Geoff Tate Empire 30th Anniversary Tour Performing Empire and Rage For Order In Their Entirety
Can’t you feel it coming? EMPIRE! Can’t you hear it coming? EMPIRE! Here comes 2020 and that sound you hear and vibration you feel is GEOFF TATE and his band, Operation: Mindcrime, gearing up for their forthcoming tour of America beginning next spring that will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of EMPIRE. Released in August of 1990, the album spawned six singles (“Empire,” “Silent Lucidity,” “Best I Can,” “Jet City Woman,” “Another Rainy Night (without you)” and “Anybody Listening?”) and is Queensryche’s best- selling album to date with sales over three million units, achieving triple-platinum status. GEOFF and the band — currently comprised of Kieran Robertson on guitar, Jack Ross on bass, Scott Moughton on guitar and Felix Bohnke on drums — will be performing all eleven songs from the album back-to-back, in its entirety. And to throw it completely over the top, the forthcoming shows will be kicked off by a complete performance of Queensryche’s second studio album, Rage for Order, another eleven song gem that featured the singles, “Gonna Get Close to You,” “The Whisper” and “Walk in the Shadows.” Just a few years after its release in the summer of ’86, Kerrang! magazine called it one of the “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All-Time.” That’s right, both “Rage for Order” and “Empire” all in one night!
Opening for Geoff Tate will be Till Death Do Us Part. Founded in 2016, American singer Emily Tate teamed up with Scottish musician, Kieran Robertson to create a new type of synthetic heavy rock. Emily’s dark and somber lyrics paired easily with the emotional musical creations of Kieran. The two later added Bassist, Jack Ross (Glasgow), and Michael Fechter (California) who both added to the live energy and stage excitement they feel is missing from the music industry today, and named the band “Till Death Do Us Part.” The band quickly developed a unique signature sound using heavy distorted guitars, a djent like bass tone, various different synth layers, samplers, soundscapes, powerful drums and beautiful vocals.