Queens Of The Stone Age fans queue overnight for chance to attend tiny instore gig

Some 100 wristbands were made available this morning, but at least double that number of fans turned up

Queens Of The Stone Age fans have queued up overnight to pick up wristbands for a tiny instore gig at Rough Trade East.

The band will play the east London record shop on June 11 at 9.30pm. Wristbands for entry sold out from www.roughtrade.com, but 100 more were made available when the shop opened at 8am this morning (June 3).

“People actually started queuing at 10pm last night!,” store manager Noreen McShane told NME. “Those who got into the queue around 5.30am onwards weren’t successful, that gives you some idea how many dedicated fans turned up!”

According to the band’s management, as many as 600 fans showed up to bag a ticket to the gig, with Rough Trade confirming that 400 copies of the album were sold.

Queens Of The Stone Age release their new album ‘…Like Clockwork’ today (June 3). It features an enviable list of guest stars including Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters.

The band will take to the stage at Rough Trade East four days before their appearance at Download Festival on June 15. They’ll also play an iTunes Festival show at London’s Roundhouse on September 6.