Queens of the Stone Age haven’t been very active recently, with Josh Homme busy with Eagles Of Death Metal. They had not played a show in 2015, having gone 10 months without a live performance, but that came to an end with a surprise show Thursday in Los Angeles.
The show at the Teragram Ballroom wasn’t a complete surprise, as it had been announced one day earlier on Queens of the Stone Age mastermind’s Josh Homme’s Beats 1 radio show. They did not take things lightly, as they played a 17 song set. It was all old stuff, so folks still waiting for their rumored new music for a new album were out of luck.
Still, for a band that has been playing sporadically in recent years, a concert like this is a major event. They have a show later in September, as they are playing as part of the Rock in Rio festival. Perhaps this Queens of the Stone Age performance is a one off event, a nice surprise for people who listen to Homme’s radio show, or maybe it’s a sign of an uptick in their visibility. Either way, you lovers of the classic notion of rock music out there are probably excited.
Oh, also apparently Anthony Bourdain was at the show, as Consequence of Sound points out for whatever reason. Just a little FYI in case you were wondering what he does with his time.
(Via Consequence of Sound)