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Queens of the Stone Age Hammered Home a Solid Set Saturday in Saint Louis

Queens of the Stone Age performing in Saint Louis Saturday night. Photo by Jon Gitchoff/ JonGitchoff.com.

 

–by Jon Gitchoff

 

Queens of the Stone Age, led by Josh Homme, riffed and roared through the St. Louis area on “The End is Nero Tour” with a stop at St. Louis Music Park on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023.

Queens of the Stone Age performing in Saint Louis Saturday night. Photo by Jon Gitchoff/ JonGitchoff.com.

Queens, led by Josh Homme, set the bar high for the evening right out of the gate with blistering versions of their 2003 classics “No One Knows” and “First It Giveth” before segueing to “Avon” from their self-titled debut album, which coincidentally celebrated its 25th anniversary just a day before their St. Louis area tour stop.

Queens of the Stone Age performing in Saint Louis Saturday night. Photo by Jon Gitchoff/ JonGitchoff.com.

Light on small talk, “Time & Place” was the first of five songs from their new album In Times New Roman… to work their way into their furious 90-minute set before bouncing around their discography with killer versions of “Make It Wit Chu”, “God is in the Radio” and closing out their main set with their 2005 hit “Little Sister.”

Queens of the Stone Age performing in Saint Louis Saturday night. Photo by Jon Gitchoff/ JonGitchoff.com.

Queens, featuring Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and thunderous percussion from Jon Theodore, returned to the stage with a four-song encore to close out their evening including “Made to Parade”, a fan request of “In the Fade”, and closing out with two cuts from their beloved album Songs for the Deaf.

Queens of the Stone Age performing in Saint Louis Saturday night. Photo by Jon Gitchoff/ JonGitchoff.com.

This was the band’s first time back in the St. Louis area since 2017 and if turnout was any indication, the STL clearly missed them and hopes run high that they’ll be back, and the sooner the better.

Queens of the Stone Age performing in Saint Louis Saturday night. Photo by Jon Gitchoff/ JonGitchoff.com.

 

 

Queens of the Stone Age Setlist:

No One Knows

First It Giveth

Avon

Time & Place

Smooth Sailing

My God is the Sun

Emotion Sickness

If I Had a Tail

Carnavoyeur

The Way You Used to Do

Negative Space

Make It Wit Chu

God is in the Radio

Little Sister

 

Encore:

Made to Parade

In the Fade

Go With the Flow

A Song for the Dead

 

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