QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Acoustic Benefit Concert At Hobart, Australia's Museum Of Old And New Art Raises $20,000

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Acoustic Benefit Concert At Hobart, Australia's Museum Of Old And New Art Raises $20,000

Having left a trail of ecstatically exhausted fans in its wake from Niagara Falls to Australia, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's world tour in support of its international chart-topping seventh album "Villains" (Matador) has careened to a triumphant finish with its 129th show in Perth.

The year-plus "Villains" run saw QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE play for more than 1.7 million true believers, including an all-day affair at London's Finsbury Park for a crowd of nearly 50,000; the Reading and Leeds festivals on the same day; the first QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE headline show at Madison Square Garden; and a return to The Forum in Los Angeles, plus headlines at The O2 in London, Red Rocks, the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, the Stadthalle in Vienna, the Sportpaleis in Antwerp and more.

As the tour ground to a close, fans in Tasmania were treated to an intimate one-off acoustic set at MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) in Hobart — a benefit that generated $10,000 matched by QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Joshua Homme's own Sweet Stuff Foundation for a total of $20,000 to support the Royal Hobart Hospital Paediatrics Ward. The band visited the hospital the following day, presenting the donation to the hospital and gifts to its patients.

See QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE play an acoustic version of "The Way You Used To Do" live from MONA below.

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Photo credit: Matt Dowling

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