Queens Of The Stone Age will not be playing the inaugural Samsung/AT&T Summer Krush concert series. Organizers tell Billboard.biz that the rock act, which was scheduled to play the free series' Aug. 13 opener at the Music Box at the Fonda in Los Angeles, has backed out for undisclosed reasons.
The band's Web site , meanwhile, stated that "contrary to the multiple reports on the Internet, Queens Of The Stone Age will NOT be appearing at Samsung Summer Krush event in Los Angeles ... We apologize to anyone who may have signed up on the Summer Krush website for entrance into the event." Representatives for QOTSA did not respond for comment at press time.
Plain White T's have been tapped as a replacement, according to organizers, who declined further comment. Plain White T's are also scheduled to perform on Summer Krush's Sept. 12 closing date at San Francisco's Bimbo's 365 club. Ludacris (Atlanta), the Bravery (Chicago), Kinky (Miami), Big & Rich (Dallas) and the All-American Rejects (New York) will still perform as scheduled.
As previously reported , each concert will feature an hour-long music performance and provide product-sampling kiosks to showcase the music capabilities of the Samsung BlackJack, Samsung Sync, Samsung a717 and Samsung a727 mobile phones. Along with prize giveaways and rock'n'roll-themed (temporary) tattoo parlors, fans will have the opportunity to "bling" their mobile phones at customization bars.