After a couple of false starts, the band make it up to their English fans with a monster set...
Queens Of The Stone Age finally made it onto a LONDON stage last night (August 22) on their third attempt.
The band had yet to play songs from current album ‘Lullabies To Paralyse’ on live in the UK capital after frontman Josh Homme was taken ill before the first attempt, and the rescheduled dates were thwarted by the London bombings. The only British show they had played since the LP’s release before last night was at T In The Park in Scotland on July 10.
Beginning their two-night stand in the city at Brixton Academy, the band played for over two hours, delighting fans with both hits, obscure album tracks and cuts from the Desert Sessions.
The band had planned to give a rare 7” to fans at the cancelled July 7 Somerset House show who had carried over tickets for the original Underworld date in March. Before playing ‘The Fun Machine Took A Shit And Died’, Homme told the audience that there would be more gifts.
He said: “Anyone who had a ticket carried over, we’re sending you a bottle to your house. And this is the song that was going to be on the vinyl.”
The setlist was:
‘Go With The Flow’
‘Feel Good Hit Of The Summer’
‘The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret’
‘First It Giveth’
‘A Song For The Deaf’
‘You Can’t Quit Me’
Make It Wit Chu ‘
‘Covered In Punk’s Blood’
‘In My Head’
‘Monsters In The Parasol’
‘Burn The Witch’
The Fun Machine Took A Shit And Died’
‘Tangled Up In Plaid’
‘A Song For The Dead’
‘I Never Came’
‘No One Knows’
‘Long Slow Goodbye’
The band play London’s KOKO tonight (August 23).