26 April, 2018

Queens Of The Stone Age To Return To Australia and New Zealand For Their Villains World Tour

Rock’n’roll titans Queens of the Stone Age are set for Australian and New Zealand shores throughout August and September as part of their Villains World Tour. The legendary five piece, fronted by Josh Homme, will be playing nine mammoth shows on the tour with special guest and acclaimed Australian blues musician C.W Stoneking.

The tour follows an instantly sold out 2017 tour of Australia which saw the band make headlines off the back of their show in Darwin. The unforgettable event at Darwin’s Convention Centre saw the California natives play the Northern Territory for the first time with support from premier Indigenous rock band Lonely Boys.

With the jaw dropping talent of C.W Stoneking opening proceedings this time round, punters are best to get themselves a prime spot early to witness his remarkable talent. Combining sounds of a bygone era of blues, Stoneking’s distinctive rasp will be heard in some of the country’s biggest venues for the very first time.

With Homme’s closes ties to Australia the tour serves as a homecoming of sorts for Queens of the Stone Age who are renowned for their explosive live shows. After the blockbuster success of their seventh album Villains, which features fan favourites ‘The Way You Used To Do’, ‘Head Like A Haunted House’, and ‘The Evil Has Landed’ expect nothing less than having your mind completely blown.

Villains topped the charts and best of lists at the end of 2017, placing #8 on Rolling Stone’s ‘50 Best Albums’ of the year and debuting at #1 on Australia’s ARIA Album Chart.

With a back catalogue that includes classic albums Rated R, Songs for the Deaf and …Like Clockwork long time fans of the band should start brainstorming their dream set list now.

Queens of the Stone Age have become an unmissable band to see live, with their impenetrable show one that has to be seen to be believed. Don’t miss out on your chance to see them play, you will not be disappointed!

Frontier pre-sale begins at 2pm AEST on Tuesday May 1. General public tickets go on sale at 12pm local time on Thursday May 3.

Tour dates

Thu 23 Aug
Auckland
Spark Arena Alll Ages
Sat 25 Aug
Christchurch
Horncastle Arena All Ages
Tue 28 Aug
Brisbane
Riverstage All Ages
Thu 30 Aug
Newcastle
Newcastle Entertainment Centre All Ages
Fri 31 Aug
Sydney
Hordern Pavilion All Ages
Sat 1 Sep
Sydney
Hordern Pavilion All Ages
Tue 4 Sep
Hobart
Derwent Entertainment Centre All Ages
Fri 7 Sep
Melbourne
Margaret Court Arena All Ages
Sat 8 Sep
Melbourne
Margaret Court Arena All Ages
Sun 9 Sep
Adelaide
Adelaide Entertainment Centre All Ages
Wed 12 Sep
Perth
Perth Arena All Ages