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Josh Homme - 'I’m getting sick of everyone telling everyone what to do' during QOTSA's Performance at Mad Cool.

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Josh Homme - 'I’m getting sick of everyone telling everyone what to do' during QOTSA's Performance at Mad Cool.
 
 photo by @rcstills

photo by @rcstills

"Look at my face. Let them in or I will walk down there and let them all in," said Homme

During Queens Of The Stone Age's set at Mad Cool in Madrid, Homme took a refrain during their performance of 'No One Knows' to protest against the fenced-off VIP area at the foot of the stage demanding that security let everyone in to the exclusive pit – and they relented.

“Security, you’d better let those people in,” he said. “I’m not playing until you let them in… you’d better let them in because you work for me tonight.”

Relenting to his demands, security eventually did let the massed crowd into the VIP area, while Homme started a chant of “Let them in! Let them in!” When the crowds started flooding in, he said, “That’s right, come on in… It’s a Queens Of The Stone Age concert and you can do whatever you want to do… Let them in. Look at my face. Let them in or I will walk down there and let them all in.”

When satisfied, Homme said, gnomically: “Yesterday is gone, tomorrow never comes, right now is all you’ve got.”

Later in the set, Homme continued to take issue with the festival’s security, saying “Security go, easy on these kids here… I’ll kick all the security out and the whole place will run wild. Be nice or be gone.”

Later still, he said: “The reason I told them to let people in there with you guys is I’m getting sick of everyone telling everyone what to do. I’m sick of everyone being offended. We travelled thousands of miles to play your party, to give you a night to remember. And we won’t leave until you’re fucked up, high, dancing, making out with somebody and having the best night of your life. Otherwise, you’re just a bunch of domesticated animals.”

Some examples of Queens live antics..

Queens Of The Stone age will be bringing their Villains tour to Australia next month, tour dates below:

Queens Of The Stone Age – Villains World Tour 2018

With special guest C.W. Stoneking

Tuesday, August 28th
Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages)
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)
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

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