Josh Homme Undergoes Emergency Surgery, QOTSA Cancel European Tour

by Patria
Josh Homme

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has been forced to cut short the band’s European tour to return to the United States for an undisclosed emergency surgery.

The band announced the news via social media, stating, “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.”

As a result, the following shows have been canceled:


10 – Festival Jardin Sonore – Vitrolles, France
13 – Pohoda Festival – Trencin, Slovakia
16 – Zitadelle Spandau – Berlin, Germany
17 – Colours of Ostrava – Ostrava, Czech Republic
18 – METAstadt – Vienna, Austria
20 – Electric Castle Festival – Cluj, Romania
23 – SRC Salata – Zagreb, Croatia
24 – SRC Salata – Zagreb, Croatia
27 – Athens Rocks – Athens, Greece

Fans have expressed their disappointment but have also extended their well-wishes for Homme’s speedy recovery. The band has yet to announce any rescheduled dates or further details regarding Homme’s condition.

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