After weeks of speculation, Queensryche have confirmed that Geoff Tate is no longer a member of the band.
The Seattle band have replaced their vocalist of 30 years with Crimson Glory’s Todd La Torre.
Queensryche drummer and band founder Scott Rockenfield said of the split: “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.”
Queensryche had been due to support The Scorpions in Utah last week, but Tate was forced to perform the show as a solo artist when the rest of the band pulled out. The singer already has scheduled a number of acoustic shows in the US over the summer, in support of a forthcoming solo album.
Queensryche photo by Mike Savoia