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NIN, Queens of the Stone Age plan tour

NIN, Queens of the Stone Age plan tour

ON TOUR: NIN and Queens of the Stone Age plan to tour together. Photo: Associated Press

Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age are to team up for a joint-headlining tour of Australia and New Zealand next spring.

The two hard rock acts will alternate time slots on the eight-date trek, which will begin in Sydney on March 6.

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme’s wife Brody Dalle will open on all dates.

Meanwhile, Nine Inch Nails kickstart an autumn tour with Gary Numan, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Explosions in the Sky on select dates on Oct. 11, the same night QOTSA open a three-month U.S. and European tour in Austin, Texas.

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