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Intimate venue for solo show
Former Queens of the Stone Age bass player Nick Oliveri is previewing tracks from his forthcoming solo album at a series of acoustic shows around the UK. The tour reaches the Bull's Head in Moseley, Birmingham, on June 7 and concludes at The Square in Harlow on June 20.
Stone Age Rock: Nick Oliveri
The 42-year-old, who has also played with Kyuss and Dwarves, released his solo single, Human Cannonball Explodes, on June 2, with the album, Leave Me Alone, due on September 15.
Recorded at Thunder Underground Studios in Palm Springs, Nick plays most of the instruments on the album, including drums, guitar and bass, but he invited some musician pals to contribute guitar solos. They include Phil Campbell from Motorhead, Dean Ween (a.k.a. Mickey Moist) from Ween and Moistboyz, Stephen Haas from Moistboyz, Mike Pygmie from Mondo Generator, Marc Diamond from Dwarves and Bruno Fevery from Kyuss Lives! and Vista Chino. There's also a guest vocal by Blag Dahlia from Dwarves.
Going solo: Nick Oliveri
There has been much speculation about Nick rejoining Queens of the Stone Age, a band he was a member of from 1998 till 2004. He contributed vocals to the group's track If I Had a Tail, which appeared on their album ...Like Clockwork, in November 2012. However it wasn't until April 2014 that he played with them on stage again, joining them during the encore in Portland, Oregon, on You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire.
It appears that the reunion was only temporary as the bassist plans to spend most of 2014 on the road, performing solo acoustic sets and gigs with The Uncontrollable, a duo he formed with Dwarves singer Blag Dahlia.
Nick Oliveri's remaining UK tour dates:
Jun 7: Birmingham, Bull's Head, Moseley; Jun 8: Leicester, The Scholar Bar; Jun 9: Nottingham, Rock City; Jun 10: Sheffield, Greystones; Jun 11: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club;
Jun 12: Liverpool, East Village Arts Club;
Jun 13: Chester, The Live Rooms;
Jun 14: Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arm;
Jun 15: Download Festival;
Jun 16: York, Duchess;
Jun 17: Glasgow, Stereo;
Jun 18: Manchester, The Deaf Institute;
Jun 19: London, The Black Heart;
Jun 20: Harlow, The Square.