Geoff Tate talks about meeting his Tour Band "The Band Anna", Cork city And More..Tour Dat

The Labtv Ireland got a chance to sit down with the legendary Geoff Tate before heading out for his World Tour....Geoff talks about how he met his new Tour Band "The Band Anna"- a Cork based acoustic Band. Tate also explains why Cork City is his favourite Irish City.

Geoff Tate rose to fame with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche, who had commercial success with their 1988 album Operation: Mindcrime and 1990 album Empire. Tate is ranked fourteenth on Hit Parader's list of the 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists of All Time. He was voted No. 2 on That Metal Show's top 5 hard rock vocalists of the 1980s. In 2012, he won the Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Award for "Voice in Progressive Heavy Metal".

Queensrÿche was signed to EMI in the summer of 1983,[8] with a contract spanning 15 years and encompassing seven albums.[10] EMI re-released the EP, Queensrÿche, to moderate success, peaking at No. 81 on the Billboard charts. With Queensrÿche, Tate had great successes, especially with the concept albumOperation: Mindcrime, which was released in 1988, and 1990's Empire. The band has sold over 20 million albums worldwide.

Today Geoff Tours around the world with different bands almost every year and this year he is with The Band Anna.

TOUR DATES BELOW..

12/21/16 - GlasgowGlasgow Cathouse United Kingdom

12/22/16 - DublinVoodoo Lounge Ireland

12/23/16 - BelfastThe Belfast Empire Music Hall United Kingdom

12/26/16 - BurgriedenRiffelhof Germany

12/27/16 - MuenchenBackstage Germany

12/28/16 - NürnbergRockfabrik Germany

12/29/16 - Mannheim7er-Club Germany

01/03/17 - AschaffenburgColos-Saal Germany

01/04/17 - HeerlenParkstad Limburg Theaters Netherlands

01/12/17 - OsloOlsen Restaurant & Bar Norway

01/13/17 - KopervikOvenpaa Norway

01/14/17 - StavangerCheckpoint Charlie Norway

Tour: The Whole Story Acoustic Tour

01/21/17 - São Paulo, SPCarioca Club Brazil

01/22/17 - Fort Lauderdale, FLThe Culture Room United States

01/23/17 - Bonita Springs, FLSanjan Theater at SWFL Performing Arts Centre United States

01/24/17 - Clearwater, FLCapitol Theatre United States

01/25/17 - Atlanta, GACity Winery United States

01/27/17 - Pensacola, FLVinyl Music Hall United States

01/28/17 - Baton Rouge, LAVarsity Theatre United States

02/02/17 - Stafford, TXThe Pub Fountains United States

02/03/17 - Lubbock, TXJake’s Sports Cafe United States

02/04/17 - Dallas, TXTrees United States

02/10/17 - Bloomington, ILThe Castle Theatre United States

02/11/17 - Bolingbrook, ILTailgaters Sports Bar & Grill United States

02/12/17 - Chicago, ILCity Winery United States

02/13/17 - Nashville, TNCity Winery United States

02/15/17 - Vienna, VAJammin’ Java United States

02/16/17 - Pawling, NYDaryl’s House Club United States

02/17/17 - Niagara Falls, NYThe Rapids Theatre United States

02/18/17 - Londonderry, NHTupelo Music Hall United States

02/19/17 - Amityville, NYRevolution Bar & Music Hall United States

02/20/17 - New York, NYCity Winery United States

02/21/17 - State College, PAState College United States

02/22/17- Pittsburgh, PADiesel Club Lounge United States

02/23/17 - Westland, MIThe Token Lounge United States

03/14/17 - Seattle, WADimitriou’s Jazz Alley  United States

03/15/17 - Seattle, WADimitriou’s Jazz Alley  United States

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