Having laid waste to grateful capacity crowds from Chicago’s Riot Fest to Denver’s Red Rocks to the 30,000+ strong throng at the recent CalJam 17—and with a first-ever headline engagement at New York’s Madison Square Garden barely a week away—Queens Of The Stone Age announce the first 2018 installment of the ongoing and ever intensifying Villains North American touring campaign.
The new dates, which begin January 22, 2018, in Victoria BC and include headline stops at The Forum in Los Angeles and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, will be on sale from October 27.
The 2018 shows are announced in the wake of every North American date on the current run having sold out while generating the most ecstatic responses of the Queens’ touring history.
Produced by Mark Ronson and Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains was released August 25 on Matador Records. The album debuted at #1 in the UK, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and Portugal, #2 in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Norway and Ireland, #3 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the U.S. album chart, #4 on Japan’s international chart and #5 in Italy—easily the single biggest global sales week of the Queens’ seven album stretch. Villains’ first seven days in existence also saw nearly 100,000 vinyl albums moved worldwide, as the record became the #1 selling vinyl LP in the UK, U.S. and Germany. Villains also took the U.S. #1 spots on the Alternative, Hard, Rock, Internet and Independent Label Album charts and #2 on the Digital Album sales chart.
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
VILLAINS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
New Dates in BOLD
10/18/17 – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre + *SOLD OUT
10/20/17 – Washington, DC – The Anthem + *SOLD OUT
10/21/17 – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena + *SOLD OUT
10/22/17 – Portland, ME – State Theatre + *SOLD OUT
10/24/17 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden +
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, WA
1/26/18 Rose Quarter – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
1/27/18 Hult Center For the Performing Arts – Silva Concert Hall, Eugene, OR
1/29/18 Selland Arena at Fresno Convention Center, Fresno, CA
1/30/18 Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA
2/1/18 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA *
2/16/18 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea, Las Vegas, CA
2/17/18 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
+ Royal Blood supports
* Ty Segall supports