Nick performed MILLIONAIRE tonight with QOTSA in Portland. (x)
From Mondo Generator’s Instagram
Le 29 avril prochain, Kasabian seront à Paris pour s’échauffer avant la grande tournée qui les attend, à l’occasion de la sortie de leur cinquième album. Avec
On April 29th, 2014, Kasabian will be in Paris rehearsing for the gig at Le Bataclan (30.04.14). OUI FM will be there to show us the backstage of their upcoming tour.
I’m so happy this turned out just well enough that I love it.
Behold, Joshua’s set list. IT’S ALL MINE MINE MINE. Ahem.
PLEASE NOTE - WE GOT BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY (which Joshua dedicated to Nick, his “brother from another fucked up mother”) and SURPRISE SURPRISE, NICK OLIVERI CAME OUT AND SANG MILLIONAIRE WITH QUEENS. AND THEN HE AND JOSHUA HUGGED AND THEN NICK HUGGED TROY AND I WAS LIKE :O
And I spent the entire show dead front in center of Joshua, leaning against the stage, with the monitor in front of me, so it was like he was singing directly in my ear. There was brief eye contact during Go With the Flow, I swear I imagined it but it happened a second time so fast then I knew it had happened.
I met Nick and the Moistboyz first (see picture in a previous post) and the second time he was outside, I managed to ask him “will you sing with them tonight?” only to get “….I don’t think so…” (ha ha, liar)
cassabian, I did not meet Mikey, sadly, but I did watch him a couple of times for you during the set. He was a full on Actual Werewolf tonight and perfection. (Hell, they all were. Troy was all over the stage, half a dozen showcases of the Homme Hula, DEAN RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME FOR VAMPYRE, Jon playing Chemistry perfectly… oh god it was beautiful. Every note, the whole show.)
I also said hi to Troy, when he randomly came out before the show, only to get in a car and leave, (we got “hi guys”.)
But really, you just want to know how I snagged Joshua. It was after 7pm; the doors were opened and it was just me and this guy who waited outside the backstage door. We decided we’d wait just a little longer. Believe me, at that point I was begging the universe. Suddenly, the guy points at the door and I look fast and THERE IS JOSHUA STANDING IN THE HALLWAY. IN THE COAT, THE BEAUTIFUL COAT.
SO I TAPPED ON THE GLASS. He turned around and waved his phone at me and I couldn’t hear what he was saying, so I opened the door and he was like “I’ll be back, I’m waiting on a call from my wife.” and I said, “please, just a picture!” and he was all “Okay, sure,” and I remember suddenly his hand was on my shoulder and the dude waiting with me snapped the picture and then handed me his camera while politely asking Joshua if he could get one, too, and we thanked him profusely and it was over.
And I was shaking and couldn’t remember how to use my phone to look at the picture. And then I finally could again and thanked the guy for not cutting off Joshua’s head (serious height difference, yo) and we took his bags to the car and then went inside.
BEST. FUCKING. DAY. EVER.
I was there! Holy shit what an awesome show! I didn’t take pictures. I just ain’t like that.
So first the opening band was The Moistboyz, which, fuck YES. I’ve been said ever Ween broke up, and the opportunity to see Deaner tear shit up on guitar made me really happy. Wait…who is that playing bass for them? Why, it’s none other that former QOTSA bassist Nick Oliveri. I can already tell we are in for a night. Moistboyz crushed it. I loved it. I would describe their performance as death metal Iggy Pop, so yeah. Awesome.
And then QOTSA took the stage, and of course, it was perfect. Both bands were loud as fuck. The kind of loud that just cuts through your entire body. QOTSA also has an awesome light show/video package going behind them, so that’s great. I love the whirlwind that Troy and Mikey swirl around Josh. I sang, I danced, I clapped, I yelled. Cried a little. It was good. And then! Surprise of surprises! Nick came out during the encore and sang “MIllionaire”! The place went NUTS. Josh and Nick hugged it out afterward. What an awesome show. Really special.
HOLY SHIT NICK DID MILLIONAIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I HOPE THERE IS SOME GOOD VIDEO OF IT!