Queens of the Stone Age perform surprise concert in Los Angeles — watch


Photo by Debi Del Grande

It’s been 10 months since we last saw Queens of the Stone Age in action, but last night, the band made their return to the stage for a surprise concert at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles.

The intimate event was announced just one day prior during Josh Homme’s radio program on Beats 1, and looked to be a particularly star-studded affair with Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner, Anthony Bourdain, and former QOTSA bassist Nick Oliveri all in attendance. Comedian Bill Burr served as the opening act.

(Read: Top 20 Queens of the Stone Age Songs)

For their part, QOTSA tore through a 17-song set — though, sadly, no new material was debuted. Below, watch fan-shot footage of the band performing “Regular John” and “A Song for the Dead”.

Last night’s gig presumably served as a warmup for QOTSA’s slot at Rock in Rio later this month.

“Regular John”:

“A Song for the Dead”:

My God Is the Sun
Smooth Sailing
Burn the Witch
I Sat by the Ocean
Into the Hollow
Regular John
3’s & 7’s
Go With the Flow
The Vampyre of Time and Memory
If I Had a Tail
In My Head
Little Sister
Fairweather Friends
Sick, Sick, Sick
I Think I Lost My Headache
No One Knows


A Song for the Dead