During the band’s performance at NorthSide festival in Denmark, they played their 2005 track “Long Slow Goodbye” in honor of Bourdain.
“Sometimes you lose somebody,” frontman Josh Homme told the crowd before playing the tribute. “Today we lost somebody so this song is for Tony.”
Homme was a longtime friend of Bourdain, the musician even guesting No Reservations in 2011 and later composing the theme song for Bourdain’s Parts Unknown series. Shortly after the news of his death broke, Homme posted a heartfelt message to Twitter:
Dammit Tony. I’m so sorry. I’m so destroyed. I love you brother. I miss you too much already. My love & condolences to Ariane & Ottaviahttps://t.co/WcTA9wAnfF
— QOTSA (@qotsa) June 8, 2018
Watch the tribute and song below at the 45:55 mark:
Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in France Friday morning. CNN broke the news, and the network confirmed Bourdain died by suicide. Bourdain was in France recording a segment for his show Parts Unknown, which is currently airing its 11th season.
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MentalHealth.gov – Get Immediate Help
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American Psychiatric Association – Finding Help
National Institute Of Mental Health
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