Queens of the Stone Age commemorate anniversary of Paris attacks with charity performance broadcast

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on November 9, 2020

The November 13th broadcast will help raise funds for charities birthed out of the tragedy that took place at The Bataclan in 2015.

Queens of the Stone Age have announced plans to broadcast their previously unseen 2018 performance from MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) in Tasmania.

The acoustic set was benefit that took place to raise funds for the Children’s Hospital of Hobart, Tasmania. Now, the footage is being used to honor the lives lost during the tragic terrorist attack that took place at The Bataclan in Paris in 2015.

The broadcast is scheduled for November 13th at 9am PT, 5pm UK, 6pm EU on YouTube. The event is being held to raise funds for The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust and the Life Of Paris charities.

“The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust is dedicated to connecting communities through music and this year more people than ever have needed the collective expressive experience that music brings,” says Zoe Alexander of NAMT. “We’re hugely grateful to Queens Of The Stone Age for supporting our work by providing this incredible footage to raise funds for NAMT and Life for Paris and giving us all a much-needed sense of rock’n’roll connection as we navigate through these times.”

With current Covid-19 restrictions in place, in-person memorial events are not possible. Wanting to ensure that the lives lost are still honored in a safe way, the broadcast will give people the chance to gather virtually to grieve and connect.

Preside of Life Of Paris, Arthur Denouveaux, echoed that sentiment. “This show premiering on November 13 means our community will be together sharing the same music at the same time. This is the best testimony to the importance of the arts in challenging times.”

Josh Home kept it simple by imploring those who have the ability to make a contribution to do so. “2020 is a really messed up year, and people in need need you more than ever.

Donate what you can, if you can.”

Watch the Queens of the Stone Age performance of “The Way You Used To Do” from their MONA set below.