Queens of the Stone Age are taking over Halloween night at The Forum in Los Angeles. That's tomorrow for those of you who don't know when Halloween is this year. The band will be performing what will be the final addition to their "globe-pummeling" ...Like Clockwork tour.
The night will include SuicideGirls, Blackout Haunted House and more. The Kills, JD McPherson and Nick Oliveri's Uncontrolable will support.
Tickets are available here.
This interview will be streaming in full 8am EST/1pm GMT on June 13th HERE.
07/09/14 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
07/12/14 – Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center
07/13/14 – Albany, NY – The Palace Theatre
07/14/14 – Providence, RI – Providence Performing Arts Center
07/16/14 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
07/17/14 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/18/14 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
07/20/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage at The Mann Center
08/06/14 – Oslo, Norway – Ukespass Oyafestivalen
08/07-09/14 – Goteberg, Sweden – Way Out West Festival
08/09/14 – Zofingen, Switzerland – Heitere Open Air Zofingen 2014
08/11/14 – Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
08/12/14 – Budapest, Hungary – Sziget Festival
08/14-16/14 – St. Polten, Austria – Frequency Festival
08/15-17/14 – Grosspoesna, Germany – Highfield Festival
08/16/14 – Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop
08/17/14 – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands Festival
08/20/14 – Belfast, Northern Ireland – Belsonic
08/22/14 – Reading, UK – Reading Festival
08/23/14 – Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival
08/24/14 – Saint-Cloud, France – Rock En Seine
09/25/14 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Espaco Das Americas
09/27/14 – Porto Alegre, Brazil – Pepsi On Stage
09/30/14 – Montevideo, Uruguay – La Trastienda Club
10/02/14 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Luna Park
10/05/14 – Santiago, Chile – Movistar Arena
10/07/14 – Bogota, Colombia – Royal Center
10/31/14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Just announced: Queens of the Stone Age are taking over Halloween Night at The Forum in Los Angeles. This concert-party is the final addition to the globe-pummeling...Like Clockwork tour. The night will include pagan festivities and sideshow attractions such as SuicideGirls and the Blackout Haunted House. The Kills, JD McPherson and Nick Oliveri's Uncontrollable will support. Fans are also encouraged to vie for the title of King and Queen of Halloween during a costume competition.
Presale begins Wednesday, July 9 with public sale opening Friday, July 11 at 10am PDT. For more information: http://www.qotsa.com/live/
We have not one, not two but SIX bands on the roster playing at Primavera Sound in Barcelona this weekend. Set times for all below, in CET.
Thursday, May 29th
Glasser 6:35-7:20pm, Pitchfork Stage
Majical Cloudz 8:55-9:45pm Pitchfork Stage
Queens of the Stone Age 11:00pm- 12:05am, Heineken Stage
Joshua Homme, ringleader of Queens of the Stone Age has added a solo show to the end of the bands upcoming European tour with a solo show at London's Southbank as part of the meltdown Festival, curated this year by (...Like Clockwork collaborator) James Lavelle on June 16th.
Tickets for the show go on sale this Thursday (15th May) at 10am and are available through the Southbank Centre website.
If you are at the festival, but sure to catch Queens of the Stone Age tomorrow, April 19th, at 9:35pm PST on the Coachella Stage and DARKSIDE in the aptly-named Gobi tent after at 10:50pm PST. If you are anywhere but Indio this weekend, you can watch many performances (including QOTSA) on AXS TV here (please check local listings) or watch it on your computer at AXS.tv.
The full schedule for the festival can be found here and a map here.
Pictures from Coachella Weekend 1:
QOTSA Photo by: Kevin Winter
Lots going on in the Queens of the Stone Age world... Last week, the official music video for "Smooth Sailing" hit the internet (warning all of the dangers of karaoke). Last Saturday, the band took to their natural habitat to play the first weekend of Coachella. You can stream the full set here. Now time for the NEW news: This week Josh Homme guest stars on Portlandia. The episode airs in full on IFC this Thursday, April 17th at 10/9c.
"The Queens of the Stone Age frontman has many talents in life, but on Portlandia, he is a very disappointing gay man. He doesn’t dabble in home decorating, he doesn’t give unsolicited fashion advice, and he and his boyfriend are total slobs. In fact, they like to do Jaegerbombs for breakfast instead of drinking heart-healthy kale smoothies. What gives?
Watch this new clip from Portlandia and see just how disappointing Josh Homme is when it comes to living up to stereotypes."
More on the episode and show here.
At least one cultural observer has deemed Coachella 2014, "A Scenester Nightmare Hellscape", which is one hell of a terrible thing to say about something that isn't even affiliated with SXSW. For those of us who aren't in the midst of the festivities in Indio, CA, however, it's a decidedly non-nightmarish scenario, particularly the part where we can skip the majority of bands prior to booting up QOTSA's home-court-advantage Saturday night set on the big screen or mobile device of our choice.
The first weekend of Coachella 2014 is underway! Catch Queens of the Stone Age TONIGHT, April 12th, at 9:40pm PST on the Coachella Stage and then RUN over to Gobi to catch DARKSIDE at 10:50pm PST. Portions of the festival are streaming live on YouTube, including tonight's QOTSA set.
The full schedule for the festival can be found here and a map here.
(Editor's note : if prime spots at Coachella, Primavera and headlining the Reading and Leeds Festivals aren't enough, QOTSA have thrown a video-of-the-year contender into the mix with the new "Smooth Sailing" clip (above). Some have called it a cautionary tale about karaoke as a gateway to all kinds of bad stuff, and since I'm in bed by 9pm every night, I'm just gonna treat this like a very, very short, albeit intense documentary. Enjoy the press release below! - GC)
QUEENS OF THE STONE RELEASE DRINKINGEST, DRUGGIEST, DEATHIEST MINI-MOVIE TO DATE
FALL SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR, SUMMER NORTHEAST & CANADA DATES CONFIRMED
Having returned from a triumphant co-headlining Australia/New Zealand jaunt with NIN, Queens Of The Stone Age have wasted no time in teaming with director Hiro Murai (Childish Gambino, St. Vincent) for the just unveiled cinematic mini-epic for “Smooth Sailing,” the latest single from the hailed, hailed and more hailed international #1 album … Like Clockwork.
The definitely NSFW “Smooth Sailing” follows QOTSA’s Joshua Homme and cohorts on a delirious adventure that blossoms from garden variety drunken shenanigans to possibly the most nightmarishly accurate live action interpretation of a QOTSA song to date, lending a new meaning to 3-D musical cinema—that is, it turns the 3 D’s into Drinking, Drugs and Death.
“Smooth Sailing” can be seen here.
(NOTE : if the YouTube version is blocked in your territory, try this)
In addition to newly announced dates in Montreal, Bangor ME, Port Chester NY and Philadelphia, Queens Of The Stone Age have begun to confirm details of a South America tour for this fall, including stops in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay. For further information, ticketing etc., as always, go to qotsa.com/live
North American, European and South American dates after the jump :
April 10 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino (tickets)
April 12 Indio, CA – Coachella/SOLD OUT
April 15 Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium/SOLD OUT
April 17 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (tickets)
April 19 Indio, CA – Coachella/SOLD OUT
May 5 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom (tickets)
May 6 St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium (tickets)
May 7 Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside Theater (tickets)
May 9 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom/SOLD OUT
May 10 St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (tickets)
May 11 Boone, IA – Central Iowa Expo (tickets)
May 13 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre (tickets)
May 14 Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater (tickets)
May 16-18 Gulf Shore, AL – Hangout Music Fest (tickets)
May 23-25 Quincy, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival (tickets)
July 9 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre (tickets)
July 12 Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center (tickets)
July 16 Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre (tickets)
July 20 Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage at The Mann Center (tickets)
05/29/14: SPAIN Barcelona - Primavera Festival - Tickets
05/30/14: PORTUGAL Lisbon - Rock in Rio @ City of Rock, Bella Vista Park - Tickets
06/01/14: FRANCE Montpellier - Zenith - Tickets
06/02/14: ITALY Bologna - Rock in Idrho - Tickets
06/03/14: ITALY Rome - Rock in Roma @ Ippodromo delle Capannelle Rock - Tickets
06/05/14: SWITZERLAND Crans-pres-Celigny - Caribana Festival - Tickets
06/05-08/14: GERMANY Nürburg - Rock am Ring - Tickets
06/07/14: GERMANY Nuremberg - Rock im Park - Tickets
06/09/14: SLOVENIA Ljubljana - Križanke Monastery - Tickets
06/10/14: CROATIA Zagreb - Zagrebacki Velesajam - Tickets
06/11/14: SERBIA Belgrade - Exit Festival Promo Event, Kalemegdan Fortress - Tickets
06/13/14: POLAND Warsaw - Orange Warsaw Festival, National Stadium - Tickets
06/15/14: DENMARK Aarhus - Northside Festival - Tickets
08/05-09/14: NORWAY Oslo - Oya Festival - Tickets
08/07-09/14: SWEDEN Gothenburg - Way Out West - Tickets
08/09/14: SWITZERLAND Zofingen - Heitere Open Air Festival - Tickets
08/11/14: CZECH REPUBLIC Prague - Lucerna Hall - Tickets
08/12/14: HUNGARY Budapest - Sziget Festival
08/13-16/14: AUSTRIA St Polten - Frequency Festival - Tickets
08/15-17/14: GERMANY Großpösna - Highfield Festival - Tickets
08/16/14: BELGIUM Hasselt - Pukkelpop - Tickets
08/15-17/14: HOLLAND Biddinghuizen - Lowlands Festival - Tickets
08/20/14: UK Belfast - Belsonic @ Custom House Square - Tickets
08/22/14: UK Reading - Reading Festival - Tickets
08/23/14: UK Leeds - Leeds Festival - Tickets
08/24/14: FRANCE Paris - Rock en Seine - Tickets
25 September - Espacio De Americas, Sao Paolo (tickets)
27 September - Pepsi On Stage, Porto Allegre (tickets)
30 September - Las Trastienda Club, Montevideo (tickets)
2 October - Luna Park, Buenos Aires (tickets)
5 October - Moviestar Arena, Santiago (tickets)
7 October - Royal Center, Bogota (tickets)
Dust off that tent and grab your wellies - QOTSA are confirmed to headline the Friday night at Reading Festival this year. Then they'll head up to Leeds on the Saturday night to play before Paramore.
Head over to www.readingfestival.com for more info and of course ...Like Clockwork is out now and available from all good independent record stores.
Actually it's a bit unfair to reduce Polish musician Gabriele Kulka to just a genre label, so call this whatever you like. A truly memorable & new take on "Keep Your Eyes Peeled" by Queens of the Stone Age from this talented group of Polish musicians.
It's another mini-Matador fest at Primavera Sound festival this year, as Queens of the Stone Age, DARKSIDE, Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo and The Dust, Majical Cloudz and Glasser all descend upon Barcelona for the weekend of May 29th-31st. Elsewhere amongst the line-up familiar faces include Spoon, Mogwai and Cold Cave ,with tickets on sale now from www.primaverasound.es.
Though we're not often in the habit of encouraging you to watch major awards shows here at Matador Records & Filmworks, we must make a rare exception in the case of this Sunday evening's 2014 Grammy Awards on CBS. As mentioned previously, Queens of the Stone Age are up for 3 Grammys this year, having earned nominations for Best Rock Album ('...Like Clockwork'), Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, and Best Rock Performance ("My God Is The Sun"). On top of that QOTSA will be making their Grammy telecast debut during the program's grand finale, performing alongside fellow nominees / compatriots Nine Inch Nails, Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham.
Post-Grammy Southwest Victory Lap & Additional 2014 U.S. Dates 2014 after the jump
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
April 12 2014 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
April 19 2014 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
May 14 2014 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
May 16-18 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Music Festival
Not content with The NME and Grammy nominations already circulating, The Fly magazine in London have their inaugural awards show taking place on February 6th, with Thurston Moore to receive their "Living Legend" award, with the following Matador acts also up for nomination. Voting is, of course,
Artist of the Year: Kurt Vile, Queens of the Stone Age, Savages
Song of the Year: Kurt Vile 'Air Bud', Queens of the Stone Age 'My God Is The Sun', Savages 'She Will'
Live act of the year: Queens of the Stone Age
Label of the year: Matador (amongst others).
This years NME awards spoonsored by Austin, Texas (...no, we don't get it either) take place on February 26th in London which sees Queens of the Stone Age and Savages battle it out in the Best Album and Best Live Act categories, whilst Queens are also nominated for Best International Band and Jehnny Beth of Savages is nominated in the Best Band Blog/Twitter. Voting is open now over at the NME website. Let's help Queens and Savages fill up their trophy cabinets.
As mentioned in this space a couple of weeks back, Queens of the Stone Age are featured on Saturday night's episode of "Austin City Limits", filmed at Austin's ACL Live last October. Check your local listings for the PBS station near you.