Ex-Queens Of The Stone Age Members Nick Oliveri & Joey Castillo Join BL’AST! For Upcoming Tours


BL’AST!‘s immediate touring plans will feature a revised lineup that reunites two former members of Queens Of The Stone Age. Rounding out the touring lineup for the band this summer will be bassist Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens Of The Stone Age/Kyuss) and drummer Joey Castillo (ex-Queens Of The Stone Age/Danzig, etc.).

BL’AST! guitarist Mike Neider said of the new temporary additions to the outfit:

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“We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect fit. Joey and Nick have shown tons of respect to the music and have added their blood to make even more manic and heavy! BL’AST! Is in full sound assault mode! We are looking forward to the upcoming dates, honestly, it feels never better! And to come over for the first time at this point in time will be a great display of heavy”

Castillo stated:

“Very Stoked to be playing with BL’AST! for a couple reasons: I go way back with the guys, be it when I was a kid playing in Wasted Youth, we did shows together, and I was always a fan. And obviously playing again with Nick Oliveri, my other old friend from our days in QOTSA together, makes it even that much greater and fun! Can’t wait to get overseas to show what BL’AST! is all about, see ya soon!”

Oliveri added:

BL’AST! is like getting your ass kicked and liking it. I saw them play when I was younger with Exploited. Bands like these change lives. It is an honor to play with Mike, Clifford, and I’m really stoked to be playing with Joey C again. We are gonna kill it.”

05/17 Pomona, CA – The Glass House (‘Scion Rock Fest‘)
05/23 Portland, OR – Star Theatre
05/24 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s (‘Rain Fest‘)
05/25 Seattle, WA – Highline
06/21 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/23 Brighton, UK – Stick Mikes
06/24 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
06/25 Manchester, UK – Star And Garter
06/26 Glasgow, UK – Audio
06/27 London, UK – Underworld
06/28 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
06/29 Innsbruck, AUT – PMK
06/30 Bologna, ITA – Freakout Club
07/01 Milano, ITA – Lo Fi Club
07/02 Wien, AUT – Viper Room
07/03 Berlin, GER – Magnet
05/04 Roskilde, DEN – Roskilde Festival
07/25 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory (‘This Is Hardcore Fest‘)