Queens Of The Stone Age Announce Charity Broadcast To Mark Fifth Anniversary Of Paris Attacks
California stoner rockers Queens Of The Stone Age have announced details of a very special one-off live broadcast.
Josh Homme and co. will be airing their previously-unseen August 2018 acoustic set from MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) in Tasmania this coming November 13, to mark the fifth anniversary of the attacks at the Bataclan and nearby cafes in Paris in which hundreds of people were killed and injured by terrorists.
“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 Josh. “2020 is a really messed up year, and people in need need you more than ever. Donate what you can, if you can.”
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Queens’ set will be premiering this Friday, November 13, at 9am (LA), 5pm (London), 6pm (Paris) on YouTube, with the aim of the broadcast to benefit two charities: The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust and Life For Paris.
“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.”
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