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Geoff Tate Performs Final Show Under Name of Queensryche, Thanks Band and Fans for Support

31 August 2014 8:40 PM, PDT

In the words of Lennon & McCartney, it's been "a long and winding road." Queensryche has maintained its status as a legendary progressive rock band over the past 30+ years, enjoying success with albums like "Operation: Mind Crime" and it's follow up, "Empire," selling more than 20 million albums worldwide. Behind their success, however, the band has been plagued by creative differences which led to the departure of lead singer Geoff Tate. Eventually, Tate and the remaining members reached what they described as "an amicable settlement" with one of the terms prohibiting Tate from further performing with his newly formed band using the name Queensryche after August 30, 2014. Before taking on the new name "Operation: Mindcrime," Tate and his band embarked on a summer tour titled "Queensryche starring Geoff Tate - The Farewell Tour" which just recently ended outside of Chicago, closing a significant musical chapter in his life. This was the last night »

- jmaurer@corp.popstar.com (Jennifer Maurer)

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