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Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime performs the 30th anniversary of the album at the new Canyon Club at Santa Clarita, California


The original voice of Queensryche and his new band are performing the iconic album Operation: Mindcrime in its entirety this year. They performed at the new Canyon Club on August 18, 2018 to a pack venue. The songs still sound fresh today as when it was released and will be for the future.

With members from the opening band ‘Till Death Do Us Apart: Kieran Robertson on guitar from Scotland and Jack Ross on bass from Scotland, Bruno Sa on keyboards from Brazil, Scott Moughton on guitar from Canada, Josh Watts on drums from England. Close your eyes and listen to this band as they made their mark on the live sound of these songs.

From start to finish Geoff’s vocals are still powerful and smooth as they were over 30 years ago. The band was tight and the crowd was singing along through the entire performance especially on the songs “Revolution Calling”, “The Needle Lies” and “I Don’t Believe In Love”. Emily Tate (Geoff’s daughter and singer of ‘Till Death Do Us Apart) sang the part of Sister Mary was flawless and well received from the audience.  The band also performed for the encore “The Best I Can”, Silent Lucidity”, “Empire” and “Jet City Woman”. Still the audience wanted more of Queensryche songs.

Before Operation: Mindcrime was Emily Tate’s band ‘Till Death Do Us Apart performed their eight original songs which included “Watch Me Burn”,” Monster”, Salt Water Taffy”, Run Away” and “Blue Boy”. She told the audience she sings the part of Sister Mary on “Suite Sister Mary”. Her vocals are edgy and strong. She and Kieran are animated on stage while Josh Watts on drums and Jack Ross on Bass kept the rhythm and beat solid.

Overall it was fun night from both bands and for ‘Till Death Do Us Apart is band to hear for in the future.

Always good for Geoff to keeping making music and hearing his vocals as the music he help create with Queensryche will stand on its own and always influential. Overall the whole energy from the band and audience was still buzzing when the show was over.

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