Queens Of The Stone Age to mark fifth anniversary of Bataclan attack with benefit concert stream

Taking place this Friday.

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Queens Of The Stone Age are to stream a previously unseen gig, marking the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attack at The Bataclan in Paris.

In November 2015, a terrorist gunman opened fire at an Eagles Of Death Metal gig, killing 89 people. Among them was Nick Alexander, a merch manager known and loved throughout the live music industry.

Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme, who is a member of Eagles Of Death Metal, shared the plans for a special streamed show to mark five years since the tragedy, with all proceeds going to The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust. Queens Of The Stone Age’s gig at the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) in Tasmania will stream this Friday (13 November).

“This show was originally to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Hobart, Tasmania, and we’re pleased it has a second chance to do some good,” said Homme. “2020 is a really messed up year, and people in need need you more than ever. Donate what you can, if you can.”

The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust was established to “continue Nick’s music-loving legacy by providing instruments and music equipment for disadvantaged communities across the UK.” Alexander’s sister and charity founder Zoe said: “The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust is dedicated to connecting communities through music and this year more people than ever have needed the collective expressive experience that music brings.

“We’re hugely grateful to Queens Of The Stone Age for supporting our work by providing this incredible footage to raise funds for NAMT and Life for Paris and giving us all a much-needed sense of rock n’ roll connection as we navigate through these times.”

The show will stream over at Queens Of The Stone Age’s YouTube channel here. You can find out more about The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust here.

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