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Queens of the Stone Age at The Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, NY

This past week, Queens of the Stone Age took the stage for the first time in almost two years, with an intimate club performance at The Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, NY. Having just announced their upcoming album Villains, to be released on August 25th via Matador Records, this show presented fans in attendance an opportunity to see several new tracks performed live for the first time.

The show began with “The Feel Good Hit of the Summer” before going straight into the smash hit “No One Knows.” The sold-out theater was captivated quickly as Josh Homme and company tore through a long overdue set of hits before the first new track “The Way You Used to Do” and later also premiered “The Evil Has Landed” before closing out the first set with “Go With the Flow.” The band returned for an encore consisting of “Keep Your Eyes Peeled” and “A Song for the Dead” to finish off the evening.

It was clear that the Queens hiatus since their last tour has served them well, as they came ready to play tonight. Their fans have also not forgotten how much they’ve enjoyed this band. This will be one tour not to miss this fall, when they kick off in early September. You can also catch Queens of the Stone Age in San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival on August 12th.

Setlist:

  1. Feel Good Hit of the Summer
  2. No One Knows
  3. My God Is the Sun
  4. Smooth Sailing
  5. Burn the Witch
  6. Misfit Love
  7. The Vampyre of Time and Memory
  8. If I Had a Tail
  9. Mike It Wit Chu
  10. The Way You Used to Do
  11. You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar, But I feel Like a Millionaire
  12. 3’s & 7’s
  13. Sick, Sick, Sick
  14. I Sat by the Ocean
  15. Little Sister
  16. The Evil Has Landed
  17. Go With the Flow

Encore:

  1. Keep Your Eyes Peeled
  2. A Song for the Dead

Photos and text by Charlie Meister