Queens of the Stone Age Rock ‘…Like Clockwork’ in Its Entirety at Brooklyn Show
Three days after the release of their sixth studio album, Queens of the Stone Age played '...Like Clockwork' in its entirety to a sold-out crowd at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. As an album that has received high critical praise, it was a chance of a lifetime for 1,200 screaming fans to see QOTSA tear through brand new material, and a few older hits.
Kicking things off around 11:30 PM, Queens of the Stone Age opened the night with the eerie 'Keep Your Eyes Peeled.' Keeping things simple, frontman Josh Homme didn't spend much time talking between songs; rather, he and the band focused on delivering song after song to the passionate audience. The show was in celebration of the new album, and it was obvious the fans were already well-versed in the new music. To see the songs performed in a live setting for the first time took the emotional power of '...Like Clockwork' to a whole new level.
The Brooklyn Masonic Temple is an interesting venue for a rock show. As you walk into the performance space, it feels as though you're transported to a grade school auditorium, complete with an old-school stage and velvet curtains. The unique venue only added to the power of QOTSA's performance. By the end of the night, there was no question that the Temple was the perfect location to celebrate the album.
Closing with title track, '...Like Clockwork,' fans went nuts hoping the band would come back for an encore. To the excitement of every single person pushing toward the stage, QOTSA quickly returned to the stage and ripped into an explosive performance of 'You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire.' The encore was packed with two more tracks from 2002's 'Songs for the Deaf,' including the band's most successful tune, 'No One Knows.'
Helping QOTSA celebrate their new album, the show was full of memorable performances for the crowd, including the first time the beautiful 'Fairweather Friends' was ever performed live. At the end of the 80-minute set, the crowd was convinced that even though QOTSA took six years to release their new record, there is no question that they are here to stay and blazing new ground. It was a night like no other for the lucky fans who packed the Brooklyn Masonic Temple.
Queens of the Stone Age Set List – Brooklyn Masonic Temple, Brooklyn, N.Y. – June 7, 2013
'Keep Your Eyes Peeled'
'I Sat by the Ocean'
'The Vampyre of Time and Memory'
'If I Had a Tail'
'My God is the Sun'
'I Appear Missing'
'You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire'
'No One Knows'
'A Song for the Dead'
Photos of Queens of the Stone Age