Josh Homme To Undergo Emergency Surgery


Queens of the Stone Age recently announced that they are canceling the remainder of their July tour dates due to a health emergency involving Josh Homme, who believes bands ‘have to be willing to lose fans.’

Josh Homme has health emergency

A post on the band’s social media accounts states that frontman Josh Homme “must return to the United States immediately for emergency surgery.” However, the nature of his injury or ailment is not specified and the band noting “every effort was made to push through and play for you, but it is no longer an option to continue.”

It is noted that the news certainly impacts a mix of eight planned European headlining shows and festival appearances, beginning July 10 in Vitrolles, France and concluding July 27 in Athens.

As per their website, Queens of the Stone Age’s next currently scheduled tour date is August 24 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The band last performed on Saturday night in Milan, Italy, after canceling their appearance at the AMA Music Festival the previous night due to unspecified illness.

On July 2, Homme announced that Queens of the Stone Age would become the first band to perform inside the Catacombs of Paris, and that the performance would take place in “a week’s time or so.” A specific date was not listed, and there has been no report that the show took place.

Queens of the Stone Age are currently on a tour in support of 2023’s In Times New Roman…, which was their first album since 2017’s Villains. Before the release of the album, Homme revealed he had been diagnosed with cancer in 2022, and had a successful operation to have it removed.

The post encouraged ticket holders for the festivals to visit the event’s websites for updated information, with ticket holders for headlining shows asked to await contact directly from the point of purchase. The most recent show the band performed was on July 6 at the Ippodromo del Galoppo di San Siro in Milan, Italy.