Geoff Tate Announces The Whole Story “Ryche” Acoustic Tour 2017

The dates for this tour started popping up just recently and I wanted to get the official press details out to your attention. Check out the skinny on the acoustic tour by legendary Metal vocalist Geoff Tate.

The Press Release:
Beginning Sunday, January 22, 2017, multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate will be embarking on an extensive U.S. tour that will be highlighting songs from all 17 albums he has done throughout his illustrious 35 year career. Geoff is regarded as one of the most skilled vocalists in the rock genre with hundreds of modern, popular artists citing him as a major influence. He is the original singer for the band Queensryche, which he fronted for over 30 years.

Geoff will present his upcoming all-acoustic show with himself, backed by a 7-piece acoustic band of musicians from the United States and Ireland — featuring three guitar players, mandolin, cello, saxophone, violin and multiple percussion instruments — to produce a high energy acoustic version of some of the heavy metal genre’s most recognized songs including “Silent Lucidity,” “Jet City Woman,” “Empire,” “I Don’t Believe in Love” and “Eyes of a Stranger.”

The Tour Dates:
1/22 – Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1/23 – Sanjan Theater in Bonita Springs, FL
1/24 – Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, FL
1/25 – City Winery in Atlanta, GA
1/26 – Zydeco in Birmingham, AL
1/27 – Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola, FL
1/28 – Varsity Theatre in Baton Rouge, LA
1/31 – 3TEN @ ACL Live in Austin, TX
2/1 – Sam’s Burger Joint in San Antonio, TX
2/2 – The Pub Fountains in Stafford, TX
2/3 – Jake’s in Lubbock, TX
2/4 – Trees in Dallas, TX
2/7 – Shank Hall in Milwaukee, WI
2/8 – Amsterdam Bar & Hall in St. Paul, MN
2/9 – The Waiting Room in Omaha, NE
2/10 – The Castle Theatre in Bloomington, IL
2/11 – Tailgater’s Grill in Bolingbrook, IL
2/12 – City Winery in Chicago, IL
2/13 – City Winery in Nashville, TN
2/15 – Jammin Java in Vienna, VA
2/16 – Daryl’s House in Pawling, NY
2/17 – The Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, NY
2/18 – Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH
2/19 – 89 North Music Venue in Patchogue, NY
2/20 – City Winery in New York, NY
2/21 – State Theatre in State College, PA
2/22 – Diesel in Pittsburgh, PA
2/23 – The Token Lounge in Westland, MI
2/24 – The Kent Stage in Kent, OH
2/28 – Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO
3/2 – Kimo Theater in Albuquerque, NM
3/3 – Marquee Theater in Tempe, AZ
3/5 – Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ
3/9 – The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA
3/10 – The Rose in Pasadena, CA
3/11 – The Canyon Theater in Agoura Hills, CA
3/12 – Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA
3/18 – Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, CA
3/19 – Goldfield Trading Post in Sacramento, CA
3/22 – Rumba Cafe in Columbus, OH
3/23 – The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI
3/24 – Old Rock House in St. Louis, MO
3/25 – Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, MO
3/28 – High Dive in Gainesville, FL
3/29 – Jack Rabbits in Jacksonville, FL
3/30 – The Calico Room in Wilmington, NC
4/1 – The Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC
4/2 – The Windjammer in Isle of Palms, SC
4/4 – The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC
4/5 – Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC
4/6 – Fletcher Theater in Raleigh, NC
4/7 – Shaka’s in Virginia Beach, VA
4/8 – The Beacon Theatre in Hopewell, VA
4/9 – Tellus 360 in Lancaster, PA
4/12 – Saile Multi in Quebec, Canada
4/14 – Brass Monkey Bar in Ottawa, Canada
4/15 – Rockpile West in Toronto, Canada

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This sure does sound interesting and I am saying that as not only a fan of Tate’s voice but also as a fan of a well-rounded acoustic performance. I am hoping to get to my own areas regional appearance but I might have a conflict around that time. Hopefully I can do it and that Geoff records a show for home video release since this should be cool. What do you think of this new tour? Will you be attending? Let me know what you think down in the comments below.

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