Queens Of The Stone Age & Nine Inch Nails Shows Announced

In what could arguably be described as one of the biggest double bills to ever reach our shores, QOTSA and NIN, joined by special guest Brody Dalle, will perform in Auckland on the 19th and Christchurch on the 22nd of March 2014. 

With the first headline band on stage being decided each night by the toss of a coin, fans will want to make sure they’re at the ready for a big night from the minute doors open. 

Queens Of The Stone Age are no strangers to New Zealand shores having performed here with Smashing Pumpkins at Vector Arena in 2008 and then again at Auckland’s Logan Campbell Centre in 2011. Unfortunately that tour was tragically cancelled mid tour after the occurrence of the Christchurch Earthquake. It was important to the band that a Christchurch concert be included in the upcoming 2014 tour.  

QOTSA are possibly the single most critically acclaimed hard rock band of the 2000s. The band first emerged from its desert in environs with its 1998 self-titled debut then ascended the international major leagues with 2000's Rated R. QOTSA popularity was cemented in 2002 with the Grammy-nominated album Songs For The Deaf, featuring some of their best known songs - ‘No One Knows’, ‘Go With The Flow’ and ‘Feel Good Hit Of The Summer’. 

Nine Inch Nails are considered a pioneer in the industrial music movement and have been highly influential in the evolution of electronic music. Their recordings – which include the US Platinum-certified Pretty Hate Machine (1989), Broken (1992), The Downward Spiral (1994) and With Teeth (2005) – have revolutionised detailed digital production. The band have sold more than thirty million albums worldwide, released a remarkable collection of singles and received two Grammy awards. 

“For the last year I've been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great. This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. My forays into film, HTDA and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!” - Trent Reznor 

“Hesitation Marks is an immediate reason to light the black candles.Reznor's first NIN album in five years, it is one of his best.” – Rolling Stone 4 stars

Already with a reputation as one of rock’s greatest live bands and renowned for their multimedia live spectacles and elaborate stage productions, we couldn’t be more excited to see where Nine Inch Nails take their live show in 2014.

If that’s not enough to get your head around, Queens Of The Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails will also bring very special guest, Australian-born singer/songwriter/musician Brody Dalle along for the ride! Dalle will open the shows with a full band, playing a selection of songs from her extensive catalogue from her renowned punk rock bands The Distillers and Spinnerette and new songs from her fierce forthcoming solo album. 

The relationship between these two rock powerhouse bands is no secret; they’ve played over thirty shows together in the United States in 2005 and have teamed up for several recordings together over the years, including an appearance by Reznor on ‘Kalopsia’ from Queens Of The Stone Age’s Like Clockwork. 

It’s evident these two bands share a musical affinity and are prodigies of the live show. New Zealand, you had better secure your tickets because this is going to be one mammoth, mind blowing, live event of the year that you definitely don’t want to miss!