Queens of the Stone Age have announced the final shows of their ‘The End Is Nero’ world tour with The Kills in support.

They will wrap up their world tour with a short run of US dates in the autumn, starting in Boston on September 28. They will then move on to Cincinnati on October 1, Chicago on October 2 and Madison, WI on October 4.

They will also be playing two festivals, namely the Soundside Festival in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Mempho Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee.

The artist ticket pre-sale has begun, while the Live Nation ticket pre-sale will start on Thursday (June 6).  General ticket sales start Friday (June 7th) at 10 am local time via Ticketmaster – you can see the full list of dates below and buy your tickets here.

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SEPTEMBER
28 – Boston, MA, MGM Music Hall
29 – Bridgeport, CT, Soundside Festival

OCTOBER
1 – Cincinnati, OH,  Andrew J Brady Music Center
2 – Chicago, IL, Bank Pavillion 
4 – Madison, WI, Breese Stevens Field
6 – Memphis, TN, Mempho Music Festival

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In December, Queens of the Stone Age sat down with NME to talk friendship and connection, a “romance” with Dave Grohl, a backstage run-in with Elton John and more.

On the topic of their future, their frontman Josh Homme said: “I think we should be making something. The mantra of the last five years was, ‘It won’t be long now!’ That needs to pertain to making things too. I certainly think we should make more, faster-er, better-er.”

Queens of the Stone Age are set to headline Download Festival for the first time next week. When asked by NME about how they are coping with any pressure of headlining the iconic UK rock festival, the two revealed that the band are feeling confident with their upcoming set, as one of their strengths is their ability to mix up their performances, night after night.

“Is it just going to be same-old-same-old?’ began Homme. “You always have to give it your all and changing it every night is what we’re about, so it’s always going to be something different. I don’t think there’s any reason to trip out.”

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Fertita agreed, adding: “I think the reason that the shows have been so good is because there’s a relaxation to the approach. We’ll decide five minutes before going on to play something that we haven’t played in 20 years.”

“And if you see someone with a sign that says, ‘Do this god damn tune’ then it feels nice to just be able to react in the moment,” Homme chimed in. “We come bearing gifts, and we want to give everything away. It’s nice to play Donington, but it’s just as nice to play Bournemouth too. That’s not to cheapen either – they’re both as good as it can get. These aren’t real problems.”

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