Queens of the Stone Age launch The Evil Has Landed

Queens Of The Stone Age

Queens Of The Stones Age have released The Evil Has Landed, a six-and-a-half minute highlight from upcoming album Villains, the follow-up to 2013’s …Like Clockwork.

The Evil Has Landed was produced by Mark Ronson, co-produced by Mark Rankin and mixed by Alan Moulder.

“Queens are and have always been my favourite rock’n’roll band ever since I walked into Tower on Sunset and bought Rated R in the summer of 2000,” says Ronson, “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 favourite moments on any Queens album. And to have some part in that felt like being in a dream – a very heavy, dark, wonderful dream.”

In June Queens Of The Stone Age released The Way You Used To Do to mark news of the album’s release, and followed it up last month with a minute-long clip of Head Like A Haunted House.

Also last month, they added an extra London date to their planned tour of the UK and Ireland in November. The show at the Wembley Arena was slotted in after their previously announced performance at the city’s O2 sold out. Full dates below.

Villains is released on August 25, and can be pre-ordered now.

Queens Of The Stone Age 2017 tour dates

Jul 13: Auckland Logan Campbell, New Zealand
Jul 16: Darwin Convention Centre, Australia
Jul 19: Sydney Hodern Pavilion, Australia
Jul 20: Melbourne Festival Hall, Australia
Jul 22: Tenindewa Splendour In The Grass, Australia
Jul 28: Kinasa Fuji Rock Festival, Japan
Aug 12: San Francisco Outside Lands, CA
Sep 06: Port Chester Capitol Theatre, NY
Sep 07: Philadelphia Festival Pier, PA
Sep 09: Toronto Budweiser Stage, ON
Sep 10: Grand Rapids 20 Monroe Live, MI
Sep 12: Columbus Express Live, OH
Sep 13: Pittsburgh Stage AE, PA
Sep 15: Cleveland Agora Theatre, OH
Sep 16: Chicago Riot Fest, IL
Oct 09: Salt Lake City The Complex, UT
Oct 10: Morrison Red Rocks, CO
Oct 12: St Louis Peabody Opera House, MO
Oct 13: Kansas City Crossroads, KC
Oct 14: St paul Roy Wilkins Auditorium, MN
Oct 15: Milwaukee The Eagles Ballroom, WI
Oct 17: Detroit Fox theatre, MI
Oct 18: Indianapolis Old National Centre, IN
Oct 20: Washington The Anthem, DC
Oct 21: Boston Agganis Arena, MA
Oct 22: Portland State Theatre, ME
Oct 24: New York Madison Square Garden, NY
Nov 04: Bologna Unipol Arena, Italy
Nov 05: Vienna Stadthalle, Austria
Nov 06: Zurich Samsung Hall, Switzerland
Nov 07: Paris Accordhotels Arena, France
Nov 09: Oberhausen Konig-Pilsener Arena, Germany
Nov 10: Munich Zenith, Germany
Nov 11: Berlin Velodrom, Germany
Nov 12: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
Nov 14: Copenhagen Tap1, Denmark
Nov 15: Hamburg Sporthalle, Germany
Nov 16: Antwerp Sportspaleis, Belgium
Nov 18: London Wembley Arena, UK
Nov 19: Manchester Arena, UK
Nov 21: London The O2 Arena, UK
Nov 23: Edinburgh Usher Hall, UK
Nov 24: Dublin 2Arena, Ireland

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