QUEENSRŸCHE lead singer Geoff Tate kicked off his acoustic solo tour, billed as GEOFF TATE AND FRIENDS, this past Thursday, January 26 at Anthology in San Diego, California. According to Tate, he is “playing acoustic renditions of songs from my solo album as well as some of my favorite QUEENSRŸCHE songs.”
Fan-filmed video footage of the the second concert of the tour — which took place last night (Friday, January 27) at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California — can be seen below.
In a recent interview with AnthologySD.com, Tate was asked if he is looking into any future solo projects. “I am!” he replied. “I’m actually working on one right now that I hope to have wrapped up pretty soon. This show that I’m doing [on the solo tour] is an acoustic show with some friends of mine who are fantastic acoustic players. We’re doing kind of a blend of my last solo album, some QUEENSRŸCHE songs, and we’ll toss in some new ones that haven’t been released yet. It’ll just be a really fun night. Very homey, intimate, we’ll probably take requests, things like that.”
He added, “For the last couple of years, I’ve been doing more stuff outside of QUEENSRŸCHE in order to just stretch out. But I’ll tell you, even though I’ve sang shows in front of hundreds of thousands of people and also intimate shows of a few hundred, but whenever I go out to an event or something and someone asks me to sing a song with them, I’m petrified! (Laughs) I don’t know much material outside of my own material that I’ve written, and so if someone asks me to sing ‘Danny Boy’, I couldn’t sing it! Not even if someone offered me a million dollars could I sing that song. So I’m trying to be a bit more versatile and learn more stuff.”
When asked about QUEENSRŸCHE‘s plans following the band’s most recent concert, which took place on January 13 at the Peppermill Concert Hall in Wendover, Nevada, Tate told the Seattle station KISW 99.9 FM last month, “Nothing. We’re taking a year off and we’ll be working on a new album. [We’ll be going] back to the studio.”
QUEENSRŸCHE is scheduled to perform in São Paulo, Brazil in April and at the Douglas County Fair in Rosenburg, Oregon in August.