Queens of the Stone Age Announce 2017 Tour

2017-06-26

Story by Anne Erickson

Queens of the Stone Age have announced details on their upcoming album and a tour

Queens of the Stone Age have released more details about their upcoming album, “Villains,” plus a slew of new tour dates and a new song. The track, called “The Way You Used to Do,” marks the first single off “Villians.” It’s currently streaming via YouTube.

“The Way You Used to Do” shows off QotSA’s funky side, which could be credited to

“The most important aspect of making this record was redefining our sound, asking and answering the question ‘what do we sound like now?'” frontman Josh Homme said in a statement. Mark Ronson of “Uptown Funk” produced “Villains.”

“If you can’t make a great first record, you should just stop — but if you can make a great record but you keep making records and your sound doesn’t evolve,” Homme added, “you become a parody of that original sound.”

Queens of the Stone Age have also posted the track list for “Villains,” which encompasses nine tracks. The album will drop on Aug. 25.

As if that weren’t enough news, Queens of the Stone Age have also announced a lengthy North American headlining tour to promote “Villains.” The fall tour will begin Sept. 6 in Port Chester, New York and take the stoner rockers through the U.S. and Toronto before wrapping up Oct. 24 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Royal Blood will serve as the opener.

For information on the tour, head to QotSA.com.

Queens of the Stone Age 2017 North American Tour Dates:

9/6 — Port Chester, NY, Capitol Theatre
9/7 — Philadelphia, PA, Festival Pier
9/9 — Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage
9/10 — Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live
9/12 — Columbus, OH, Express Live! Outdoor Pavilion
9/13 — Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE (Outdoors)
9/15 — Cleveland, OH, Agora Theater
10/9 — Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex
10/10 — Morrison, CO, Red Rocks
10/12 — St. Louis, MO, Peabody
10/13 — Kansas City, MO, Crossroads KC
10/14 — Saint Paul, MN, Roy Wilkins Auditorium
10/15 — Milwaukee, WI, Eagles Ballroom
10/17 — Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre
10/18 — Indianapolis, IN, Old National Centre Murat Theatre
10/20 — Washington, DC, TBC
10/21 — Boston, MA, Agganis Arena
10/22 — Portland, ME, State Theatre
10/24 — New York, NY, Madison Square Garden

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