QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate made a surprise appearance at James Durbin‘s wedding reception on New Year’s Eve, launching into a duet with Durbin of QUEENSRŸCHE‘s1984 classic “Take Hold Of The Flame”. The song is a favorite of Durbin and his new bride Heidi Lowe. You can now watch video footage of their performance at RevolverMag.com.
Durbin, who turned 23 on January 6, was the token “rocker” contestant of the 10th season of “American Idol” last year and had showcased his struggle as a musician diagnosed with Asperger and Tourette Syndrome. He released his first album, “Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster”, on November 21.
Tate recently revealed plans for a selection of acoustic solo dates on the West Coast, billed as “Geoff Tate and Friends”.