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Queens Of The Stone Age Returning To New Zealand In July

Queens Of The Stone Age Returning To New Zealand In July

Friday 7th April, 2017 10:00AM

Having just dropped a mysterious image on their Facebook page prompting speculation of a new album on the way, Queens Of The Stone Age have also announced they are bringing their earth-shaking live show back to Auckland in July. Last on these shores in 2014 following the release of their critically acclaimed sixth album ...Like Clockwork, the impending visit will see Josh Homme (guitar/vocals), Troy Van Leeuwen (guitar), Dean Fertita (guitar/keys), Jon Theodore (drums/percussion), and Michael Shuman (bass) hit New Zealand soil for one show only before stomping through Australia for a string of appearances. Here are the details...

UnderTheRadar Proudly Presents...

Queens Of The Stone Age
Thursday 13th July, Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland - SOLD OUT!

UPDATE: This show sold out with an hour of tickets going on sale as did their shows in Melbourne and Sydney - we hope you got your tickets! 

Here is the video for 'My God Is The Sun' lifted off their last record ...Like Clockwork

Here's the clip for 'In My Head' taken from their excellent 2005 record Lullabies to Paralyze...

And we can't go past the classic 'No One Knows' from the 2002 record Songs for the Deaf with old mate Dave Grohl on drums...



Arguably the most powerful and critically acclaimed hard rock band of the last two decades: Queens Of The Stone Age will return to Australia and New Zealand in July 2017 for Frontier Touring, performing four visceral headline shows.

QOTSA will kick off their tour at Auckland’s Logan Campbell on Thursday 13th July. They’ll play Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on Wednesday 19th July, and Melbourne’s Festival Hall on Thursday 20th July and then perform for the very first time at Darwin’s Convention Centre on Sunday 16th July.

General public tickets to all shows will go on sale Wednesday 12 April – head over to for all of the details. There will be no second shows in any city – these are your only chance to catch QOTSA live.

Deadly and debonair, QOTSA – led by founding member/frontman Josh Homme (guitar/vocals), with Troy Van Leeuwen (guitar), Dean Fertita (guitar/keys), Jon Theodore (drums/percussion), and Michael Shuman (bass) – having toured both countries multiple times to sell-out crowds they are no strangers to Australian and New Zealand fans.

Emerging from California’s Palm Desert in the late ‘90s with their seminal 1998 self-titled debut – opener ‘Regular John’ a blistering statement of intent – over the next 19 years QOTSA have continually evolved, Homme forging his own path from album to album. 2000’s Rated R was an international hit, containing ‘Feel Good Hit Of The Summer’, ‘Monsters In The Parasol’, and ‘The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret’. 2002’s platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated Songs For The Deaf is considered one of the greatest rock records of all time hands down. It featured guest drummer Dave Grohl plus the #1 song in triple j’s Hottest 100, ‘No One Knows’, alongside ‘Go With The Flow’, ‘First It Giveth’ and more.

2005’s Lullabies to Paralyze cemented their reign with singles ‘Little Sister’ and ‘Burn The Witch’, while 2007’s Era Vulgaris saw the band take yet another direction as heard on tracks ‘Sick, Sick, Sick’, ‘Make It Wit Chi’ and ‘3’s & 7’s’.

Most recently, their sixth album, …Like Clockwork, enlisted Trent Reznor and Elton John, featured ‘My God Is The Sun’, ‘I Sat By The Ocean’, and the sultry ‘Smooth Sailing’, and debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album charts in Australia and #2 in New Zealand. It topped charts in the USA, Portugal, Ireland, UK, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Finland and more, making it one of the band’s highest-selling discs yet. The follow-up to 2013’s critically acclaimed …Like Clockwork is eagerly awaited by fans, with a new album in the works.

For the last 18 months QOTSA have kept a low profile, working on new material… Homme collaborating with Iggy Pop on the singer’s 2016 album Post Pop Depression, which Homme co-wrote, recorded and produced at his Pink Duck studio in Burbank and Joshua Tree’s Rancho De La Luna. (Upon release it would be Pop’s highest charting album ever.)

Now, QOTSA return, at last bringing their military precision and razorblade rock back to Australia and New Zealand, also headlining Byron Bay festival Splendour In The Grass on Saturday 22 July. It’s been three years since their legendary double-bill alongside Nine Inch Nails, shows which left critics and fans reeling.

These tickets will go fast – don’t miss out on seeing Queens Of The Stage Age as they make their welcome return to Australia and New Zealand this July!

JULY 2017
Presented by Frontier Touring

Begins: Mon 10 Apr (2pm AEST/NZST)
Ends: Tue 11 Apr (2pm AEST/NZST) 
(or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)

AU Begins: Wed 12 Apr (10am local time)
NZ Begins: Wed 12 Apr (12pm noon NZST)

Thu 13 Jul Logan Campbell | Auckland, NZ (18+)

Sun 16 Jul Convention Centre | Darwin, NT (All Ages)

Wed 19 Jul Hordern Pavilion | Sydney, NSW (All Ages)

Thu 20 Jul Festival Hall | Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)


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