Queensryche's Geoff Tate to play Clearwater's Capitol Theatre
Here's a concert ticket worth buying just for the stage banter: Geoff Tate, the longtime voice and driving force of Queensryche, will play the Capitol Theatre in downtown Clearwater on Dec. 8.
Metal fans all know that Tate was fired from Queensryche over the summer after being in the band for 30 years. Tate immediately went out and formed his own version of Queensryche, with two bands now using the same name.
Ironically enough, the other members of Queensryche are playing the Ritz Ybor on March 15, and I'm hearing that this will be the show that attracts a lot of longtime fans.
The Clearwater show, though, is being billed as a solo show. Tate has plenty to solo material to draw on, but we're hoping that a ticket to this show will at least buy us some good gossip and zingers from Tate on the dustup with his former bandmates.
"It is said that adversity makes one stronger," Tate said in September. "Well, I’m definitely in a better place now than I’ve ever been before. I feel very positive and excited."
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, October 20 at noon at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office. Reserved tickets are priced at $35 and $25.