Queens of the Stone Age socials today teased that the band would be returning to Australia in 2024.
According to the Instagram post, QOTSA will be heading to Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Torquay, Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, and Brisbane, as well as three shows in New Zealand. At this stage there are no further details available.
QOTSA last visited Australia and New Zealand in 2017 for Frontier Touring. Fronted by the enigmatic Josh Homme, QOTSA was founded in 1996. Their self-titled debut album in 1998 set the stage, but it was albums like ‘Rated R’ (2000) and ‘Songs for the Deaf’ (2002) that cemented their position in the rock pantheon, the latter featuring the drumming prowess of Dave Grohl. Over the years, the band’s lineup has seen several changes, but Homme’s visionary leadership ensured that their sonic evolution never ceased. Traversing from raw desert rock to hauntingly polished soundscapes, QOTSA has solidified their status as one of the most innovative and enduring rock bands of the 21st century.
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