Geoff Tate from Queensryche Will be in The KATS Studio Today
I am Freaking Out! Geoff Tate will be on Roadrage live in the 94.5 KATS studio promoting his new wine!!! Turn it up!
Queensryche first hit the scene in 1983 with the release of their self-titled debut EP, which was followed up by the release of The Warning in 1984, then Rage for Order in 1986. All three albums hit gold status selling over 500,000 units each, quickly establishing Queensryche as a force to be reckoned with in rock music. In 1988, Queensryche would release their landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime, which won critical and popular acclaim and comparisons to the Who’s Tommy and Pink Floyd’s The Wall. It wouldn’t be long before the band would be bringing their progressive music to sold-out audiences the world over. Following the album’s platinum success, Queensrÿche released Empire in 1990, which quickly entered the Top Ten on the Billboard charts, eventually generating sales of more than three million copies. Their largest selling album to date, Empire featured the hugely popular hit, “Silent Lucidity,” which would be the band’s first Top Ten single and nominated for a Grammy. They would ultimately perform the song live at the Grammy awards accompanied by a supporting orchestra. In all, Queensryche has been nominated for a Grammy four times and has had their music featured in three feature films. In 2006, the band released Operation: Mindcrime II, a scorching sequel to their original 1988 tale of “Rock, Revenge and Redemption.” The band would soon hit the road performing both albums back-to-back in their entirety in an incredible theatrical presentation. The spectacle would be captured on Mindcrime at the Moore, a double CD/DVD release so popular that the DVD would debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top Music DVD Chart and eventually reach gold status. Shortly after the release of that set in July of 2007, Queensryche would release another gem titled, Sign of the Times: The Best of Queensryche, that featured 17 career-spanning tracks including seven Top 10 hits with a two-CD deluxe Collector’s Edition that added fifteen rare and previously unreleased recordings. Later that year, the band found themselves on the fall leg of the highly acclaimed Heaven and Hell Tour with Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice along with other special guest Alice Cooper. Before year’s end, the band would release Take Cover, an adventurous 11-song collection of covers ranging from Black Sabbath to Broadway. In March of 2009, Queensrÿche released American Soldier (via Atco/Rhino Records), a concept album inspired by veterans’ stories that examines the consequences of war from the soldier’s perspective. Geoff Tate conducted several extensive interviews with veterans, crafting their thoughts into this epic tale. The resulting project would mark yet another effort that will solidify the band in rock history. Last year, they carried on their immense creativity by presenting the Queensryche Cabaret, which was heralded as “the first adults only rock show.” Featuring Go-Go dancers, burlesque dancers, drag queens, a juggler, ballet dancer, trapeze artist, a contortionist and others, it was definitely the new frontier. Most recently, the band’s triple-platinum selling Empire – remastered and expanded for 20th Anniversary Edition — was released on November 9, 2010 via Capitol/EMI. The deluxe two-CD and digital packages featured the remastered original album plus thirteen bonus tracks, including ten previously unreleased live recordings. It’s now early 2011 and the band finds itself in the studio, once again, preparing to deliver something new for their legions of fans by mid-year. Since their inception almost three decades ago, the band has sold over 20 million albums worldwide and has performed in over 22 countries. Today, they remain world renowned for their innovative, trend-setting sound and continues to enjoy incredible success, performing for sold-out audiences worldwide.