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Geoff Tate to Perform Farewell Queensrÿche Tour This Summer

Image courtesy of Miikka Skaffari/FilmMagic (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Miikka Skaffari/FilmMagic (via ABC News Radio)

Geoff Tate , a co-founder of Queensr ÿche and its frontman for more than three decades, will be performing his final concert tour using the band name this summer, he announced Tuesday.

The announcement of "Queensrÿche Starring Geoff Tate -- The Farewell Tour" follows a settlement between Tate and his former bandmates Michael Wilton , Eddie Jackson and Scott Rockenfield, which grants Tate the exclusive right to perform the albums Operation: Mindcrime and Operation: Mindcrime II as unique performances.

Geoff explains the agreement by noting, "It's sort of similar to the Pink Floyd situation where Roger Waters retained The Wall .   Mindcrime was my thing and my story, so it's only appropriate that I keep that....The others will be touring as Queensrÿche and I'll be continuing on as me."

Queensrÿche Starring Geoff Tate -- The Farewell Tour kicks off July 30 and runs through August 30. You can check out the dates at Queensryche.com .

Following the tour, Tate will continue performing as "Geoff Tate: The Voice of Queensrÿche."

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