Tue. Feb 27th, 2024


Queens of the Stone Age launched their first North American headlining tour in five years on Thursday evening (August 3rd) at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

The outing, dubbed “The End Is Nero Tour,” is broken up into in two legs, with this first one running through August 19th, and the second one launching on September 16th and wrapping up with an October 8th gig at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster or StubHub.

Frontman Josh Homme recently said he’s disappointed when bands don’t play their hits, and he certainly didn’t let down QOTSA fans by kicking off the show with perhaps the band’s best-known song, “No One Knows.”

The 18-song set also included four songs off QOTSA’s new album, In Times New Roman…, alongside favorites like “My God Is the Sun,” “Little Sister,” and “Go With the Flow.” Toward the end of the set, Homme dedicated “God Is in the Radio” to late QOTSA member Mark Lanegan.

See a photo gallery (courtesy of 313 Presents/Mirak Habbiyyieh) of QOTSA’s kickoff show below, along with fan-filmed video footage, the setlist, and a list of remaining tour dates.

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Photo Gallery – Queens of the Stone Age’s tour kickoff in Sterling Heights, Michigan (click to expand and scroll through):

Setlist:
No One Knows
Do It Again
Smooth Sailing
My God Is the Sun
Carnavoyeur
The Way You Used to Do
If I Had a Tail
Negative Space
Paper Machete
The Evil Has Landed
Better Living Through Chemistry
I Sat by the Ocean
Time & Place
Little Sister
Make It Wit Chu
God Is in the Radio (Dedicated to Mark Lanegan)
Go With the Flow
A Song for the Dead

Queens of the Stone Age 2023 Tour Dates:
08/04 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage *
08/05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors *
08/07 – Bridgeport, CT @ Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater *
08/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ TD Pavilion at the Mann *
08/09 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem *
08/11 – Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Arena *
08/12 – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium *
08/15 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater *
08/16 – Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit *
08/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre *
08/19 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater *
09/16 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory ^
09/19 – Omaha, NE @ Steelhouse ^
09/20 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre ^
09/22 – Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park ^
09/23 – St. Louis, MO @ Saint Louis Music Park ^
09/24 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life
09/26 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP ^
09/27 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion ^
09/29 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre ^
09/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Saltair ^
10/02 – Portland, OR @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum ^
10/03 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum ^
10/04 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena ^
10/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ^
10/08 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
10/23 – Guadalajara, MX @ Coordenada
11/04 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
11/05 – Esch-sur-Alzette, LU @ Rockhal
11/07 – Paris, FR @ Accor Arena
11/08 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
11/09 – Berlin, DE @ Max-Schmeling-Halle
11/11 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
11/12 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
11/14 – Manchester, UK @ AO Arena
11/15 – London, UK @ The O2
11/18 – Glasgow, UK @ OVO Hydro
11/19 – Birmingham, UK @ Resorts World Arena
11/20 – Stockton-on-Tees, UK @ Globe Theatre
11/22 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena

* = w/ Phantogram and The Armed
^ = w/ Viagra Boys and Jehnny Beth


By Sandra Winters

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