Queens of the Stone Age

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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 9,642
    Feet Don't Fail Me Now is just phenomenal.  Can't drive in the car more than 10 minutes without turning up this song to 11.
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 2,669
    edited October 28
    I was thinking today, how amazing the last six songs in Portland were: 

    I Appear Missing 
    Villians of Circumstance
    Little Sister 
    Sick Sick Sick 
    Go With the Flow 
    Encore: Song For The Dead

    The band seemed to hit another gear during I Appear Missing, and never looked back. Despite Josh hurting his leg, the band really brought the house down in the back end of that night. Portland was an awesome awesome show
    Post edited by Merkin Baller on

  • benjsbenjs Toronto, ONPosts: 6,926
    PJ_Soul said:
    I'd be interested in the sound in an arena.  Their music is louder than most and I wonder if the sound would actually be better in an arena.   Has anyone done both on this tour?
    I saw Queens open for NIN in an arena, and the sound was infinitely better than every other time I saw them in a theatre. The overall feel wasn't the same, mind you, but the sound was way better. 
    Overall feel trumps sound IMO, but only marginally. Both are so important. Anyway, I think they are using over half the arena in Vancouver, so big floor, and I'm thinking maybe 10,000 tix? That is just a guess though. It even occurred to me that QOTSA might not sell out or at least come close. Huh, I guess I'm out of touch, lol..... Shows with a bunch of empty seats... hmm. I don't think I've ever seen an arena show where that even happened before TBH. I can imagine it isn't so hot as far as vibe goes.
    yes, but when a band like Queens is so fucking loud that it hurts to be there, sound trumps feel. Ministry almost made me, literally, go deaf. My ears were ringing for 5 days after that show. 
    To anyone on here, I can't recommend enough having a set of musician's earplugs made. Mine were made in Toronto at a place called Listen Up for about $250. Best money I've ever spent - I use them at every concert (and many other loud events since I have noise-induced tinnitus), and everything just gets quieter (and not worse in quality unlike those piece of crap foam or plastic plugs).
    '05 - TO, '06 - TO 1, '08 - NYC 1 & 2, '09 - TO, Chi 1 & 2, '10 - Buffalo, NYC 1 & 2, '11 - TO 1 & 2, Hamilton, '13 - Buffalo, Brooklyn 1 & 2, '15 - Global Citizen, '16 - TO 1 & 2, Chi 2

    EV
    Toronto Film Festival 9/11/2007, '08 - Toronto 1 & 2, '09 - Albany 1, '11 - Chicago 1
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 2,669
    benjs said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    I'd be interested in the sound in an arena.  Their music is louder than most and I wonder if the sound would actually be better in an arena.   Has anyone done both on this tour?
    I saw Queens open for NIN in an arena, and the sound was infinitely better than every other time I saw them in a theatre. The overall feel wasn't the same, mind you, but the sound was way better. 
    Overall feel trumps sound IMO, but only marginally. Both are so important. Anyway, I think they are using over half the arena in Vancouver, so big floor, and I'm thinking maybe 10,000 tix? That is just a guess though. It even occurred to me that QOTSA might not sell out or at least come close. Huh, I guess I'm out of touch, lol..... Shows with a bunch of empty seats... hmm. I don't think I've ever seen an arena show where that even happened before TBH. I can imagine it isn't so hot as far as vibe goes.
    yes, but when a band like Queens is so fucking loud that it hurts to be there, sound trumps feel. Ministry almost made me, literally, go deaf. My ears were ringing for 5 days after that show. 
    To anyone on here, I can't recommend enough having a set of musician's earplugs made. Mine were made in Toronto at a place called Listen Up for about $250. Best money I've ever spent - I use them at every concert (and many other loud events since I have noise-induced tinnitus), and everything just gets quieter (and not worse in quality unlike those piece of crap foam or plastic plugs).
    What’s the downside to the foam ear plugs? 

  • benjsbenjs Toronto, ONPosts: 6,926
    benjs said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    I'd be interested in the sound in an arena.  Their music is louder than most and I wonder if the sound would actually be better in an arena.   Has anyone done both on this tour?
    I saw Queens open for NIN in an arena, and the sound was infinitely better than every other time I saw them in a theatre. The overall feel wasn't the same, mind you, but the sound was way better. 
    Overall feel trumps sound IMO, but only marginally. Both are so important. Anyway, I think they are using over half the arena in Vancouver, so big floor, and I'm thinking maybe 10,000 tix? That is just a guess though. It even occurred to me that QOTSA might not sell out or at least come close. Huh, I guess I'm out of touch, lol..... Shows with a bunch of empty seats... hmm. I don't think I've ever seen an arena show where that even happened before TBH. I can imagine it isn't so hot as far as vibe goes.
    yes, but when a band like Queens is so fucking loud that it hurts to be there, sound trumps feel. Ministry almost made me, literally, go deaf. My ears were ringing for 5 days after that show. 
    To anyone on here, I can't recommend enough having a set of musician's earplugs made. Mine were made in Toronto at a place called Listen Up for about $250. Best money I've ever spent - I use them at every concert (and many other loud events since I have noise-induced tinnitus), and everything just gets quieter (and not worse in quality unlike those piece of crap foam or plastic plugs).
    What’s the downside to the foam ear plugs? 
    Muffled sound, uneven volume reduction across frequency, discomfort after extended use because they are generically shaped rather than for your own ears, designed for single (or minimal) use, to list a few.
    '05 - TO, '06 - TO 1, '08 - NYC 1 & 2, '09 - TO, Chi 1 & 2, '10 - Buffalo, NYC 1 & 2, '11 - TO 1 & 2, Hamilton, '13 - Buffalo, Brooklyn 1 & 2, '15 - Global Citizen, '16 - TO 1 & 2, Chi 2

    EV
    Toronto Film Festival 9/11/2007, '08 - Toronto 1 & 2, '09 - Albany 1, '11 - Chicago 1
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 2,669
    benjs said:
    benjs said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    I'd be interested in the sound in an arena.  Their music is louder than most and I wonder if the sound would actually be better in an arena.   Has anyone done both on this tour?
    I saw Queens open for NIN in an arena, and the sound was infinitely better than every other time I saw them in a theatre. The overall feel wasn't the same, mind you, but the sound was way better. 
    Overall feel trumps sound IMO, but only marginally. Both are so important. Anyway, I think they are using over half the arena in Vancouver, so big floor, and I'm thinking maybe 10,000 tix? That is just a guess though. It even occurred to me that QOTSA might not sell out or at least come close. Huh, I guess I'm out of touch, lol..... Shows with a bunch of empty seats... hmm. I don't think I've ever seen an arena show where that even happened before TBH. I can imagine it isn't so hot as far as vibe goes.
    yes, but when a band like Queens is so fucking loud that it hurts to be there, sound trumps feel. Ministry almost made me, literally, go deaf. My ears were ringing for 5 days after that show. 
    To anyone on here, I can't recommend enough having a set of musician's earplugs made. Mine were made in Toronto at a place called Listen Up for about $250. Best money I've ever spent - I use them at every concert (and many other loud events since I have noise-induced tinnitus), and everything just gets quieter (and not worse in quality unlike those piece of crap foam or plastic plugs).
    What’s the downside to the foam ear plugs? 
    Muffled sound, uneven volume reduction across frequency, discomfort after extended use because they are generically shaped rather than for your own ears, designed for single (or minimal) use, to list a few.
    Cool, I use them on the reg as I get them free from work. I was wondering if there were any physical downsides besides the sound quality. I don’t get the discomfort much (I usually only have them in for 2-3 hours). I agree about the muffled sound, but it’s never taken away from my enjoyment of a show. I can still usually hear well enough if the mix is decent. 

  • Hi guys, 
    does anyone know how to get my hands on one of the limited edition posters at their shows? 
    Just queue up and hope for the best or are there enough posters available? 
    So they make posters for every show they play or just US tours? 
    All tips ‘n tricks are welcome 
    thanks
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 2,669
    Hi guys, 
    does anyone know how to get my hands on one of the limited edition posters at their shows? 
    Just queue up and hope for the best or are there enough posters available? 
    So they make posters for every show they play or just US tours? 
    All tips ‘n tricks are welcome 
    thanks
    If you absolutely want to / have to have it, get there early. That’s really about the only advice worth offering IMO. 

    There seemed to be plenty available up to, and during Royal Blood’s sets in Boston & Portland, but if you REALLY want the poster I wouldn’t leave anything to chance. If it’s an awesome design, it could go pretty quickly. 

  • Hi guys, 
    does anyone know how to get my hands on one of the limited edition posters at their shows? 
    Just queue up and hope for the best or are there enough posters available? 
    So they make posters for every show they play or just US tours? 
    All tips ‘n tricks are welcome 
    thanks
    If you absolutely want to / have to have it, get there early. That’s really about the only advice worth offering IMO. 

    There seemed to be plenty available up to, and during Royal Blood’s sets in Boston & Portland, but if you REALLY want the poster I wouldn’t leave anything to chance. If it’s an awesome design, it could go pretty quickly. 
    Thank you! 
    Unfortunately we don’t have Royal Blood as a support act here in Amsterdam but I’ll queue up before the doors open and I’ll go back to the pub after I’ve bought my poster ;)
    are there previews available? Or is the artist unknown until the night of the show?
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 2,669
    Hi guys, 
    does anyone know how to get my hands on one of the limited edition posters at their shows? 
    Just queue up and hope for the best or are there enough posters available? 
    So they make posters for every show they play or just US tours? 
    All tips ‘n tricks are welcome 
    thanks
    If you absolutely want to / have to have it, get there early. That’s really about the only advice worth offering IMO. 

    There seemed to be plenty available up to, and during Royal Blood’s sets in Boston & Portland, but if you REALLY want the poster I wouldn’t leave anything to chance. If it’s an awesome design, it could go pretty quickly. 
    Thank you! 
    Unfortunately we don’t have Royal Blood as a support act here in Amsterdam but I’ll queue up before the doors open and I’ll go back to the pub after I’ve bought my poster ;)
    are there previews available? Or is the artist unknown until the night of the show?
    Yes, QOTSA’s Twitter & Facebook pages posted images of each night’s poster early afternoon, day of the show. For example: 

    https://www.facebook.com/QOTSA/posts/10155887345732806

  • Hi guys, 
    does anyone know how to get my hands on one of the limited edition posters at their shows? 
    Just queue up and hope for the best or are there enough posters available? 
    So they make posters for every show they play or just US tours? 
    All tips ‘n tricks are welcome 
    thanks
    If you absolutely want to / have to have it, get there early. That’s really about the only advice worth offering IMO. 

    There seemed to be plenty available up to, and during Royal Blood’s sets in Boston & Portland, but if you REALLY want the poster I wouldn’t leave anything to chance. If it’s an awesome design, it could go pretty quickly. 
    Thank you! 
    Unfortunately we don’t have Royal Blood as a support act here in Amsterdam but I’ll queue up before the doors open and I’ll go back to the pub after I’ve bought my poster ;)
    are there previews available? Or is the artist unknown until the night of the show?
    Yes, QOTSA’s Twitter & Facebook pages posted images of each night’s poster early afternoon, day of the show. For example: 

    https://www.facebook.com/QOTSA/posts/10155887345732806
    Awesome! Thanks
  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 3,283
    EODM opener. Sweet!


  • kramer73kramer73 Posts: 1,682
    They are playing Breese Field in Madison in May, just announced.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,600
    @HughFreakingDillon ; QOTSA just announced a show in Winnipeg! :joy:
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,600
    benjs said:
    benjs said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    I'd be interested in the sound in an arena.  Their music is louder than most and I wonder if the sound would actually be better in an arena.   Has anyone done both on this tour?
    I saw Queens open for NIN in an arena, and the sound was infinitely better than every other time I saw them in a theatre. The overall feel wasn't the same, mind you, but the sound was way better. 
    Overall feel trumps sound IMO, but only marginally. Both are so important. Anyway, I think they are using over half the arena in Vancouver, so big floor, and I'm thinking maybe 10,000 tix? That is just a guess though. It even occurred to me that QOTSA might not sell out or at least come close. Huh, I guess I'm out of touch, lol..... Shows with a bunch of empty seats... hmm. I don't think I've ever seen an arena show where that even happened before TBH. I can imagine it isn't so hot as far as vibe goes.
    yes, but when a band like Queens is so fucking loud that it hurts to be there, sound trumps feel. Ministry almost made me, literally, go deaf. My ears were ringing for 5 days after that show. 
    To anyone on here, I can't recommend enough having a set of musician's earplugs made. Mine were made in Toronto at a place called Listen Up for about $250. Best money I've ever spent - I use them at every concert (and many other loud events since I have noise-induced tinnitus), and everything just gets quieter (and not worse in quality unlike those piece of crap foam or plastic plugs).
    What’s the downside to the foam ear plugs? 
    Muffled sound, uneven volume reduction across frequency, discomfort after extended use because they are generically shaped rather than for your own ears, designed for single (or minimal) use, to list a few.
    Yeah, I actually despise wearing them. It really takes away from the show for me because it muffles the music and cuts out way too much of the crowd noise too. I realize they are important for my hearing and all... but I still hate them (yes, really good earplugs suck for me too, not just the shitty cheap ones). :frowning:
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,014
    PJ_Soul said:
    @HughFreakingDillon ; QOTSA just announced a show in Winnipeg! :joy:
    I JUST SAW THAT. OMG OMG OMG OMG. WITH ROYAL BLOOD OPENING. OMG OMG OMG. 
    1 day.......
  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 7,234
    Cork-Eddie-17 Chicago 1&2-16 Miami-16 Ft. Lauderdale-16 New York City(Colbert,Sound Check,Show)-15 Moline-14 Detroit-14 Amsterdam 1&2-14 Chicago-13 Noblesville-10 Grand Rapids-06 Grand Rapids-04 Auburn Hills-00 Auburn Hills-98 Toledo-96

    Life is hard, that's why no one survives

  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 9,902
    Shreveport huh?  
  • iwasatpj20iwasatpj20 Rockford, ILPosts: 2,562
    Shreveport huh?  
    Why not, Foo Fighters playing Shreveport next year.  I may have to go to the Madison show, interesting.
    2000 - Chicago
    2003 - Champaign
    2006 - Chicago 1 & 2
    2007 - Chicago Lollapalooza
    2009 - Chicago 1 & 2
    2010 - Saint Louis
    2011 - East Troy 1 & 2 (PJ20 Destination Weekend)
    2012 - Atlanta, Missoula
    2013 - Chicago (Wrigley Field), Dallas, Oklahoma City
    2014 - Saint Louis, Tulsa, Moline (No Code, IL), Saint Paul, Milwaukee (Yield, WI)
    2016 - Greenville (Vs, SC), Columbia, Boston (Fenway Park 1), Chicago (Wrigley Field 1 & 2)

    2012 - Temple of the Dog (PJ20 Destination Weekend)
    2014 - Soundgarden Tinley Park (with Nine Inch Nails)
    2016 - Chris Cornell Solo (Madison, WI and Peoria, IL (official hometown show))
    2016 - Temple of the Dog (San Francisco, both shows)

    RIP Andrew Wood, Kurt Cobain, Layne Staley, and Chris Cornell
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 9,902
    Shreveport huh?  
    Why not, Foo Fighters playing Shreveport next year.  I may have to go to the Madison show, interesting.
    I wish they played there when I was living out that way!
  • iwasatpj20iwasatpj20 Rockford, ILPosts: 2,562
    Shreveport huh?  
    Why not, Foo Fighters playing Shreveport next year.  I may have to go to the Madison show, interesting.
    I wish they played there when I was living out that way!
    Fair point
    2000 - Chicago
    2003 - Champaign
    2006 - Chicago 1 & 2
    2007 - Chicago Lollapalooza
    2009 - Chicago 1 & 2
    2010 - Saint Louis
    2011 - East Troy 1 & 2 (PJ20 Destination Weekend)
    2012 - Atlanta, Missoula
    2013 - Chicago (Wrigley Field), Dallas, Oklahoma City
    2014 - Saint Louis, Tulsa, Moline (No Code, IL), Saint Paul, Milwaukee (Yield, WI)
    2016 - Greenville (Vs, SC), Columbia, Boston (Fenway Park 1), Chicago (Wrigley Field 1 & 2)

    2012 - Temple of the Dog (PJ20 Destination Weekend)
    2014 - Soundgarden Tinley Park (with Nine Inch Nails)
    2016 - Chris Cornell Solo (Madison, WI and Peoria, IL (official hometown show))
    2016 - Temple of the Dog (San Francisco, both shows)

    RIP Andrew Wood, Kurt Cobain, Layne Staley, and Chris Cornell
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 9,642
    I wish they changed their setlist up show to show.  Would be a blast to follow around for a week.
  • Massara133Massara133 Stettler AB CanadaPosts: 308
    Anyone have info on their fan club presale?
    ticketmaster indicates fan club presale 2 days before public sale but I can't find any info about it on QOTSA website 
    10
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 2,965
    I received an email for the last tour announcement with a code, but haven't gotten anything this time.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • iwasatpj20iwasatpj20 Rockford, ILPosts: 2,562
    Got my ticket for the Madison show next year
    2000 - Chicago
    2003 - Champaign
    2006 - Chicago 1 & 2
    2007 - Chicago Lollapalooza
    2009 - Chicago 1 & 2
    2010 - Saint Louis
    2011 - East Troy 1 & 2 (PJ20 Destination Weekend)
    2012 - Atlanta, Missoula
    2013 - Chicago (Wrigley Field), Dallas, Oklahoma City
    2014 - Saint Louis, Tulsa, Moline (No Code, IL), Saint Paul, Milwaukee (Yield, WI)
    2016 - Greenville (Vs, SC), Columbia, Boston (Fenway Park 1), Chicago (Wrigley Field 1 & 2)

    2012 - Temple of the Dog (PJ20 Destination Weekend)
    2014 - Soundgarden Tinley Park (with Nine Inch Nails)
    2016 - Chris Cornell Solo (Madison, WI and Peoria, IL (official hometown show))
    2016 - Temple of the Dog (San Francisco, both shows)

    RIP Andrew Wood, Kurt Cobain, Layne Staley, and Chris Cornell
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,014
    man. seen these guys 4 times. but the last time, when this new show comes around, will be 10 years and 3 weeks ago. that's insane. they came twice in 6 months for Era Vulgaris, and then not since then. how bizarre. 
    1 day.......
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,014
    just scored floor GA for Winnipeg. Sweet. 
    1 day.......
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 2,965
    just scored floor GA for Winnipeg. Sweet. 
    Awesome! Glad to hear they're finally coming back to your area. I feel like they've hit their peak so it's a great time to see them. Reminds me of '03 PJ. Not difficult to get tickets, putting on killer shows and still rocking the old stuff. The only thing missing is a more varied set list.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • HorosHoros Posts: 4,133
    Hi guys, 
    does anyone know how to get my hands on one of the limited edition posters at their shows? 
    Just queue up and hope for the best or are there enough posters available? 
    So they make posters for every show they play or just US tours? 
    All tips ‘n tricks are welcome 
    thanks
    If you absolutely want to / have to have it, get there early. That’s really about the only advice worth offering IMO. 

    There seemed to be plenty available up to, and during Royal Blood’s sets in Boston & Portland, but if you REALLY want the poster I wouldn’t leave anything to chance. If it’s an awesome design, it could go pretty quickly. 
    Thank you! 
    Unfortunately we don’t have Royal Blood as a support act here in Amsterdam but I’ll queue up before the doors open and I’ll go back to the pub after I’ve bought my poster ;)
    are there previews available? Or is the artist unknown until the night of the show?

    #FHP
  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 3,283
    ^^^ Wow! Beautiful print.
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