iTunes Festival 2013 Day 6 Preview: Queens of the Stone Age tonight!

by Martin


The iTunes Festival runs all through September live from The Roundhouse in London and American rock legends Queens of the Stone Age are tonights headliners with support from Palma Violets.

We’re already on Day 6 of the iTunes Festival and Lady Gaga, Rizzle Kicks, The Lumineers are just some of the stars who have already performed but we’re not even half way through the month so we’ve got plenty of music left this month and Queens of the Stone Age are just another highlight of the month we’re sure.

Queens of the Stone Age are an American rock band from California.

The band first formed way back in 1996 and consists of founder Josh Homme (lead vocals, guitar, piano) and longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen (guitar, lap steel, keyboard, percussion, backing vocals), Michael Shuman (bass guitar, keyboard, backing vocals), Dean Fertita (keyboards, guitar, percussion, backing vocals).


Jon Theodore recently joined the band this year taking on drums and percussion in the band.

Queens of the Stone Age have released six studio albums with their most recent ‘…Like Clockwork’ being released in June 2013. In the UK the album reached Number 2 in the Official Albums Chart meanwhile the track reached Number 1 on the Billboard 200 in the US.

This made ‘…Like Clockwork’ the bands first album to top the charts in the US.

Over their career, since forming in 1996 the band have been placed in various genres including hard rock, alternative rock, art rock, heavy metal, alternative metal and many more.


London Quartet Palma Violets (above) are the support act at the iTunes Festival Queens of the Stone Age.

Palma Violets first formed in 2011 and their debut single ‘Best of Friends’ was voted song of the year in 2012 by NME.

The band then went on to release their debut album ‘180’ on the 25th of February 2013 which reached Number 11 in the official albums chart.

The iTunes Festival kicks off tonight at 19:45 with the Palma Violets followed by headliners Queens of the Stone Age at 9pm.

Watch the official music video for a Queens of the Stone Age classic ‘No One Knows’ ahead of tonights headline show at the iTunes Festival.