Posted in music | tour dates on June 4, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

Josh Homme

Desert rockers Queens of the Stone Age put out their new record, ...Like Clockwork, today (6/4) via Matador. It's their first album since 2007, their first with Dave Grohl, Nick Oliveri, and Mark Lanegan all together since Songs for the Deaf, and their first on an independent label since their debut. The record also features appearances from Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys), Trent Reznor, Elton John, and others. And while the guest appearances aren't felt as strongly as ones on past albums, that doesn't hold the album back from being a very solid listen. Certain tracks (my personal favorite is "I Sat By The Ocean") rank among the band's best. A Spotify stream of the album and the video for "My God Is the Sun" are below.

In honor of the release, the band will be doing some celebrating in the NYC-area this week. First, on Wednesday (6/5), QOTSA will do a "Live On Letterman" concert, which will be taped in the Ed Sullivan Theater and air on CBS.com and VEVO at 9 PM that day.

The next day (6/6), they'll be doing an in-store at one of NJ's greatest record stores, Vintage Vinyl (you had to buy a record to get in and it "sold out" very quickly the day it was announced).

And finally, on Friday (6/7), they're doing a secret show in Brooklyn. We can't say much more than that, but if you click that link you'll see at least one record store is giving out 30 tickets (a number much lower than the capacity of the venue they're playing).

All dates are listed, along with that stream/video, below...

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Queens of the Stone Age - "My God Is the Sun" Official Video

Queens of the Stone Age -- 2013 Tour Dates
June Wednesday 05 New York, NY Live at Letterman
June Thursday 06 Fords, NJ Vintage Vinyl
June Friday 07 Brooklyn, NY Secret Location
June Thursday 13 Interlaken, CH Greenfield Festival
June Friday 14 Landgraaf, NL Pinkpop
June Saturday 15 Donington, UK Download Festival
June Friday 21 Neuhasuen Obeck, DE Southside Festival
June Saturday 22 Berlin, DE Zitadelle Spandau
June Sunday 23 Scheesel, DE Hurricane Festival
June Wednesday 26 Helsinki, FI Rock The Beach Festival
June Friday 28 Borlange, SE Peace & Love Festival
June Sunday 30 Herschesfeld Roeser, LU Rock A Field Festival
July Tuesday 02 Vienna, AT Wiener Stadthalle Halle D
July Wednesday 03 Budapest, HU Volt Festival
July Thursday 04 Hradec KRalove, CZ Rock For People Festival
July Friday 05 Gdansk, PL Heineken Opener Festival
July Sunday 07 Roskilde, DK Roskilde Festival
July Thursday 18 Benicassim, ES FIB 2013
July Saturday 20 Sesimbra, PT Super Bock Super Rock Festival
August Friday 02 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza 2008
August Thursday 08 Squamish, BC Squamish Valley Music Festival
August Friday 09 Squamish, BC Squamish Valley Music Festival
August Saturday 10 Squamish, BC Squamish Valley Music Festival
August 31-September 1 Philadelphia, PA Made In America Festival

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Comments (49)

Early music hall show?

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 5:30 PM

New album kicks ass. best since SFTD

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 5:33 PM

285 Kent, you heard it here first...

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 5:34 PM

"285 Kent"

That'd be hilarious.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 5:35 PM

The secret show at the Box many years ago was great.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 5:36 PM

warsaw

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 5:36 PM

Brooklyn Masonic Temple is a tag...

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 5:37 PM

No Maxwells show..wtf

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 5:43 PM

They shoulda called the album ...Like Cockwork. Of the soft variety. Where are the fast songs?

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 5:44 PM

good catch @5:37. but I wish it was at Warsaw.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 5:45 PM

Going Weds and Thurs and I work in Brooklyn hmmmmm

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 6:03 PM

Permanent Records gave away tix too

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 6:09 PM

and Other Music and Kim's

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 6:10 PM

your mom's house?

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 6:29 PM

In the stone age many primitive humanoids paid homage to the hummus by creating giant stone monoliths resembling a chickpea where they would dance around in a circular motion.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 6:40 PM

...how to get tickets outside of record store sales?

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 6:40 PM

pleasepleaseplease BV, please keep us updated on this secret Friday show!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 6:42 PM

Friday show is absolutely at Brooklyn Masonic.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 7:39 PM

haha 537 is whats up

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 7:42 PM

No homo

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 7:45 PM

Nick Oliveri is back in the band???

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 7:50 PM

The Friday show is at Brooklyn Masonic Temple, and they're giving out guestlist spots (you give your name/email/phone) at record stores if you're one of the first ~20 some odd people to buy the record at that store. All of them seem to be sold out.

Maybe they will give out more tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 7:51 PM

Stop spreading misinformation. It's at Union Pool unfortunately. Can you say clusterfuck?

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 7:57 PM

I picked the wrong week to not be in New York.

Posted by Anonymouse | June 4, 2013 7:59 PM

They just announced on kroq its at Barclays

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 8:00 PM

Now now, boys, settle down!

Posted by Anonymom | June 4, 2013 8:09 PM

I doubt it's at Union Pool; they've already given out 150+ spots. And the Brooklyn Masonic Temple tag on this post is a pretty big giveaway.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 8:36 PM

Wow, I'd love to be at this.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 8:48 PM

Yeah, they just posted on their facebook its at barclays

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 9:21 PM

Frat band

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2013 9:25 AM

@9:25 what does that even mean?

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2013 9:34 AM

It's at the Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg. That's where the best drug dealers hang out at.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2013 9:43 AM

7:50 Oliveri plays on one song.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2013 9:47 AM

@9:47 He sings backing vocals on two tracks, plays on none.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2013 10:22 AM

Lullabies to Paralyze

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2013 10:53 AM

10:22 you're right. I thought he played bass on a song

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2013 11:51 AM

Anyone received a conf. Email?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2013 12:20 PM

show is at trash bar. my roommate is a manager there. apparently someone in the band loves foodswings so they wanted to play across the street.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2013 1:06 PM

@1:06 no one will get the email until friday morning

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2013 1:23 PM

oops, that was meant for 12:20

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2013 1:23 PM

9:34- It means 9:25 is an idiot. Nothing more.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2013 1:49 PM

how are you guys still debating the venue of this show? the post is tagged 'brooklyn masonic temple' for zion's sake.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2013 2:39 PM

for G-d's sake

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2013 2:55 PM

Cannot wait for this! Should be great.

Posted by perth horse racing | June 6, 2013 4:24 AM

Pretty darned stoked for this. STOKED I SAY!

Posted by what is salary packaging | June 6, 2013 4:28 AM

Where the hell can we get tix? It's def Brooklyn Masonic Temple, but they directed me to Boomcollective.com that has nothing!

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2013 2:08 PM

something eerie about the sound that I just can't seem to forget... thanks qotsa for changing up the style once again

Posted by Serenity | September 16, 2013 9:02 AM

The secret show at the Box,at record stores if you're one of the first, thanks..

Posted by animação de festas niterói | April 20, 2014 4:20 PM

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