QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: “Paper Machete” Out Now






Tune in to Zane Lowe’s in-depth conversation with Josh today at 10am PST on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_Zane

Photo Credit: Andreas Neumann

“Proves the group’s enduring power with plenty of electrifying moments.” —THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Only one band can make fonts sound cool and that’s Queens of the Stone Age” —ASSOCIATED PRESS

“Direct and hard-rocking…Homme’s songwriting has grown increasingly personal and vulnerable. Never more so than now.” –REVOLVER

Queens of the Stone Age continue “Giving fans something to look forward to” (UPROXX) with the final advance offering from In Times New Roman… ahead of its highly anticipated eighth album out this Friday, June 16th on Matador Records. This pre-release gift comes in the form of “Paper Machete,” an instantly identifiable QOTSA future classic, sure to resound with casual fans and die hards alike. Lyrically, “Paper Machete” finds Josh Homme’s trademark rapier wit at its most acerbic. If the previously released “Carnavoyeur” signaled resignation and acceptance, “Paper Machete” is the collision of sheer, raw force that gets you there– “like electricity conveyed through the bristles of a paintbrush” (WALL STREET JOURNAL).

“Thematically, ‘Carnavoyeur’ seems to reckon with life’s natural ebbs and flows, finding power in accepting the things that can’t be changed: ‘When there’s nothing I can do, I smile,’ vocalist Josh Homme sings in a darkly sweet croon, sounding equal parts sinister and restrained as he watches the world around him turn to dust,” says CONSEQUENCE, an apt description of the song as much as it is for the just-released Liam Lynch-created/directed video.

For more on the making of In Times New Roman…, tune in to Zane Lowe’s in-depth conversation with Josh today at 10am PST on Apple Music 1: apple.co/_Zane

To pre-order or pre-save In Times New Roman…, visit qotsa.ffm.to/itnr.

Earlier today, QOTSA announced a series of European headline arena shows to The End is Nero tour. The previously announced North American dates are now on-sale, see below for the full routing. 

Finally, for fans who just can’t wait until Friday, June 16th:  Don’t forget the 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.Full routing below – for tickets and info visit https://qotsa.com/tour

Queens of the Stone Age The End is Nero Tour:  

June 16 – Neuhausen Ob Eck, DE – Southside Festival
June 17 – Landgraaf, NL – Pinkpop
June 18 – Scheessel, DE – Hurricane Festival
June 20 – Halifax, UK – The Piece Hall****
June 22  – Margate, UK – Dreamland****
June 23 – Cardiff, UK – Cardiff Castle****
June 25 – Somerset, UK – Glastonbury
June 28 – Roskilde, DK – Roskilde
June 30 – Gdynia, PL – Open’er
July 2 – Werchter, BE – Rock Werchter
July 4 – Lyon, FR – Les Nuits de Fourviere****
July 5 – Albi, FR – Paus Guitare Festival
July 7– Madrid, ES – Mad Cool
July 8 – Lisbon, PT – NOS Alive
August 3 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill*
August 4 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage*
August 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors*
August 7 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater*
August 8 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann*
August 9 – Washington, DC – The Anthem*
August 11 – Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena*
August 12 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium*
August 15 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater*
August 16 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit*
August 18 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre *
August 19 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater*
September 9 – Sao Paolo, BR – The Town
September 16 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
September 17 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory**
September 19 – Omaha, NE – Steelhouse**
September 20 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre**
September 22 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park**
September 23 – St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park**
September 24 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
September 26 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP**
September 27 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion**
September 29 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre**
September 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair**
October 2 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum** 
October 3 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum**
October 4 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena**
October 6 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium**
October 8 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock 
November 4 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome***
November 5 – Esch-sur-Alzette, LU – Rockhal***
November 7 – Paris, FR – Accor Arena***
November 8  – Frankfurt, DE – Jahrhunderthalle***
November 9 – Berlin, DE – Max-Schmeling-Halle***
November 11 – Dusseldorf, DE – Mitsubishi Electric Halle***
November 12 – Antwerp, BE – Sportpaleis***
November 14 – Manchester, UK – AO Arena***
November 15 – London, UK – The O2***
November 18 – Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro***
November 19 – Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena***
November 20 – Stockton-on-Tees, UK – Globe Theatre***
November 22 – Dublin, IRE – 3Arena***

*Phantogram and The Armed support
**Viagra Boys and Jehnny Beth support
***The Chats and deep tan
****Coach Party