American rockers Queens Of The Stone Age will return to Australia and New Zealand on their Villains World Tour, performing nine huge headline shows for Frontier Touring throughout August and September.

Helmed by founding member Joshua Homme (guitar/vocals), with Troy Van Leeuwen (guitar), Dean Fertita (guitar/keys), Jon Theodore (drums/percussion) and Michael Shuman (bass), Queens of The Stone Age will kick off the Australia & New Zealand legs of their Villains World Tour at Auckland’s Spark Arena on Thursday 23 August.

From there, the rock’n’roll legends will perform a second New Zealand date at Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena, before landing in Australia to perform shows in Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne and Adelaide closing out the tour at Perth Arena on Wednesday 12 September. These shows make good on Homme’s promise made while on our shores last year of returning before too long:

“Everybody who knows me knows that Australia is my home away from home.” – Josh Homme

Tickets to all dates go on sale on Thursday 3 May.

Following hundreds of epic shows, six genre-defining albums and multiple Grammy nominations, Queens Of The Stone Age blasted forth once more from the Californian desert last August with their most recent acclaimed chart-topping seventh album, Villains (released via Matador Records/Remote Control Records).

Featuring fan and radio favourites Head Like A Haunted House, The Way You Used To Do and The Evil Has Landed, Villains was named #8 on Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of 2017 list and debuted at #1 on Australia’s ARIA Album Chart.

Currently in the midst of wowing fans on a massive USA run and returning to our shores off the back of dates in Japan, Queens Of The Stone Age are not to be missed. Arguably one of the best rock bands on the planet, and armed with their latest rock masterpiece in Villains, these will be the tightest shows you’re ever likely to see. Their 2017 AU & NZ tour completely sold out immediately – don’t delay!

QOTSA – Australasia 2018
Thursday 23 August
Spark Arena – Auckland, NZL
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Saturday 25 August
Horncastle Arena – Christchurch, NZL
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Tuesday 28 August
Riverstage – Brisbane, AUS
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Thursday 30 August
Entertainment Centre |- Newcastle, AUS
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Friday 31 August
Hordern Pavilion – Sydney, AUS
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Tuesday 4 September
Derwent Entertainment Centre – Hobart, AUS
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Friday 7 September
Margaret Court Arena – Melbourne, AUS
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Sunday 9 September
Entertainment Centre – Adelaide, AUS
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Wednesday 12 September
Perth Arena – Perth, AUS
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