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January 8 @ 8:00 pm
Opening Artist: Mark Daly
Multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate is best known for his 30-plus years as the creative and driving force behind the progressive metal band Queensryche. Since its inception with Geoff at the helm, Queensryche has sold over 20 million albums worldwide and has performed in upwards of fifty countries. Geoff is regarded as one of the most skilled vocalists in the genre with hundreds of modern, popular artists citing him and his former band as a major influence. Combining social consciousness and expertly crafted lyrics with high-energy, melodically complex music, Queensryche with Geoff Tate at the forefront became internationally recognized as the thinking man’s rock band.
In 2014, it was announced that Geoff and his band mates would be embarking on their farewell tour as Queensryche, with a subsequent announcement stating that Queensryche with original lead singer Geoff Tate would be changing its name to “Operation: Mindcrime” in September for future tours and recordings. By the end of the year, Geoff began working on one of his most ambitious works to date, an entirely new concept album, titled The Key, that would be the first in a trilogy. Released in September of 2015 (Frontiers Music SRL), the debut album examined the question, “What would you do if you discovered the key to changing the way we view the world, the way we look at time, the way we travel, and could essentially change the human condition — for better or for worse?” Next in the trilogy would be 2016’s Resurrection, completed by 2017’s The New Reality. All three albums were followed up with international tours that included extensive tours of the United States.
Beginning in June of 2018, Geoff and the current line-up of Operation: Mindcrime, hit the road to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Operation: Mindcrime, performing the 1988 landmark concept album from beginning to end in its entirety… It’s a show that Geoff loves to perform and fans love to see, only proving that good music never goes out of style. As always, Geoff looks forward to the musical journey that lies ahead and can’t wait to perform his next big rock show.
Irish Rock musician Mark Daly’s artistic chops have never been up for debate. From performing at the MTV EMA Awards with The Voodoos, hitting #1 on the Scottish New Music charts with his Autism Awareness charity solo single ‘Your World’ to his songwriting work with Geoff Tate-led supergroup, Operation: Mindcrime; and recently performing on the Monsters of Rock Cruise 2022 alongside the likes of Alice Cooper, Buckcherry & more his career has been as varied as it has been exhilarating. His latest single, Gotta Run, is the first with a new line-up of like-minded musicians that joined him to create a LIVE touring band called Mark Daly & The Ravens. Gotta Run pulses with a rock n’ roll energy that captivated audiences around the world during the band’s recent tours & went straight to Number 1 in the Irish Rock charts on the day of it’s release. In the summer of 2021, Mark teamed up with Avantasia guitarist and world-renowned producer Sascha Paeth to begin work on a brand new Hard Rock album called Peace in the Panic which is currently at the mastering stage and set for a release in 2023. After building an impressive online following touring with the likes of Candlebox, Geoff Tate & more Mark Daly is gearing up for a busy 2022/2023 with a brand new album ‘Peace in the Panic’ set for release early 2023 and tours across the US & Europe lined up throughout the year.