Having laid waste to grateful capacity crowds from Chicago's Riot Fest to Denver's Red Rocks to the thirty-thousand-plus-strong throng at the recent Cal Jam 17 — and with a first-ever headline engagement at New York's Madison Square Garden barely a week away — QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE announce the first 2018 installment of the ongoing and ever intensifying "Villains" North American touring campaign.
The new dates, which begin January 22, 2018 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and include headline stops at The Forum in Los Angeles and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, will be on sale from October 27.
The 2018 shows are announced in the wake of every North American date on the current run having sold out while generating the most ecstatic responses of the QUEENS' touring history.
Produced by Mark Ronson and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, "Villains" was released August 25 on Matador Records. The album debuted at No. 1 in the U.K., Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and Portugal, No. 2 in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Norway and Ireland, No. 3 on the Billboard 200, No. 4 on Japan's international chart and No. 5 in Italy — easily the single biggest global sales week of the QUEENS' seven-album stretch. "Villains"' first seven days in existence also saw nearly a hundred thousand vinyl albums moved worldwide, as the record became the No. 1-selling vinyl LP in the U.K., U.S. and Germany. "Villains" also took the U.S. No. 1 spots on the Alternative, Hard, Rock, Internet and Independent Label album charts and No. 2 on the Digital Album sales chart.
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE are Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore.
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE "Villains" North American tour dates:
Oct. 18 - Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre + *
Oct. 20 - Washington, DC – The Anthem + *
Oct. 21 - Boston, MA – Agganis Arena + *
Oct. 22 - Portland, ME – State Theatre + *
Oct. 24 - New York, NY – Madison Square Garden +
Jan. 22 - Save On Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC
Jan. 24 - Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC
Jan. 25 - KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Jan. 26 - Rose Quarter – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
Jan. 27 - Hult Center For the Performing Arts – Silva Concert Hall, Eugene, OR
Jan. 29 - Selland Arena at Fresno Convention Center, Fresno, CA
Jan. 30 - Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA
Feb. 01 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA *
Feb. 16 - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea, Las Vegas, CA
Feb. 17 - The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
+ ROYAL BLOOD supports
* TY SEGALL supports
Photo credit: Andreas Neumann