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Queensrÿche break-up agreement is complete

by Otto Man

The breakup of Queensrche and former singer Geoff Tate is officially complete. Both sides issued a joint statement Monday afternoon hailing an amicable settlement.

"We wanted to let Queensrche fans around the world know that an amicable settlement has been reached between Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield, Michael Wilton and Geoff Tate with regard to the future of the Queensrche name. According to the agreement, original Queensrche members Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Michael Wilton along with recent members, Todd La Torre and Parker Lundgren, will now be the sole entity recording and touring as Queensrche, performing selections from their entire musical catalog that spans over 30 years of material. Original Queensrche lead singer Geoff Tate will continue to record, perform and pursue a variety of other creative endeavors and, as part of the agreement, will have the exclusive rights to perform 'Operation: Mindcrime I' and 'II' in their entirety as a unique performance. Both sides wish each other well and are excited about what the future holds. We want to thank the fans for standing beside us through this ordeal and look forward to sharing our music with you for years to come." Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield, Michael Wilton and Geoff Tate

Tate separately announced one final tour as Queensrche starring Geoff Tate with dates to be announce later.

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The Todd LaTorre fronted version of Queensrche has posted live high-quality footage from the performance at the Mohegan Sun from April 19th

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Tate meanwhile spoke to Eagle 98.1 radio station in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Here