QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

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

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“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 Joshua 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.”

With recently released second track “The Evil Has Landed” hailed by Rolling Stone as “a sprawling and diabolical new rocker” featuring “Homme singing in a falsetto that sounds both sweet and sinister,” Villains was co-produced by Mark Ronson and will be released August 25th on Matador Records. The album is available now for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/Villains.

The colossal Villains tour begins September 6th with a sold out show in Port Chester NY and will see the Queens playing directly before Foo Fighters and alongside Cage The Elephant, The Kills, Liam Gallagher, Japandroids and more at the massive Cal Jam 17 October 7th at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernadino, CA. Tickets for the headline dates—which feature support from Royal Blood–are available at http://smarturl.it/QOTSALive.

Queens Of The Stone Age is Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
VILLAINS  TOUR

with Special Guests ROYAL BLOOD (Sept. 6 through Oct. 24 Headline Dates)

9/06/17 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre  *SOLD OUT
9/07/17 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier
9/09/17 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
9/10/17 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live *SOLD OUT
9/12/17 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Outdoor Pavilion
9/13/17 – Pittsburgh, PA –  Stage AE (Outdoors)
9/15/17 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater *SOLD OUT
9/16/17 — Chicago, IL — Riot Fest 2017
10/07/17 – San Bernardino, CA — CAL JAM 17
10/09/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex *SOLD OUT
10/10/17 –  Morrison, CO – Red Rocks *SOLD OUT
10/12/17 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody *SOLD OUT
10/13/17  – Kansas City, MO – Crossroads KC *SOLD OUT
10/14/17  – Saint Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
10/15/17  – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom *SOLD OUT
10/17/17  – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
10/18/17  – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre *SOLD OUT
10/20/17  – Washington, DC – The Anthem *SOLD OUT
10/21/17  – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena *SOLD OUT
10/22/17 – Portland, ME – State Theatre *SOLD OUT
10/24/17 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
11/04/17 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
11/05/17 – Vienna Austria – Stadthalle
11/06/17 – Zurich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall
11/07/17 –  Paris, France – Accorhotels Arena
11/09/17 – Oberhausen, Germany – Konig-Pilsener Arena
11/10/17 – Munich, Germany – Zenith *SOLD OUT
11/11/17 – Berlin, Germany – Velodrom *SOLD OUT
11/12/17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome *SOLD OUT
11/14/17 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Tap1 *SOLD OUT
11/15/17 – Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle
11/16/17 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportspaleis
11/18/17 – London, UK – Wembley Arena
11/19/17 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
11/21/17 – London, UK – The O2 Arena *SOLD OUT
11/23/17 – Edinburgh, UK – Usher Hall *SOLD OUT
11/24/17 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena *SOLD OUT