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Queens Of The Stone Age Announce Soundwave Sideshows

Written by John Ritchie on January 7, 2011

Queens Of The Stone Age have been one of the 21st century’s most engaging and ambitious rock groups. Led by Josh Homme, Queens Of The Stone Age have pursued an agenda of moody, sexy, high-energy rock that flaunts its danger and oddness, winning over fans and critics in the process.

Releasing their self-titled debut in 1998, Queens Of The Stone Age boasted a stripped-down approach to hard rock and metal that valued gnarly riffs over head-banging theatrics. In keeping with the band’s desert origins, the songs had a sun-baked, slightly eerie quality to them, and as the album’s sexually suggestive cover indicated, QOTSA had a cocky, libidinous streak to them.

In 2000, Queens Of The Stone Age released ‘Rated R’ which proved to be part horror movie, part drug-binge freak-out but essentially a hard rock record that ran the gamut from rock to pop to metal to psychedelic. However it was 2002 when Queens Of The Stone Age broke through with ‘Songs For The Deaf’, a sort-of concept album about the idiocy of mainstream radio.

To coincide with their Soundwave 2011 performances the self-titled debut album from Queens Of The Stone Age will be re-released on February 25th, 2011. It has been been re-mastered with 3 bonus tracks from the original recording session.


Queens Of The Stone Age 2011 Australian Tour dates


WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH SYDNEY, ENMORE THEATRE – Lic A/A

www.ticketek.com.au 132 849

THURSDAY 3 MARCH MELBOURNE, PALACE THEATRE – 18+

www.ticketek.com.au 132 849

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 14 JANUARY, 9AM

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