If the upcoming Australian co-headlining tour by Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age goes well, Queens frontman Josh Homme thinks it could become a new traveling festival. According to Diffuser, Homme told an Australian radio station, “Lots of these festivals are like 50 or 60 bands, and it’s just too much to encapsulate an idea, it’s too grand. I think the notion of somewhere between six or 10 bands is much stronger . . . So perhaps this is the start to it, because there’s not a lot of co-headlining going on.”
Nine Inch Nails main man Trent Reznor agreed, saying, “I always think about when (NIN) go out headlining I always choose the people we want to play with through the eyes of, ‘Hey, who would I want to go see?’ Make it an evening’s worth of entertainment.”
- Reznor also compared the idea of the festival to Beats Music, the curated streaming music service he recently launched with Dr. Dre.
- Nine Inch Nails and Queens kick off their co-headlining tour of Australia on Thursday (March 6th) in Sydney, finishing up with a March 22nd gig in Christchurch, New Zealand.