Tuesday 13 February 2024
Queens of the Stone Age
When: Tuesday 13 February 2024
Where: The Drive
Queens of the Stone Age performed their ‘The End Is Nero’ Summer 2024 Australian and New Zealand tour on Tuesday 13 February under the roof at The Drive, the band’s first appearance in Australasia since 2018.
The End is Nero tour was in support of their acclaimed eighth studio album, ‘In Times New Roman…’ which debuted at #2 on the ARIA charts and which NME Australia described as “their darkest, knottiest material to date.’
Regularly hailed as one of the greatest live bands in existence, Queens of the Stone Age consists of Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita and Jon Theodore… What started off as “generator parties” in the desert has evolved to sold out arenas and headlining the main stage of your favourite summer festival.
Formed by Joshua Homme against a backdrop of 1990s Palm Desert, California, Queens of the Stone Age is what happens when a multidimensional musical entity outgrows the very genre it creates. Too prolific, ambitious and just plain brilliant to be tethered to or limited by the confines of any genre. Ultimately morphing into the behemoth that has blessed the world with a range of bangers from “No One Knows” to “Little Sister,” “My God is the Sun” to “The Way You Used To Do” and everything in between. Undeniably rock — yes, always, but with the blood, sweat and dark magical swagger only Homme and his cohorts can conjure.
The End Is Nero tour was an invitation from Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita and Jon Theodore for obscene and the clean, the outcasts and the weirdos, and anyone and everyone in between to attend, this is where you belong. Leave your judgment at the door, bring anything and everything else.