Multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate is best known as the creative and driving force behind the progressive metal band Queensrÿche. Geoff is regarded as one of the most skilled vocalists in the genre with hundreds of modern, popular artists citing him and his band as a major influence. Combining social consciousness and expertly crafted lyrics with high-energy, melodically complex music, Geoff and his band have become internationally recognized as the thinking man's rock band. The band's first three albums -- their self-titled EP (1983), The Warning (1984) and Rage for Order (1986) -- all hit gold status selling over 500,000 units each. With the release of their landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime (1988) -- which won critical and popular acclaim and comparisons to the Who's Tommy and Pink Floyd's The Wall -- Queensrÿche went on to bring their progressive music to sold-out audiences the world over.
Since its inception with Geoff at the helm, the band has sold over 20 million albums worldwide and has performed in over 46 countries. They remain world renowned for their innovative, trend-setting sound. This year, in addition to having performed several shows and major rock festivals with Queensryche, Geoff will be focusing on his solo acoustic dates along with his new solo CD release expected to be out on InsideOut Music in the fall.