GEOFF TATE WILL PERFORM QUEENSRŸCHE’S “RAGE FOR ORDER” AND “EMPIRE” ALBUMS, IN THEIR ENTIRETY, ON 2020 TOUR
Singer Geoff Tate will perform the Queensrÿche albums Rage For Order and Empire in their entirety on the Empire 30th Anniversary Tour in 2020.
Confirmed 2020 dates are as follows:
Feb. 21 – Jergels – Warrendale, Pennsylvania
Feb. 22 – Mount Ponoco – Mount Poncho, Pennsylvania
Feb. 23 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, New York
Feb. 26 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Feb. 27 – The Warehouse FTC – Fairfield, Connecticut
Feb. 28 – Stereo Garden LI – Patchogue, New York
Mar. 1 – Tupelo Music Hall – Derry, New Hampshire
Mar. 4 – The Haunt – Ithaca, New York
Mar. 5 – The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern – Cleveland, Ohio
Mar. 6 – The Token Lounge – Westland, Michigan
Mar. 7 – Arcada Theater – St. Charles, Illinois
Rage For Order (1986) introduced a much more polished look and sound for Queensrÿche. The album featured keyboards as prominently as guitars, and the group adopted an image more closely associated with glam rock or glam metal than with heavy metal (of which glam metal was a subgenre).
Empire (1990) included the hit ballad Silent Lucidity, which reached No. 9 on the Billboard singles chart, helped propel the album to No. 7 on the album chart and earned two Grammy Award nominations.
Tate’s solo 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).