With new vocalist Todd La Torre firmly ensconced in the lineup, the Geoff Tate-less version of Queensryche is getting ready to hit fans with a brand new album on June 10. But you don't have to wait until summer to hear new music from the band -- in fact, they've just debuted the record's leadoff single, 'Redemption.'
The members of Queensryche that split with vocalist Geoff Tate last summer have signed a new record deal with Century Media Records, and announced their first album with vocalist Todd La Torreis on the way. Century Media is a company whose A&R representative officially supported Tate's injunction to prevent anyone from using the name Queensryche until legal issues were settled. That injunction was denied last July.
Geoff Tate's musical aspirations have faced their fare share of stumbling blocks lately. After being ousted from Queensryche, Tate responded by founding his own version of the band, which promptly lost a guitar player and drummer, and saw its keyboard player suffer a heart attack -- but Tate isn't letting any of that stop him from hitting the road with a new lineup.
Texas-based blues rockers ZZ Top and the progressive metal group Queensryche are among the acts confirmed to appear at this year's Sturgis Rally concert at the Buffalo Chip Music Festival. Billed as the "largest music festival in motorcycling," the annual event features a mix of classic rock and country acts. This year's rally takes place Aug. 2-11 in South Dakota.