Queens of the Stone Age Announce 2018 Tour Dates

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Queens of the Stone Age have announced a series of tour dates for early 2018, that will take the hard-rock quintet to the western United States and Canada.

The dates—which are in support of the band's terrific new album, Villains—begin in late January, and will keep the band on the road through early February, with a couple of additional dates in mid February.

Known for their intense performances, the band will bring their trademark mix of punk attitude and artistic fearlessness to the stage. Speaking to Guitar World in August, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme said "For me, playing music is an escapism worth its weight in gold, and trying to do it in an artful manner is totally everything, man."

"My grandpa used to always say, if you can’t outsmart them, out-dumb them, and I feel like my calling is to out-stupid everybody."

You can see all of the band's 2018 tour dates below, and be sure to read our August cover story with Homme if you haven't!

Queens of the Stone Age 2018 Tour Dates

  • Jan. 24 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Pacific Coliseum
  • Jan. 25 - Seattle, Wash. @ KeyArena at Seattle Center
  • Jan. 26 - Portland, Ore. @ Rose Quarter – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • Jan. 27 - Eugene, Ore. @ Hult Center For the Performing Arts – Silva Concert Hall
  • Jan. 28 - Fresno, Calif. @ Selland Arena at Fresno Convention Center
  • Jan. 30 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
  • Feb. 1 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium *
  • Feb. 16 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea
  • Feb. 17 - Los Angeles, Calif. @The Forum

* Ty Segall supports

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.