QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have released the new song “Paper Machete” from their upcoming studio album, “In Times New Roman…”
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Joshua Homme recently spoke with Consequence about “Paper Machete“, saying: “There’s some classic us here… Like, that lead line that’s going through the song, that’s such quintessential Dean [Fertita] — it’s very him, the style and the way it’s played. And Troy [Van Leeuwen] was saying, ‘I’m going to do a lead that’s the exact tone as ‘Little Sister‘.’ I guess we call them cousins, like ‘Little Sister‘ is related to ‘Paper Machete‘ — and it’s also related to our first song, ‘Regular John‘, all the way back.”
He continued: “I think, lyrically, this has become this diary of a life. You’re writing a soundtrack in your life. When you stop the film and pull a single frame, each song is like a single frame of an emotion. This one kind of represents the frustration of saying, ‘I’ve had enough now.’ I think it’s really important to be able to really distill it down to one drop of an emotion for each song.”
“In Times New Roman…” will be available across all platforms on June 16 via Matador Records. On the eve of release fans are invited to ring in the album’s release at Midnight Club parties taking place at record shops and pubs across 23 countries.
The Midnight Club starts at 11 p.m. June 15 and will feature giveaways, exclusive merch including limited edition colored vinyl, and — in a few select locations — signed merchandise and ticket giveaways. Midnight Club will provide the QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE faithful with a first chance to hear “In Times New Roman…” in its entirety, amongst friends, family and of course appropriate levels of bacchanalia.
After a triumphant return on the battlegrounds of Boston Calling and Sonic Temple, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have announced the details of their North American tour, which will kick off on August 3 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and Citi pre-sales begin Tuesday, June 6 at 10 a.m. local time, with public on-sale following Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m. local time.
The East Coast leg of the tour will feature support from PHANTOGRAM and THE ARMED. VIAGRA BOYS and Jehnny Beth will support on the Midwest and West Coast dates.
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE‘s “The End Is Nero” tour is an invitation from Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita and Jon Theodore to come celebrate the end of the world, which we hear is “in a month or two.” They would like to encourage the obscene and the clean, the outcasts and the weirdos, and anyone and everyone in between to attend, this is where you belong. Leave your judgment at the door, bring anything and everything else.
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE “The End Is Nero” tour dates:
Aug. 3 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill*
Aug. 4 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage*
Aug. 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors*
Aug. 7 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater*
Aug. 8 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann*
Aug. 9 – Washington, DC – The Anthem*
Aug. 11 – Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena*
Aug. 12 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium*
Aug. 15 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater*
Aug. 16 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit*
Aug. 18 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre *
Aug. 19 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater*
Sep. 16 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
Sep. 17 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory**
Sep. 19 – Omaha, NE – Steelhouse**
Sep. 20 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre**
Sep. 22 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park**
Sep. 23 – St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park**
Sep. 24 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
Sep. 26 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP**
Sep. 27 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion**
Sep. 29 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre**
Sep. 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair**
Oct. 2 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum**
Oct. 3 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum**
Oct. 4 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena**
Oct. 6 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium**
Oct. 8 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock
* PHANTOGRAM and THE ARMED support
** VIAGRA BOYS and JEHNNY BETH support