Earlier this week, Geoff Tate said that he would be continuing to use the Queensryche name even though the other members of the band are also planning on keeping it.
Tate has taken them to court to try to block their use but it could be months or over a year before any decision is made.
We may now know what Tate meant by his statement as he has announced that he will tour Canada with Alice Cooper, calling himself "The Voice of Queensryche." According to a press release, "The solo tour will feature a vast selection of Queensryche songs, spanning the gamut of the band's immense hit-laden catalog. "I'm going to reach way back on this tour and look forward to coming at you with everything I have and more," states Tate."
Tate will also be appearing on VH1 Classics That Metal Show this Saturday night where he will discuss his firing from the group. Here's a preview:
The tour dates:
11/07 - Calgary, Alberta - Southern Jubilee Auditorium
11/08 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - TCU Place
11/09 - Moose Jaw, SK - Mosaic Place
11/11 - Medicine Hat, ALB - Medicine Hat Arena
11/13 - Dawson Creek, British Columbia - Escana Events Centre
11/14 - Edmonton, ALB - Northern Jubilee Auditorium
11/16 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
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