Queens of the Stone Age 'Villains' Tour Concludes
Having left a trail of ecstatically exhausted fans in its wake from Niagara Falls to Australia, Queens Of The Stone Age's world tour in support of its international chart-topping seventh album Villains (Matador) has careened to a triumphant finish with its 129th show in Perth.
The year-plus Villains run saw QOTSA play for more than 1.7 million true believers, including:
* An all day affair at London's Finsbury Park for a crowd of nearly 50,000
* The Reading and Leeds festivals on the same day
* The first Queens Of The Stone Age headline show at Madison Square Garden
* A return to The Forum in Los Angeles, plus headlines at The O2 in London, Red Rocks, the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, the Stadthalle in Vienna, the Sportpaleis in Antwerp and more.
As the tour ground to a close, fans in Tasmania were treated to an intimate one-off acoustic set at MONA(Museum of Old and New Art) in Hobart - a benefit that generated $10,000 matched by QOTSA's Joshua Homme's own Sweet Stuff Foundation for a total of $20,000 to support the Royal Hobart Hospital Paediatrics Ward. The band visited the hospital the following day, presenting the donation to the hospital and gifts to its patients.
With the Villains tour put to rest, Homme is back at work on The Alligator Hour with Joshua Homme on Beats1 on Apple Music, which returned for it's third season Tuesday, September 11 with new episodes through Thursday, September 13 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET.
See Queens Of The Stone Age play a sweet acoustic "The Way You Used to Do" live from MONA here:
Photo credit: Matt Dowling