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Date Venue Status
Thu 23 Aug, 2018 Spark Arena, Auckland - All Ages
Sat 25 Aug, 2018 Horncastle Arena, Christchurch - All Ages
Tue 28 Aug, 2018 Riverstage - Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Brisbane - All Ages
Thu 30 Aug, 2018 Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle - All Ages
Fri 31 Aug, 2018 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney - All Ages
Sat 01 Sep, 2018 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney - All Ages
Tue 04 Sep, 2018 Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart - All Ages
Fri 07 Sep, 2018 Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne - All Ages
Sat 08 Sep, 2018 Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne - All Ages
Sun 09 Sep, 2018 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Arena, Adelaide - All Ages
Wed 12 Sep, 2018 RAC Arena, Perth - All Ages

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C.W. Stoneking

C.W. Stoneking

C.W. Stoneking, the embodiment of what some would say is a bygone era of music, will join Queens Of The Stone Age as special guest at all Australian and New Zealand shows. From his rasping jungle-rock-blues, to his well-oiled locks, and his familiar, though increasingly less frequent, all white clothing ensemble, he has converted fans across the world to his unique style.


The Chats

The Chats

AU SHOWS (EX BRIS) ONLY

Sunshine Coast legends The Chats will join Queens Of The Stone Age on all Australian shows (except Brisbane).The self-described “shed-rock” QLD punk outfit have performed alongside Cosmic Psychos, Boing Boing and DZ Deathrays, but the Villains tour promises to be their biggest shows to date. ‘Probably the most Australian thing since Neighbours,’ reckons UK site Clash; with 2 million+ views of instant classic/Centrelink-inspired ‘Smoko’, the power of The Chats cannot be denied! We agree with one fan of the track: ‘MAKE THIS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.’

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AUCKLAND:
7.00pm | Doors Open
8.00pm | C.W. Stoneking
9.10pm | Queens Of The Stone Age


CHRISTCHURCH:
7.00pm | Doors Open
8.00pm | C.W. Stoneking
9.10pm | Queens Of The Stone Age


BRISBANE:
6.00pm | Doors Open
6.50pm | C.W. Stoneking
8.00pm | Queens Of The Stone Age


NEWCASTLE:
6.30pm | Doors Open
7.20pm | The Chats
8.00pm | C.W. Stoneking
9.10pm | Queens Of The Stone Age


SYDNEY:
6.30pm | Doors Open
7.20pm | The Chats
8.00pm | C.W. Stoneking
9.10pm | Queens Of The Stone Age


HOBART:
7.00pm | Doors Open
7.50pm | The Chats
8.30pm | C.W. Stoneking
9.40pm | Queens Of The Stone Age


MELBOURNE:
6.30pm | Doors Open
7.20pm | The Chats
8.00pm | C.W. Stoneking
9.10pm | Queens Of The Stone Age


ADELAIDE:
6.30pm | Doors Open
7.20pm | The Chats
8.00pm | C.W. Stoneking
9.10pm | Queens Of The Stone Age


PERTH:
6.30pm | Doors Open
7.20pm | The Chats
8.00pm | C.W. Stoneking
9.10pm | Queens Of The Stone Age


* Please note stage times are a guide only and subject to change without notice

VILLAINS WORLD TOUR
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

with special guests C.W. STONEKING
and THE CHATS (exc. Brisbane and NZ shows)


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. They will be joined at all shows by Australian blues maestro C.W. Stoneking and The Chats (exc. Brisbane and NZ shows).

‘Queens Of The Stone Age, you beautiful bunch of freaks. Rock'n'roll just doesn't get any sexier than the sounds this band lovingly wrench from their instruments and these skillful players perform with a synergy that proves they're a band of brothers who genuinely rate each other.’ – The Music

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 AU & NZ leg 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 Thursday 3 May – head to frontiertouring.com/QOTSA for all of the details.

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.

C.W. Stoneking, the embodiment of what some would say is a bygone era of music, will join Queens Of The Stone Age as special guest at all Australian and New Zealand shows. From his rasping jungle-rock-blues, to his well-oiled locks, and his familiar, though increasingly less frequent, all white clothing ensemble, he has converted fans across the world to his unique style.

Over three albums (King Hokum, ARIA award-winning Jungle Blues and his most recent release, Gon’ Boogaloo), and countless tours both here and abroad, C.W. has delivered his own brand of swampy rhythm and blues via his larger than life persona, incredible musicianship, and epochal performances. 

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!


Tour Dates

Thursday 23 August – Spark Arena, Auckland
Saturday 25 August – Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
Tuesday 28 August – Riverstage, Brisbane
Thursday 30 August – Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Friday 31 August – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney SOLD OUT!
Saturday 1 September – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NEW SHOW!
Tuesday 4 September – Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart
Friday 7 September – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Saturday 8 September – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne NEW SHOW!
Sunday 9 September – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Wednesday 12 September – RAC Arena 

All shows – All Ages

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