftateofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/geofftate   
 
FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL ONLINE:
Website: www.frontiers.it

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Tue
30
Jun

OPERATION MINDCRIME Previews 'The Key' Due Out September 18

 
We are extremely pleased to announce the upcoming release of Operation: Mindcrime's debut album, THE KEY on September 18th! To hear a taste of four songs from the album, check out this trailer:https://youtu.be/zOEL6Ic1XsI The first full song from the album will be released in the coming weeks!
Geoff Tate (Official)'s new band features Kelly Gray on guitars (Queensrÿche), Scott Moughton on guitars, John Moyer on bass (DisturbedAdrenaline Mob) Randy Gane on keyboards, Simon Wright on drums (AC/DCRonnie James Dio), Brian Tichy on Drums (Whitesnake/David CoverdaleBilly Idol) with special appearances fromDavid Ellefson (Megadeth), Mark Daily, and Scott Mercado.
More details coming soon!
 
 
In related news from FRONTIERS:
 
Due to an error at the manufacturing plant that was completely out of our hands, we unfortunately have to delay the release of Kelly Keeling's MIND RADIO and Veronica "The V" Freeman's NOW OR NEVER from July 10th to July 24th. We apologize to those of you who were expecting these releases on the 10th, but promise that both albums are more than worth the extra wait!
Haven't heard music from these releases yet? Check out multiple songs at the links below and let us know what you think!
Watch/listen to Kelly Keeling music:
“This Love Our Paradise” https://youtu.be/-Y316UQxZKI 
“Take Me To The Limit” http://youtu.be/Okkjp1pf6Gc 
“Isolated Man” http://youtu.be/dO12Q03jP20
Watch/listen to The V music:
“Again” https://youtu.be/z-BUb3LRTPw 
“Line In The Sand” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5trCA2tGSs 
“Starshine” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHdKu5isOno
Pre-order The V's NOW OR NEVER here: http://radi.al/TheVNoworNever

 

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Wed
03
Dec

OPERATION: MINDCRIME Signs Worldwide Record Deal With Frontiers Music

 
OPERATION: MINDCRIME FEATURING FORMER QUEENSRYCHE FRONTMAN GEOFF TATE
SIGNS WORLDWIDE RECORD DEAL WITH FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

OPERATION: MINDCRIME -- featuring singer Geoff Tate, bassist Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake), drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio), guitarist Kelly Gray (Queensryche) and keyboardist Randy Gane (Myth) -- has signed a worldwide record deal with Frontiers Music Srl for their forthcoming trilogy project.
 
"All of us in Operation: Mindcrime are looking forward to the new frontier with our new label, Frontiers Music Srl," states Tate regarding the signing. "They're giving us the creative freedom necessary to do the trilogy project I've envisioned for the past few years. It's going to be great fun for all of us involved and we hope our fans will enjoy listening to it as much as we plan to enjoy creating and recording it."
 
Ecstatic to have the band on his label, Frontiers Music Srl President Serafino Perugino comments, "As a long time fan of Geoff Tate and Operation: Mindcrime (the album), I am truly honored that he decided to sign with my label to give a home to his forthcoming trilogy. We look forward to release Operation: Mindcrime's new music to the world!"
 
Tate, who has always enjoyed telling stories though his music, considers the creation of the forthcoming trilogy one of his biggest and most ambitious works to date.
 
"I tried to reduce the story and eventually got it down to 37 ideas that needed representing to complete the story," comments Geoff. "I knew that one record wouldn't cover it and that it would have to be a trilogy."
 
OPERATION: MINDCRIME, named after Queensryche's epic concept album from 1988, recently entered the studio to begin recording the album that is expected to be released in the late Spring / early Summer of 2015.
 
Stay tuned for further details of the project in the months ahead.
 
All things "OPERATION: MINDCRIME" can be found on their official site at www.operationmindcrime.com.
 
Frontiers Music Srl can be found online at www.frontiers.it.
  

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Tue
04
Nov

GEOFF TATE Says F.U. For A Second Time

Artist: 

Billy Sherwood's Mix Of Queensryche's Frequency Unknown Finally Available In A Special Deluxe Edition Reissue!

Los Angeles, CA - Frequency Unknown, the 13th album by metal legends Queensr'che arrived in April of 2013 amidst a swarm of controversy. The band had just split in 2 with founding vocalist/frontman Geoff Tate leading an all-new group of musicians while the remaining original members of the band carried on with a new vocalist. Dubbed 'The Heaviest R'che Ever,' Geoff Tate's version of the band included longtime QR guitarist Kelly Gray plus Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rudy Sarzo and legendary AC/DC / Dio drummer Simon Wright. This group quickly recorded and released Frequency Unknown and though the album earned a significant amount of praise from critics, complaints began to surface about the quality of the album's mix. In response, Cleopatra Records commissioned multi-instrumentalist producer Billy Sherwood (of Yes) to remix the entire album. However, due to schedule restrictions, Sherwood was never able to complete his mix...until now!

Cleopatra Records in association with Deadline Music proudly announces A WHOLE NEW FREQUENCY! Coming November 4, a special limited edition deluxe reissue of Frequency Unknown will be released. Packaged in a striking 2CD digipak, the deluxe edition includes the original album plus a full-length bonus disc of Sherwood's complete reimagining of the album. Many of the songs were rearranged almost from scratch, with Sherwood adding orchestral arrangements and his own unique spin on these brilliant compositions. Despite the controversy, Sherwood's Frequency shows that this album contained some of Queensr'che's most complex and rewarding songs in years! Revisit this historic recording and be prepared to hear this album like you've never heard it before!

To order the CD from Amazon: http://geni.us/2iES
To order the digital version on iTunes: http://geni.us/pWF

DISC 1: The Original 2013 Version
1. Cold
2. Dare
3. Give It To You
4. Slave
5. In The Hands Of God
6. Running Backwards
7. Life Without You
8. Everything
9. Fallen
10. The Weight Of The World

BONUS TRACKS: 2013 Versions
11. I Don't Believe In Love
12. Empire
13. Jet City Woman
14. Silent Lucidity

DISC 2: Billy Sherwood's Mix
1. Cold
2. Dare
3. Give It To You
4. Slave
5. In The Hands Of God
6. Running Backwards
7. Life Without You
8. Everything
9. Fallen
10. The Weight Of The World

CLEOPATRA RECORDS, Inc.
11041 Santa Monica Blvd #703
Los Angeles CA 90025
www.CleopatraRecords.com

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Wed
27
Aug

QUEENSRYCHE Starring Geoff Tate To Auction Off Queensryche Stage Backdrop

Artist: 
QUEENSRYCHE STARRING GEOFF TATE TO AUCTION OFF
QUEENSRYCHE STAGE BACKDROP FEATURED ON SEVERAL TOURS
WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO DEVOUT FAN, BRYAN STOW

 
GEOFF TATE TO ALSO DONATE PROCEEDS OF SONG,
"FACING MY DEMONS," TO STOW, WHO CONTINUES TO MAKE
PROGRESS AFTER BEATING AT DODGER STADIUM IN 2011

 
 
On opening day of the baseball season in 2011, San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was beaten in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium by two individuals, who are currently serving a sentence for their actions.
 
Stow, a proud father of two and a paramedic, sustained severe injuries to his brain and was placed into a medically-induced coma after the incident.
 
It would be months before he would go outside and, ultimately, more than two years before he would go home.
 
Shortly after the occurrance, while Stow was in the hospital, Queensryche became aware that he was one of their biggest fans, sporting a sizeable tattoo of the Queensryche logo on his left arm.
 
At the request of a friend, the band made a surprise visit to Bryan in the hospital that September, which ended up being an experience that both will never forget.
 
"We were incredibly inspired by his love for life, his love for his family and his love for our music," states original Queensryche lead singer, Geoff Tate.
 
With a week remaining in their Farewell tour, Geoff's version of Queensryche (which will continue on as Operation: Mindcrime after the tour ends) will be auctioning off the Queensryche stage backdrop that has been featured on several tours. "It's truly a special part of our musical history and we'd like to raise some much-needed funds for Bryan so he can continue his progress."
 
The auction will begin at 3:00pm PDT on Sunday, August 31, the day after the very last performance of Queensryche Starring Geoff Tate - The Farewell Tour, and will end at 3:00pm PDT the following Sunday, September 7, 2014. "We're honored and thankful to have fans like Bryan in our life and would like to present him with a check just prior to Thanksgiving. Every little bit helps at this point and we hope to continue our efforts for Bryan and his family down the road."
 
Come Sunday, fans desiring to bid can enter "Queenryche Stage Backdrop" on eBay or go to the direct link at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261574477081.
 
In addition to the money raised from the auction of the backdrop, Geoff will, personally, be donating his proceeds from a song titled, "Facing My Demons," that he sings with The Voodoos, who are currently out on tour with him. The song can be downloaded at https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/facing-my-demons-single/id788709857.
 
Earlier this month, Bryan came out for the Queensryche Starring Geoff Tate performance in Morgan Hill, California and, more recently, made a clubhouse visit with his son to the San Francisco Giants clubhouse on Sunday, August 17, where he was guided by longtime third base coach Tim Flannery and Giants relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt.
 
Flannery, a musician himself, has performed a series of Northern California concerts over the past three years to raise money for Bryan, and plans to continue his efforts as well.
 
To all music fans... to all sports fans... to all those who just want to do some good...
 
Get out there and bid!
 
For more information, please see www.operationmindcrime.com or contact Jeff Albright at The Albright Entertainment Group - RockStarPR@aol.com.
 
For specific information about Bryan and his progress, please see www.support4bryanstow.com.
 

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Photo by Ron Lyon

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Thu
31
Jul

METAL ALL-STARS Line Up Exclusive UK Date

 

O2 PRESALE ON FRIDAY 1st AUGUST
TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 4th AUGUST
ALL TICKETS PRICED £27.50
BOOK ONLINE: www.ticketmaster.co.uk
 24hr Ticket Hotline (UK Customers): 0844 844 0444
Customers outside the UK: 00 44 161 385 3211
FEATURING ZAKK WYLDE, JAMES LABRIE,
GEOFF TATE, DAVE ELLEFSON, JOEY BELLADONNA,
ROSS THE BOSS, CHUCK BILLY, CARMINE APPICE, CRONOS, GUS G, KOBRA PAIGE, VINNY APPICE, BLASKO, PLUS MANY MORE NAMES TO BE CONFIRMED
There have been quite a few unmistakable characters that heavy metal has given us over the years. On Tuesday 16th December 2014, an impressive amount of these renowned names will unite as the Metal All Stars, for a special one-off concert at O2 Academy Brixton, London.
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Monday 4th August from www.ticketmaster.co.uk. All tickets are priced £27.50 + booking fee. A special presale for O2 customers will start at 9am on Friday 1st August.
This special one-off London concert will feature sets that include renditions of all the performing artists’ respective classics.
The Metal All Stars was put together by Gabe Reed Productions as a way to give the world’s metal fans an opportunity to see metal legends in one blockbuster show.  "As a metal fan," says Reed, "this is the show that I always wanted to see – two and a half hours of relentless, legendary metal!"
The artists are really looking forward to the Metal All Stars London concert as much as the fans are. As Zakk Wylde stated, "The Metal All Stars are back and we are going to kick some major ass!" Additionally, James LaBrie, "I am psyched to be a part of the Metal All Stars tour with an incredible collection of singers and musicians. Come on out and let's make it a memorable kick ass evening that is going to rock!"
Zakk Wydle
James Labrie
Geoff Tate
Dave Ellefson
Joey Belladonna
Ross The Boss
Chuck Billy
Carmine Appice
Cronos
Kobra Paige
Gus G
Vinnie Appice
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Blasko
 
 
It’s not often that such a stellar cast is assembled to share one stage. London will get a chance to get a mega-dose of metal when the 2014 Metal All Stars hit the Brixton Academy this December.
Further big name guitarists will be added to the bill shortly. The organisers say – "Get ready for some big surprises and watch this space!"
METAL ALL STARS
FEATURING:
ZAKK WYLDE (OZZY, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY)
JAMES LABRIE (DREAM THEATER)
GEOFF TATE (FORMERLY OF QUEENSRΫCHE)
DAVE ELLEFSON (MEGADETH)
JOEY BELLADONNA (ANTHRAX)
ROSS THE BOSS (MANOWAR)
CHUCK BILLY (TESTAMENT)
CARMINE APPICE (ROD STEWART, VANILLA FUDGE)
CRONOS (VENOM)
KOBRA PAIGE (GENE SIMMONS RECORDS' KOBRA AND THE LOTUS)
GUS G (OZZY)
VINNY APPICE (DIO, BLACK SABBATH)
BLASKO (OZZY, ROB ZOMBIE)
PLUS MANY MORE NAMES TO BE CONFIRMED!
METAL ALL STARS
02 ACADEMY BRIXTON, LONDON

Tuesday 16th December 2014
£27.50 + booking fee
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Thu
31
Jul

GEOFF TATE To Call His Band OPERATION MINDCRIME

Artist: 

QUEENSRYCHE WITH ORIGINAL LEAD SINGER GEOFF TATE TO CHANGE ITS NAME TO 'OPERATION: MINDCRIME' AFTER CURRENT FAREWELL TOUR ENDS

'OPERATION: MINDCRIME' FEATURING GEOFF TATE, RUDY SARZO, SIMON WRIGHT, RANDY GANE AND KELLY GRAY TO ENTER STUDIO SHORTLY AFTER TOUR TO BEGIN RECORDING TRILOGY PROJECT
 

On the very day his 'Farewell Tour' as Queensryche begins, Geoff Tate ' one of rock's quintessential front men and the lead vocalist heard on all Queensryche hits since the inception of the band ' has announced that his currentt version of Queensryche will be forging ahead as OPERATION: MINDCRIME after the tour ends.

Named after Queensryche's epic concept album from 1988, OPERATION: MINDCRIME -- a band consisting of Geoff Tate, Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake), Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio), Randy Gane (Myth) and Kelly Gray (Queensryche 1998 '' 2001, 2012 ' present) -- will be entering the studio in September to begin recording a trilogy project that Geoff's been working on for the past two years. 

Tate, who has always enjoyed telling stories through music, considers the creation of the forthcoming trilogy one of his biggest and most ambitious works to date. 

'I tried to reduce the story and eventually got it down to 37 ideas that needed representing to complete the story,' comments Geoff. 'I knew that one record wouldn't cover it and that it would have to be a trilogy. It's an exciting project and one we'd like to release the first part of sometime next spring.'

With the evolution of his band, Geoff would like to concentrate on concept and story albums in the years to come. Fans like to call it, 'Thinking Man's Metal' and Geoff plans to continue expanding the musical dimensions of your mind.

'It doesn't seem that long ago when I first brought the Mindcrime story to the band' they were, initially, against it. Chris DeGarmo was the first one to get on board and, once he did, we were able to move forward with what became one of our greatest achievements as a band.'

With the release Operation: Mindcrime ' which won critical and popular accllaim and comparisons to the Who's Tommy and Pink Floyd's The Wall ' Queensryche went on to bring their progressive music to sold-out audiences the world over.

With Geoff at the helm, Queensryche sold over 20 million albums worldwide and performed in over 46 countries.

That was then, this is now and Geoff Tate is looking forward to what lies ahead with his trilogy project.

'It is so refreshing to be able to concentrate on the many stories and ideas that I have been working on with no boundaries or restrictions,' states Tate, further adding, 'With the newly-named band, I think fans will continue to enjoy the music we create and perform together and hope they share this new musical journey with us.'

Beginning July 30, Geoff Tate and his band mates will be spanning the states for a 22-date trek of what will be Geoff's remaining performances as Queensryche Starring Geoff Tate ' The Farewell Tour. 

While the name has changed, the distinctive rock vocals of Geoff Tate remain the same.

It's time to enjoy what is now known as the band, OPERATION: MINDCRIME.


 

QUEENSRYCHE STARRING GEOFF TATE / 2014 FAREWELL TOUR

Wednesday, July 30 - Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, California
Thursday, July 31 - The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, California
Friday, August 1 - Sycuan Casino in El Cajon, California
Saturday, August 2 - House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada
Sunday, August 3 - The Canyon Club in Agoura, California
Thursday, August 7 - Strummer's in Fresno, California
Friday, August 8 - Theatre Deville in Vacaville, California
Saturday, August 9 - Downtown Amphitheater in Morgan Hill, California
Tuesday, August 12 - Music Marathon Works in Nashville, Tennessee
Wednesday, August 13 - Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina
Thursday, August 14 - The Chop Shop in Charlotte, North Carolina
Friday, August 15 - Ziggy's by the Sea in Wilmington, North Carolina
Saturday, August 16 - Ziggy's in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Sunday, August 17 - Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia
Tuesday, August 19 - Trees in Dallas, Texas
Wednesday, August 20 - Aztec Theatre in San Antonio, Texas
Friday, August 22 - Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona
Saturday, August 23 - Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona
Sunday, August 24 - Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tuesday, August 26 - The Depot in Salt Lake City, Utah
Thursday, August 28 - The Cotillion in Wichita, Kansas
Saturday, August 30 - Tailgaters in Bolingbrook, Illinois

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Tue
29
Jul

One on One with Mitch Lafon - GEOFF TATE

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In episode 33 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Mitch is joined by co-host Russ Dwarf (KILLER DWARFS). This episode features interviews with (the original voice of Queensryche) GEOFF TATE, Kobra Paige (of Kobra And The Lotus) and Alex Wade (of Whitechapel). In his interview, Geoff talks about his Farewell To Queensryche tour, his future recording and touring plans, the special connection he has to the Operation:Mindcrime album, his signature wine and more. Kobra Paige discusses her band's current album 'HIGH PRIESTESS'. Plus, touring with Def Leppard and KISS. Whitechapel's Alex Wade talks about his band's latest effort, 'Our Endless War', playing this year's Heavy Montreal Festival, and his signature ESP guitar and other gear.

Also, listen back to our interview with rising Canadian star Jeremy Widerman of the band MONSTER TRUCK in episode 31 for your chance to win a pair of tickets to 2014's HEAVY MONTREAL FESTIVAL.

For More GEOFF TATE visit:http://www.geofftate.com on TWITTER: @geofftate

For more Kobra And The Lotus visit:http://kobraandthelotus.com and on TWITTER: @KATLofficial

For more Whitechapel visit:http://www.whitechapelband.comand on TWITTER: @WhitechapelBand

Follow RUSS DWARF on TWITTER: @RussDWaRf and his band the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

KEEP LISTENING TO ONE ON ONE WITH MITCH LAFON for you chance to win a pair of tickets to Skid Row in Montreal (on August 19th)

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