Queens Of The Stone Age’s massive Australian tour is in full swing!
Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Jon Theodore and Michael Shuman have already absolutely smashed it at shows across the country while on the last stop of their epic “Villains World Tour“, wowing critics and fans alike at shows in Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Hobart – with Melbourne fans treated to an amazing show last Friday.
For Tassie fans, it was something extra special. QOTSA performed an exclusive, intimate one-off acoustic performance at Mona’s Nolan Gallery – and now Frontier can reveal that the show generated over $20,000 in funds, to support Hobart’s Royal Hobart Hospital Paediatrics Ward. It was, said a hospital rep, “A fantastic donation and much appreciated”, staff noting they will use the funds to enhance the environment for patients in their new Paediatric and Adolescent Units.
Says Mona music curator Brian Ritchie of the special show:
“Mona’s communications’ networks nearly imploded due to unprecedented demand for tickets to this bespoke charity event. Punters drooled at their good fortune to hear world class rockers in the rarest of environments, The Nolan Gallery. The music throbbed, but there was a higher purpose, generating income to support Royal Hobart Hospital Children’s Ward.”
The day after the show, the band made a special visit to the hospital – dropping off presents, and presenting monies to staff, and showing their support for a city close to the Josh Homme’s heart. He even took along his mother-in-law and Hobart resident, mum of his wife Brody Dalle-Homme. What’s more, Homme also made a personal donation to the hospital in addition to the gig funds, via his charity ‘The Sweet Stuff’ – a charitable organisation formed by Josh, his father, and brother back in 2013.
The reviews are unanimous: these shows were amazing. Don’t miss QOTSA on their last gig in Perth on Wed 12th of September!
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