QOTSA have cancelled their remaining European dates after Josh Homme was taken ill with a serious lung infection.
The man was coughing up blooded lung butter in his Parisian hotel room, and they realised it was time to go home… which is fair enough really.
On their website, the band have said thus:
"We've toured with everything from broken ankles to bruised livers, but simply weren't prepared for this relentless attack of teeming bacteria. Our fans know that we ain't pussies and this is an obvious downer for everyone involved. All we really wanted to do was play our new tunes for everybody, and turn this "promo tour" into more of a party. So, for those of you with any unused tickets, hold on to them. We'll be back as soon as possible to make up these shows, and when we do, we'll have something special for all of you with an un-ripped ticket. We ain't in the habit of cancelling, and we don't forget."
This means that the band’s plans to play three gigs in one evening in Camden next week (March 3rd) are postponed at the very least. Two other European dates have been postponed.
Their new record, ‘Lullabies to Paralyze’ is out on March 21st, with a single ‘Little Sister’ two weeks before that.