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Queens Of The Stone Age Announce New Album ‘Villains’ + N. American Tour; Share New Song

posted by Oscar June 15, 2017

Photo: Andreas Neumann

Queens Of The Stone Age are officially back, baby! The band has returned to the scene riding in from the dessert to deliver a new album entitled Villains due out August 25 on Matador Records. The record was produced by Mark Ronson and co-produced by Mark Rankin and mixed by Alan Moulder. Now available for preorder on deluxe vinyl, standard vinyl, CD and digital (all formats include an instant download of first single “The Way You Used To Do”). 

The band have now unleashed the lead single “The Way You Used To Do.” This one’s got a really danceable vibe, led by a buzzsaw riff that will pierce right through and make you snap your fingers as you get those hips shaking. Hear that below.

Along with the new music, QOTSA have unveiled the dates for their 2017 Villains North American Tour. The new shows, which include Queens’ first ever Madison Square Garden headline, are detailed below. Royal Blood will be the special guests for the headline shows taking place September 6 through October 24. For tickets, head over to http://smarturl.it/QOTSALive.

“The title Villains isn’t a political statement. It has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It’s simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened… Everyone needs someone or something to rail against—their villain—same as it ever was. You can’t control that. The only thing you can really control is when you let go.” —Joshua Homme

Villains Track List + Cover Art

1. Feet Don’t Fail Me
2. The Way You Used To Do
3. Domesticated Animals
4. Fortress
5. Head Like A Haunted House
6. Un-Reborn Again
7. Hideaway
8. The Evil Has Landed
9. Villains Of Circumstance

 Queens Of The Stone Age Villains North American Tour
with Special Guests ROYAL BLOOD (Sept. 6 through Oct. 24 Headline Dates)

June 22 — Rapids Theater — Niagara Falls, NY
June 24 — Amnesia Rockfest 2017 — Montebello, QC
August 10 – Majestic Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA
August 12 – Outside Lands – San Francisco, CA
September 6 – Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY
September 7 – Festival Pier – Philadelphia, PA
September 9 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
September 10 – 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI
September 12 – Express Live! Outdoor Pavilion – Columbus, OH
September 13 – Stage AE (Outdoors) – Pittsburgh, PA
September 15 – Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
September 16 – Riot Fest – Chicago, IL
October 9 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
October 10 – Red Rocks – Morrison, CO
October 12 – Peabody – St. Louis, MO
October 13 – Crossroads KC – Kansas City, MO
October 14 – Roy Wilkins Auditorium – Saint Paul, MN
October 15 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
October 17 – Fox Theatre – Detroit, MI
October 18 – Old National Centre – Murat Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
October 20 – TBC – Washington, DC
October 21 – Agganis Arena – Boston, MA
October 22 – State Theatre – Portland, ME
October 24 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

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