Fired Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate is refusing to give up the name of the group as he plans for a support slot on Alice Cooper’s upcoming Canadian tour.
The singer was dumped from the band earlier this summer after months of disputes on and offstage, but he’ll hit the road under the banner Geoff Tate: The Voice Of Queensryche.
Tate lined up quite the group to join him — including former bandmate Kelly Gray.
In a new post on the Queensryche.com website, which Tate still runs, he lists Gray, former Dio and Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rudy Sarzo, Ratt’s Bobby Blotzer and Megadeth’s Glen Drover among his new band.
Tate writes, “It is said that adversity makes one stronger. Well, I’m definitely in a better place now than I’ve ever been before. I feel very positive and excited.
“The challenge, when you’re in a creative environment, is keeping things fresh and invigorating, and after working with the same people for thirty years, it gets very difficult. You walk into the room, and everybody knows what everyone is going to do. There’s no spark, the chemistry is very tried and true and you just keep coming up with the same ways of expressing yourself.
“Today is a new day and I am thrilled to announce the new QUEENSRYCHE. Together we shall embark on a new musical journey.”
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