Geoff Tate Reveals ‘Kings & Thieves’ Artwork And Track Listing
September 17, 2012
Geoff Tate, the acclaimed voice of Queensryche, will release his second solo album, ‘Kings & Thieves’, on November 6, 2012 in North America.
‘Kings & Thieves’ will be Tate’s first solo album in more than a decade and his debut release for 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.”
‘Kings & Thieves’ is a journey into the mind of one of rock’s most dynamic vocalists. “My goal with this record was to make a solid rock album,” says Tate. “I wanted it to be an album that I could play live that would be both satisfying and fun, because, as a singer, you need to create a show that has a lot of dynamics to it and takes people on a ride.”
As the frontman of Queensryche, Geoff 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.” By the time Queensryche released ‘Promised Land’ in 1994, Tate was universally acknowledged as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and metal, and a driving force behind progressive metal’s most innovative force in mainstream music. Queensryche have released 12 studio albums, with one of their most overlooked gems being ‘American Soldier’ in 2009, Tate’s ambitious concept album that explores the consequences of war as told through the voices of veterans.
“Obviously, we at the label have been fans of Geoff for a long time,” says InsideOut Music founder Thomas Waber. “We are looking forward to working with such a renowned musician — welcome to the InsideOut Music family!”
Geoff Tate will head out this October for a full tour in support of ‘Kings & Thieves’, including a 7-date Canadian run with metal legend Alice Cooper. For more information and tour dates visit www.geofftate.com and www.facebook.com/GeoffTateOfficial.
‘Kings & Thieves’ Track List:
01. She Slipped Away
02. Take A Bullet
03. In The Dirt
04. Say U Luv It
05. The Way I Roll
08. Dark Money
09. These Glory Days
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