Queens of the Stone Age at Fuengirola

Queens of the Stone Age Photo: Facebook

Queens of the Stone Age will play Marenostrum Fuengirola on June 23 next year as part of their international tour.

The legendary American rock band will be at the Fuengirola venue with a “historic” show celebrating the band’s 25th anniversary. Tickets went on sale on December 14 on the website https://marenostrumfuengirola.com.

“It will be a unique opportunity to enjoy Queens of the Stone Age’s international tour with their unmistakable sound on the impressive Unicaja Banco stage. The group led by Josh Hommes will land in Fuengirola. Moreover, they will not be alone. An opening band will accompany them as part of the big surprise, which will be unveiled soon”, said the Councillor for Culture, Rodrigo Romero.

Queens of the Stone Age is a rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States. The band is frequently labeled stoner rock, although they reject the label. They developed a style of riff-oriented, heavy music which the band’s founder and mastermind Josh Homme described as “robot rock”, saying that he “wanted to create a heavy sound based on a solid jam, just pound it into your head”. Since then, their sound has evolved to incorporate a variety of different styles and influences.

Queens of the Stone Age formed in 1997 and began playing together during the now legendary Desert Sessions. The band originally formed under the name Gamma Ray, but almost faced a lawsuit from the European metal band of the same name.

Queens of the Stone Age have gone through many line-up changes since first breaking into the hard rock scene. Dave Grohl recorded drums, percussion and backing vocals on Songs for the Deaf and toured in support of the album in 2002 before returning to the Foo Fighters. Their most recent line-up includes: Josh Homme (guitar, vocals), Troy Van Leeuwen (guitar, lap steel, keyboards, backing vocals), Jon Theodore (drums, percussion), Michael Shuman (bass, backing vocals), and Dean Fertita (keyboards, guitar, backing vocals).

In 2023, the band returned with ‘In Times New Roman, their new album after Villains (2017). This latest album, their 8th studio album, has coincided with the celebration of their 25th anniversary, an anniversary they will continue to celebrate during 2024 in Fuengirola.

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Kevin Fraser Park

Kevin was born in Scotland and worked in marketing, running his own businesses in UK, Italy and, for the last 8 years, here in Spain. He moved to the Costa del Sol in 2016 working initially in real estate. He has a passion for literature and particularly the English language which is how he got into writing.


    • Concha

      14 December 2023 • 23:26

      North American band – Mexican, Canadian or American? North America is a continent, it is not a country. Try asking a Mexican or a Canadian if they’re American! Then try telling a US citizen they are NOT American! It is not politically correct but it is highly likely that America was named after Richard Amerike, a merchant from Bristol, England, although his ancestry was certainly Welsh. Richard ap Meryk, anglicised to Richard Amerike was a wealthy Anglo-Welsh merchant, royal customs officer and sheriff of Bristol.

      a quote from a late 15th-century manuscript (a calendar of Bristol events), the original of which had been lost in an 1860 Bristol fire, that indicated the name America was already known in Bristol in 1497.[23][31]

      “This year (1497), on St. John the Baptist’s day (June 24th), the land of America was found by the merchants of Bristow, in a ship of Bristowe called the ‘Mathew,’ the which said ship departed from the port of Bristowe the 2nd of May and came home again the 6th August following.”.

      I’d love to see anyone telling the Queens of the Stone Age that they’re not Americans!

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