Queens of the Stone Age, the multiple Grammy-nominated California-based heavy rock band, will bring their continuing “…Like Clockwork” tour to the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday, July 12. Tickets for the concert, presented by Waterfront Concerts, will go on sale at noon on Friday, April 11, via Ticketmaster, waterfrontconcerts.com, in person at the Cross Center box office, and on the phone by calling 1-800-745-3000.
Queens of the Stone Age formed in 1996, after frontman Josh Homme’s former band, stoner metal legends Kyuss, disbanded. After putting out a self-titled debut album in 1998, the Queens’ second album, “Rated R,” came out in 2000 and received very positive reviews, putting them at the forefront of early 2000s rock. “Songs for the Deaf” came out in 2002, spawning the hit single “No One Knows” and selling nearly one million copies. That was followed by “Lullabies to Paralyze” in 2004 and “Era Vulgaris” in 2007, after which the band took an extended hiatus, with Homme playing with his band Eagles of Death Metal, as well as his side project with Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones, Them Crooked Vultures. “… Like Clockwork” came out in June 2013, garnering them three Grammy nominations and a spot on countless best of album lists for the year.
Queens of the Stone Age will be the first rock show to play at the Cross Insurance Center. An opening act has not yet been announced. QOTSA joins other Waterfront Concerts at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, just down the street from the Cross Center, including the Rise Above Fest on May 10 featuring Avenged Sevenfold and Seether, Styx and Foreigner on July 5, and the Arcade Fire on Aug. 20. A full list of concerts can be found at waterfrontconcerts.com.