Queens of the Stone Age will return to the road this summer for The End is Nero North American Tour, the band’s first since 2018. The run of 28 concerts across the United States and Canada comes in support of the band’s new album, In Times New Roman…, out June 16th via Matador Records.

The End is Nero Tour kicks off on August 3rd in Sterling Heights, MI and runs through October 6th in San Francisco, followed by a set at Aftershock in Sacramento on the 8th. The cross-continental trek will see Josh Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita, and Jon Theodore joined by Phantogram and The Armed on the East Coast and Viagra Boys and Jehnny Beth in the Midwest and West Coast. Alongside the mix of headlining shows, the tour includes festival sets at Riot FestLouder Than Life, and Aftershock.

In a press release, the desert rock pioneers pitch the upcoming tour as a celebration of the end of the world, which they hear is “in a month or two. They would like to encourage the obscene and the clean, the outcasts and the weirdos, and anyone and everyone in between to attend, this is where you belong. Leave your judgment at the door, bring anything and everything else.”

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Ahead of the band’s first album in six years, QOTSA will host “Midnight Club” release parties in 23 countries around the world. The parties will begin on June 15th at 11 p.m. at independent record stores worldwide and include giveaways, exclusive merch including limited edition colored vinyl, and—in a few select locations—signed merchandise and ticket giveaways, followed by a midnight listening party for In Times New Roman… The album is available here for pre-order.

Tickets for the Queens of the Stone Age The End is Nero North American Tour go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 9th at 10 a.m. local time. Artist and Citi pre-sales begin today, June 6th at 10 a.m. local time.

Queens of the Stone Age The End is Nero Tour:

August 3 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill*

August 4 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage*

August 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors*

August 7 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater*

August 8 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann*

August 9 – Washington, DC – The Anthem*

August 11 – Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena*

August 12 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium*

August 15 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater*

August 16 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit*

August 18 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre *

August 19 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater*

September 16 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest

September 17 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory**

September 19 – Omaha, NE – Steelhouse**

September 20 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre**

September 22 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park**

September 23 – St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park**

September 24 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life

September 26 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP**

September 27 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion**

September 29 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre**

September 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair**

October 2 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum**

October 3 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum**

October 4 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena**

October 6 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium**

October 8 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock

 

*Phantogram and The Armed support

**Viagra Boys and Jehnny Beth support

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