Preview: Queens of the Stone Age take Indy


This Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Old National Centre in Indianapolis, ALT 103.3 and Live Nation present a special performance by Queens of the Stone Age. Opening for the well-known band will be Royal Blood.

Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age is an American rock band that formed in 1996 in Palm Desert, California. They released their first, self-titled album in 1998, and have been making music together ever since. Their most recent album, “Villains,” came out in 2017. In 2003, Queens of the Stone Age received an MTV Video Music Award for Best Special Effects in a Video. During the same year, the band also won a Q Award for Best Live Act. Over the years, they have changed their lineup from time to time as they saw fit.

The current members of Queens of the Stone Age are Josh Homme (lead vocals, guitar, piano, bass), Troy Van Leeuwen (guitar, lap steel guitar, keyboards, synthesizers, percussion, backing vocals), Michael Shuman (bass, synth, backing vocals), Dean Fertita (keyboards, synth, backing vocals), and Jon Theodore (drums, percussion, samplers). The band’s musical style has been described as alternative rock, stoner rock, alternative metal, and hard rock.

To find out more about Queens of the Stone Age, you can visit their website.

Royal Blood

Opening for Queens of the Stone Age on Wednesday night will be the English rock duo, Royal Blood. The band formed in Brighton, England in 2013. Their musical style is a conglomeration of modern blues rock, hard rock, garage rock, and psychedelic rock. I think it’s pretty safe to assume that Royal Blood rocks. Their self-titled first album was released in 2014. The duo recently released their second studio album, “How Did We Get So Dark?” in 2017.

Royal Blood consists of members Mike Kerr (vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards, piano), and Ben Thatcher (drums, percussion, piano). Both Howard Stern and Led Zeppelin’s former guitarist, Jimmy Page, have given their blessing to Royal Blood by claiming to be fans.

You can learn more about Royal Blood by visiting their website.

Once again, the Old National Theatre in Indianapolis will feature another hit band at their venue. For longtime fans of Queens of the Stone Age, this won’t be a show to miss.

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