QUEENSRŸCHE TO CELEBRATE THEIR 30th ANNIVERSARY IN ROCK BY RELEASING NEW ALBUM DEDICATED TO CHAOS THIS SUMMER. GEOFF TATE SINGS SINATRA
Last winter and again last spring, Metalholic spoke with Queensrÿche main man, Geoff Tate about all things QR related. During those interviews Geoff gave us insight as to what we can expect from the new album which the band hoped to release this spring/summer. Today the band has issued a press release (see below) announcing the album’s name, Dedicated To Chaos, and forthcoming tour to support the album. Given their recent string of Cabaret type shows and the fact that this marks the band’s 30th year, expect something quite special.
For those who appreciate the quirkier side of Tate, take a listen to the new Bob Kulick tribute album to Frank Sinatra, aptly title SIN-atra, which features rocked up versions of Ol’ Blue Eyes classics. Geoff gives us his spin on “Summerwind”. AOL is currently streaming the album here.
New York, NY: Queensrÿche announced today that their new album will be called Dedicated to Chaos and it will be released this summer. It’s the band’s first effort for its new label, Roadrunner Records/Loud & Proud. The band – featuring Geoff Tate, Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Parker Lundgren — is currently planning a tour in support of the new opus, which was recorded in its native Seattle. Tour dates and information will be released when available.
“Modern life moves fast,” commented frontman Geoff Tate about the album. “Plug into the rhythm of the now with our 12th studio album, Dedicated to Chaos. It’s a clash and slash of musical experimentation anchored by the pulse of digital code.” He did issue one suggestion to listeners as well, saying: “Enjoy – headphones are a must.”
Queensrÿche’s 1988-issued album Operation: Mindcrime is universally respected as a classic concept release about rock, revenge and redemption, which is ultimately regarded as one of the most important and essential hard rock records in the genre’s expansive canon. 1990’s follow-up, Empire, yielded a #1 single, the Grammy-nominated ballad “Silent Lucidity,” which the band performed at the 1992 Grammy Awards accompanied by a supporting orchestra.
In 2006, the band released Operation: Mindcrime II, a scorching sequel to their original. The band then hit the road performing both albums Operation: Mindcrime and Operation: Mindcrime II back-to-back in their entirety in an incredible theatrical presentation throughout the year. The final performance was recorded at The Moore Theatre in Seattle that October and the Mindcrime at the Moore double CD/DVD release debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Music DVD Chart and eventually reached Gold status.
The band is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and Dedicated to Chaos marks a new and riveting chapter in Queensrÿche’s already impressive history that fans will not want to miss.
And the chaos has just begun.
[Source: Roadrunner PR]