Queens of the Stone Age, one of the world’s biggest and best rock bands, have been confirmed for the Eden Sessions and will play a show in front of the famous Biomes on July 3.
The band, who were formed in Palm Desert in California’s Coachella Valley, come to Eden off the back of the release of their acclaimed seventh studio album Villains, which came out last summer (2017).
The record was their first to hit the top of the UK album charts and features the tracks Feet Don’t Fail Me, The Way You Used to Do and The Evil Has Landed.
Villains was produced by Mark Ronson and was nominated in the Best Rock Album category at this year’s Grammys.
Queens of the Stone Age are considered one of the top live bands in the world and have previously been named Best Live Band at the NME Awards and Best Live Act at the Q Awards.
Their Eden Session is the only UK show they will play this summer apart from a headline appearance at Finsbury Park in London in June.
Rita Broe, Eden’s marketing director, said: “Queens of the Stone Age are a band we have wanted to bring to the Eden Sessions for years so we’re incredibly excited to confirm this show. They bring a hard rock edge to what is shaping up to be the best and most varied line-up in the history of the Sessions.”
Queens of the Stone Age are Josh Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore. The band have boasted a fluid line-up since their inception in 1996, with Homme the only member to be in it since the beginning.
They have featured collaborations with rock royalty, including former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl, former Screaming Trees guitarist and grunge pioneer Mark Lanegan and Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor.
Queens of the Stone Age released their self-titled debut in 1998 and followed it up with the acclaimed Rated R.
Their breakout record Songs for the Deaf – featuring Grohl on drums and including the iconic singles No One Knows and Go With the Flow – was released in 2002. Lullabies to Paralyze and Era Vulgaris followed in 2005 and 2007 respectively, with …Like Clockwork being released in 2013 and hitting the top of the US album charts.
Queens of the Stone Age join Gary Barlow (June 6 – SOLD OUT), Massive Attack and Young Fathers (June 15 – TICKETS AVAILABLE – and June 16 – SOLD OUT), A Beautiful Day Out at Eden featuring Levellers, New Model Army, Reef, Dreadzone and Ginger Wildheart (June 23 -TICKETS AVAILABLE), Jack Johnson (July 5 – SOLD OUT) and Björk (July 7 – SOLD OUT) on the bill for the 2018 Eden Sessions.
The Eden Sessions enter their 17th year in 2018. Last summer saw Bastille, Madness, Royal Blood, Blondie, Van Morrison, Bryan Adams and Foals carry on the great tradition of bringing top UK and international acts to Eden.
The Eden Sessions has its own free-to-view online TV channel (www.youtube.com/edensessionstv) featuring regularly-updated videos of some of the gigs’ finest shows.
Tickets to the Queens of the Stone Age Eden Session cost £50 plus £5 booking fee and are on sale to members of the Inside Track club now. They go on general sale at 5pm on Wednesday March 28 through www.edensessions.com.