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“Dancing and headbanging are truly individualistic expressions of losing oneself fully in appreciation of music—who better to combine these things into a singular vision than someone who’s directed Madonna and Lady Gaga videos–and also happens to have been a member of Bathory?”—Joshua Homme

“The Way You Used To Do,” the recently released first single from Queens Of The Stone Age’s ominously approaching seventh album Villains, has been realized as a fever dream Satanic dance ritual extravaganza—featuring QOTSA founder and frontman Joshua Homme lighter on his feet and darker in his soul than ever before.

Conceived by Joshua Homme, directed by Jonas Akerlund and produced by Serial Pictures, “The Way You Used To Do,” somehow fit its multiple sets, wardrobe changes and intricate dance routines into one day of shooting August 8th in Los Angeles. Considering potential reactions to the sinister shuffle of “The Way We Used To Do” being translated into a panoramic soul-selling dance trip, Homme says “It’s our way of paying tribute to Cab Calloway and the film Hellzapoppin’. I fully realize that may be a little more than some are open to, and that’s perfectly fine with me. There’s the door. If some of the more close-minded are gently pruned, that just leaves more room on the dance floor for the open-minded ones to get loose. That’s been the spirit of Queens Of The Stone Age and the space we’ve worked to create from day one.”

With recently released second track “The Evil Has Landed” hailed by Rolling Stone as “a sprawling and diabolical new rocker” featuring “Homme singing in a falsetto that sounds both sweet and sinister,” Villains was co-produced by Mark Ronson and will be released August 25th on Matador Records. The album is available now for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/Villains.
The colossal Villains tour begins September 6th with a sold out show in Port Chester NY and will see the Queens playing directly before Foo Fighters and alongside Cage The Elephant, The Kills, Liam Gallagher, Japandroids and more at the massive Cal Jam 17 October 7th at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernadino, CA. Tickets for the headline dates—which feature support from Royal Blood–are available at http://smarturl.it/QOTSALive.

Queens Of The Stone Age is Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE VILLAINS  TOUR with Special Guests ROYAL BLOOD (Sept. 6 through Oct. 24 Headline Dates)

9/06/17 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre  *SOLD OUT

9/07/17 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier

9/09/17 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

9/10/17 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live *SOLD OUT

9/12/17 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Outdoor Pavilion

9/13/17 – Pittsburgh, PA –  Stage AE (Outdoors)

9/15/17 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater *SOLD OUT

9/16/17 — Chicago, IL — Riot Fest 2017

10/07/17 – San Bernardino, CA — CAL JAM 17

10/09/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex *SOLD OUT

10/10/17 –  Morrison, CO – Red Rocks *SOLD OUT

10/12/17 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody *SOLD OUT

10/13/17  – Kansas City, MO – Crossroads KC *SOLD OUT

10/14/17  – Saint Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium

10/15/17  – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom *SOLD OUT

10/17/17  – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre

10/18/17  – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre *SOLD OUT

10/20/17  – Washington, DC – The Anthem *SOLD OUT

10/21/17  – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena *SOLD OUT

10/22/17 – Portland, ME – State Theatre *SOLD OUT

10/24/17 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

11/04/17 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena

11/05/17 – Vienna Austria – Stadthalle

11/06/17 – Zurich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall

11/07/17 –  Paris, France – Accorhotels Arena

11/09/17 – Oberhausen, Germany – Konig-Pilsener Arena

11/10/17 – Munich, Germany – Zenith *SOLD OUT

11/11/17 – Berlin, Germany – Velodrom *SOLD OUT

11/12/17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome *SOLD OUT

11/14/17 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Tap1 *SOLD OUT

11/15/17 – Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle

11/16/17 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportspaleis

11/18/17 – London, UK – Wembley Arena

11/19/17 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena

11/21/17 – London, UK – The O2 Arena *SOLD OUT

11/23/17 – Edinburgh, UK – Usher Hall *SOLD OUT

11/24/17 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena *SOLD OUT

About The Author Gus

My first opportunity to write about music was with Kissunderground, featuring just one band (KISS). In 2006, I started working for another outlet that showcased more musicians. It was a great experience for me at the time. I personally nailed down some great interviews during my time at glam-metal.com (Paul Stanley, Jonathan Davis, Slash and Sully Erna to name a few). In early 2009, I decided to venture out on my own with the idea of creating a website that has all the offerings that a reader would want in a music review website. That’s when Backstageaxxess.com began.
I’m so proud of what was created here and of our staff that brings it to you. Each one offers a diverse opinion and a creative ability to share it in a unique way. We are so lucky to have them here.
When discussing making a list of favorite shows with the staff, I also found it hard to narrow that list down to a select handful of shows. Everyone experiences a concert in their own terms, whether it’s the show itself, maybe it’s the people you met there and the new friendships created, or maybe it was meeting the artist at the show. For my criteria, I tried to stick to just the show itself, but again, it was sometimes hard to do.
My first concert was Sammy Hagar’s first tour with Van Halen at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY, on August 30, 1986. My favorites are as follows:
1. Kiss – Tiger Stadium – Detroit, Michigan 6/28/96
2. SARS (Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, and handful of other bands) – Downsview Park – Toronto, Ontario 7/30/03
3. Paul McCartney (every McCartney show I saw was awesome, but Iwent with my first show) Air Canada Centre -Toronto, Ontario 10/10/05
4. Motley Crue – Memorial Auditorium – Buffalo, NY 12/19/89
5. Kid Rock – Tweeter Center – Camden, New Jersey 3/25/06
The honorable mentions would be any McCartney show (The Joint at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2009 or Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario 8/10/10), Prince (Club 2112) at the Rio Hotel, Las Vegas 12/30/07, Heart (Pulse Lounge * only 200 people) Hilton Hotel, Anaheim, California, January 21,2008, Monsters of Rock (Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, Dokken, and Kingdom Come) Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY 6/19/88 and the Rocklahoma Festival (Queensryche, Lita Ford, Triumph, etc.). Also, Cher (with my mom) at the Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY, November 22, 2004.