Eagles Of Death Metal Announce Their First Australian Tour Since 2016

20 April 2023 | 9:05 am | Mary Varvaris
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Eagles Of Death Metal's brand of desert rock is coming to warm up our winter nights.

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Eagles Of Death Metal - not a death metal band, but a rock group - are returning to Australia this July and August for the first time since 2016. 

The American rockers made up of Jesse Hughes (lead vocals), Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme (drums), and touring members, Eagles Of Death Metal will bring their desert rock swagger and infectious energy to stages in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and two dates in New Zealand. 

Eagles Of Death Metal’s 2023 tour also celebrates their 24th anniversary as a band.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, 26 April (11 am local time) via the Frontier Touring website. Pre-sale tickets will be available on Monday, 24 April, at 11 am local time - check the website for more information on early-access tickets.

Eagles Of Death Metal have released four studio albums to date – Peace Love Death Metal (2004), Death By Sexy (2006), Heart On (2008), and Zipper Down (2015) – plus an album of covers, Eagles Of Death Metal Presents Boots Electric Performing The Best Songs We Never Wrote (2019). 

A brand-new studio album is set for a worldwide release in late 2023. 

Hughes said about returning to Australia, “Man, I have been itching to get back out there and play some live rock ‘n’ roll again to the best fans in the world. John Steinbeck once said, ‘People don’t take trips, trips take people’… This is an open invite to come take a trip with me and the band.”



With special guests TBA

Tuesday 25 July - Forum Melbourne | Melbourne, VIC

Thursday 27 July - Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW

Friday 28 July - Cambridge Hotel | Newcastle, NSW

Saturday 29 July - The Tivoli | Brisbane, QLD

Monday 31 July - The Gov | Adelaide, SA

Wednesday 2 August - Astor Theatre | Perth, WA

Saturday 5 August - Powerstation | Auckland, NZ

Sunday 6 August - San Fran | Wellington, NZ