Yes, the gigs we were all crossing our fingers are actually happening – Queens of the Stone Age are playing Splendour in the Grass sideshows.

Heading to Australia for the sold-out festy in July alongside the likes of The xx and LCD Soundsystem, QOTSA have just announced four shows – and one of them’s a bit unexpected.

They’ll be kicking their tour off in Auckland and playing the standard Sydney/Melbourne combo, but will be following that with their first ever show in… Darwin.

Yep, NT fans will finally be able to catch QOTSA in action up north. No idea why they’ve chosen now, but maybe Josh Homme just wants to try his hand at wrestling a crocodile.

No word on supports yet, but all of the ticketing details are below. They go on sale next week, so get in quick.


Presented by Frontier Touring

Thu 13 Jul – Logan Campbell | Auckland, NZ (18+) | ph: 0800 111 999

Sun 16 Jul – Convention Centre | Darwin, NT (All Ages) | ph: 08 8980 3333

Wed 19 Jul – Hordern Pavilion | Sydney, NSW (All Ages) | ph: 132 849

Thu 20 Jul – Festival Hall | Melbourne, VIC (All Ages) | ph: 136 100

Members presale via

Mon 10 Apr (2pm AEST/NZST) – Tue 11 Apr (2pm AEST/NZST)
(or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)

General public onsale

AU Begins: Wed 12 Apr (10am local time)
NZ Begins: Wed 12 Apr (12pm noon NZST)

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