Watch: Queens of the Stone Age - “The Way You Used to Do” Video

Mark Ronson-Produced Villains Due Out August 25 via Matador

Aug 16, 2017
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Queens of the Stone Age are releasing a new album, the Mark Ronson-produced Villains, on August 25 via Matador. Previously they shared the album's "The Way You Used to Do" and "The Evil Has Landed." Now "The Way You Used to Do" has a video. Jonas Åkerlund directed the clip, which starts out black & white and then goes color and features lots of dancing by frontman Josh Homme. Homme had this to say about the video in a press release: "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." The video can be exclusively watched via Apple Music here. Below you can watch a preview of it.

The band initially announced Villains 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." 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 previous 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 previously 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."

Queens of the Stone Age Tour 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

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