Geoff Tate Announces Tour Celebrating 30th Anniversary of “Operation: Mindcrime”

Written by Jovan Ristić

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate announced a world tour that kicks off in January, celebrating 30 years since the release of the highly acclaimed “Operation: Mindcrime”.  The singer will be joined by TILL DEATH DO US PART for the first leg of the tour in the UK during which he will perform the said album in its entirety. Tate will later tour with his new band OPERATION: MINDCRIME as a special guest for the famous Brazilian power metal act ANGRA during their run of Europe. You can see the entire list of dates below.

“Operation: Mindcrime” is the third studio release Tate recorded with his former band. The album is considered one of the best concept metal albums to date, and features the story of a young recovering drug addict Nikki who becomes indoctrinated into a revolutionary group lead by Dr. X. Tate was fired from Queensrÿche in 2012 and after a two-year legal dispute Tate gained exclusive rights to perform “Operation: Mindcrime” and its  2006 sequel “Operation: Mindrime 2” in their entirety, while the rest of his former bandmates got to keep the name. Tate went on to form a new band under the name of Operation: Mindcrime who are set to release their new album “A New Reality” on December 1st via Frontiers Records.


Jan. 11 – Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
Jan. 12 – The Belfast Empire, Belfast, UK
Jan. 13 – Corporation – Sheffield, UK
Jan. 14 – Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd, UK
Jan. 15 – The Garage, London, UK
Jan. 16 – Trillians, Newcastle, UK
Jan. 17 – The Robin 2, Bilston, UK
Jan. 18 – G2, Glasgow, UK
Jan. 19 – Yardbirds Rock, Grimsby, UK
Jan. 20 – Rebellion, Manchester, UK

Supporting Angra:

Mar. 22 – Moonlight Music Hall, Diest, Belgium
Mar. 23 – Neushoorn, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Mar. 24 – Le Forum de Vauréal, Vauréal, France
Mar. 25 – Ninkasi Kao, Lyon, France
Mar. 27 – Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spai
Mar. 28 – Sala Rock City, Almàssera, Spai
Mar. 29 – Hard Club, Porto, Portugal
Mar. 30 – RCA Club, Lisbon, Portugal
Mar. 31 – Sala Arena, Madrid, Spain
Apr. 01 – Secret Place (Home Of Underground Rock), Montpellier, France
Apr. 03 – Live Music Club, Trezzo sull’Adda, Italy
Apr. 04 – Orion, Rome, Italy
Apr. 05 – Zona Roveri Music Factory, Bologna, Italy
Apr. 06 – ((szene)) Wien, Vienna, Austria
Apr. 07 – Babylon Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
Apr. 08 – Colosseum Music Club, Sokolov, Czech Republic
Apr. 10 – Barba Negra, Budapest, Hungary
Apr. 11 – Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
Apr. 12 – Lido Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Apr. 13 – Backstage München, Munich, Germany
Apr. 14 – Konzertfabrik Z7 Bleibt, Pratteln, Switzerland
Apr. 15 – Baroeg, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Apr. 17 – The Underworld Camden, London, UK
Apr. 18 – The Rock’n’Roll Shop, Charmes, France
Apr. 19 – Turock Open Air, Essen, Germany
Apr. 20 – Goron, Moscow, Russia
Apr. 21 – Opera House, St. Petersberg, Russia