NICOTINE, VALIUM, VEGEMITE…

The stoner rockers fit in a few shows while they're over for the Big Day Out festival...

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have confirmed a handful of Australian headline shows in addition to their confirmed appearances at the BIG DAY OUT FESTIVALS.

The band, who as previously reported, will join the Big Day Out festival in Sydney on January 26, will play their own headline show in the city at the Metro the night before (January 25). They have also found time to fit in a show at the Fitzroy Corner Hotel on January 27, the night before the Big Day Out arrives in Melbourne (January 28).

The Queens’ Austalian tour dates are:

Sydney Metro (January 25)

Sydney Big Day Out (26)

Fitzroy Corner Hotel (27)

Melbourne Big Day Out (28)

Adelaide Big Day Out (February 2)

Perth Big Day Out (4)

Speaking about their future plans in the current issue of NME, out nationwide today (January 10), Queens’ Nick Oliveri said if they don’t find time to record the follow-up to their album ‘Rated R’ this year, they will “put out another EP with some new tracks on it”.

He also said the follow-up to ‘Rated R’ will be recorded “at home”, and then mixed “somewhere cool like London or Amsterdam”.

It is also possible that mainman Josh Homme will return to the desert to record another ‘Desert Sessions’ album this year, with possible collaborators including members of Foo Fighters and former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan.