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Queens of the Stone Age Announce Album Details and Tour, Share “The Way You Used to Do”

Mark Ronson-Produced Villains Due Out August 25 via Matador

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Yesterday Queens of the Stone Age announced Villains, a new album produced by Mark Ronson, via a funny video where the band was given a lie detector test. It had a cameo from Ronson and featured a snippet of a new song, "Feet Don't Fail Me." Now they have officially announced the album via a press release and shared its first single, "The Way You Used to Do." Villains is due out August 25 via Matador. The band has also announced some tour dates. Check out "The Way You Used to Do" below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as the band's tour dates.

Mark Rankin co-produced the album, which was mixed by Alan Moulder. Villains is the follow-up to 2013's ...Like Clockwork

Frontman Josh Homme had this to say about the album and its title in a press release: "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."

Ronson had this to say about working with the band: "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."

Rankin, a longtime collaborator with the band, 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 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."

Villains Tracklist:

01 Feet Don't Fail Me
02 The Way You Used to Do
03 Domesticated Animals
04 Fortress
05 Head Like a Haunted House
06 Un-Reborn Again
07 Hideaway
08 The Evil Has Landed
09 Villains of Circumstance

Queens of the Stone Age Tour Dates: 

06-22 Niagara Falls, NY - Rapids Theater
06-24 Montebello, Quebec - Amnesia Rockfest 2017
07-13 Auckland, New Zealand - Logan Campbell
07-16 Darwin, Australia - Convention Centre
07-19 Sydney, Australia - Hodern Pavilion
07-20 Melbourne, Australia - Festival Hall
07-22 Tenindewa, Australia - Splendour in the Grass
07-28 Kinasa, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
08-12 San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
09-06 Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
09-07 Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier
09-09 Toronto, Ontario - Molson Amphitheatre (Budweiser Stage)
09-10 Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live
09-12 Columbus, OH - Express Live! Outdoor Pavilion
09-13 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE (Outdoors)
09-15 Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater
09-16 Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
10-09 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
10-10 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks
10-12 St. Louis, MO - Peabody
10-13 Kansas City, MO - Crossroads KC
10-14 Saint Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium
10-15 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
10-17 Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
10-18 Indianapolis, IN - Old National Centre/Murat Theatre
10-20 Washington, DC - TBC
10-21 Boston, MA - Agganis Arena
10-22 Portland, ME - State Theatre
10-24 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden

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