Icelandic singer-songwriter Mugison and his band will open for the American rock band Queens of the Stone Age during their tour in Canada in May. The band’s front man Josh Homme contacted Mugison after listening to his most recent album Mugiboogie.
“I couldn’t have dreamed of opening for a better band,” Mugison told Fréttabladid. “They have the same kind of mood I feel is on Mugiboogie, out of control body odor and real rock.”
“We have the same concert promoter in North America and I had sent him a few copies [of Mugiboogie]. Josh liked the album immediately and only needed two days to consider,” Mugison said.
Queens of the Stone Age and Mugison will play in ten cities in 13 days, including Halifax and Winnipeg, and most of the concerts are already sold out.
Last weekend, Mugison was busy organizing and performing at the fifth annual Aldrei fór ég sudur (“I never went south”) festival in Ísafjördur, the West Fjords, which he says was the best to date.