Queens Of The Stone Age headline Lookout Festival in Torquay for summer 2024

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Queens Of The Stone Age headline Lookout Festival in Torquay for summer 2024

Credit: Andreas Neumann
Words by Staff Writer

Queens Of The Stone Age are bringing their 'The End Is Nero' tour to Australian & New Zealand

In a thunderous declaration, Queens of the Stone Age have officially announced their ‘The End Is Nero’ Summer 2024 Australian and New Zealand tour, marking their triumphant return to Australasia since their last visit in 2018. The highly anticipated revelation follows an electrifying teaser via social media last week.

This monumental tour is set to kick off at the iconic Red Hill Auditorium in Perth on the 10th of February. From there, the Queens will journey to Adelaide, Hobart, Torquay, Melbourne, Sydney, the Gold Coast, and Brisbane, before crossing the Tasman to grace the stages of Auckland and Wellington. The grand finale of their rock odyssey will be in Christchurch on the 3rd of March.

Locally, you’ll be able to catch them for the first time at the Torquay Common on Sunday 18 February, where they are headlining the inaugural Lookout Festival. Lookout is a live music concert event that celebrates the best of alternative rock with music that has stood the test of time, along with some fresh new sounds on the scene. It will feature some of the most iconic names plus rising stars making noise in the industry. The festival will also feature Spiderbait, The Chats, Gut Health, Pond and Lola Scott.

Queens of the Stone Age ‘The End Is Nero’ Summer 2024

Sat 10th Feb 2024 – Red Hill Auditorium, Perth
Tues 13th Feb 2024 – The Drive, Adelaide
Fri 16th Feb 2024 – Mona Lawns, Hobart
Sun 18th Feb 2024 – Lookout, Torquay Common, Torquay
Mon 19th Feb 2024 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Wed 21st Feb 2024 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Sat 24th Feb 2024 – Lookout, Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast
Sun 25th Feb 2024 – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane
Mon 26th Feb 2024 – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane
Thu 29th Feb 2024 – Spark Arena, Auckland
Fri 1st Mar 2024 – TSB Arena, Wellington
Sun 3rd March 2024 – Wolfbrook Arena, Christchurch

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

‘The End Is Nero’ tour serves as a raucous celebration of their acclaimed eighth studio album, ‘In Times New Roman…’, which made a thunderous debut at #2 on the ARIA charts and was lauded by NME Australia as “their darkest, knottiest material to date.”

Emerging from the sun-soaked backdrop of 1990s Palm Desert, California, Queens of the Stone Age epitomize what happens when a multidimensional musical entity transcends the very genre it birthed. They’ve proved too prolific, too ambitious, and just too brilliant to be confined within any musical boundaries. The band, led by the enigmatic Joshua Homme, has morphed into the colossal force responsible for chart-toppers like “No One Knows,” “Little Sister,” “My God is the Sun,” “The Way You Used To Do,” and everything in between. They are undeniably rock, but with the visceral energy and dark magic that only Homme and his ensemble can summon.

Regularly anointed as one of the paramount live acts, Queens of the Stone Age is an ensemble comprised of Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita, and Jon Theodore. What started as “generator parties” in the desert has evolved into sold-out arenas and headlining the main stage at your favourite summer festival. The End Is Nero tour promises to be a spectacle that should not be missed.

For die-hard fans, the Queens of the Stone Age fan presale begins at 11 am (local time) on Wednesday, 25th October. My Live Nation members can secure their tickets during the My Live Nation presale starting at 11 am (local time) on Wednesday, 25th October for the Mona Lawns, Hobart show, and from 12 pm (local time) on Friday, 27th October for all other shows.

The general on-sale for the tour begins at 1 pm (local time) on Monday, 30th October. For a comprehensive rundown of tour dates and ticket information, head here