One could argue that Josh Homme and Queens Of The Stone Age are the most consistent band in rock and roll. Not many bands have crossover like they do in both the mainstream rock and indie rock communties, but Queens Of The Stone Age have found a mutual respect from both because of a consistent body of work and commitment to making the best fucking rock music possible.

They kept their winning streak going with the release of Villains, which was released via Matador Records in August. They announced a big time tour including a date at Madison Square Garden in the fall, but they announced an intimate warm-up at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on September 6 – which is also where we last saw them play back in 2014.

The night began with an opening set from British duo Royal Blood (who we last saw at Governors Ball this summer) who just seem to find new fame every time I see them perform. They are dressing like true rock stars now and delivering big time performances that warrant their growing status. They may have been opening the set up, but they tore through their set as if they were headlining and got the crowd totally into it. It’s only a matter of time until we are back seeing them headline The Cap.

No matter how many times I see Queens Of The Stone Age perform live, seeing them perform live always leaves an impression. You hear all the talk that rock and roll is dying or straight up dead, and yet we have one of the modern day rock gods doing their thing and people are taking it for granted. Their set at The Capitol Theatre was sexy, thunderous and riveting every step of the way.

They played plenty of rippers from Villains with the band offering up enough no ooze to make them stand apart from their recorded counterparts. And when they turned back the clock for old school cookers like “Leg Of Lamb,” “You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire” and little tune called “No One Knows,” they consumed and occupied a completely different frequency that was straight up pummeling and punishing in the best way possible.

Find photos and setlists for both Royal Blood and Queens Of The Stone Age posted below.

Royal Blood:

Royal Blood Setlist:

1. Where Are You Now?
2. Lights Out
3. Come on Over
4. I Only Lie When I Love You
5. Little Monster
6. Hook, Line & Sinker
7. Figure It Out
8. Ten Tonne Skeleton
9. Out of the Black

Queens Of The Stone Age:

Queens Of The Stone Age Setlist:

1. Feet Don’t Fail Me
2. Turnin’ on the Screw
3. My God Is the Sun
4. Domesticated Animals
5. Smooth Sailing
6. Un-Reborn Again
7. You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire
8. First It Giveth
9. Fortress
10. Little Sister
11. Leg of Lamb
12. I Appear Missing
13. Villains of Circumstance
14. If I Had a Tail
15. The Way You Used to Do
16. I Sat by the Ocean
17. The Evil Has Landed
18. No One Knows

19. A Song for the Dead

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