QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Broadcast previously unseen live show in aid of The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust & Life For Paris Unseen footage from MONA, Tasmania premieres on Saturday 14 November, 4am AEDT

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Queens Of The Stone Age will broadcast previously unseen live footage of their stunning acoustic show from MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), Tasmania, in aid of The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust and Life for Paris charities. The show will air on YouTube from 4am AEDT November 14th and will be available to watch back for a very limited period. Fans are encouraged to donate to both charities via the stream. View here.

November 13th marks 5 years since 130 people lost their lives in a series of terror attacks across Paris, including 89 gig-goers at the Bataclan Theatre.

The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust was founded in memory of Nick Alexander who was killed in the Bataclan attack while working for Eagles of Death Metal. The Trust aims to continue Nick’s music-loving legacy by providing instruments and music equipment for disadvantaged communities across the UK. To date the trust has funded over 15 music projects across the UK and continues to forge a positive legacy from the tragedy of the attack.

Queens Of The Stone Age leader Joshua Homme says: ‘This show was originally to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Hobart, Tasmania, and we’re pleased it has a second chance to do some good. 2020 is a really messed up year, and people in need need you more than ever. Donate what you can, if you can.

‘The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust is dedicated to connecting communities through music and this year more people than ever have needed the collective expressive experience that music brings. We’re hugely grateful to Queens of the Stone Age for supporting our work by providing this incredible footage to raise funds for NAMT and Life for Paris and giving us all a much-needed sense of rock & roll connection as we navigate through these times.” – Zoe Alexander, The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust.

Life for Paris is a registered charity supporting hundreds of victims and their families affected by the attacks, providing ongoing support to help them rebuild their lives.

‘Due to the current lockdown, victims and their families won’t be able to stand together in Paris during commemorations this year. This show premiering on Nov 13th means our community will be together sharing the same music at the same time. This is the best testimony to the importance of the arts in challenging times.’  – Arthur Denouveaux, President of Life for Paris.

Queens Of The Stone Age’s stunning acoustic show was originally recorded in August 2018 as the last show of their acclaimed Villains world tour at Tasmania’s MONA as a benefit event, raising in excess of $20,000 in aid Royal Hobart Hospital Children’s Ward. The band visited the hospital the following day, presenting the donation to the hospital and gifts to its patients. The footage of the show, which features a selection of QOTSA classics from their catalogue, as well as a performance with C.W. Stoneking, has not been released until now.

Queens Of The Stone Age Live From MONA will premiere here at 4am AEDT Saturday 14th November.

Donate to The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust

Donate to Life For Paris

Praise for Queens Of The Stone Age – Villains

Debuted at #1 on ARIA Charts

‘”Show off those teeth, it’s time to dance.” – Herald Sun HIT, Album Of The Week ★★★★

“Villains has a distinctly devilish character. It’s upbeat, bursting with fat grooves, enormous power and a glam rock attitude.” – The Age

“…plenty of muscular riffery, punishing rhythms and rib-rattling wails in these grooves…”
– Rolling Stone Australia

“Villains eschews the slow and shadowy songs, instead going straight for the hips.” – The Music

There has to be melody, and Homme has the voice to support melodies substantially sweeter and more supple than hard rock normally deals with.” – The Guardian, ★★★★

“This, is the sound of living in the moment and it’s glorious.” – NME★★★★

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