En route to the band's eighth full length studio album due out later this month, Queens of the Stone Age have announced The End is Nero late summer trek. The 24-date trek augments the band's already confirmed plays with massive festival spots at Riot Fest in Chicago, Louder Than Life in Louisville and a finale at Aftershock in Sacramento in early October.
The End Is Nero tour will also see a diverse roster of supporting performances with Phantogram and The Armed taking the first stretch and Viagra Boys and Jehnny Beth assuming the second portion of the tour following the Riot Fest play.
The news follows the band's recent triumph at Boston Calling and Sonic Temple Music & Arts Festival. Queens of the Stone Age are set to debut their latest album, In Times New Roman... on June 16th via Matador Records. Thus far the band have have shared a potent pair of singles to preview the release with the arrival of the rock forward lead “Emotion Sickness” and the sultry secondary single, "Carnavoyeur".
The day prior to the release of In Times New Roman… Queens of the Stone age will host listening parties at record stores and bars across some 23 countries in a series dubbed, The MIDNIGHT CLUB. The events start at 11pm June 15th and will feature giveaways including exclusive merch, limited edition colored vinyl, and for a lucky select few locations, signed merchandise and ticket giveaways. Find more info on The Midnight Club - HERE
In addition to the band's North American trek, QOTSA will be out making the rounds for European festival season. The band was recently added to the Glastonbury line-up and will make additional appearances at Rosklide Festival in Denmark, Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands and Mad Cool Festival in Spain among others.
Citi cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 6th at 10am local time until Thursday, June 8th at 10pm local time. Get access to the pre-sale event - HERE General on-sale for The End is Nero Tour starts June 9th at 19am local time. Check the tour trailer below.
Get tickets - HERE
Queens of the Stone Age: The End is Nero Tour:
August 3 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill*
August 4 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage*
August 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors*
August 7 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater*
August 8 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann*
August 9 – Washington, DC – The Anthem*
August 11 – Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena*
August 12 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium*
August 15 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater*
August 16 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit*
August 18 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre *
August 19 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater*
September 16 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
September 17 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory**
September 19 – Omaha, NE – Steelhouse**
September 20 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre**
September 22 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park**
September 23 – St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park**
September 24 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
September 26 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP**
September 27 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion**
September 29 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre**
September 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair**
October 2 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum**
October 3 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum**
October 4 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena**
October 6 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium**
October 8 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock
*Phantogram and The Armed support
**Viagra Boys and Jehnny Beth support