Queensryche Replacing Geoff Tate with Todd La Torre
Queensryche is shaking up their roster following the announcement that vocalist, Geoff Tate, will be replaced with Todd La Torre (Crimson Glory). Apparently, things have been rocky for a while and the band felt that it was best to part ways with Tate.
Drummer Scott Rockenfield says: "Over the past few months, there have been growing creative differences within Queensryche. We want our fans to know that we hoped to find a common resolution, but in the end parting ways with Geoff was the best way for everyone to move forward in a positive direction. We wish him the best of luck with all of his future endeavors. We can't wait to bring Queensryche to our fans with Todd behind the microphone."
While the band makes the transition, all performances are “on hold” but “fans can check the band's website for all of the latest tour information as it [becomes] available."
It is no surprised that Tate has left the band since things have become increasingly volatile in recent months. In April, during a performance in Brazil to mark the band’s 30th anniversary, he told the crowd “you suck” after getting violent with bandmates.
Over the past few weeks, La Torre has continued to reiterate that he remains a member of Crimson Glory so it is unclear what his involvement will be with that band. I guess these are all details that they are going to be working out in the coming days.
Tate joined Queensryche right after the band formed back in 1981.
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