Mega rock band Queens of the Stone Age add Austin to spring 2018 tour
Having completing one successful North American tour, the Queens of the Stone Age are back for another, with a second stateside installment of the 2018 Villains World Tour, beginning in March and running through the end of May. That will include an April 24 appearance at the Austin360 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 at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, the newest live music venue in the Dallas area.
Tickets go on sale in Austin on November 17. All other dates go on sale November 10.
Support acts on the new headline dates include Royal Blood from May 17-25, Wolf Alice from April 24-May 2, and Eagles of Death Metal from January 22-30.
Produced by Mark Ronson and Queens of the Stone Age, Villains was released August 25 on Matador Records. The album made strong debuts around the world. The band became an international entity following a 2015 concert by their side project, Eagles of Death Metal, at the Bataclan in Paris, France, that was attacked by terrorists.
Queens of the Stone Age are Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman, and Jon Theodore.
Tour dates are as follows:
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
1/26/18 Rose Quarter – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon
1/27/18 Hult Center For the Performing Arts – Silva Concert Hall, Eugene, Oregon
1/29/18 Selland Arena at Fresno Convention Center, Fresno
1/30/18 Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento
2/1/18 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
2/16/18 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea, Las Vegas
2/17/18 The Forum, Los Angeles
3/21/18 The Observatory North Park, San Diego
3/22/18 The Observatory North Park, San Diego
3/28/18 The Republik, Honolulu
4/24/18 Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin
4/25/18 The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Irving, presented by 97.1 The Eagle
4/26/18 Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport
4/27/18 Saenger Theatre, New Orleans
4/27-29/18 Welcome to Rockville, Jacksonville
5/1/18 Bayfront Park Amphitheater, Miami
5/2/18 Mahaffey Theater, Saint Petersburg
5/17/18 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary
5/18/18 Rogers Place, Edmonton
5/20/18 MTS Centre, Winnipeg
5/22/18 Breese Stevens Field, Madison, Wisconsin
5/24/18 Budweiser Gardens, London, Ontario
5/25/18 Rochester Dome Arena, Rochester, New York