Queens of the Stone Age have announced a special one-off livestream for charity.
The band’s previously unreleased 2018 acoustic set in Tasmania, Australia will air on their YouTube channel this Friday, November 13th to mark the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks at the Bataclan in Paris.
“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,” says frontman Josh Homme. “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,” explains the charity’s own Zoe Alexander. “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’n’roll connection as we navigate through these times.”
“Due to the current lockdown, victims and their families won’t be able to stand together in Paris during commemorations this year, adds Arthur Denouveaux, President of Life for Paris. “This show premiering on November 13 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.”
The Queens of the Stone Age livestream airs November 13th at 12 PM ET on YouTube. While the show is free to watch, donations are highly encouraged.