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Nick Oliveri (Kyuss and ex-QOTSA) faces 15 years after S.W.A.T. standoff

Posted by jessepac on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 12:47 PM (PST)

Nick OliveriFrom the LA Times comes this sad tale of Kyuss bassist Nick Oliveri:

“Oliveri was arrested July 12 after a fight with his ex-girlfriend escalated into a four-hour standoff with police. The 39-year-old bassist had locked himself and his ex-girlfriend inside his apartment when she was collecting her belongings to move out after he allegedly hit her, according to law officers. A SWAT team was called, and two hours later, Oliveri allowed his ex-girlfriend to leave, officers said.After another two hours, Oliveri surrendered to authorities. According to police, after officers searched his home, they found a full-loaded rifle along with cocaine and methamphetamines.

Oliveri is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer.If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum 15-year prison sentence. Oliveri was fired from Queens of the Stone Age by frontman Josh Homme in 2004.”

Oliveri was set to kick off the much-anticipated “Kyuss Lives!” tour, which has strangely just added a second leg. It is not clear if Oliveri will tour with the band or not.

Click here for the tour dates!

September 16 Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy ++
September 17 Guelph, ON @ Guelph Concert Theatre ++
September 18 Montreal, QC @ Olympia de Montréal ++
September 20 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium **
September 21 Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero **
September 23 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
September 24 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club **
September 25 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel ++
September 26 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade ++
September 28 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues ++
September 29 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live **
October 1 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s **
October 2 Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall **
October 4 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall ++
October 5 Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Brewing Company **
October 6 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre **
October 7 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues **
October 8 Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater
November 17 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues #
November 19 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom #
November 21 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre #
November 22 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO #
November 23 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom #
November 26 Calgary, AB @ Flames Central #
November 27 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Event Centre #
November 29 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre #
November 30 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue #
December 1 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom #
December 2 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre #
December 3 Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom #
December 5 Greensburg, PA @ The Palace Theatre #
December 6 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom #

(** denotes support from The Sword, Monstro)
(++ denoes Monstro opens, remaining support TBA)


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