On the tails of completing the most successful North American run of their storied career, Queens of the Stone Age have confirmed a second Stateside installment of the 2018 Villains World Tour. The new dates will begin with a March 21 and 22, 2018 two night stand in San Diego, and run through the end of May, including an April 24 appearance at the Austin 360 Amphitheater—the first QOTSA Austin headline show since 2011 and first time in the area since Austin City Limits 2013. The expanded Villains 2018 campaign will also feature stops in New Orleans, Miami and additional dates in Canada where Villains lead single “The Way You Used To Do” has reigned steadily atop the Alternative, Modern Rock and CAR radio charts.
Tickets go on sale Friday, November 10 at 10am local time (*with the exception of Austin which will be on sale Friday, November 17 at 10am local time).
Support acts on the new headline dates include Royal Blood (May 17-25) and Wolf Alice (April 24-May 2), with Eagles of Death Metal added to the recently announced January 22-30 run, and Ty Segall as special guest February 1 in San Francisco. See the itinerary below for full details.
The 2017 Villains Tour reaffirmed Queens of the Stone Age’s interminable prowess as live performers, culminating in an electrifying two-hour, 20-song, career-spanning set at New York’s hallowed Madison Square Garden – their first time headlining that stage – which garnered some of the most enthusiastic reviews the Queens have ever seen:
“On stage at MSG, where countless others have played rock shows before, Queens of the Stone Age come across as refreshing originals… massive and cool at the same time. It’s a hard rope to walk and one Queens of the Stone Age excels at.” – CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
“The seasoned rockers were on fire, leaving no doubts as to why they were born to play huge shows at high volumes. In the chaos of fast strobes, smoke machines, and saturated lights, QOTSA were rock solid and dominant, almost daring the effects to overshadow their all-encompassing sound (an impossible feat).” – PANCAKES AND WHISKEY
Other markets were just as blown away, with Port Chester, Grand Rapids, Cleveland, Salt Lake City, Denver, St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Paul, Milwaukee, Detroit, Indianapolis, D.C., Boston, and Portland, ME selling out, leaving in their wake tens of thousands of satisfied fans and dozens of ecstatic reviewers:
“Queens of the Stone Age plays music that sounds like grunge and nü-metal never happened, and the sleazy, strip-club glam of 1980s hair metal was allowed to grow and mutate in new ways over the decades….Adding these elements together, they then pummel you with sheer volume. The music was muscular, sexy and loud, and the audience was even louder.”—PORTLAND PRESS HERALD
“A thing of beauty… a wonderfully ugly, gnarly, twisted batch of songs that offered equal parts release and rejoicing for the sold-out, cramped-but-lively crowd”—MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
“[QOTSA] turned in a tight, muscular set with the black-clad quintet in ferocious lockstep amidst a stage full of slalom-like light poles… the show focused on Queens’ latest album “Villains,” whose melodic anthem “Fortress” was the best performance of the night, but the group sampled enough older favorites… to acknowledge the long-time fans in the sold-out crowd.” – THE OAKLAND PRESS
Produced by Mark Ronson and Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains was released August 25 on Matador Records. The album debuted at #1 in the UK, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and Portugal, #2 in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Norway and Ireland, #3 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the U.S. album chart, #4 on Japan’s international chart and #5 in Italy—easily the single biggest global sales week of the Queens’ seven album stretch. Villains’ first seven days in existence also saw nearly 100,000 vinyl albums moved worldwide, as the record became the #1 selling vinyl LP in the UK, U.S. and Germany. Villains also took the U.S. #1 spots on the Alternative, Hard, Rock, Internet and Independent Label Album charts and #2 on the Digital Album sales chart.
Queens Of The Stone Age are Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore.
For further information, visit http://www.qotsa.com
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: VILLAINS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2018
New Dates in BOLD
1/22/18 Save On Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC #
1/24/18 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC #
1/25/18 KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA #
1/26/18 Rose Quarter – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR #
1/27/18 Hult Center For the Performing Arts – Silva Concert Hall, Eugene, OR #
1/29/18 Selland Arena at Fresno Convention Center, Fresno, CA #
1/30/18 Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA #
2/1/18 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA *
2/16/18 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea, Las Vegas, NV
2/17/18 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA +
3/21/18 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
3/22/18 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
3/28/18 The Republik, Honolulu, HI
4/24/18 Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX **
4/25/18 The Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory, Irving, TX **
4/26/18 Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA **
4/27/18 Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA **
4/27-29/18 Welcome to Rockville, Jacksonville, FL
5/1/18 Bayfront Park Amphitheater, Miami, FL **
5/2/18 Mahaffey Theater, Saint Petersburg, FL **
5/17/18 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB +
5/18/18 Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB +
5/20/18 MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB +
5/22/18 Breese Stevens Field, Madison, WI +
5/24/18 Budweiser Gardens, London, ON +
5/25/18 Rochester Dome Arena, Rochester, NY +
+ w/ Royal Blood
* w/ Ty Segall
** w/Wolf Alice
# w/ Eagles of Death Metal
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