Watch: Queens of Stone Age (w/ Mark Lanegan) make US return

The last time we saw Queens of the Stone Age on North American soil, George Bush was still President. But after Eagles of Death Metal bassist Brian O’Connor was diagnosed with cancer, the Josh Homme-led outfit decided to take a short pause from their currently ongoing European for a benefit concert in Los Angeles, California Thursday night.

Spin reports QOSTA collaborator Alain Johannes and Last Shadow Puppets served as the evening’s surprise openers. Plus, Eagles of Death Metal performed too, and were even joined by O’Connor, who put off a night of treatment in order to perform with his bandmates. A stellar under card for sure, but seeing that folks spent as much as $250 to see the headliner, let’s focus on them for a bit.

Queens of the Stone Age performed a 19-song set, opening with the Era Vulgaris track “Misfit Love”. “Sick Sick Sick” followed and then “Feel Good Hit of the Summer”, off their recently reissued Rated R. The career retrospective also included “Burn the Witch”, “Little Sister”, and “3’s and 7’s”, and the main set was capped off with “I Think I Lost My Headache”. Oh, yeah, and then there was the encore, which happened to see longtime Queens of the Stone Age vocalist and current Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan co-conspirator, Mark Lanegan, reunite with his former bandmates.

Videos follow. You’ll want to watch.

“Misfit Love”

“Feel Good Hit of the Summer”

“Burn the Witch”

“In The Fade” (w/ Mark Lanegan)

“Misfit Love”
“Sick, Sick, Sick”
“Feel Good Hit of the Summer”
“The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret”
“Tangled Up in Plaid”
“Burn the Witch”
“Battery Acid”
“Make it wit Chu”
“Long Slow Goodbye” (with finale)
“Little Sister”
“Turnin’ on the Screw”
“3’s and 7’s”
“Go with the Flow”
“No One Knows”
“I Think I Lost My Headache”

Encore with Mark Lanegan
“In the Fade”
“Hangin’ Tree”
“God is on the Radio”
“A Song for the Dead”

Queens of the Stone Age 2010 Tour Dates:
08/19-21 – Kiewit, BE @ Pukkelpop
08/20 – Oberhausen, DE @ Area 4
08/24 – Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle Spandau
08/25 – Hamburg, DE @ Stadtpark
08/27 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/28 – Saint-Cloud, FR @ Rock en Seine
08/29 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

# = w/ Eagles of Death Metal


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