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Queens of The Stone Age announce new Wembley Arena date

Queens of The Stone Age have announced a second London date for November. Having sold out London's O2 arena off the back of rabid, insatiable demand the band have now gone ahead and released details for their Wembley Arena show - taking place on November 18th. Tickets will be available through the Ticketmaster site.

Tickets will go on general sale at 9am BST, Thursday 13th July, however a pre-sale window will be open only to those who previously pre-ordered the album. This will start a day early, at 9am BST, Tuesday 11th July. This only applies to those who pre-ordered the album, but were unsuccessful in acquiring tickets during the last ticket release.



Full list of tour dates below,

Thursday, July 13 – Logan Campbell, Auckland, New Zealand SOLD OUT
Sunday, July 16 – Convention Centre, Darwin, Australia
Wednesday, July 19 – Hodern Pavilion, Sydney NSW, Australia SOLD OUT
Thursday, July 20 – Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia SOLD OUT
Saturday, July 22, Splendour In The Grass, Tenindewa, Australia SOLD OUT
Friday, July 28 – Fuji Rock Festival, Kinsasa, Japan
Thursday, August 10 – Ventura Theatre, Ventura CA
Saturday, August 12 – Outside Lands, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, September 6 – Capitol Theatre, Port Chester NY
Thursday, September 7 – Festival Pier, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, September 9 – Moison Amphitheatre (Budweiser Stage), Toronto ON
Sunday, September 10 – 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids MI
Tuesday, September 12 – Express Live! Outdoor Pavilion, Columbus OH
Wednesday, September 13 – Stage AE (Outdoors), Pittsburgh PA
Friday, September 15 – Agora Theatre, Cleveland OH
Saturday, September 16 – Riot Fest, Chicago IL
Monday, October 9 – The Complex, Salt Lake City UT
Tuesday, October 10 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO
Thursday, October 12 – Peabody, St. Louis MO
Friday, October 13 – Crossroads KC, Kansas City MO
Saturday, October 14 – Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Saint Paul MN
Sunday, October 15 – Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee WI
Tuesday, October 17 – Fox Theatre, Detroit MI
Wednesday, October 18 – Old Theatre Centre – Murat Theatre, Indianapolis IN
Saturday, October 21 – Agganis Arena, Boston MA
Sunday, October 22 – State Theatre, Portland ME
Tuesday, October 24, Madison Square Garden, New York NY
Saturday, November 4th – Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy
Sunday, November 5th – Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
Monday, November 6th – Samsung Hall, Zurich, Switzerland
Tuesday, November 7th – AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France
Thursday, November 9th – König-Pilsener-Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
Friday, November 10th – Zenith, Munich, Germany
Saturday November 11th – Velodrom, Berlin, Germany
Sunday, November 12th – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday, November 14th – TAP1, Copenhagen, Denmark
Wednesday, November 15th – Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Thursday, November 16th – Sportspaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
Saturday, November 18th - Wembley SSE Arena, London, UK
Sunday, November 19th – Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
Tuesday, November 21st – The 02, London, UK
Thursday, November 23rd – Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
Friday, November 24th – 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

Perfume Genius announces EU tour

Off the back of five exceptionally well received European shows this month, Perfume Genius has gone ahead and announced a November EU residency,

Tickets go on sale Friday 30th June, 9am BST



Newly announced dates below;

November 2nd - Glasgow School of Art - Glasgow, UK
November 3rd - Gorilla - Manchester, UK
November 5th - The Roundhouse - London, UK
November 6th - The Old Market - Brighton, UK
November 8th - La Gaite Lyrique - Paris, FR
November 9th - Trix - Antwerp, BE
November 13th - Grunspan - Hamburg, DE
November 19th - Festaal Kreuzberg - Berlin, DE
November 22nd - Technikum - Munich, DE
November 23rd - Linecheck Festival - Milan, IT
November 26th - Sala Apolo - Barcelona, ES
November 27th - Joy Eslava - Madrid, ES
November 28th - Rockschool Barbey - Bordeaux, FR
November 29th - Antipode - Rennes, FR

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ALGIERS - 'The Underside Of Power', Out Today, New Dates With !!! Announced






"Walk Like A Panther"
(stream the Uniform remix of "Walk Like A Panther" at Spotify)

"A collection of songs that articulates that fury and despair with such authority, it deserves to become the soundtrack for whatever future documentary montage captures the mess of 2017. It’s galvanizing, uncompromising, and uplifting, and it should speak to everyone who still has some fight left in them." - Sean O'Neal, The A/V Club

Today marks the long-awaited release date for Algiers' incendiary 2nd album, the critically-acclaimed 'The Underside Of Power', available on digital, CD and LP formats at the url below. The first song from the Adrian Utley and Ali Chant-produced masterpiece, "Walk Like A Panther" (featuring a sample culled from a speech by Chicago Black Panther Fred Hampton), can be heard above in lyric video form.

In addition to the previously announced European stadium dates supporting Depeche Mode and this summer's headlining club shows in North America, Algiers have more US dates happening in September supporting !!! (see below).

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Algiers On Tour

Friday, June 23 - Musik & Freiden, Berlin, DE
Sunday, June 25 - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, IT *
Monday, June 26 - Santeria Social Club, Milan, IT
Tuesday, June 27 - Stadio San Siro, Milan, IT *
Thursday, June 29 - Dall;Ara, Bologna, IT *
Saturday, July 1 - Stade de France, St. Denis, FR *
Tuesday, July 4 - Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, DE *
Thursday, July 13 - Cobalt, Vancouver, BC
Friday, July 14 - Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Saturday, July 15 - The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
Monday, July 17 - Starline Social Club, Oakland, CA
Tuesday, July 18 - The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, July 22 - Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY
Sunday, July 23 - Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, July 24 - Black Cat, Washington, DC
Wednesday, September 13 - The Hollow, Albany, NY^
Thursday, September 14 - Waiting Room, Buffalo, NY^
Friday, September 15 - Spirit Hall, Pittsburgh, PA^
Saturday, September 16 - Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH^
Monday, September 18 - Mercury Ballroom, Nashville, TN^
Thursday, September 21 - Saturn, Birmingham, AL^
Friday, September 22 - Hi-Ho Lounge, New Orleans, LA^
Saturday, September 23 - White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX^
Sunday, September 24 - Dada, Dallas, TX^
Monday, September 25 - Empire Garage, Austin, TX^
Tuesday, September 26 - Paper Tiger, San Antonio, TX^
Thursday, September 28 - Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM^
Friday, September 29 - Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ^
Saturday, September 30 - SoHo Club, Santa Barbara, CA^
Sunday, October 1 - Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
Sunday, October 15 - Afropunk Festival, Atlanta, GA



* w/ Depeche Mode
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Queens Of The Stone Age - 'Villains', coming August 25, "The Way You Used To Do" Premiere, Upcoming Dates




“The title 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."—Joshua Homme



(photo by Andreas Neumann)

Hundreds of epic shows, memory lapses, unexplained injuries, one yearlong detour with Iggy Pop and multiple Grammy nominations later, Queens Of The Stone Age reemerge from the desert newly scarred and somehow strangely prettier with lucky seventh album, 'Villains', out August 25 on Matador Records. Now available for preorder on deluxe vinyl, standard vinyl, CD and digital, 'Villains' consists of the following songs:

1. Feet Don’t Fail Me
2. The Way You Used To Do
3. Domesticated Animals
4. Fortress
5. Head Like A Haunted House
6. Un-Reborn Again
7. Hideaway
8. The Evil Has Landed
9. Villains Of Circumstance

Produced by Mark Ronson and co-produced by Mark Rankin and mixed by Alan Moulder, 'Villains' is the first full album offering from Queens Of The Stone Age since 2013’s '…Like Clockwork' gave the band its first #1 album in the U.S. (and #1s in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, #2s in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Norway, New Zealand, Finland… but really, who’s counting?). Like the stunning artwork of returning illustrator Boneface, the sonic signatures of the lineup that took '…Like Clockwork' around the world and back—Founder/guitarist/vocalist/lyricist Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen (guitar, keys), Michael Shuman (bass), Dean Fertita (keys, guitar), Jon Theodore (drums)—are as unmistakable as ever, though coexisting with sufficient new twists to induce recurring double takes. As Homme himself puts it, “The most important aspect of making this record was redefining our sound, asking and answering the question 'what do we sound like now?' 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, you become a parody of that original sound."

Of his role working within such a closed and confident ecosystem as Queens Of The Stone Age, Ronson says, "Queens are and have always been my favorite rock n roll band ever since I walked into Tower on Sunset and bought 'Rated R' in the summer of 2000, so it was incredibly surreal to be welcomed into their secret, pirate clan—or the ‘jacuzzi’ as Josh likes to call it. I also knew that my super fandom alone would not keep me in the jacuzzi. There were moments during the making of the album in which i was aware i was watching my musical heroes craft something that was sure to become one of my favorite moments on any Queens album. And to have some part in that felt like being in a dream--a very heavy, dark, wonderful dream.”

Longtime Queens cohort co-producer Mark Rankin added, "After the baptism of fire that was …Like Clockwork, I was excited to get into the studio again with the challenge of pushing the sound for this record, especially with the the addition of Ronson into the creative mix. We wanted to evolve the production to be processed in a modern way yet be totally organic and still performed fully live, like lifting a veil and what you thought was electronic is actually live and things are not as they first appear… What we’ve made is forward looking yet unmistakably Queens."

Queens Of The Stone Age have also confirmed a slew of North American dates filling in the space between and beyond their previously announced appearances at Outside Lands and Riot Fest. The new shows, which include Queens’ first ever Madison Square Garden headline, are detailed below. For further information, keep an eye on Queens Of The Stone Age sites and socials and just let go.

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TOUR DATES (new dates in bold, Tickets On Sale To The Public June 22)

Thursday, June 22 - Rapids Theater — Niagara Falls, NY SOLD OUT
Saturday, June 24 - Amnesia Rockfest 2017 — Montebello, QC
Thursday, July 13 - Logan Campbell, Auckland, New Zealand SOLD OUT
Sunday, July 16 - Convention Centre, Darwin, Australia
Wednesday, July 19 - Hodern Pavilion, Sydney NSW, Australia SOLD OUT
Thursday, July 20 - Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia SOLD OUT
Saturday, July 22, Splendour In The Grass, Tenindewa, Australia SOLD OUT
Friday, July 28 - Fuji Rock Festival, Kinsasa, Japan
Thursday, August 10 - Ventura Theatre, Ventura CA
Saturday, August 12 - Outside Lands, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, September 6 - Capitol Theatre, Port Chester NY
Thursday, September 7 - Festival Pier, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, September 9 - Moison Amphitheatre (Budweiser Stage), Toronto ON
Sunday, September 10 - 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids MI
Tuesday, September 12 - Express Live! Outdoor Pavilion, Columbus OH
Wednesday, September 13 - Stage AE (Outdoors), Pittsburgh PA
Friday, September 15 - Agora Theatre, Cleveland OH
Saturday, September 16 - Riot Fest, Chicago IL
Monday, October 9 - The Complex, Salt Lake City UT
Tuesday, October 10 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO
Thursday, October 12 - Peabody, St. Louis MO
Friday, October 13 - Crossroads KC, Kansas City MO
Saturday, October 14 - Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Saint Paul MN
Sunday, October 15 - Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee WI
Tuesday, October 17 - Fox Theatre, Detroit MI
Wednesday, October 18 - Old Theatre Centre - Murat Theatre, Indianapolis IN
Saturday, October 21 - Agganis Arena, Boston MA
Sunday, October 22 - State Theatre, Portland ME
Tuesday, October 24, Madison Square Garden, New York NY
Saturday, November 4th - Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy
Sunday, November 5th - Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
Monday, November 6th - Samsung Hall, Zurich, Switzerland
Tuesday, November 7th - AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France
Thursday, November 9th - König-Pilsener-Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
Friday, November 10th - Zenith, Munich, Germany
Saturday November 11th - Velodrom, Berlin, Germany
Sunday, November 12th - Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday, November 14th - TAP1, Copenhagen, Denmark
Wednesday, November 15th - Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Thursday, November 16th - Sportspaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
Sunday, November 19th - Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
Tuesday, November 21st - The 02, London, UK
Thursday, November 23rd - Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
Friday, November 24th - 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

Customers ordering any format off the Matador store are entitled to Jump The Q when ordering tickets for the upcoming tour, visit http://presale.qotsa.com for info and access (by participating in this promotion, entrants hereby agree to the collection and usage of their personal information to enable Matador and Ticketmaster to fulfill this promotion)



All Matador Store customers will receive an exclusive sticker sheet, featuring artwork designed by Boneface.



Pre-order the deluxe LP edition from Matador for the chance to find a golden ticket awarding you a pair of tickets to the headline show of your choice.” (Entries also accepted by mailing a letter to QOTSA Tickets c/o Matador Records, 134 Grand St. New York, NY 10013)

Deluxe LP comes pressed on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl at Pallas and includes 14 limited-edition Boneface art prints and an etching on side 4 of the vinyl and includes an MP3 and FLAC download coupon.



Standard and Indie Retail Edition LP's (the latter sleeve above) are pressed on 140 gram vinyl with an etching on side 4 of the vinyl and includes an MP3 and FLAC download coupon. The Indie LP will feature alternate cover art from the original.

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STREAM Algiers' "Cleveland" (From 'The Underside Of Power')





(photo by Dustin Condren)

"A recurring theme in our music is the idea of injustice and the bitter understanding that obtaining justice in this world is all but impossible--particularly for black and brown people. I wanted the song to sound like the Final Judgement in the Bible, wherein the wicked are judged and condemned by the righteous with all the 'weeping and gnashing of teeth,' of the damned when justice is finally realized. This translates in the 'solo' section of the song. It consists of various recordings of people inconsolably crying and weeping while the guitar and lead vocal mirror their contortions. If you’ve ever witnessed something like that in real life, sound of a person’s sorrow is equal parts frightening and musical." - Franklin James Fisher

We're 10 days away from the global release of Algiers' hotly anticipated 2nd album, the Adrian Utely-produced 'The Underside Of Power', and with that in mind, here's the premiere of another track from this crucial work, "Cleveland". Algiers' updated tour itinerary, with headlining North American dates starting July 13 following European stadium shows supporting Depeche Mode, can be found below.

Preorder or stream 'The Underside Of Power'

TOUR DATES
Monday, June 12 - HDI Arena, Hannover, DE *
Thursday, June 15 - Secret Show, Paris, FR
Saturday, June 17 - Kiff, Aarau, CH
Sunday, June 18 - Letzigrund Stadion, Zurich, CH *
Tuesday, June 20 - Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt, DE *
Thursday, June 22 - Olympiastadion Berlin, Berlin, DE *
Friday, June 23 - Musik & Freiden, Berlin, DE
Sunday, June 25 - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, IT *
Monday, June 26 - Santeria Social Club, Milan, IT
Tuesday, June 27 - Stadio San Siro, Milan, IT *
Thursday, June 29 - Dall;Ara, Bologna, IT *
Saturday, July 1 - Stade de France, St. Denis, FR *
Tuesday, July 4 - Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, DE *
Thursday, July 13 - Cobalt, Vancouver, BC
Friday, July 14 - Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Saturday, July 15 - The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
Monday, July 17 - Starline Social Club, Oakland, CA
Tuesday, July 18 - The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, July 22 - Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY
Sunday, July 23 - Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, July 24 - Black Cat, Washington, DC

* denotes w/ Depeche Mode

Perfume Genius - Tiny Desk Concert, U.S. Dates Supporting The XX



Courtesy NPR, here's Perfume Genius performing "Valley", "Slip Away" and "Normal Song" for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert. Earlier today, 9 North American shows supporting The XX were confirmed including a September 29 appearance at Inglewood, CA's Forum in.



(photo by Inez and Vinoodh)

WITH THE XX
Wednesday, September 27 - Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA
Friday, September 29 - The Forum, Inglewood, CA
Tuesday, October 3 - Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
Wednesday, October 4 - Ascend Ampitheater, Nashville, TN
Monday, October 9 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
Tuesday, October 10- The Saltair, Magna, UT
Thursday, October 12 - Criterion Theater, Oklahoma City, OK
Tuesday, October 17 - Coca Cola Roxy, Atlanta, GA
Thursday, October 19 - Champions Square, New Orleans, LA

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED DATES
June 13 – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam NE
June 14 – Berghain/Kantine, Berlin DE
Friday, June 16 – Eaux Claires Festival – Eau Claire, WI
Saturday, June 17 – Eaux Claires Festival – Eau Claire, WI
Saturday, July 15 – Imperial – Vancouver, BC
Sunday, July 16 – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR SOLD OUT
Tuesday, Jul 18 – The Independent – San Francisco CA SOLD OUT
Wednesday, July 19 – The Independent – San Francisco CA SOLD OUT
Thursday, July 20 – El Rey – Los Angeles CA
Sunday, July 23 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle WA
Thursday August 31-Sunday, September 3 – End Of The Road Festival, South Wiltshire, United Kingdom

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