Yesterday we posted about their new album, and today we’ve got all the details for Queens of the Stone Age’s seventh studio record Villains. Oh yeah… and a new song, plus tour dates.
A follow up to the band’s 2013 effort …Like Clockwork, Villains will be released on August 25th through Matador Records.
Joshua Homme commented,
“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.”
The album was produced by Mark Ronson (Adele, Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga), co-produced by Mark Rankin, and mixed by Alan Moulder. It features 9 tracks, including the new single “The Way You Used to Do” which you can hear below.
Want to see the band live this summer? Well they’re making appearances at Canada’s Montebello Rockfest (June 22-25), Chicago’s Riot Fest (Sept. 11-13) and Outside Lands festival in San Francisco (Aug. 11-13). And this fall they’ll be embarking on a North American tour to support the record.
Here’s a stream of “The Way You Used to Do.”
Once again, Villains drops on August 25th.
QOTSA tour dates:
Jun 22 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
Jun 24 Montebello, QC @ Amnesia Rockfest 2017
Aug 10 Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
Aug 12 San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
Sep 06 Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
Sep 07 Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier
Sep 09 Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Sep 10 Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
Sep 12 Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Outdoor Pavilion
Sep 13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE (Outdoors)
Sep 15 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
Sep 16 Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
Oct 09 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Oct 10 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks
Oct 12 St. Louis, MO @ Peabody
Oct 13 Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads KC
Oct 14 Saint Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Oct 15 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
Oct 17 Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
Oct 18 Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre at Murat Theatre
Oct 20 Washington, DC @ TBA
Oct 21 Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
Oct 22 Portland, ME @ State Theatre
Oct 24 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden