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Geoff Tate Readies Solo Album and Tour

Los Angeles, CA (September 11, 2012) -- GEOFF TATE is one of the most acclaimed vocalists in the history of hard rock and heavy metal.  As the frontman of Queensryche, he has sold over 20 million records and received four Grammy nominations.  With an undeniable musical history including fourteen studio albums, GEOFF TATE will release his sophomore solo album on November 6, 2012 in North America.Appropriately titled KINGS & THIEVES, this will be TATE's first solo album in more than a decade and his debut release for InsideOut Music.


KINGS & THIEVES is a journey into the mind of one of rock's most dynamic vocalists.  "My goal with this record was to make a solid rock album," says TATE. "I wanted it to be an album that I could play live that would be both satisfying and fun, because, as a singer, you need to create a show that has a lot of dynamics to it and takes people on a ride." See below for GEOFF TATE's current tour dates, including a 7-date Canadian run with metal legend Alice Cooper. More dates are constantly being added.


Fans and press alike have fallen in love with GEOFF TATE's expertly crafted lyrics, unique progressive style and breathtaking vocals.  KINGS & THIEVES once again shows why TATE is one of the most influential forces in mainstream rock and metal


Tour Dates:

09/14/12 - Temecula, CA @ Wiens Family Cellar

10/17/12 - Newton, NJ @ Newton Theatre

10/18/12 - New York, NY @ B.B. King's Blues Club

10/19/12 - Rochester, NY @ The Montage Music Hall

10/20/12 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

10/21/12 - Philadelphia, PA @ JC's Washington House

10/23/12 - Springfield, VA @ Empire

10/24/12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre

10/25/12 - Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live

10/26/12 - Amityville, NY @ Ollie's

10/27/12 - Chesterfield, MI @ New York New York

10/28/12 - Akron, OH @ Ripper Owen's Tap House

10/29/12 - Akron, OH @ Ripper Owen's Tap House 

10/31/12 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall

11/01/12 - Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub

11/02/12 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa

11/03/12 - Boilingbrook, IL @ Tailgater's Grill

11/07/12 - Calgary, AB, Canada @ Southern Jubilee Auditorium (*with Alice Cooper)

11/08/12 - Saskatoon, SK, Canada @ TCU Place (*with Alice Cooper)

11/09/12 - Moose Jaw, SK, Canada @ Mosaic Place (*with Alice Cooper)

11/11/12 - Medicine Hat, AB, Canada @ Medicine Hat Arena (*with Alice Cooper)

11/13/12 - Dawson Creek, BC, Canada @ Encana Events Centre (*with Alice Cooper)

11/14/12 - Edmonton, AB, Canada @ Northern Jubilee Auditorium (*with Alice Cooper)

11/16/12 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (*with Alice Cooper)

11/21/12 - San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

11/23/12 - Dallas, TX @ Trees

11/24/12 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

11/27/12 to 12/1/12 - Shiprocked

Reader Comments (11)

GEOFF TATE is playing 10/19/12 - Rochester, NY @ The Montage Music Hall. This would be the closest for me, about a 2 hour drive.

Alice Cooper announced that he is playing the Turning Stone Show Room also on 10/19/12. 10 Minutes from my house.

I am playing that night myself and cannot make either show..LOL!!
September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoy
Shame, Roy. That you're missing Cooper, that is.
September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
But the fact that YOU are playing that night is more important, Roy! Unless it's maybe a Zep Reunion, no band playing that night is more important than your own!

May I ask your band's name and what kind of music you play?

Rock On!
September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I am curious to see what Geoff decides to play. If he decides to play the old Ryche, then you have to ask, why not just play that in the first instance and not get fired. Perhaps that is what it took though . . .
September 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermetal mike

Retrospect Records Recording Artist
{Ardent, DC Strut, LoveBone and 2 Four Large Men Cd's in the works}
Musical styles of Rock, Metal, Blues and Glam...
ps. I really need to be in a National Touring Band.

My Endorsement:

I play in a couple of different projects to keep the fingers moving.. I had a stroke May 2005 that paralyzed my left side for a short time. I fought back and now I am about 95% back to my normal???!!!. Different story if you ask my wife. LOL!!! I just want to play, jam, teach, and have fun..
Life is too short.

October 19th is billed as
Roy Coston: Tribute to the Guitar Legend's
with a couple of other Tribute bands.
{Pat Travers, Ted Nugent, 'Rock' Feinstein, Ace Frehley, John Sykes,
Michael Schenker, etc.}
Roy Coston, Guitar & Vocals, Mike Jaquays: Bass & and my youngest son Gunnar {14 years old} on drums - He plays better than most of the guys I have been playing for 30 or so years. LOL!!


My web page:
{links to various project on FaceBook, You Tube, etc.}

Thank you
Peace, Roy \m/ \m/
September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoy
Killer, Roy! Congrats on your valiant return from your stroke! Tell your wife she is lucky to still have you are around and you are eternally exempt from any chore duties!

Whoa! You are a star! I have those Retrospect releases! Both Ardent AND D.C. Strut! I will listen again and I look forward to hearing your new stuff, too!

Gunnar is a lucky man to have such a cool Dad!

Keep on Rockin'! And I will check out all yer stuff, especially Four Large Men! Sounds awesome!

Later, Metalgator
September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Just looking at this post again...

Yes, it's true... I admit... I practically live on this site... I really am waiting to wake up one morning, look in the mirror and see my avatar come to life -- chrome skin (think that chrome dude from Terminator II) with silver lame (pronounced "lamay", not lame like where the trolls would go with it -- never figured out how to get the accent on the "e" with these damn things!) unitard and steel mesh cape...

Okay that hasn't happened yet... And I do want you all to know, I do indeed have a life... In fact, I just saved an 8 week old kitten from certain death in my company's parking lot, not so much from getting run over... Believe it or not, there is a Metal Moral to this tail... er... tale... har,har... but because of starvation, so I name the cute lil' thing T.C. Skrappz cuz he's been surviving on scraps of road kill in the office park.

The T.C. Stands for "Top Cat". That was from the initialized rear door from the 60's Hanna Barbera animated series, "Top Cat". Only later did I realize that could also be a name for an 80's Hair Metal band.

Epilogue: I wound up giving the lil' monster to a loving 20-ish couple I know cuz I knew they would love the thing to near death as I've got more important things to do like fighting crimes against Glam Metal and stuff. Turns out, the girl takes the thing to the Vet and finds out it's a Baby Bobcat! See, Florida really is as wild as you think! It's wild, too, that this thing practically jumped right into my lap when I walked out of the building after work. Okay, I might have exaggerated a little on the whole bobcat thing, but Scrappz LOOKS like a Bobcat! And even better, now the thing is luvin' life cuz the guy is a waiter in a sushi restaurant. Now that's the kinda scraps I'm talkin' about!...

Oh, yeah... Back to Tate...

I was thinkin' the headline of Al's post should really read...

"Geoff Tate Readies COMEDY Album and Tour"
September 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
It's definitely to early... T.C. stands for the initials painted on the rear door of Top Cat's limo as it appeared in the cartoon series of the same name...
September 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

Thank you for the kind words!!!
However, I am not out of the water yet. I play the cards I have been dealt with and make the best of it everyday. I have Sarcoidosis. The doctors still do not know if this caused the stroke.
I have to get checked out every year at the Neurologist and have regular doctor appointments every three months.. Deb & I have been through way too much.
We lost our oldest son in a car accident, a few days before Christmas 2004. I am not looking for sympathy. This makes you stronger and more determined than ever.

- Tell your wife she is lucky to still have you are around and you are eternally exempt from any chore duties!

reply - I tried.. LOL!!!! Also selective hearing, and using the stroke when she reminds me to do something. I forgot.. Doesnt work anymore..

'Four Large Men'..Sweet Jezebel;

My web page:
{links to various project on FaceBook, You Tube, etc.}

Thank you
Peace, Roy \m/ \m/
September 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoy
So sorry to hear of you're and Deb's tragic loss, Roy. My prayers are with your son and both you and your wife as you soldier on.

Music is what heals us, the soundtrack of our lives, allowing us to feel our emotions and you are fortunate you can express them yourself with your talents. I can't play a lick and can only appreciate what you do with every pluck of your pick.

Keep on Rockin', Brother.
September 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Roy! Holy Metal Mackeral! I just listened to that clip of "Sweet Jezebel"! Man, you guys scorch! You guys got chops! Your guitar work is huge along with Jerry's enormous vocals! They just don't make 'em like they used to. Can't wait to get that Retrospect release!

And lo and behold, I clicked on that vid of you destroying that equipment at Guitar World in 2010. I especially like how you saved the best for last! Your performance there was so killer, they needed to mark up the price on it AFTER you played!
September 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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