Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate took part in an intimate acoustic performance on February 13 at the Everett Theatre in Everett, Washington. The socially distanced event operated at 25% capacity which equated to about 100 people in total watching the show inside the venue. Fan-filmed video of Tate performing the QUEENSRŸCHE song „Around The World“ at the Everett concert can be seen below. Earlier this week, Tate announced around a dozen U.S. dates in late summer and fall as part of a tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE’s „Empire“ and „Rage For Order“ albums. All tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 26 at 10:00 local time. For more information, including ticket links and links for meet-and-greet passes for purchase to meet Geoff and his band after the live shows, visit www.geofftate.com. Early last year, Tate was forced to postone a number of his tour dates due to the coronavirus pandemic that is spreading across the globe. Tate spent the first two months of 2020 performing the QUEENSRŸCHE albums „Rage For Order“ and „Empire“ in their entirety on the „Empire 30th Anniversary Tour“, which kicked off in January in Norway. Prior to that, Geoff celebrated the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE’s „Operation: Mindcrime“ album on European and U.S. tours. Tate’s post-QUEENSRŸCHE band OPERATION: MINDCRIME released three albums over three years as part of a trilogy: „The Key“ (September 2015), „Resurrection“ (September 2016) and „The New Reality“ (December 2017). In 2019, Geoff released the debut album from SWEET OBLIVION via Frontiers Music Srl. The project saw Tate teaming up with a stellar cast of Italian musicians led by Simone Mularoni, the mastermind of prog metal masters DGM. The second SWEET OBLIVION album, „Relentless“, will arrive on April 9 via Frontiers Music Srl. This time the production was handled by Italian metal maestro Aldo Lonobile (SECRET SPHERE, TIMO TOLKKI’S AVALON, ARCHON ANGEL). In April 2014, Tate and QUEENSRŸCHE announced that a settlement had been reached after a nearly two-year legal battle where the singer sued over the rights to the QUEENSRŸCHE name after being fired in 2012. Tate was replaced in QUEENSRŸCHE by former CRIMSON GLORY singer Todd La Torre.
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