St. Petersburg, FL (Nov. 18, 2013) – American rock band Queens of the Stone Age, hailed in Rolling Stone as one of “the 50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now,” will perform at The Mahaffey Theater one night only, Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the show start at $40.50 and go on sale Friday, Nov. 22 at noon.
Queens of the Stone Age (QOTSA) includes founder and lead vocalist Joshua Homme (guitar, piano), Troy Van Leeuwen (guitar, lap steel, keyboard, percussion and vocals), Dean Fertita (keyboards, guitar, percussion, vocals), Michael Shuman (bass guitar, keyboard, vocals) and Jon Theodore (drums, percussion).
The group, formed in 1996, came from Palm Desert, Calif. with a riff-oriented, heavy metal rock sound which has since evolved to incorporate a variety of different styles and influences including ZZ Top, dance-oriented elements and electronic music. It was nominated for Grammy® awards for singles “No One Knows,” “Go with the Flow,” “Little Sister” and “Sick, Sick, Sick.”
In June 2013 QOTSA self-produced and released …Like Clockwork, recorded by Mark Rankin with additional engineering by Alain Johannes and Justin Smith at Pink Duck, Joshua’s studio, in Burbank, Calif. The album is QOTSA’s six album and its first to debut in the No. 1 position in the United States. It has also achieved No. 1 status in Australia, Ireland and Portugal, No. 2 in the United Kingdom, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Finland and New Zealand, No. 3 in Holland and Austria, No. 4 in Denmark and in the top 10 in Germany, France and Spain, making it the undisputed best rock record of the year.
The introduction of QOTSA’s website written by food and travel commentator Anthony Bourdain states: “It came from the desert. What ‘it’ was, exactly, is still a matter of debate.”
He then queries: “Are the Queens of the Stone Age a band? An association? A concept? The intermittent issue of an unhinged Carlo Von Sexron? The toxic byproduct of other bands? …Whatever kind of strange and terrible mutation slouched out of the irradiated California wasteland in 1996, it’s evidently still around. It lives. It breathes. It can’t be stopped.”
Tickets for QOTSA are $40.50, $50.50 and $66.50 and may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Box Office is open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
About The Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
About The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programing and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater!
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.