Vocalist Nina Noir was recently hand selected by Geoff Tate for the 2013 QUEENSRŸCHE Tour after recording on their new album Frequency Unknown. She is singing a duet with Tate on the band’s epic song, ‘Suite Sister Mary’.
Nina has posted two video updates from the road, which can be found below:
Nina mastered Speech Level Singing with renowned vocal coach Seth Riggs. In 2011 she performed on America’s Got Talent, where she received high praise from Sharon Osbourne. She has gone on to form THE LIONS, a rock band based out of San Francisco, California. They are currently recording their debut album with producer Jason Slater from THIRD EYE BLIND, SMASHMOUTH and SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY.
She has played many roles in music and is currently fronting an all female QUEEN tribute band called THE KILLER QUEENS as Frederica Mercury. The girls have headlined sold out shows on their winter tour and are currently booking dates for their 2013 summer tour across the Western United States. Don’t miss her as she makes a special guest appearance on the 2013 Queensrÿche Tour.
The Geoff-Tate-fronted Queensrÿche embarked on The Operation: Mindcrime 25th Anniversary tour this month. The performance covers all fifteen songs from the album including such fan favorites as ‘Revolution Calling’, ‘Operation: Mindcrime’, ‘I Don’t Believe in Love’, and the closing track, ‘Eyes of a Stranger’. It will also feature other selections from the Queensrÿche catalog including songs from Operation: Mindcrime II.
Remaining dates on the tour are as follows:
14 – Marquee Theater in Tempe, Arizona
16 – Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona
18 – The Canyon Club in Agoura, California
19 – 4th & B in San Diego, California
20 – Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California
21 – Fillmore in San Francisco, California
The Geoff Tate-fronted Queensrÿche have decided to remix their upcoming album, Frequency Unknown, after fan complaints about the sound. An official statement from the band’s label Deadline Music/Cleopatra Records reads as follows:
“Since previews of the new Queensrÿche album were made available to the general public on iTunes and other digital retailers, some of the response has been less than positive. Some complained about the overall quality of the recordings, and in particular the mix. We here at Deadline Music have the utmost confidence in the powerful songwriting and outstanding performances from Geoff Tate and crew on this album, but we also want the fans to know that we are listening to them as well! So, in the interest of democratic free choice, Deadline Music has commissioned the superbly talented musician/producer Billy Sherwood (ex-YES) to remix the album. Now fans will be able to decide which mix they feel best represents the album: the original mix, which will be released on April 23rd, or the new mix by Billy Sherwood that will be made available at a future date to be announced…. WE REMIX, YOU DECIDE!”
Frequency Unknown is still due out on April 23rd and will feature the following tracklisting:
‘When Lightning Strikes’
‘Life Without You’
‘In The Hands Of God’
‘The Weight Of The World’
Bonus Tracks: (2013 Versions)
‘Jet City Woman’
‘I Don t Believe In Love’
Frequency Unknown features Tate along with bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE), guitarist Kelly Gray (Queensrÿche 1998 – 2001), keyboardist Randy Gane, guitarist Robert Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, HURRICANE), drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO) and guest appearances by K.K. Downing (ex-JUDAS PRIEST), Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER), Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Ty Tabor (KING’S X), Bobby Blotzer (RATT), Craig Locicero (FORBIDDEN, SPIRALARMS) and Paul Bostaph (SLAYER, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, Forbidden)