Check out Queens Of The Stone Age’s moving tribute to Anthony Bourdain

Written by Tyler Jenke on 10th June, 2018
Check out Queens Of The Stone Age’s moving tribute to Anthony Bourdain

Friday evening, we received the tragic news that American celebrity chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain had sadly passed away. Now, Queens Of The Stone Age, fronted by Bourdain’s personal friend Josh Homme, has paid tribute to the late celebrity with an emotional performance in Denmark over the weekend.

Back in 2011, Josh Homme was featured on an episode of Bourdain’s No Reservations, which took him into the Mojave Desert desert in Southern California. Forming a close relationship with the celebrity chef, Homme teamed up with Mark Lanegan to compose the theme to Bourdain’s subsequent series, Parts Unknown.

Following news of Anthony Bourdain’s passing, Josh Homme took to Twitter to share a rather emotional tribute, writing “Dammit Tony. I’m so sorry. I’m so destroyed. I love you brother. I miss you too much already.”

“I’m heartbroken,” echoed former QOTSA member Mark Lanegan. “Bourdain was such a positive force in my life and so many others. A great friend and artist. What a sad fucking day”



Now, as Pitchfork notes, the Queens Of The Stone Age frontman has dedicated a performance of ‘Long Slow Goodbye’ to Anthony Bourdain while performing at the NorthSide Festival in Denmark on Friday night, just hours after Bourdain’s passing.

“Sometimes you lose somebody,” explained a sombre Josh Homme to the crowd. “And today we lost somebody. So this song is for Tony.”

Queens Of The Stone Age are currently on track to return to Australia later this year for a headline tour which will see them hit up Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne, and Adelaide, before wrapping up their tour in Perth.

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Check out Queens of The Stone Age’s performance of ‘Long Slow Goodbye’:



Queens Of The Stone Age – Villains World Tour 2018


With special guests C.W. Stoneking and The Chats

Tuesday, August 28th

Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages) (The Chats not appearing)

Tickets from Ticketmaster | Ph: 136 100

Thursday, August 30th

Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, NSW (All Ages)

Tickets from Ticketek | Ph: 132 849

Friday, August 31st

Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW (All Ages) (Sold Out)

Saturday, September 1st

Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW (All Ages) (New Show!)

Tickets from Ticketek | Ph: 132 849

Tuesday, September 4th

Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, TAS (All Ages)

Tickets from Ticketmaster | Ph: 136 100

Friday, September 7th

Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)

Tickets from Ticketek | Ph: 132 849

Saturday, September 8th

Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages) (New Show!)

Tickets from Ticketek | Ph: 132 849

Sunday, September 9th

Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, SA (All Ages)

Tickets from Ticketek | Ph: 132 849

Wednesday, September 12th

Perth Arena, Perth, WA (All Ages)

Tickets from Ticketek | Ph: 132 849

The article was originally published on Tone Deaf

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