Scottish Rocker Kieran Robertson Explains How He Got the Gig Now Touring with The Legendary Geoff Tate of Queensryche and Operation: Mindcrime Fame.
Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer Geoff Tate has kicked off his 2018 European tour on which he is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his former band’s Album “Operation: Mindcrime”
Playing guitar and Bass in Geoff Tate’s New Line up are Kieran Robertson and Jack Ross who were both born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, were they both played together in local bands.
Speaking to Rockrebel Kieran Roberston tells us about his influences, how he got the Gig with Geoff and his plans for the future.
Hi Kieran thank you for taking time out from your busy schedule to speak to us!
First of all, who are your musical icons/ influences?
“My musical Influences are Kiss, Motley Crue, LA Guns and bands like that.”
How did you get the gig and opportunity to perform with the legendry Geoff Tate?
“I am a huge fan of Geoff’s so I went along to a show and ending up talking to Emily (Geoff’s daughter) all night, and a week later he needed a guitar player so I got a call. I guess I was the only crazy enough to quit my job and fly out to Texas lol”
What & where was the first concert/ gig you played?
“The first show I ever played was a corporate gig playing smoke on the Water and tie your mother down at a Hilton hotel in Glasgow.”
If you could play any venue in the world where would it be?
“The venue I wanted to play most I already played! It was the whiskey a go go, so now I want to play Madison square garden.”
How often and for how long do you practice?
“For this type of music, I really have to practice every day, I have been playing for 13 years now but it’s still really intricate stuff.”
What are you plans for the future?
“My plans for the future are to just keep going, I’m living my dream and don’t want it to stop anytime soon.”
Many Thanks To Keiran for speaking to us. you can see Kieran Robertson Geoff and the rest of the Operation Mindcrime Band who are currently On Tour at the following dates:
OPERATION: MINDCRIME tour dates:
Mar. 22 – Moonlight Music Hall, Diest, Belgium
Mar. 23 – Neushoorn, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Mar. 24 – Le Forum de Vauréal, Vauréal, France
Mar. 25 – Ninkasi Kao, Lyon, France
Mar. 27 – Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spai
Mar. 28 – Sala Rock City, Almàssera, Spai
Mar. 29 – Hard Club, Porto, Portugal
Mar. 30 – RCA Club, Lisbon, Portugal
Mar. 31 – Sala Arena, Madrid, Spain
Apr. 01 – Secret Place (Home Of Underground Rock), Montpellier, France
Apr. 03 – Live Music Club, Trezzo sull’Adda, Italy
Apr. 04 – Orion, Rome, Italy
Apr. 05 – Zona Roveri Music Factory, Bologna, Italy
Apr. 06 – ((szene)) Wien, Vienna, Austria
Apr. 07 – Babylon Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
Apr. 08 – Colosseum Music Club, Sokolov, Czech Republic
Apr. 10 – Barba Negra, Budapest, Hungary
Apr. 11 – Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
Apr. 12 – Lido Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Apr. 13 – Backstage München, Munich, Germany
Apr. 14 – Konzertfabrik Z7 Bleibt, Pratteln, Switzerland
Apr. 15 – Baroeg, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Apr. 17 – The Underworld Camden, London, UK
Apr. 18 – The Rock’n’Roll Shop, Charmes, France
Apr. 19 – Turock Open Air, Essen, Germany
Apr. 20 – Goron, Moscow, Russia
Apr. 21 – Opera House, St. Petersberg, Russia