Queens of the Stone Age cancel European tour due to Josh Homme’s “emergency surgery”

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Queens of the Stone Age Cancel European Tour Dates Due to Josh Homme’s Emergency Surgery

Queens of the Stone Age have announced the cancellation of several European tour dates due to frontman Josh Homme requiring emergency surgery. The American rock band had been touring Europe for the past month, performing at major festivals like Download and Rock AM Ring. They were scheduled to continue their tour until the end of August but have had to cancel several upcoming shows.

Affected Tour Dates

The cancelled shows include performances at the Sohoda Festival in Slovakia, Athens Rocks in Greece, and headline shows in Zagreb, Croatia. Additionally, concerts in Germany, France, Slovakia, Romania, and the Czech Republic have been pulled from the schedule.

In a heartfelt message shared on social media, the band expressed their disappointment: “Queens are gutted we aren’t able to play for you. We apologize for any inconvenience and share in your frustration and disappointment.”

They continued, “QOTSA regret to announce that Josh Homme must return to the United States immediately for emergency surgery. Every effort was made to push through and play for you, but it is no longer an option to continue.”

Refund Information

For headline shows, fans will be contacted about refunds from the point of purchase, with further information provided on how to secure their money. Ticket holders for festival performances are advised to visit the specific festival websites for refund information.

Josh Homme’s Health Update

Details on Josh Homme’s surgery and current health situation remain sparse. However, Queens of the Stone Age are optimistic about resuming their European tour on August 8th at the Way Out West Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Last year, Josh Homme revealed he had been diagnosed with cancer in 2022 but received the all-clear following treatment. In an interview with Revolver, Homme discussed his health challenges, stating, “I never say it can’t get any worse. I never say that, and I wouldn’t advise it. But I do say it can get better.”

Looking Forward

Despite these setbacks, Queens of the Stone Age remain hopeful. Homme recently told ITV, “I’m good, I’m all clear,” and added, “It’s OK to be broad and say ‘Dark times come’, but I guess more than ever I’m just trying to look for the light.”

The band released their latest album, In Times New Roman, in 2023. The album has been well-received, with Far Out giving it a three-star review and noting, “In Times New Roman has darkness woven into its DNA. But Homme’s never been one to feel sorry for himself. The anger and confusion that has coloured his life outside of music doesn’t really find its way into either the music or the lyrics of In Times New Roman.”

Queens of the Stone Age look forward to returning to the stage and continuing to connect with their fans.

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