Geoff Tate’s OPERATION: MINDCRIME Announces U.S. & U.K. Tours Performing Conceptual Milestone For 30th Anniversary


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Former Queensrÿche singer Geoff Tate has announced tours in the U.S and U.K. to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his prior band’s landmark conceptual album, “Operation: Mindcrime“.

Tate and his current band, Operation: Mindcrime, will be performing the platinum-selling album (released May 3rd, 1988) from beginning to end in its entirety, along with a set full of greatest hits from his time in Queensrÿche.

The Mindcrime set will cover all fifteen songs from the album including such fan favorites as “Revolution Calling“, “Operation: Mindcrime“, “I Don’t Believe In Love” and the closing track, “Eyes Of A Stranger“. It’s a show that Tate loves to perform and fans love to see. As you might remember, Geoff performed the album in its entirety on tour in 2013 to celebrate its 25th anniversary.


As for Geoff’s current musical endeavor, his band Operation: Mindcrime has released three well received albums in three years as part of a trilogy: The Key (September 2015), Resurrection (September 2016) and The New Reality (December 2017).

Dates for both of the upcoming tours, the June U.S. trek and November / December’s U.K. run, are listed below. Further U.S. dates are expected to be announced soon.

U.S. dates (w/ special guests Til Death Do Us Part):

June
7 – Lancaster, PA – The Chameleon
8 –  Findlay, OH – All American Rock House
9 – Fond du Lac, WI – Lakeside Park
10 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12 – Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Hall
13 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
14 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
15 – Washington, DC – City Winery
16 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
17 – Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
18 – Warrendale, PA – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
19 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
20 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
22 – Traverse City, MI – Ground Zero
23 – Flint, MI – Machine Shop
24 – Cincinnati, OH – The Venue
25 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
27 – Austin, TX – Antone’s Nightclub
28 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
29 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
30 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

U.K. tour dates:

Nov. 21 – The Assembly, Aberdeen
Nov. 22 – Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh
Nov. 23 – The Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool
Nov. 24 – Winter Storm, Troon
Nov. 26 – Trillians Newcastle
Nov. 27 – Fibbers: Live Music Venue, York
Nov. 28 – The Iron Road, Evesham
Nov. 29 – Eleven, Stoke
Nov. 30 – Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd (Greatest Hits Set)
Nov. 01 – The Underworld Camden, London
Dec. 03 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Dec. 04 – The Waterfront, Norwich
Dec. 05 – O’Rileys, Hull