ROCKING RETURN: Palm Springs rockers Queens Of The Stone Age are coming back to Newcastle Entertainment Centre in August for the first time in four years. Their last visit was a co-headliner tour with Nine Inch Nails in 2014. US rockers Queens Of The Stone Age are coming to Newcastle.
That’s right, Newcastle. We missed out on last year’sVillains World Tour.
The band played only a handful of Australian dates in support of their seventh studio album, all of which sold out quickly. Frontman JoshHomme promised to return, saying:“Everybody who knows me knows that Australia is my home away from home.”
The band last performed at Newcastle Entertainment Centre in 2014 with co-headliners Nine Inch Nails.Homme was in fine form, despite battling the flu. So was his Australian-born wife,Brody Dalle, who opened with songs from her band The Distillers. The couple have three children.
The upcoming August visitwill offer Hunter rock fans a chance to see a healthy Homme, who had shunned medical advice to perform at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre show in2014.
The Way You Used To Do – Queens Of The Stone AgeThe flu failed to foil the evening, which the Herald’s reviewer dubbed“arare and memorable night in Newcastle for rock fans of all ages”.
The Villains World Tour returns to Australia and New Zealand for nine headline showsin August and September. Australian blues maestro C.W. Stoneking is the support.
Homme will be joined on stage byTroy Van Leeuwen (guitar), Dean Fertita (guitar/keys), Jon Theodore (drums/percussion) and Michael Shuman (bass).
Featuring fan and radio favourites Head Like A Haunted House, The Way You Used To Doand The Evil Has Landed, Villainsdebuted at number one on Australia’s ARIA Album Chart.
No One Knows – Queens Of The Stone AgeIt was the second for the California hard rock heavyweights, following the Mark Ronson produced …Like Clockwork, which hit the charts in June 2013.
The band’s major album Songs for the Deafwas their first appearance on the Australian album charts’ top ten, ranking seventh in September 2002.
Queens Of The Stone Age play an all-ages gig at Newcastle Entertainment Centre on August 30.Tickets go on sale on May 3 through Ticketek.
Frontier members presale tickets are on sale for 24 hours only, starting at 2pm on May 1.
Go tofrontiertouring南京夜网/QOTSA to register.