Announcing an intimate evening with Queens of the Stone Age, benefiting Royal Hobart Hospital Children’s Services & 24 Carrot Gardens

Queens of the Stone Age have today announced a unique and intimate benefit performance at Mona’s Nolan Gallery on Thursday 15 February in addition to the now sold-out MONA FOMA performance on the lawns.

All proceeds will be split evenly between Royal Hobart Hospital Children’s Services and 24 Carrot Gardens with additional fees for all tickets purchased to the benefit performance waved.

All ticket holders will receive an exclusive show poster to commemorate this special performance.

Tickets go on sale today, Thursday 25 January at 10am from

Speaking of the importance of children’s charities and the benefit performance, Queens of the Stone Age lead singer Josh Homme says:

“I’m a father of three, that’s my favourite thing in the world. As you travel around, I see a lot of really nice places, but I see a lot of dark places too. You’re only a kid once, you’re an adult your whole life….. I also want to play acoustically. I love to play the MONA. It’s a chance to do something nice and this is a situation where it’s very simple to do something nice.”

The Royal Hobart Hospital Children’s Services cater to the healthcare needs of infants, children, and adolescents with acute and chronic conditions across southern Tasmania. This comprehensive service encompasses a variety of state-wide offerings, including inpatient and outpatient services, as well as specialised units such as Paediatric Medicine, Paediatric Surgery, and an onsite Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) team.

The 24 Carrot Gardens program educates children in health, wellbeing, and the importance of lifelong learning, establishing gardens in schools and communities where children learn to grow, cook and eat healthy produce.

Formed by Joshua Homme against a backdrop of 1990s Palm Desert, California, Queens of the Stone Age is what happens when a multidimensional musical entity outgrows the very genre it creates. Too prolific, ambitious and just plain brilliant to be tethered to or limited by the confines of any genre.  Ultimately morphing into the behemoth that has blessed the world with a range of bangers from “No One Knows” to “Little Sister,” “My God is the Sun” to “The Way You Used To Do” and everything in between. Undeniably rock — yes, always, but with the blood, sweat and dark magical swagger only Homme and his cohorts can conjure.

Regularly hailed as one of the greatest live bands in existence, Queens of the Stone Age consists of Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita and Jon Theodore… What started off as “generator parties” in the desert has evolved to sold out arenas and headlining the main stage of your favourite summer festival.


Sat 10th Feb 2024 – Red Hill Auditorium, Perth *

Tues 13th Feb 2024 – The Drive, Adelaide *

Thu 15th Feb 2024 – Nolan Gallery Mona, Hobart

Fri 16th Feb 2024 – Mona Lawns, Hobart * (sold out)

Sun 18th Feb 2024 – Lookout, Torquay Common, Torquay ^

Mon 19th Feb 2024 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne *

Wed 21st Feb 2024 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney * (sold out)

Thu 22nd Feb 2024 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney * (sold out)

Sat 24th Feb 2024 – Lookout, Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast ^

Sun 25th Feb 2024 – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane * (sold out)

Mon 26th Feb 2024 – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane * (sold out)

Thu 29th Feb 2024 – Spark Arena, Auckland ‘

Fri 1st Mar 2024 – TSB Arena, Wellington ‘

Sun 3rd March 2024 – Wolfbrook Arena, Christchurch ‘


*  Pond & Gut Health

^ The Chats, Spiderbait, Pond, Gut Health & Lola Scott

‘ Pond & Earth Tongue