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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE NOMINATED FOR THREE GRAMMY AWARDS, ADD NEW 2014 DATES ON SALE FRI. DEC. 13

…Like Clockwork Nominated For Best Rock Album & Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, “My God Is The Sun” Nominated For Best Rock Performance

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With three Grammy nominations just announced, arena shows at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Allstate Arena in Chicago and Agganis Arena in Boston mere days away, and year-end accolades continuing to pour in for the international #1 album …Like Clockwork (Matador), Queens of the Stone Age have confirmed three more February 2014 dates.

2/10 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
2/11 – El Paso, TX -­ Abraham Chavez Theatre
2/13 – Las Vegas, LV -­ The Joint

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And the folks at the Grammys must agree with the critics, nominating …Like Clockwork for Best Rock Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, plus “My God Is The Sun” for Best Rock Performance. Meanwhile, we weren’t exaggerating about those Best of 2013 notices, which include:

“Homme combines menacing riffs and glammy refinement, sounding like Bowie reborn as a winking dark lord of the underworld… the king of Queens still has the best hard-rock falsetto of his generation.”–ROLLING STONE #6 Best Albums of 2013

#8 Album of 2013–AMAZON

“Queens of the Stone Age¹s sixth album may be their first for an indie label, but they¹re still making huge and bombastic music that sounds like it was built for arenas… a sleazy, strutting vibe that somehow manage to be both knowingly ironic and totally sincere.”–BUZZFEED #20 Album of 2013

#18 Album of 2013–CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“The nightmare carousel grinds back into motion. More real, raw and direct than ever before”–CRAVE #1 Album of 2013

“Josh Homme’s vocals have never sounded better, easily traveling from detached cool to fiery rocker and back again.”–NEWSDAY #8 Album of 2013

“Six years was definitely worth the wait for Queens of the Stone Age fans. Sure .. Like Clockwork is chock full of special guests like Dave Grohl, Elton John, Trent Reznor and Alex Turner among others, but this is one case where the music overshadows the names. ‘My God Is the Sun’ and ‘I Sat by the Ocean’ were released as singles, but … Like Clockwork is a true album listening experience in a singles era and well worth taking in from front to back. … Like Clockwork sits atop
our Top Rock and Metal Albums of 2013.”–NOISECREEP #1 Album of 2013

“For those who still believe rock-and-roll should be slimey, sinister stuff.”–WASHINGTON POST #9 Best Pop Singles of 2013

For further information, as ever…
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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
Post-Grammy Southwest Victory Lap 2014

Jan 30 2014 – Memorial Auditorium – Raleigh, NC
Jan 31 2014 ­ Township Auditorium ­ Columbia, SC
Feb 01 2014 ­ Tennesse Theatre ­ Knoxville, TN
Feb 03 2014 – Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
Feb 04 2014 – Mahaffey Theater – Saint Petersburg, FL
Feb 05 2014 – The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater – Miami Beach, FL
Feb 07 2014 – Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
Feb 09 2014 – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX
Feb 10 2014 – Majestic Theatre – San Antonio, TX
Feb 11 2014 – Abraham Chavez Theatre – El Paso, TX
Feb 13 2014 – The Joint – Las Vegas, NV

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE & THE CREATORS PROJECT PRESENT “THE VAMPYRE OF TIME AND MEMORY” 

INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE LIVE NOW AT http://www.vampyreoftimeandmemory.com

#VampyreQOTSA

Queens Of The Stone Age and The Creators Project, a partnership between Intel and VICE, have unveiled the interactive video for “The Vampyre Of Time And Memory.” This bold production, directed by Kii Arens and Jason Trucco and designed and developed by Darknet, re-imagines the classic music video in the context of a virtual art installation distinguished by horror, weird beauty, and surrealism, and pushes the boundaries of creative expression. More than that, Joshua Homme and the band’s commanding performance is simply not to be missed.

Experience “The Vampyre Of Time And Memory” here:
http://www.vampyreoftimeandmemory.com

Directors Arens and Trucco commented on co-creating the “Vampyre…” experience with the Queens: “Working on this Queens video was the ultimate artistic joyride. Joshua Homme and company gave us the creative keys to the car from word go… and Josh has a badass car. Vampyre is such a thick track… On the technology side, Darknet was the perfect forward-thinking company to push the boundaries of music video presentation. All art is technology, technology that shares an experience or an idea. Vampyre uses all the tools available to us today to share a meaningful common experience. We’re so proud to be a part of the best rock album in a decade. Long live The Queens!”

In addition to the tri-level interactive video, Arens and Trucco have a offered up a Director’s Cut incorporating elements of all three visual stagings: http://youtu.be/AEIVlYegHx8

“The Vampyre Of Time And Memory,” produced by The Creators Project, is another milestone in a banner year for Queens Of The Stone Age. From the jaw-dropping Boneface animated videos that heralded the release of the band’s international #1 album …Like Clockwork (Matador) to the still-going largest tour in Queens’ history–upcoming gigs include a two-night stand at London’s Wembley Arena and a December 14 headline at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center–2013 has been marked by one triumph after another for the band whose music The New York Times has hailed as “about a man at the border of life and death, with everything at stake, and that’s exactly how it sounds.”

In addition, tomorrow sees the release of …Like Cologne, a three-track EP exclusive to Spotify featuring unique live takes on three QOTSA classics including “Vampyre of Time & Memory.”  …Like Cologne was recorded September 4 at the Kulturkirche in Cologne, Germany.

Also, on November 29, we can all give thanks for the …Like Clockwork BLACK-ON-BLACK Black Friday Edition:  a limited edition high quality black vinyl  pressing of the “mini epic” (PEOPLE) “soundtrack to the B movie of your dreams” (AP) in a blacker sleeve with yet blacker glossy print. The Darth Vader of the vinyl world, only meaner.

Finally, more reason for thanks: Queens Of The Stone Age have submitted to popular demand and extended the life of the …Like Clockwork global touring juggernaut yet again:

Jan 30 2014 – Memorial Auditorium – Raleigh, NC
Jan 31 2014 – Township Auditorium – Columbia, SC
Feb 01 2014 – Tennesse Theatre – Knoxville, TN
Feb 03 2014 – Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
Feb 04 2014 – Mahaffey Theater – Saint Petersburg, FL
Feb 05 2014 – The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater – Miami Beach, FL
Feb 07 2014 – Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
Feb 09 2014 – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX

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ABOUT THE CREATORS PROJECT
Founded by a revolutionary partnership between Intel and VICE, The Creators Project celebrates and supports visionary artists across multiple disciplines who are using technology in innovative ways to push the boundaries of creative expression. Launched in 2010, The Creators Project includes daily video and editorial content, an official YouTube Channel, and original artwork commissions. To date, there are more than 500 Creators from around the world. Participating artists include Karen O, M83, Benh Zeitlin, Animal Collective, The xx, Chris Milk, Florence and the Machine, Spike Jonze, Amon Tobin, Matt Pyke, Anthony Wong, Supermarche, United Visual Artists, Sticky Monster Lab, Takeshi Murata, Andrew Huang, Vega Zaishi Wang, Mick Rock, David Bowie and Barney Clay.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: WTF WITH MARC MARON FEATURING JOSH HOMME NOW STREAMING

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND CO-HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED WITH NINE INCH NAILS

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS SET STREAMING THIS WEEKEND

ITUNES FESTIVAL LIVE EP NOW AVAILABLE VIA ITUNES

Photo:  Nina Duncan

Queens of the Stone Age continue to steamroll their way across the globe in support of their triumphant album, …Like Clockwork. The juggernaut shows no sign of slowing as the last quarter of 2013 is set to kick just as much ass as the previous three.
Recently, Josh Homme ventured to Marc Maron’s garage to take part in his ever-entertaining podcast, WTF with Marc Maron. Hear Marc and Josh discuss aspirations to change guitar strings in under 10 seconds, growing up in the desert and how Iggy Pop’s Lust for Life and The Idiot changed his life. The podcast is now available at www.wtfpod.com.

In additional tour news, Queens of the Stone Age are set to join Nine Inch Nails for a jaunt across Australia and New Zealand that is sure to rattle the dust from the rafters. Our friends Down Under are encouraged to prepare themselves for a night they won’t soon forget. More info on Queens of the Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails’ co-headline march across the outback is available via www.qotsa.com.

For those unable to make it to beautiful Austin, TX for the second weekend of Austin City Limits, the live stream gods smile upon thee. You’ll be able to stream Queens’ ACL set in its entirety from the comfort of your living room or wherever else you pay homage to rock. More information concerning the live stream can be found at http://www.aclfestival.com/.

The band will also be playing a coveted set for the 27th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts, which is headlined by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. This event takes place on October 26th and 27th at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. Tickets are currently on sale via Live Nation.

To wrap up new touring news, Queens of the Stone Age will be returning to the Northeast for shows at Agganis Arena in Boston on December 13th and Barclays Center in Brooklyn on December 14th, both supported by The Kills. Those who were lucky enough to attend the band’s surprise performance at the Masonic Temple in Brooklyn in June know these shows are not to be missed. Tickets are available now at http://qotsa.com/live/.

And if you are still unable to make it to these dates, we have good news. Bring the Queens of the Stone Age live experience home with their new iTunes Festival live EP available now. Visit iTunes, download and shred away. And to experience Queens in full studio majesty, …Like Clockwork is now available for a low low price at http://smarturl.it/QOTSAlikeclockwork.

The above photo surfaced from the band mysteriously, so who knows what these guys have in store for us next. As always, be vigilant and Keep Your Eyes Peeled for updates over at:

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
TOUR 2013

10/11-13/13 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/13/13 – Mexico City, MX – Corona Capital Festival
11/03/13 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Fourm
11/04/13 – Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
11/05/13 – Munich, Germany – Zenith
11/06/13 – Basel, Switzerland – St Jakobshalle
11/08/13 – Düsseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Hall
11/12/13 – Lyon, France – Halle T Garnier
11/13/13 – Paris, France – Zenith
11/14/13 – Paris, France – Zenith
11/16/13 – Glasgow, UK – The Hydro
11/17/13 – Dublin, Ireland – O2 Arena
11/18/13 – Belfast, UK – Odyssey
11/20/13 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
11/21/13 – Birmingham, UK – Nia Birmingham
11/22/13 – London, UK – Wembley (SOLD OUT)
11/23/13 – London, UK – Wembley
11/25/13 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
11/26/13 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
11/28/13 – Hamburg, Germany – O2 World
11/29/13 – Copenhagen, Denmark – The Forum
12/01/13 – Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
12/08/13 – San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
12/13/13 – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
12/14/13 – Brooklyn, New York – Barclays Center
03/06/14 – Sydney, Australia – Sydney Entertainment Centre *
03/08/14 – Newcastle, Australia – Newcastle Entertainment Centre *
03/11/14 – Perth, Australia – Perth Arena *
03/13/14 –  Hindmarsh, Australia – Adelaide Entertainment Centre *
03/14/14 – Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena *
03/17/14 –  Boondall, Australia – Brisbane Entertainment Centre *
03/19/14 – Auckland, New Zealand – Vector Arena *
03/22/14 – Christchurch, New Zealand – CBS Canterbury Arena *
05/16/14 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater

* w/ Nine Inch Nails

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: BRIDGE SCHOOL CONCERT DEBUT CONFIRMED

THE KILLS ADDED TO BARCLAYS CENTER BILL

Photo: Chapman Baehler

Recently and undeniably hailed in ROLLING STONE as one of The 50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE will make its historic first Bridge School Concert appearance this year. QOTSA will appear in the all star bill topped by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at the 27th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts on Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA.

Tickets for the Bridge School concerts go on sale Friday, September 13th at 10am at Livenation.com, the Shoreline Amphitheatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling (800) 745-3000.

Joshua Homme and crew’s Bridge School debut is the latest milestone in a 2013 rife with firsts: the still fresh out of the oven …Like Clockwork (Matador) provided QOTSA a first-ever U.S. #1 album, while the band’s world tour has seen its first headline appearances at legendary venues from New York’s Barclays Center to Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater.

QOTSA’s Bridge School set will unveil new dimensions of the …Like Clockwork instant classics that have been garnering the most over the top raves of Homme and crew’s career, presumably alongside exclusive-to-the-evening arrangements of gems spanning the QUEENS’ 15-year odyssey. As reports from the world at large continue to verify, Homme and cohorts Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore are delivering the world’s premiere live rock show nightly on their continually expanding world tour in support of …Like Clockwork. These QUEENS will be the belles of the Bridge School ball and their coming out is guaranteed to be nothing short of momentous.

Meanwhile on the opposite coast: The Kills have been confirmed as special guests for QOTSA’s December 14 extravaganza at Brooklyn, New York’s Barclays Center. Tickets to the the QOTSA/Kills holiday gala are now on sale at http://bit.ly/qotsaBK.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: 
DECEMBER 14 AT BARCLAYS CENTER

Tickets On Sale To Public Thurs. Sept. 5
Pre-Sales Begin Weds. Aug. 28

Photo credit: Chapman Baehler

“Some bands are better than others. Chord by chord, line by line, beat by beat, hook by glorious hook, none is as convincing in 2013 as the Queens of the Stone Age.”–THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

“No prancing, no dancing: just pure cathartic blasts of desert rock.”–ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY “The 15 Biggest Tours”

Rightfully hailed in ROLLING STONE as one of The 50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now and continuing a relentless roll of headline shows at venues from Red Rocks in Colorado to rock n roll’s last stand at Los Angeles’ Gibson Amphitheater, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE has confirmed the biggest east coast play of the epic U.S. run supporting the international #1 album …Like Clockwork (Matador):

On December 14 Brooklyn, New York’s Barclays Center will be designated as a (relatively) twerk-free-zone as QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE will play its debut headline engagement at the arena, restricting teddy bears to the merch table and returning guitars, drums and other such live instruments to the Barclays stage. For those who need reminding what this might look like, check this recent live clip of …Like Clockwork single “I Sat By The Ocean”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWIQ-7nNYNw&feature=youtu.be (Embed code: <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/NWIQ-7nNYNw” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>)

Exclusive artist and Citi cardmember pre-sales for QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE at the Barclays Center begin Wednesday, August 28 at 10:00 a.m. local time and run through Friday, August 30 at 10:00 p.m..  Tickets will be on sale to the public Thursday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. local time at http://bit.ly/qotsaBK.

The undisputed best rock record of the year,  …Like Clockwork was produced by founder Joshua Homme and QOTSA, recorded by Mark Rankin with additional engineering by Alain Johannes and Justin Smith, at Josh’s studio, Pink Duck, in Burbank, CA. …Like Clockwork is the sixth QOTSA album and the band’s first U.S. #1 album. The record has also hit #1 in Australia, Ireland and Portugal, #2 in the UK, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Finland and New Zealand,  #3 in Holland and Austria, #4 in Denmark and top 10 in Germany, France, and Spain.  …Like Clockwork is available from iTunes here http://smarturl.it/QOTSAlikeclockwork and Amazon here http://smarturl.it/QOTSAamazon.

As reports from the world at large continue to verify, Homme and cohorts  Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore are delivering the world’s premiere live rock show nightly. No surprise then that they have been continually expanding the world tour in support of …Like Clockwork. See below for dates and continue to Keep Your Eyes Peeled to http://qotsa.com/live for updates:

http://www.qotsa.com/

https://twitter.com/qotsa

https://www.facebook.com/QOTSA

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: “I SAT BY THE OCEAN” SINGLE AT RADIO NOW

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR RESUMES WITH LOLLAPALOOZA DOMINATION

…LIKE CLOCKWORK LIMITED EDITION USB DRIVE SELLS OUT INSTANTLY

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“Thursday’s Queens of the Stone Age set at Metro had the potential to be the best thing we’d see all weekend… Now I’m thinking it might have been the best thing I’ll see in 2013.”–CHICAGO NOW

“… though his band wasn’t set to kick off their Lolla performance until Friday evening, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme had already started the party… Homme and his gang of desert-rock ruffians plowed through nearly two hours of blistering riffs and druggy singalongs… There was a smattering of entries from the group’s excellent new album …Like Clockwork, and those tracks… already sound like staples, and they were greeted as such.”–ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Queens of the Stone Age unleashed a stellar set of rollicking rock… included plenty of material off their superb new album, …Like Clockwork“–ROLLING STONE

“Queens of the Stone Age sprinkled its face-melting early-evening set on the Bud Light stage with newer goodies… Homme’s badass riffs incited a frenzy of headbanging… closed the set in a hail of whiplash-inducing guitars and drum solos.”–BILLBOARD

“QOTSA’s set was all about that sound, a tight, monolithic, wall of noise… people actually chanted the riff to ‘No One Knows‘ back at them like it was lyrics”–SPIN “Lollapalooza 2013: The Best Things We Saw on Friday”

Having utterly dominated Lollapalooza from an epic pre-festival club gig for an intimate handful of true believers to a blistering Friday mainstage blowout, Queens Of The Stone Age have sicced new single “I Sat By The Ocean” on radio and resumed the global campaign that will take them once more around the world before the close of 2013.

“I Sat By The Ocean” follows in the wake of of the searing “My God Is The Sun” as the latest single from  the undisputed best rock record of the year, Queens Of The Stone Age’s universally acclaimed …Like Clockwork (Matador). Produced by founder Joshua Homme and QOTSA, recorded by Mark Rankin with additional engineering by Alain Johannes and Justin Smith, at Josh’s studio, Pink Duck, in Burbank, CA, …Like Clockwork is the sixth Queens Of The Stone Age album and the band’s first U.S. #1 album. The record has also hit #1 in Australia, Ireland and Portgual, #2 in the UK, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Finland and New Zealand,  #3 in Holland and Austria, #4 in Denmark and top 10 in Germany, France, and Spain.

More recently, …Like Clockwork was made available in a limited edition USB drive format that sold out instantly.

As reports from Lollapalooza and the world at large continue to verify, Homme and cohorts  Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore are living up …Like Clockwork‘s rave reviews by delivering the world’s premiere live rock show nightly. No surprise then that they are continually expanding the world tour in support of …Like Clockwork. See below for dates and continue to Keep Your Eyes Peeled to http://qotsa.com/live for updates:

http://www.qotsa.com/

https://twitter.com/qotsa

https://www.facebook.com/QOTSA

08/05/13 – Sturgis, SD – Broken Spoke Saloon and Campground
08/07/13 – Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
08/08/13 – Calgary, AB – Stampede Corral
08/10/13 – Squamish, BC – Squamish Valley Music Festival
08/15/13 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
08/17/13 – Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheater at Universal CityWalk
09/01/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Budweiser Made In America Festival
09/10/13 – Toronto – Air Canada Center
09/12/13 – Detroit, MI– The Fillmore
09/13/13 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
09/14/13 – Pittsburgh, PA – AE Outdoors
09/15/13 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
09/17/13 – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Theatre
09/18/13 – Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace
09/19/13 – Charlotte, NC – TWC Amphitheater
09/20/13 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
09/21/13 – Atlanta, GA – Music Midtown at Piedmont Park
10/04-06/13 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/05/13 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre
10/07/13 – Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
10/08/13 – Fayetteville, AR – Arkansas Music Pavilion
10/09/13 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theatre
10/11-13/13 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/13/13 – Mexico City, MX – Corona Capital Festival
11/03/13 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Fourm
11/04/13 – Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
11/05/13 – Munich, Germany – Zenith
11/06/13 – Basel, Switzerland – St Jakobshalle
11/08/13 – Düsseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Hall
11/12/13 – Lyon, France – Halle T Garnier
11/13/13 – Paris, France – Zenith
11/16/13 – Glasgow, UK – The Hydro
11/17/13 – Dublin, Ireland – O2 Arena
11/18/13 – Belfast, UK – Odyssey
11/20/13 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
11/21/13 – Birmingham, UK – Nia Birmingham
11/22/13 – London, UK – Wembley (SOLD OUT)
11/23/13 – London, UK – Wembley
11/25/13 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
11/26/13 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
11/28/13 – Hamburg, Germany – O2 World
11/29/13 – Copenhagen, Denmark – The Forum
12/01/13 – Oslo, Norway – Spektrum

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: …LIKE CLOCKWORK LIMITED EDITION USB DRIVE AVAILABLE NOW

AT http://your-usb.com

AUGUST 1 CABARET METRO SHOW JUST ANNOUNCED

FULL UPDATED NORTH AMERICAN ITINERARY AT http://qotsa.com/live/

photo credit: Liam Lynch

By now, if you have any interest in the future of music or technology, you’ve seen the Do Stuff Corporation’s infomercial introducing the one of a kind QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE limited edition …LIKE CLOCKWORK USB Drive.

The Do Stuff Corporation infomercial featuring Ricky Chism (bearing a striking resemblance to Fred Armisen of Portlandia and Saturday Night Live fame) that you’ve seen at http://youtu.be/j68kwM9iBJg is not a joke, not a dream: The …LIKE CLOCKWORK USB Drive featuring the full album, exclusive extra content, 8 gigs of storage, and fully functional bottle opener is available now at http://your-usb.com or by calling 1-855-5-USB-USB for the low, low price of $29.99. Act NOW and get a second one FREE! Quantities are limited and will not last long.

photo credit: Liam Lynch

Meanwhile, a very special evening with QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE has been confirmed for August 1 at Cabaret Metro in Chicago. Tickets for the intimate pre-Lollapalooza affair will be on sale to the public beginning 10 a.m. local time on Friday, July 12. Tickets are limited to 2 per customer, are non-transferable and available only for will call pick-up with valid ID.

The Cabaret Metro show pushes up the start date of the QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE North American tour by one day. With the onslaught currently laying waste to the arenas and festival grounds of the UK and Europe winding down, the Queens will turn their attention to the States and Canada from Lollapalooza through mid October. Further dates will be announced as they are confirmed at http://qotsa.com/live/.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE …LIKE CLOCKWORK #1 RECORD IN THE U.S., AUSTRALIA, IRELAND & PORTUGAL

TOP 10 IN 12 MORE COUNTRIES

NEW NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES CONFIRMED

“(A) … a heft not heard since 2002’s breakthrough Songs For The Deaf, but the main event is always Homme’s bombastic riffage and desert-blasted end-of-the-world croon”–ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“a mini epic that shows they’re much more than just headbangers… they bring to mind David Bowie for a new age”–PEOPLE

“(FOUR STARS)… an exquisitely grizzled good time…”–ROLLING STONE

“a genuine revival, reminding us why we were compelled to bow down in front of Homme’s Queens in the first place.”–SOUND+VISION

“a heady, sinister brew of emotional pull and darkly beautiful melodies”–USA TODAY

In an all too rare confluence of events, the undisputed best rock record of the year is also the #1 selling record in the country: Queens Of The Stone Age’s universally acclaimed …Like Clockwork (Matador) has entered the U.S. Top 200 at #1 with more than 90,000 copies sold in the week since its June 4 release. The debut marks the Queens’ first #1 and nearly doubles the first week tally of the band’s previous album, 2007’s Era Vulgaris.

Produced by Joshua Homme and QOTSA, recorded by Mark Rankin with additional engineering by Alain Johannes and Justin Smith, at Josh’s studio, Pink Duck, in Burbank, CA, …Like Clockwork is the sixth–and if critical consensus is to be believed, best–Queens Of The Stone Age album. The world would seem to agree, as the record has also gone #1 in Australia, Ireland and Portgual, #2 in the UK, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Finland and New Zealand,  #3 in Holland and Austria, #4 in Denmark and top 10 in Germany, France, and Spain.

QOTSA founder Homme and his cohorts  Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore have just announced a slew of new North American dates expanding the world tour in support of …Like Clockwork. Pre-sales for the new dates, which beginSeptember 10 in Toronto and run through October 9 in Tulsa, begin Wednesday, June 12 at 10 a.m. local time. General on-sales followFriday, June 14 at 10 a.m. local time, with the exception of Toronto, Nashville and Detroit – all of which are on sale the 21st.

See below for tour dates and continue to Keep Your Eyes Peeled to http://qotsa.com/live for updates:

http://www.qotsa.com/

https://twitter.com/qotsa

https://www.facebook.com/QOTSA

http://www.likeclockwork.tv/

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
LIVE 2013

06/19/13 Paris, FR – Trianon
06/21/13 ­ Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany -­ Southside Festival
06/22/13 ­ Berlin, Germany ­- Zitadelle Spandau
06/23/13 ­ Scheesel, Germany ­- Hurricane Festival
06/26/13 ­ Helsinki, Finland – Rock The Beach Festival
06/30/13 ­ Herchesfeld Roeser, Luxembourg -­ Rock a Field Festival
07/02/13 ­ Vienna, Austria ­- Wiener Stadthalle D
07/03/13 ­ Budapest, Hungary ­- Volt Festival
07/04/13  Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic -­ Rock For People Festival
07/05/13 ­ Gdansk, Poland – Heineken Open¹er Festival
07/07/13 Roskilde, DK – Roskilde Festival
07/18/13 Benicassim, SP – Benicassim Music Festival
07/20/13 Sesimbra, PT – Super Bock Super Rock Festival
08/02/13 ­ Chicago, IL ­- Lollapalooza
08/03/13 ­ Bonner Springs, KS -­ Buzz Under The Stars at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
08/04/13 Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino & Hotel
08/05/13  Sturgis, SD – Broken Spoke Saloon and Campground
08/07/13 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
08/08/13 Calgary, AB – Stampede Corral
08/10/13 Squamish, BC – Squamish Valley Music Festival
08/15/13 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
08/17/13 Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheater at Universal CityWalk
09/01/13 Philadelphia, PA – Budweiser Made In America Festival
09/10/13 Toronto – Air Canada Center
09/12/13 Detroit, MI– The Fillmore
09/13/13 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
09/14/13 Pittsburgh, PA – AE Outdoors
09/15/13 Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
09/17/13 Indianapolis, IN – Old National Theatre
09/18/13 Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace
09/19/13 Charlotte, NC – TWC Amphitheater
09/20/13 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
10/04-06/13 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/7/13 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
10/8/13 Fayetteville, AR – Arkansas Music Pavilion
10/9/13 Tulsa, OK – Brady Theatre
10/11-13/13 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/13/13 Mexico City, MX – Corona Capital Festival
11/04/13 Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
11/05/13 Munich, Germany – Zenith
11/08/13 Düsseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Hall

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: …LIKE CLOCKWORK OUT TODAY

AUGUST 17 LOS ANGELES SHOW CONFIRMED

LATE SHOW JUNE 5 & 6 DOUBLEHEADER CONFIRMED

LIVE AT LETTERMAN FULL CONCERT WEBCAST 9:00 p.m. EST at http://www.cbs.com/shows/liveonletterman/

“…about a man at the border of life and death, with everything at stake, and that’s exactly how it sounds.”–THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Is there a more debonair dirtball in rock than Josh Homme? The Queens of the Stone Age <http://www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/queens-of-the-stone-age> frontman is the high priest of grimy rock tradition, exalting in exquisitely wrought guitar scraping and wry machismo… Yet for all his demon-steed drive, Homme’s a versatile guy – he coos as persuasively as he howls, and few can rain down metal decay with as much nuance and craft.”–ROLLING STONE

“…Like Clockwork is the soundtrack to the B movie of your dreams… Homme and his cohorts create merry hell as Lucifer’s house band.”–THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

“…does everything a good rock record should — wringing new blood from classic forms and sounding absolutely sexy and a little scary while doing it…

Homme is one of the few singers and lyricists today who know that rock ‘n’ roll is built on a mix of menace and dark humor, and almost every track on …Like Clockwork has a moment that makes you want to drive to Joshua Tree, pound some beers and start fires in the shape of pentagrams.”-THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

“kicks like a mule even when it dresses like a queen.”–PITCHFORK

“Surrendering to its strange charms could be one of the smartest decisions you make this year.”–ALTERNATIVE PRESS

Hear ye hear ye, all those who still believe in rock n roll: your favorite album of 2013 is released today, June 4: Queens Of The Stone Age’s epic …Like Clockwork (Matador) is finally available for purchase today, everywhere, anytime at iTunes http://itunes.com/qotsa, Amazon http://smarturl.it/QOTSAamazon or your local Indie Store (search here http://matadorrecords.com/indie/qotsa/likeclockwork) …and it is every bit as good as the reviews say, if not more so.

Produced by Joshua Homme and QOTSA, recorded by Mark Rankin with additional engineering by Alain Johannes and Justin Smith, at Josh’s studio, Pink Duck, in Burbank, CA, …Like Clockwork is the sixth–and by critical consensus, arguably best–Queens Of The Stone Age album.

QOTSA mainman Homme and his cohorts  Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore have already begun touring extensively in support of …Like Clockwork.

An August 17 headline appearance at the Gibson Amphitheater at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles has just been added to that itinerary. Fan pre-sales for this new date begin thisWednesday, June 5 (more info available at http://facebook.com/qotsa). General on sale kicks off Friday, June 7.

Additionally,  Citi Cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning June 5 at 10 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass(r) Program. For complete Citi card holder pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Prior to returning to the road, QOTSA will pull a June 5 & 6 doubleheader on The Late Show with David Letterman, to be preceded by a Live On Letterman concert webcast Wednesday, June 5 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT at http://www.cbs.com/shows/liveonletterman/.

See below for tour dates and Keep Your Eyes Peeled to http://qotsa.com/live for updates:

http://www.qotsa.com/

https://twitter.com/qotsa

https://www.facebook.com/QOTSA

http://www.likeclockwork.tv/

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
LIVE 2013

06/13/13 ­ Interlaken, Switzerland ­- Greenfield Festival
06/14/13 ­ Landgraaf, Netherlands -­ Pinkpop
06/15/13 ­ Donington, UK -­ Download Festival
06/17/13 Brussels, BE – Cirque Royale
06/19/13 Paris, FR – Trianon
06/21/13 ­ Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany -­ Southside Festival
06/22/13 ­ Berlin, Germany ­- Zitadelle Spandau
06/23/13 ­ Scheesel, Germany ­- Hurricane Festival
06/26/13 ­ Helsinki, Finland – Rock The Beach Festival
06/29-07/07/13 Roskilde, DK – Roskilde Festival
06/30/13 ­ Herchesfeld Roeser, Luxembourg -­ Rock a Field Festival
07/02/13 ­ Vienna, Austria ­- Wiener Stadthalle D
07/03/13 ­ Budapest, Hungary ­- Volt Festival
07/04/13  Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic -­ Rock For People Festival
07/05/13 ­ Gdansk, Poland – Heineken Open¹er Festival
07/18/13 Benicassim, SP – Benicassim Music Festival
07/20/13 Sesimbra, PT – Super Bock Super Rock Festival
08/02/13 ­ Chicago, IL ­- Lollapalooza
08/03/13 ­ Bonner Springs, KS -­ Buzz Under The Stars at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
08/04/13 Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino & Hotel
08/05/13  Sturgis, SD – Broken Spoke Saloon and Campground
08/07/13 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
08/08/13 Calgary, AB – Stampede Corral
08/9-10/13  Squamish, BC – Squamish Valley Music Festival
08/15/13 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
08/17/13 Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheater at Universal CityWalk
08/31-09/01/13 Philadelphia, PA – Budweiser Made In America Festival
09/13/13 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
09/14/13 Pittsburgh, PA – AE Outdoors
09/15/13 Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
09/17/13 Indianapolis, IN – Old National Theatre
09/18/13 Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace
09/19/13 Charlotte, NC – TWC Amphitheater
09/20/13 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
10/04-06/13 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/7/13 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
10/8/13 Fayetteville, AR – Arkansas Music Pavilion
10/9/13 Tulsa, OK – Brady Theatre
10/11-13/13 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: …LIKE CLOCKWORK STREAMING IN FULL

OUT JUNE 4 ON MATADOR

New USA Dates To Be Announced Shortly At http://qotsa.com/live

Queens Of The Stone Age has unveiled the new …Like Clockwork, now streaming in its entirety at http://itunes.com/qotsa

Presaged by the just-revealed 15-minute film by Boneface (with animator Liam Brazier) featuring the full animated “My God Is The Sun” video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f49yRhJ0NjI),  …Like Clockwork will be released June 4 on Matador Records. The record can be pre-ordered on CD and vinyl now from http://smarturl.it/QOTSAamazon and from iTunes at http://smarturl.it/QOTSAlikeclockwork. iTunes pre-orders will immediately receive “My God Is The Sun.”

…Like Clockwork
was produced by Joshua Homme and QOTSA, recorded by Mark Rankin with additional engineering by Alain Johannes and Justin Smith, at Josh’s studio, Pink Duck, in Burbank, California.

QOTSA mainman Joshua Homme and his cohorts  Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore will be touring extensively in support of …Like Clockwork. See below for tour dates and check back at http://qotsa.com/live and the following for updates:

http://www.likeclockwork.tv/

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

Live 2013

06/13/13 ­ Interlaken, Switzerland ­ Greenfield Festival
06/14/13 ­ Landgraaf, Netherlands ­ Pinkpop
06/15/13 ­ Donington, UK ­ Download Festival
06/17/13 Brussels, BE – Cirque Royale
06/19/13 Paris, FR – Trianon
06/21/13 ­ Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany ­ Southside Festival
06/22/13 ­ Berlin, Germany ­ Zitadelle Spandau
06/23/13 ­ Scheesel, Germany ­ Hurricane Festival
06/26/13 ­ Helsinki, Finland ­ Rock The Beach Festival
06/29/13 – 07/07/13 Roskilde, DK – Roskilde Festival
06/30/13 ­ Herchesfeld Roeser, Luxembourg ­ Rock a Field Festival
07/02/13 ­ Vienna, Austria ­ Wiener Stadthalle D
07/03/13 ­ Budapest, Hungary ­ Volt Festival
07/04/13  Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic ­ Rock For People Festival
07/05/13 ­ Gdansk, Poland Heineken Open¹er Festival
07/18/13 Benicassim, SP – Benicassim Music Festival
07/20/13 Sesimbra, PT – Super Bock Super Rock Festival
08/02/13 ­ Chicago, IL ­ Lollapalooza
08/03/13 ­ Bonner Springs, KS ­ Buzz Under The Stars at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
08/04/13 Council Bluffs, IA Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino & Hotel
08/05/13  Sturgis, SD  Broken Spoke Saloon and Campground
08/07/13 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
08/08/13 Calgary, AB – Stampede Corral
08/9-10/13  Squamish, BC Squamish Valley Music Festival
08/15/13 Morrison, CO  Red Rocks Amphitheater
08/31-09/01/13 Philadelphia, PA  Budweiser Made In America Festival
10/04-06/13 Austin, TX  Austin City Limits Festival
10/11-13/13 Austin, TX  Austin City Limits Festival