Leaving a trail of ecstatically exhausted fans in its wake—from Niagara Falls to Australia—Queens of the Stone Age’s world tour has careened to a triumphant finish in Perth with its 129th show. The band played 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, 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.
To commemorate the conclusion of their Villians tour, Queens of the Stone Age have shared a sweet acoustic ‘The Way You Used to Do’ video, live from MONA. You can watch the video below.
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