|Real Name/Full Name||Jeffrey Wayne Tate|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Geoff Tate|
|Birth Place:||Stuttgart, West Germany|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||14 January 1959|
|Age/How Old:||63 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
|Hair Color:||Dark brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Perry Tate
Mother – Ella Tate
|Siblings:||Amy and Perri Tate|
|School:||Wilson High School|
|College:||Tacoma Community College|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Sue E. Tate (1990-1996)
Susan M. Tate (1996-present)
|Kids/Children Name:||Sabra, Miranda, Emily, and Bella|
|Net Worth:||$15 million|
|Last Updated:||November 2022|
Geoff Tate is a German-born American singer and songwriter. His popularity came as a member of the progressive metal band called Queensryche after their two most successful albums Empire, and Operation: Mindcrime. Over the years, Tate has won several titles including the “Voice in Progressive High Metal”. He was also ranked 9th in the list of Best High-Pitched Metal Singers in 2015 among others.
Well, how well do you know about Geoff Tate? If not much, here is what we know about Geoff Tate to date.
Biography and Early Life
He was born in Stuttgart, Germany, on 14 January 1959, where he was named Geoff Tate later changing it to Geoffrey Tate. His parents Ella and Perry Tate were American and shortly after his birth, the family relocated to Tacoma, Washington, the United States.
He is the eldest child in the family where he has two sisters Perri and Amy Tate. As a child, Tate had a big interest in music, especially symphonic work. Initially, he wanted to become a professional footballer but a knee injury at an early age put an end to that dream.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Geoff Tate in 2022, and what is his height and weight? Well, Geoff Tate’s age is 63 years old as of today’s date 26th November 2022 having been born on 14 January 1959. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80kg in Kilograms.
For his early schooling, he went to Wilson High School in Tacoma, graduating in 1977. After completing his studies he enrolled in the Tacoma Community College, only to drop out after studying for only one year.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Geoff is a family man with a wife and four daughters. He has been married twice, his first one being to Sue E. From 1990 to 1996, and they did not have any children. He then married Susan Tate, with whom he has two daughters. The two got married in 1996, and they are still living happily together. Tate also has another daughter from a past relationship named Sabra and a stepdaughter called Marinda. He is a grandfather to Marinda’s child Rio Danger.
Is Geoff Tate Gay?
On the sexual orientation of Geoff, he is straight and not gay. He has been in two marriages so far from the 90s and currently, he is enjoying life with his second wife Susan. He is also a father to four children and so far there has never been any rumor of him being gay or not straight. We hope it stays like that.
The musical journey of Tate started in a local band called Tyrant and by that time he went by the name of Jeff Waterfall. The band split after a short time, and he moved to a band named Babylon, which also broke, and he joined The Mob. He left The Mob to become a keyboardist and the lead vocalist in another band called Myth.
He wrote his very first song called “The Lady Wore Black” for The Mob, which he had rejoined after leaving Myth. The band later changed their name and called themselves Queensryche in 1982 and Tate became their official lead singer. A year into changing their name, the band was signed by EMI into a 15 years contract, encompassing seven albums. The band’s most success came while they were under this label in their 1988 album Operation: Mindcrime and Empire in the 1990s.
From 2005 to 2012, Tate’s wife Susan was the manager of the band while his daughter Miranda was running the fan club. Susan and Miranda were fired by the other band members on 12 April 2012 and this brought about a big disagreement between the band members and Tate. The disagreement saw Tate physically assaulting two members of the band, leading to him being expelled from the band.
This led to a lawsuit by Tate and his wife, but they lost, leaving the ownership of the band to the other members. Tate formed a solo group under the same name Queensryche, and he recorded his first album called Frequency Unknown. His band went on an anniversary tour for the Operation: Mindcrime album in April 2013 and it ended in September 2014. In 2015, he renamed his band Operation: Mindcrime and since then they have released The Key, The New Reality, and Resurrection among others.
Tate’s career in music has not only brought him fame but recognition as well. In the 80s he was ranked second among the top 5 hard rock vocalists. He emerged the winner of the 2012 Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Award. He was also ranked number nine in the list of the Best High-Pitched Metal Singers in 2015. Currently, he is ranked in the fourteenth position in the list of the 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists of All-Time by Hit Parade.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Geoff Tate in 2022
The estimated net worth of one of these most celebrated vocalists of all time is $15 million as of 2022. He has been in the music industry for several decades and his dedication has surely paid off. Most of this revenue came when he was the lead vocalist of the band Queensryche, which has sold more than 20 million albums globally to date.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He is the narrator as well as the killer in the horror movie titled The Burningmoore Incident, which was released in March 2013.
- He started making wine at the age of 14 and in 2010 he launched his wine brand together with his wife called “Insania”.
- He sang a duet with his daughter Emily in 2009 in the Queensryche album American Soldier. She was 12 years old.
- Since he was young, Tate has been a big fan of sailing and motorcycling.
Tate found his passion in music since he was young, and he is among the few people who managed to make it a reality. He has been in the music scene since the 80s, and he stands out as one of the greatest vocalists in hard rock music to date. His success has not been easy, but it has been marred with struggles and controversies. He made it through them all.