QOTSA

Queens of the Stone Age have announced a March and April tour, but not just any tour, but a tour where they will perform their 1998 self-titled LP in its entirety (and other songs too). The LP is being re-released...

"The reissue of the first Queens' album will be happening through Rekords Rekords in partnership with Domino on 7th March 2011 and will be available on CD, double vinyl LP, and via digital download from here. The record has been remastered from the original tapes and features three additional tracks: The Bronze, These Aren't the Droids Your Looking For (from the split EP from '98) and Spiders and Vinegaroons (taken from the Kyuss/QOTSA split EP.)"

AND:

"..to celebrate the re-release of Queens Of The Stone Age eponymous 1st album, Rekords Rekords are releasing a VERY limited edition 7" of How To Handle A Rope (A Lesson In The Lariat) backed with Avon on Monday 28th February 2011. It will be sold exclusively here. It's limited to 1000 copies, all individually numbered, so we all know what that means; sleep on it and you haven't got a hope in Hell of owning a copy, unless you feel okay about forking out some stupid money on eBay."

Adding more fuel to the fire that the band will appear at SXSW in mid-March, the tour kicks off on March 18th in New Orleans. It hits Terminal 5 in NYC on March 25th. Tickets go on sale Friday February 18th at noon ($40 advance / $45 day of show). All tour dates below...

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Queens of the Stone - 2011 Tour Dates
3/18: New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
3/19: Birmingham, AL - Workplay Soundstage
3/20: Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
3/21: Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
3/23: Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
3/24: Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
3/25: New York, NY - Terminal 5
3/26: Boston, MA - House Of Blues
3/27: Montreal, QC - Metropolis
3/29: Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
3/30: Cleveland OH - House Of Blues
3/31: Indianapolis, IN - Vogue
4/1: Chicago, IL - The Riv
4/2: Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
4/4: Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
4/5: St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
4/6: Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
4/8: Denver, CO - Ogden
4/11: Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
4/12: Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern