QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE had to cut short their set at the opening date of the Big Day Out festival in Auckland, New Zealand on Friday (Jan. 17) after experiencing technical difficulties.

The band reportedly got off to a rocky start almost after their first few notes had been played, with QUEENS proving to be too much for the PA, which stuttered out leaving them in silence. The band tried "No One Knows" before the sound cut out completely, leaving the audience unable to hear.

According to eyewitnesses, the band were "clearly frustrated" as they walked off 30 minutes earlier than expected. Big Day Out organizers took full responsibility for power glitch, stressing it was nothing to do with QUEENS, and the band were rescheduled to play another set on the fourth stage later in the night.


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