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Queens of the Stone Age - "Carnavoyuer" / June 15 MIDNIGHT CLUB



"Carnovoyeur"
video by Julie Bryant



photo by Andreas Neumann

stream / download "Carnavoyeur"

(presave / preorder 'In Times New Roman...')

Still reeling from the ecstatic reaction to the recently released “Emotion Sickness,” a triumphant return that "finds them at their sinister, bar-band-on-acid best” per New York Magazine, Queens of the Stone Age now unveil “Carnavoyeur,” the latest offering from their epic eighth album, 'In Times New Roman…'

In contrast to its predecessor, “Carnavoyeur” finds QOTSA weaving more subtle shades of sinister: Mesmerizing washes of strings cascade atop the band’s trademark rock solid foundation, while Joshua Homme’s mellifluent vocals swaddle the listener with their warm and all too familiar tones of acceptance and resignation: “When there’s nothing I can do, I smile…” While the stunning, honeyed melodies of “Carnavoyeur” are undeniably, well, really pretty, this is still Queens of the Stone Age, and there’s no shortage of viscera-rumbling drums and bass or spine-chilling guitar interplay.

'In Times New Roman…' will be available across all platforms on June 16th via Matador Records. On the eve of release fans are invited to ring in the album’s release at MIDNIGHT CLUB parties taking place at record shops and pubs across 23 countries. The MIDNIGHT CLUB starts at 11pm June 15th and will feature giveaways, exclusive merch including limited edition colored vinyl, and—in a few select locations—signed merchandise and ticket giveaways. MIDNIGHT CLUB will provide the QOTSA faithful with a first chance to hear In Times New Roman… in its entirety, amongst friends, family and of course appropriate levels of bacchanalia.



Midnight Club Participating Record Stores:

USA:
Music Millenium, Portland OR
Reckless, Chicago IL
Grimey’s, Nashville TN
Rust and Wax, West Palm Beach, FL
Guestroom, Louisville KY
Tunes, NJ
Lovegarden, Lawrence KS
Repo, Philadelphia PA
Retrofit, Tallahassee FL
Permanent, Los Angeles CA
Rough Trade, New York NY
Euclid NOLA (Redeye), New Orleans
We Got the Beat (Redeye)
Rhino (Redeye)
Ear Candy, Missoula MT
Indy CD & Vinyl Indianapolis (Redeye)

Germany:
Dodo Beach, Berlin
Flight 13, Freiburg
Musikladen, Salzburg (AT)

France:
Ground Zero, Paris
Tiki Store, Lyon

Netherlands:
Concerto Amsterdam
Velvet Leiden
Sounds Tilburg

Belgium:
Bilbo Leuven
Music Mania Ghent

Spain:
Marilians, Madrid

Italy:
Disco D’oro, Bologna
Serendeepity, Milano
Fonoteca, Napoli

Sweden:
Bengans, Gothenburg
Bengans, Stockholm

Denmark:
Sound Station, Copenhagen
Moby Disc, Odense

Queens of the Stone Age on Tour
All tickets on sale now.

Friday, June 16 Southside Festival, Neuhausen Ob Eck DE
Saturday, June 17 Pinkpop, Landgraaf NE
Sunday, June 18 Hurricane Festival, Schnee DE
Tuesday, June 20 The Piece Hall, Halifax UK
Thursday, June 22 Dreamland, Margate UK
Friday, June 23 Cardiff Castle, Cardiff UK
Sunday, June 25 Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset, UK
Wednesday, June 28 Roskilde Festival, Roskilde DK
Friday, June 30 Open’er Festival, Gdynia PO
Sunday, July 2 Rock Werchter, Werchter BE
Tuesday, July 4 Les Luits de Fourviere, Lyon FR
Wednesday, July 5 Base Recreation Pratgraussals, Albi FR
Friday, July 7 Mad Cool Festival, Madrid ES
Saturday, July 8 NOS Alive, Oeiras PT
Saturday, August 12 Forest Hills Stadium, Queens NY
Saturday, September 9 The Town 2023, São Paulo BR
Sunday, September 24 Louder Than Life, Louisville KY
Sunday, October 8 Aftershock, Sacramento CA

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Coming June 16 : Queens of the Stone Age - 'In Times New Roman...'



(Production by Worldfare, Directed by Tony Wolski)





(photo by Andreas Neumann)

(presave / preorder 'In Times New Roman...')
(stream / download "Emotion Sickness")

Queens of the Stone Age have announced their long-awaited 8th studio album, 'In Times New Roman…' out June 16th on Matador.

'In Times New Roman..'. is raw, at times brutal and not recommended for the faint of heart. And yet, it’s perhaps the most beautiful and definitely the most rewarding album in their epic discography. Founder Joshua Homme's most acerbic lyrics to date are buoyed by the instantly identifiable QOTSA sonic signature, expanded and embellished with new and unprecedented twists in virtually every song. With 'In Times New Roman…' we see that sometimes one needs to look beneath scars and scabs to see beauty, and sometimes the scabs and scars are the beauty.

Feeling a bit out of place, and having difficulty finding music they could relate to, the members of QOTSA did as they are wont to do: In Times New Roman… is the sound of a band creating the music its own members
want to hear, while giving the rest of us a sonic forum in which to congregate. “The world’s gonna end in a month or two," sings Homme, begging the question: What do you want to do with the time you’ve got left?
Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore may not be able to save us, but they’re giving us a place to ride it out.

The first offering from 'In Times New Roman…' is “Emotion Sickness,” which wraps listeners in a warm blanket of patented QOTSA hypnotic choruses and off kilter grooves—punctuated by tinges of psychic
turbulence. The past few years have been tough on everyone, and it’s no secret the members of QOTSA have endured their share of heartbreak and loss. But who amongst us hasn’t dealt with a recent bout (or two) of
emotion sickness? A Liam Lynch video for "Emotion Sickness” premieres tomorrow on QOTSA’s YouTube channel.

'In Times New Roman…' was recorded and mixed at Homme’s own Pink Duck (RIP), with additional recording at Shangri-La. The album was produced by Queens of the Stone Age and mixed by Mark Rankin. The album
will be available across all digital platforms and on vinyl and CD on June 16th. Artwork and double LP gatefold packaging designed by long time collaborator Boneface. LP vinyl will be available globally in black, green, red, silver and blue. All formats are available for pre-order here. The track list is as follows:

Obscenery
Paper Machete
Negative Space
Time & Place
Made to Parade
Carnavoyeur
What the Peephole Say
Sicily
Emotion Sickness
Straight Jacket Fitting



Colored vinyl available at the QOTSA / Matador Webstores and at record shops everywhere.



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Queens Of The Stone Age - '...Like Clockwork' & 'Villains' Independent Retail Editions



Opaque Red LP at independent record stores.



Opaque white at independent record stores.


OUT TODAY :  reissues of Queens Of The Stone Age’s 2 more recent studio full-lengths ---  2013’s multiple-GRAMMY-nominated, Billboard 200 #1 charting magnum opus …Like Clockwork and 2017’s redefining Villains will both be reincarnated: …Like Clockwork returns newly recut from its original master tapes with alternate artwork and obi-strip from Boneface with a limited opaque aqua vinyl pressing available direct from Queens Of The Stone Age, Matador Records, and a limited opaque red vinyl pressing available at finer independent retailers. Villains is reissued in a special 5th Anniversary package featuring etching, obi-strip, and a brand new poster by Boneface, and as on limited edition leaf-green transparent vinyl available exclusively via Queens Of The Stone Age and/or Matador Records.

Stream / Purchase LP reissue editions of ...Like Clockwork


Stream / Purchase  LP reissue editions of Villains


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Out Now: "Queens of the Stone Age"



Back in print for the first time in a decade and OUT TODAY: Queens of the Stone Age's s/t '98 debut LP — restored to its original track listing and original Frank Kozik artwork plus an obi-strip designed by longtime QOTSA collaborator Boneface.

Stream / purchase Queens of the Stone Age


Limited orange vinyl copies of "Queens of the Stone Age" remain along with the standard black LP edition. While supplies last, orders include a Frank Kozik designed tour poster. Also available for purchase separately on the Matador webstore.



Stream / Pre-order LP reissue editions of ...Like Clockwork

Stream / Pre-order LP reissue editions of Villains

Still to come: on December 9 will be a double shot of Queens Of The Stone Age’s most recent efforts: 2013’s multiple-GRAMMY-nominated, Billboard 200 #1 charting magnum opus …Like Clockwork and 2017’s redefining Villains will both be reincarnated: …Like Clockwork returns newly recut from its original master tapes with alternate artwork and obi-strip from Boneface with a limited opaque aqua vinyl pressing available direct from Queens Of The Stone AgeMatador Records, and a limited opaque red vinyl pressing available at finer independent retailers. Villains is reissued in a special 5th Anniversary package featuring etching, obi-strip, and a brand new poster by Boneface, and as on limited edition leaf-green transparent vinyl available exclusively via Queens Of The Stone Age and/or Matador Records.

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Queens of the Stone Age - The LP Reissues



Stream / Pre-order LP reissue editions of Queens of the Stone Age

Stream / Pre-order LP reissue editions of ...Like Clockwork


Stream / Pre-order LP reissue editions of Villains

More than a quarter century since its primal emergence from the Desert, Queens Of The Stone Age has elected to give three of its landmark albums the upscale re-release treatment, including limited edition color vinyl pressings, exclusive new and restored artwork, and more.

First up is the one that started it all: Back in print after a long, long decade, Queens Of The Stone Age’s self-titled 1998 debut album will be resurrected digitally September 22, with a vinyl release date of October 21. Restored to its original track listing and adorned by the long out-of-print original Frank Kozik artwork, the soon to be definitive version of QOTSA’s self-titled ground zero will feature an obi-strip designed by longtime collaborator Boneface and will be available on standard black and limited edition opaque orange vinyl — both available direct from Queens Of The Stone Age, Matador Records, and at discerning independent retailers.

Following on December 9 will be a double shot of Queens Of The Stone Age’s most recent efforts: 2013’s multiple-GRAMMY-nominated, Billboard 200 #1 charting magnum opus …Like Clockwork and 2017’s redefining Villains will both be reincarnated: …Like Clockwork returns newly recut from its original master tapes with alternate artwork and obi-strip from Boneface with a limited opaque aqua vinyl pressing available direct from Queens Of The Stone Age, Matador Records, and a limited opaque red vinyl pressing available at finer independent retailers. Villains is reissued in a special 5th Anniversary package featuring etching, obi-strip, and a brand new poster by Boneface, and as on limited edition leaf-green transparent vinyl available exclusively via Queens Of The Stone Age and/or Matador Records.

Links to each edition available below. And keep your eyes peeled…



Orange LP on the QOTSA/Matador Webstores and at independent record stores.



Standard black LP available everywhere.



Opaque Aqua LP on the QOTSA/Matador Webstores.



Opaque Red LP at independent record stores.



Coke Bottle Clear LP at Concerto Record Store (Holland), JB Hifi (Australia), JPC (Germany), & Disco D'Oro (Italy).



Leaf Green LP on the QOTSA/Matador Webstores.



Opaque white at independent record stores.



Magenta LP at Concerto Record Store (Holland), JB Hifi (Australia), JPC (Germany), & Disco D'Oro (Italy).

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Out Today : Desert Sessions - 'Vols. 11 & 12', "Crucifire" Video



(directed by Anthony Francisco Schepperd)







Ending a 16-year hiatus since its last installment, the most mythical, longest running rock n roll mixtape odyssey in existence, Desert Sessions has finally returned: The most ambitious entries yet in its expansive and elusive catalog: 'Vols. 11 & 12' (a/k/a respectively as ?'Arrivederci Despair?' and 'Tightwads & Nitwits & Critics & Heels?') are now available on LP, CD and via all streaming services.

Highlights of the eight-song two-session collection include the creeping slowburn boogie of “Move Together” with its sublime Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) vocal, the propulsive rocker “Crucifire” fueled by an incendiary vocal performance from Mike Kerr (Royal Blood), the self-explanatory “Chic Tweetz” featuring the enigmatic Töôrnst Hülpft, and the lush melodies of grand finale "Easier Said Than Done” featuring a showstopping vocal from ringleader Joshua Homme (Queens of the Stone Age).

Desert Sessions 'Vols. 11 & 12'also arrive in a limited edition first vinyl pressing including a one of a kind custom mix & match body swap booklet. Exclusive merchandise bundles are available now.

'Vols. 11 & 12' were recorded (mostly) in December 2018 at Rancho De La Luna studios in Joshua Tree, CA, with Queens of the Stone Age founder and Desert Sessions ringleader/producer Joshua Homme enlisting a cast of players including:

Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint)
Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters)
Mike Kerr (Royal Blood)
Carla Azar (Autolux, Jack White)
Les Claypool (Primus)
Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Superwolf, Endless Boogie)
Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows, Toast of London)
Libby Grace
Töôrnst Hülpft

The resulting eight songs embody the legacy of freedom from expectations and inhibitions that stretches back to 1997, when Homme led a first retreat to the Joshua Tree desert. What began as a casual writing and recording session amongst friends—isolated from daily distractions and comforts—has since become a possibly infinite body of work. Now spanning 12 volumes over the course of two decades (and a total of two documented live performances), The Desert Sessions has featured some of music’s most cherished icons—past players have included Polly Harvey, Mark Lanegan, Josh Freese, Dean Ween, among many others—deliberately removing themselves from their comfort zones and working together to create some of their most relaxed yet challenging work.

The tracklist for Desert Sessions 'Vols. 11 & 12' (a/k/a ?'Arrivederci Despair'? and ?'Tightwads & Nitwits & Critics & Heels')? is:
Move Together (lead vocal: Billy F. Gibbons)
Noses in Roses Forever (lead vocal: Joshua Homme)
Far East for the Trees
If You Run (lead vocal: Libby Grace)
Crucifire (lead vocal: Mike Kerr)
Chic Tweetz (vocals: Töôrnst Hülpft, Matt Berry)
Something You Can’t See (lead vocal: Jake Shears)
Easier Said Than Done (lead vocal: Joshua Homme)


(photo : Andreas Neumann

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VIDEO : Queens of the Stone Age - "The Way You Used To Do" (acoustic, Museum of New and Old Art, Tasmania)



At last week's close of Queens of the Stone Age's massive, 129 date world tour in support of 'Villains', fans in Tasmania were treated to an intimate one-off acoustic set at MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) in Hobart  – a benefit that  generated $10,000 matched by QOTSA’s Joshua Homme’s own Sweet Stuff Foundation for a total of $20,000 to support the Royal Hobart Hospital Paediatrics Ward. The band visited the hospital the following day, presenting the donation to the hospital and gifts to its patients.  Above - the band performing  "The Way You Used To Do".


(photo : Matt Dowling)

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VIDEO : Queens of the Stone Age - "Head Like A Haunted House"



"Head Like A Haunted House" is the latest video from Queens of the Stone Age's colossal 'Villains', directed by auteur beyond compare Liam Lynch. QOTSA's updated global schedule can be found below, and beware that tickets are running low in several places (and you simply cannot xerox your own).



(photo : Andreas Neumann)

stream/order 'Villains'

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE ON TOUR
Monday, Marcy 18, 2018 - Viva Latino, Mexico City, Mexico
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - The Observatory, San Diego CA (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - The Observatory, San Diego CA (SOLD OUT)
Friday, March 23, 2018 - Innings Festival, Tempe AZ
Sunday, March 25, 2018 - In Bloom Festival, Houston, TX
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - The Republik, Honolulu HI (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin TX #&
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - The Pavilion, Irving TX #
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport LA #
Friday, April 27, 2018 - Saenger Theatre, New Orleans LA # (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Bayfront Park Ampitheater, Miami FL #
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg FL # (SOLD OUT)
Friday, May 4, 2018 - Beale Street Music Festival, Memphis TN
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - Carolina Rebellion, Concord NC
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Scotiabank Saddlebank, Calgary AB *
Friday, May 18, 2018 - Rogers Place, Edmonton AB *
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - MTS Centre, Winnipeg MB *
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - Breese Stevens Field, Madison WI *
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Budweiser Gardens, London ON *
Friday, May 25, 2018 - Rochester Dome Arena, Rochester NY *
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - Boston Calling, Cambridge MA
Friday, June 8, 2018 - Northside Festival, Arhaus Denmark
Saturday, June 9, 2018 - Lisenberg, Gothenburg SE
Sunday, June 10, 2018 - Gröna Lund, Stockholm SE
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - Bergenfest, Bergen, Norway
Friday, June 15, 2018 - Rockhal Luxembourg
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Open Air Im Kulturpark, Wiesbaden, Germany
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - Torwar Arena, Warsaw, Poland
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - Forum Karlin, Prague, Czech Republic
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - Budapest Park Open Air, Budapest, Hungary
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - Lucca Summer Festival, Lucca, Italy
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - I-Days Festival, Monza, Italy
Monday, June 25, 2018 - Inmusic Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - Elbufer, Dresden, Germany
Friday, June 29, 2018 - Down The Rabbit Hole, Beuningen NL
Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Finsbury Park, London UK
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
Friday, July 6, 2018 - Main Square Festival, Arras, France
Saturday, July 7, 2018 - Eurorockeennes Festival, Belfort, France
Friday, July 13, 2018 - Nos Alive, Lisbon, Portugal
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - Mad Cool, Madrid, Spain
Saturday, August 18, 2018 - Summer Sonic, Tokyo, Japan

# w/ Wolf Alice
* w/ Royal Blood

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VIDEO: "The Way You Used To Do" (directed by Jonas Akerlund), Ellen Performance Announced

The music video for "The Way You Used To Do" is officially out worldwide today. This might be old news to you if you have an Apple Music account or are some kind of hacker where no paywalls can stop you.



Follow the band on YouTube HERE.

Buy/stream Villains HERE.

When the Jonas Akerlund-directed (and Josh Homme-dancedhisassoff) video was first released back in August, Villians had yet to be released. At this point the band has been around the world touring nonstop, and they don't have any plans to slow down. (I broke a sweat typing all the tour dates below, just imagine how they feel.)

In other news, Queens of the Stone Age will be back on television, this time appearing on Ellen on December 14th. Check your local listings for specific air times and get it on your calendar.

TOUR DATES (visit qotsa.com for ticket links - all dates below are currently on sale EXCEPT for Austin. Onsale for that date begins today at 10am local time.)
11/18/17 SSE Arena Wembley, London UK ~
11/19/17 Manchester Arena, Manchester UK (SOLD OUT) ~
11/21/17 The O2 Arena, London UK ~
11/23/17 Usher Hall, Edinburgh UK (SOLD OUT) ~
11/24/17 3Arena Dublin, IE (SOLD OUT) ~
12/02/17 WKQX The Nights We Stole XMAS, Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
12/03/17 93X Nutcracker, St. Paul, MN (SOLD OUT)
12/09/17 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT)
1/22/18 Save On Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC #
1/24/18 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC #
1/25/18 KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA #
1/26/18 Rose Quarter – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR #
1/27/18 Hult Center For the Performing Arts – Silva Concert Hall, Eugene, OR #
1/29/18 Selland Arena at Fresno Convention Center, Fresno, CA #
1/30/18 Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA #
2/1/18 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA *
2/16/18 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea, Las Vegas, NV
2/17/18 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA +
2/21/18 Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile
2/25/18 Maracana, Rio De Janeiro, Brasil ^
2/27/18 Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo, Brasil ^
3/02/18 Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba, Brasil ^
3/04/18 Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brasil ^
3/07/18 Velez, Buenos Aires, Argentina ^
3/10/18 Palacio de Los Deportes, Bogota, Colombia
3/17-18/18 Vive Latino, Mexico City, Mexico
3/21/18 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA (SOLD OUT)
3/22/18 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA (SOLD OUT)
3/28/18 The Republik, Honolulu, HI
4/24/18 Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX ** on sale 11/17 at 10am local
4/25/18 The Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory, Irving, TX **
4/26/18 Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA **
4/27/18 Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA **
4/27-29/18 Welcome to Rockville, Jacksonville, FL
5/1/18 Bayfront Park Amphitheater, Miami, FL **
5/2/18 Mahaffey Theater, Saint Petersburg, FL **
5/17/18 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB +
5/18/18 Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB +
5/20/18 MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB +
5/22/18 Breese Stevens Field, Madison, WI +
5/24/18 Budweiser Gardens, London, ON +
5/25/18 Rochester Dome Arena, Rochester, NY +
6/7-9/18 Northside Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
6/12/18 Bergenfest, Bergen, Norway
6/25/18 InMusic Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
7/12-14/18  Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
7/13/18 Nos Alive, Lisbon, Portual

^ w/ Foo Fighters?~
w/ Broncho
+ w/ Royal Blood
* w/ Ty Segall
** w/ Wolf Alice
# w/ Eagles of Death Metal

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Queens of the Stone Age - North American Spring Tour



Hot off a headlining date at Madison Square Garden, Queens of the Stone Age are taking Europe by storm for the month of November. Josh Homme and company already have an enormous 2018 planned, beginning on the West Coast and playing in South America in February. Today, Queens announced Spring tour dates across the United States and Canada with openers Wolf Alice and Royal Blood.

Tickets are on sale this Friday at 10am local time.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE ON TOUR
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - The Observatory, San Diego CA
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - The Observatory, San Diego CA
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - The Republik, Honolulu HI
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin TX #&
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - The Pavilion, Irving TX #
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport LA #
Friday, April 27, 2018 - Saenger Theatre, New Orleans LA #
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Bayfront Park Ampitheater, Miami FL #
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg FL #
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Scotiabank Saddlebank, Calgary AB *
Friday, May 18, 2018 - Rogers Place, Edmonton AB *
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - MTS Centre, Winnipeg MB *
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - Breese Stevens Field, Madison WI *
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Budweiser Gardens, London ON *
Friday, May 25, 2018 - Rochester Dome Arena, Rochester NY *


# w/ Wolf Alice
* w/ Royal Blood
& on sale Friday November 17th


Previously Announced Dates:
Monday, November 6th - Samsung Hall, Zurich, Switzerland
Tuesday, November 7th - AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France
Thursday, November 9th - König-Pilsener-Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
Friday, November 10th - Zenith, Munich, Germany
Saturday November 11th - Velodrom, Berlin, Germany
Sunday, November 12th - Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday, November 14th - TAP1, Copenhagen, Denmark
Wednesday, November 15th - Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Thursday, November 16th - Sportspaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
Saturday, November 18th - Wembley SSE Arena, London, UK
Sunday, November 19th - Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
Tuesday, November 21st - The 02, London, UK
Thursday, November 23rd - Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
Friday, November 24th - 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
Monday, January 22, 2018 - Save On Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC $
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC $
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA $
Friday, January 26, 2018 - Rose Quarter – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR $
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - Hult Center For the Performing Arts – Silva Concert Hall, Eugene, OR $
Monday, January 29, 2018 - Selland Arena at Fresno Convention Center, Fresno, CA $
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA $
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA #
Friday, February 16, 2018 - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea, Las Vegas, CA
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - The Forum, Los Angeles, CA *
Sunday, February 25 - Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janeiro !
Tuesday, February 27 - Allianz Parque, Sao Paolo !
Friday, March 2 - Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba !
Sunday, March 4 - Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre !
Wednesday, March 7 - Velez, Buenos Aires !

$ w/ Eagles of Death Metal
# w/ Ty Segall
* w/ Royal Blood
! w/ Foo Fighters


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Queens of The Stone Age perform as part of Huw Stephen's Piano Sessions for BBC Radio One

Airing last night as part of Huw Stephen's Piano Sessions for BBC Radio One, Queens of The Stone Age performed a measured version of their hit single 'The Way You Used To Do' and followed it up with the light music of whiskey falling into a glass as they covered Marty Wilde's wild-at-heart rock number 'Bad Boy'

In case you missed these two scintilating fistfuls of tempered rock 'n roll, catch up below

https://youtu.be/v0Yy5Bs1hOU

https://youtu.be/AtH8hfN5ABw

Queens of the Stone age commence their European tour next month. Dates below

November 4 – Unipol Arena – Bologna, IT
November 5 – Stadthalle – Vienna, AT
November 6 – Samsung Hall – Zurich, CH
November 7 – AccorHotel Arena – Paris, FR
November 9 – König-Pilsener-Arena – Oberhausen, DE
November 10 – Zenith – Munich, DE
November 11 – Velodrom – Berlin, DE
November 12 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, NL
November 14 – TAP1 – Copenhagen, DK
November 15 – Sporthalle – Hamburg, DE
November 16 – Sportspaleis – Antwerp, BE
November 18 – Wembley SSE Arena – London, UK
November 19 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK
November 21 – 02 Arena - London, UK
November 23 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK
November 24 – 3 Arena – Dublin, IE

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Queens of the Stone Age - New North American Dates In 2018



Queens of the Stone Age continue their massive global run in support of 'Villains' with 10 West Coast dates in January & February - more information is available at qotsa.com.

Monday, January 22, 2018 - Save On Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Friday, January 26, 2018 - Rose Quarter – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - Hult Center For the Performing Arts – Silva Concert Hall, Eugene, OR
Monday, January 29, 2018 - Selland Arena at Fresno Convention Center, Fresno, CA
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA *
Friday, February 16, 2018 - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea, Las Vegas, CA
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - The Forum, Los Angeles, CA

(with Ty Segall)

previously announced dates :

Friday, October 20 - The Anthem, Washington DC *SOLD OUT*
Saturday, October 21 - Agganis Arena, Boston MA *SOLD OUT*
Sunday, October 22 - State Theatre, Portland ME *SOLD OUT*
Tuesday, October 24 - Madison Square Garden, New York NY
Saturday, November 4th - Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy
Sunday, November 5th - Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
Monday, November 6th - Samsung Hall, Zurich, Switzerland
Tuesday, November 7th - AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France
Thursday, November 9th - König-Pilsener-Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
Friday, November 10th - Zenith, Munich, Germany
Saturday November 11th - Velodrom, Berlin, Germany
Sunday, November 12th - Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday, November 14th - TAP1, Copenhagen, Denmark
Wednesday, November 15th - Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Thursday, November 16th - Sportspaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
Saturday, November 18th - Wembley SSE Arena, London, UK
Sunday, November 19th - Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
Tuesday, November 21st - The 02, London, UK
Thursday, November 23rd - Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
Friday, November 24th - 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
Sunday, February 25 - Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janeiro
Tuesda,y February 27 - Allianz Parque, Sao Paolo
Friday, March 2 - Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba
Sunday, March 4 - Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
Wednesday, March 7 - Velez, Buenos Aires

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Joshua Homme & Dean Fertita of Queens of The Stone Age perform on 'Later... with Jools Holland'

Last night saw Josh Homme & Dean Fertita strip back the stage set-up and unplug the pedalboard for a scintilating version of the album closer 'Villains of Circumstance' on BBC Two's Later... with Jools Holland.

The pair were joined by a string sextet who added sweeps of emotion to an already sentimentally charged track. Dean providing the key accompaniment to Josh's unmatched crooning.



You will be able to see the second part of the 'Later... with Jools Holland' show this Saturday at 22:30 BST

Queens of The Stone Age recommence their US tour this week, and will be touring in Europe come November.



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Queens of the Stone Age Announce South American Tour Dates

Queens of the Stone Age are currently dominating the United States on their sold-out world tour, supporting their new record Villains. Today, the band announced they'll be teaming up with old friends Foo Fighters for several dates in Brazil and Argentina.






QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE IN SOUTH AMERICA

Sun Feb 25 - Rio De Janeiro - Maracana Stadium
Tue Feb 27 - Sao Paolo - Allianz Parque
Fri Mar 2 - Curitiba - Pedreira Paulo Leminski
Sun Mar 4 - Porto Alegre - Estadio Beira-Rio
Wed Mar 7 - Buenos Aires - Velez


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Behind The Scenes Of Queens of the Stone Age's "The Way You Used To Do" Video



"The Way You Used To Do" can be found on Queens of the Stone Age's new album, 'Villains'. The above glimpse behind the scenes of Jonas Akerlund's insane video for said song is directed by Andreas Neumann with camera work by Jason Adler. The official video for "The Way You Used To Do" is exclusively available via Apple Music.


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Queens of The Stone Age live from London's Maida Vale studios - with Radio One DJ Annie Mac



Last night Queens of The Stone Age helmed an hour long takeover of the Radio One airwaves, riproaring their way through new & old tracks alike live at the holy Maida Vale studios in London.

Josh & Troy sat for a ten minute interview with DJ Annie Mac before unleashing a fully loaded, fully amped up, nine track set to a balcony of forty lucky contest winners.

You can hear the entire set plus the interview here. The interview portion starting at 43:13, the live set begins at 01:11:00.

'Villains' is out now, worldwide, available for purchase or stream at the following outlets

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Spotify

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OUT TODAY - Queens of the Stone Age 'Villains' (Stream Now on Apple Music, Pick Up at Your Local Indie)

Today's the day, 8.25. You had fair warning. Villains is now out everywhere in the world. Stream the album on Apple Music, pick up at your local indie a very helpful map can be seen HERE), or if you've already pre-ordered the album, keep an eye on your mailman. Your copy is on the way.



There are a couple great new interviews out this week from the likes of Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. It's great to hear from them, but we really only care about what YOU think of the album.  #QOTSAVillains #Villains #opinions

A lot of people said they wanted to meet the band and by some confusion there's now meat involved...

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VIDEO : Queens of the Stone Age - "The Way You Used To Do" - Watch Now At Apple Music





(photo by Andreas Neumann)


QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - “THE WAY YOU USED TO DO” VIDEO 
ALL HELLZAPOPPIN’ BREAKS LOOSE IN SATANIC DANCE PRODUCTION
WRITTEN BY JOSHUA HOMME & DIRECTED BY JONAS AKERLUND
AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT APPLE MUSIC

“Dancing and headbanging are truly individualistic expressions of losing oneself fully in appreciation of music—who better to combine these things into a singular vision than someone who’s directed Madonna and Lady Gaga videos--and also happens to have been a member of Bathory?”—Joshua Homme

“The Way You Used To Do,” the recently released first single from Queens Of The Stone Age’s ominously approaching seventh album 'Villains', has been realized as a fever dream Satanic dance ritual extravaganza—featuring QOTSA founder and frontman Joshua Homme lighter on his feet and darker in his soul than ever before.

Conceived by Homme, directed by Jonas Akerlund and produced by Serial Pictures, “The Way You Used To Do,” somehow fit its multiple sets, wardrobe changes and intricate dance routines into one day of shooting August 8th in Los Angeles. Considering potential reactions to the sinister shuffle of “The Way We Used To Do” being translated into a panoramic soul-selling dance trip, Homme says “It’s our way of paying tribute to Cab Calloway and the film Hellzapoppin’. I fully realize that may be a little more than some are open to, and that’s perfectly fine with me. There’s the door. If some of the more close-minded are gently pruned, that just leaves more room on the dance floor for the open-minded ones to get loose. That’s been the spirit of Queens Of The Stone Age and the space we’ve worked to create from day one.”

'Villains' is co-produced by Mark Ronson and will be released worldwide on August 25th. 

STREAM SINGLES + ADD THE 'Villains' TO YOUR LIBRARY

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LISTEN: Queens of the Stone Age's New Single "The Evil Has Landed" Premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Show This Morning (Alongside Part 2 of His Interview with Josh Homme)

It's roughly 14.5 days until the next Queens of the Stone Age album is officially out in the world. Those who are having trouble with the wait, there's some relief for you today. At last, another piece of Villains. Zane Lowe took to the airwaves on his Beats 1 show this morning to unveil part two of his interview with Josh (see below) as well as play new single "The Evil Has Landed." So what are you waiting for? Listen here: http://smarturl.it/EvilHasLanded



PRE-ORDER 'VILLAINS'/STREAM SINGLES:
apple music: http://smarturl.it/Villains_Apple
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/Villains_iTunes
matador store: http://smarturl.it/Villains_Matador
google play: http://smarturl.it/Villains_GooglePlay
spotify: http://smarturl.it/Villains_Spotify
amazon physical: http://smarturl.it/Villains_Amazon
amazon digital: http://smarturl.it/Villains_AmazonMusic

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Queens of The Stone Age announce new Wembley Arena date

Queens of The Stone Age have announced a second London date for November. Having sold out London's O2 arena off the back of rabid, insatiable demand the band have now gone ahead and released details for their Wembley Arena show - taking place on November 18th. Tickets will be available through the Ticketmaster site.

Tickets will go on general sale at 9am BST, Thursday 13th July, however a pre-sale window will be open only to those who previously pre-ordered the album. This will start a day early, at 9am BST, Tuesday 11th July. This only applies to those who pre-ordered the album, but were unsuccessful in acquiring tickets during the last ticket release.



Full list of tour dates below,

Thursday, July 13 – Logan Campbell, Auckland, New Zealand SOLD OUT
Sunday, July 16 – Convention Centre, Darwin, Australia
Wednesday, July 19 – Hodern Pavilion, Sydney NSW, Australia SOLD OUT
Thursday, July 20 – Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia SOLD OUT
Saturday, July 22, Splendour In The Grass, Tenindewa, Australia SOLD OUT
Friday, July 28 – Fuji Rock Festival, Kinsasa, Japan
Thursday, August 10 – Ventura Theatre, Ventura CA
Saturday, August 12 – Outside Lands, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, September 6 – Capitol Theatre, Port Chester NY
Thursday, September 7 – Festival Pier, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, September 9 – Moison Amphitheatre (Budweiser Stage), Toronto ON
Sunday, September 10 – 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids MI
Tuesday, September 12 – Express Live! Outdoor Pavilion, Columbus OH
Wednesday, September 13 – Stage AE (Outdoors), Pittsburgh PA
Friday, September 15 – Agora Theatre, Cleveland OH
Saturday, September 16 – Riot Fest, Chicago IL
Monday, October 9 – The Complex, Salt Lake City UT
Tuesday, October 10 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO
Thursday, October 12 – Peabody, St. Louis MO
Friday, October 13 – Crossroads KC, Kansas City MO
Saturday, October 14 – Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Saint Paul MN
Sunday, October 15 – Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee WI
Tuesday, October 17 – Fox Theatre, Detroit MI
Wednesday, October 18 – Old Theatre Centre – Murat Theatre, Indianapolis IN
Saturday, October 21 – Agganis Arena, Boston MA
Sunday, October 22 – State Theatre, Portland ME
Tuesday, October 24, Madison Square Garden, New York NY
Saturday, November 4th – Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy
Sunday, November 5th – Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
Monday, November 6th – Samsung Hall, Zurich, Switzerland
Tuesday, November 7th – AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France
Thursday, November 9th – König-Pilsener-Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
Friday, November 10th – Zenith, Munich, Germany
Saturday November 11th – Velodrom, Berlin, Germany
Sunday, November 12th – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday, November 14th – TAP1, Copenhagen, Denmark
Wednesday, November 15th – Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Thursday, November 16th – Sportspaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
Saturday, November 18th - Wembley SSE Arena, London, UK
Sunday, November 19th – Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
Tuesday, November 21st – The 02, London, UK
Thursday, November 23rd – Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
Friday, November 24th – 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

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