Queens Of The Stone Age Postpone Tour Due To Homme's Lung Infection
Europe is losing out on some quality time with Queens Of The Stone Age. The band was forced to postpone the remainder of their Euro mini-tour after frontman Josh Homme became ill in his hotel room. Homme was initially told he had the flu, but — since that’s usually only a big deal for 80-year-olds and Michael Jackson — continued playing shows. Unfortunately he had been misdiagnosed, and soon discovered he had a serious lung infection after he began coughing up blood.
The band made a colourful statement on their website, explaining how seriously they take any postponement. "We’ve toured with everything from broken ankles to bruised livers, but simply weren’t prepared for this relentless attack of teeming bacteria," the message says. "Our fans know that we ain’t pussies and this is an obvious downer for everyone involved."
They also told all the unlucky Europeans with tickets to hold on to them for the moment, insisting that the band would return for a series of make-up dates. "And when we do, we’ll have something special for all of you with an un-ripped ticket," they write. "We ain’t in the habit of cancelling, and we don’t forget."
Currently, Homme is recovering in the U.S. Since there’s no indication of how long that might take, it’s up in the air whether his illness could affect the upcoming North American dates, which were scheduled to kick off March 15 in Texas. This leg of the tour also includes several Canadian stops.
One surefire way to hear the band, however, will be on their new disc, "Lullabies To Paralyze," due out March 22.
Source: Chart Attack
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