Tickets are now available for the Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime at The Garage.
American vocalist Geoff Tate and his band have announced their UK tour to celebrate the 35th anniversary of former band Queensrÿche’s album: ‘Operation: Mindcrime’. The prog-metal band released this concept album in 1988 as a rock opera set in a dystopian future.
Geoff is regarded as one of the most skilled vocalists in the Rock genre and is a Grammy nominee – previously touring this album in 2013 for the 25th anniversary, when he renamed his band to Operation: Mindcrime. Their sound is progressive.
They will be performing the entire album in the UK and playing nine nights in Sheffield, Wolverhampton, Nuneaton, Newport, London, Bradford, Blackpool, Buckley and Newcastle. They will also be playing two nights in October in Ireland.
When talking about how the album came to fruition, Geoff states “I lived in Montreal, where I assiduously frequented a certain bar… there was a lot of talk about political unrest there. I often sat down to listen to the locals, and there was this kind of somewhat sinister leader from whom I came up with the idea for Dr. X. So, I just sat down, ordered drinks, and made up the whole story while listening to their talks”.
In 2014 Geoff began work on a three part concept album, one of his most ambitious projects to date. hee continues to perform and sell-out tours for audiences.
Various people have contributed to the band both live and in the studio. Notably Bruno Sa (widely acclaimed multi-instrumentalist), Edu Cominato (Drummer who has jammed with musicians such as Gus G from Ozzy Osborne’s band) and Emily Tate (Lead vocals and Tate’s youngest daughter, in the band ‘Till Death Do Us Part’).
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