Queens of the Stone Age announce live stream fundraiser for Bataclan attack 5th anniversary
10 November 2020, 12:42 | Updated: 13 November 2020, 13:18
Josh Homme and co will host the event on 13 November in honour of the Bataclan terror attack which occurred at an Eagles of Death Metal gig.
Queens of the Stone Age are set to broadcast unseen footage as part of a live stream and fundraiser to commemorate the Bataclan and Paris terror attacks.
Josh Homme and co took to social media this week to announce the virtual event, which will feature their set from Tasmania's Museum of Old and New Art and will air this week.
All profits from the live stream - which takes place on Friday 13 November - will raise funds towards The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust, in honour of the band merchandise manager, and Life for Paris, which supports victims affected by the Paris tragedy.
QOTSA will broadcast previously unseen live footage from @monamuseum, Tasmania, in aid of @NickAlexanderMT & @lifeforparis charities. It will be available for a limited time beginning 9am (LA), 5pm (London) & 6pm (Paris) on Friday Nov. 13th.— QOTSA (@qotsa) November 9, 2020
Watch here: https://t.co/NzNFDB5xvz pic.twitter.com/LoTM1zYlly
13 November 2015 saw 89 people tragically killed when terrorists wearing suicide vests opened fire at an Eagles of Death Metal gig at The Bataclan, Paris. Homme, who is part of the band wasn't present at the time.
The mass shooting came alongside several coordinated suicide bombing and shooting attacks across the city, which resulted in the deaths of 137 people including the attackers.
“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,” Homme explained. "2020 is a really messed up year, and people in need need you more than ever. Donate what you can, if you can.”
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