Queens of the Stone Age announce massive Australian tour
The mighty Queens Of The Stone Age will be back in Australia in 2018, with a string of massive shows locked in around the country.
The band were last here in 2017 to headline Splendour In The Grass and play a few sideshows, but this time around they’re broadening their approach. The band will play dates in Newcastle, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide and Perth added to the usual Sydney and Melbourne run. Sadly, no Darwin this time around.
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Last year’s tour came in the lead up to the release of the band’s seventh album, the Mark Ronson produced Villains. This time around you’ll know all the words, which should make these shows even better.
There’s only one thing better than a Queens of the Stone Age tour, and that’s a Queens of the Stone Age tour with C.W. Stoneking in support. Australia’s favourite old-soul returns to home turf to open the shows and, while it’s a pretty bizarre combination, we are 100 percent in support of it.
Josh Homme is pretty excited himself: “Queens of the Stone Age are proud to be sharing the stage with premier examples of Australian artistry, individuality and personality on our upcoming tour of Australia & New Zealand. As longtime fans of C.W. Stoneking and brand spanking new fans of The Chats, we’ll spend as much time watching music from the side of the stage, as we will playing music from the center of it. With a musical spectrum as wide and wild as the Australian outback itself, an unforgettable night is not a mere possibility, but a goddamn certainty!”
Stoneking’s last record Gon’ Boogaloo is now three-and-a-half years old, so here’s hoping he’ll have some new material for us when he plays these shows. They’ll be great regardless, though.
Here are the full run of dates – all shows are all ages. Tickets are on sale from Thursday 3 May.
Update: The band have added another two shows to the tour. Tickets for the 1st and 8th of September go on sale at 12noon AEST on Wednesday 9th May.
Tuesday 28 August – Brisbane Riverstage
Thursday 30 August – Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Friday 31 August – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Saturday 1 September - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Tuesday 4 September – Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart
Friday 7 September – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Saturday 8 September - Margaret Court Arena
Sunday 9 September – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Wednesday 12 September – Perth Arena