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Queens of the Stone Age announces benefit show in LA

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    As previously reported, Eagles of Death Metal bassist Brian O’Connor was recently diagnosed with cancer and due to his lack of medical insurance, a few notable friends — Josh Homme, Dave Grohl, and John Paul Jones — are coming to his aid with a series of benefit concert.

    With Homme’s main outfit, Queens of the Stone Age, now on the comeback trail, the California based frontman has announced another benefit concert, this one to feature the aforementioned Queens of the Stone Age — in what will be their first US date since 2008 — and O’Connor’s own brethren, Eagles of Death Metal. The Dead Weather/Queen of the Stone Age’s Dean Fertita is temporarily filling in for O’Connor on bass.

    The concert is set to take place on August 12th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Ticket information has not yet been release, but we’ll update you when it is. Update: Tickets go on sale Friday, July 16th at 10 AM PST via Ticketmaster.com.

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    Currently, this is Queens of the Stone Age’s only upcoming US tour date, though they do have a few scheduled for across the pond. Find a complete listing of their current tour itinerary below.

    If you’d like to contribute to O’Connor’s medical care fund please visit brianeodm.org.

    Queens of the Stone Age 2010 Tour Dates:
    08/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia #
    08/19-21 – Kiewit, BE @ Pukkelpop
    08/20 – Oberhausen, DE @ Area 4
    08/24 – Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle Spandau
    08/25 – Hamburg, DE @ Stadtpark
    08/27 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
    08/28 – Saint-Cloud, FR @ Rock en Seine
    08/29 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

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    # = w/ Eagles of Death Metal

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