Geoff Tate Signs Solo Deal: Ex-Queensrÿche Singer Plots Return
The 53-year-old has inked a worldwide recording contract with InsideOut Music.
"I'm very excited to join forces with InsideOut Music," says Tate of his multi-album deal. "They are very committed to progressive music and care deeply for their artists, working together with them to bring music lovers worldwide some of the most compelling rock music available."
As the frontman of Queensrÿche, Tate has sold more than 20 million records and received four Grammy nominations. The band's landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime thrust their unique social consciousness, expertly crafted lyrics and progressive style into the national spotlight in 1988, and was followed by Empire in 1990, the album that delivered the band to arena-headlining status and sold more than three million albums on the back of hit singles "Silent Lucidity" and "Jet City Woman." Tate released his self-titled debut album in 2002.
Tate is currently finishing production on his first InsideOut Music release. The album is planned for release this fall, with details to be announced in the coming weeks.
Tate and Queensrÿche parted ways earlier this month. He had fronted the progressive-metal titans since 1981. Crimson Glory vocalist Todd La Torre was announced as Tate's replacement.