Queens of the Stone Age Release Music Video for “The Way You Used To Do”
The rock world is rejoicing over the return of Queens of the Stone Age. It’s been four years since the band’s last album …Like Clockwork and since then the band has been on a break, allowing members to focus on themselves and solo projects. The band is now back with a new album and tour and fans could not be happier.
Villians will be released on August 25th and audiences have been treated to two rollicking singles “The Way You Used to Do” and “The Evil Has Landed”. The album has been produced by the GRAMMY Award Winning Mark Ronson. The “Uptown Funk” producer adds his funky vibe to the Queens’ dirty rock sound which culminates a sexy sound that will make it impossible for you to sit still. Don’t believe me? Check out Josh Homme’s impressive dance moves in the video for the album’s lead single.
The video, directed by Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund, showcases Homme’s moves everywhere from a dark basement, a church, and a pagan ritual. Homme proves to be the Tom Cruise of 2017 and will have fans practicing those dance moves in living rooms for months to come.
Åkerlund has entered into 2017 with an already impressive resume of music videos under his belt. The director recently worked on Kesha’s new single “Praying” as well as Lady Gaga’s latest single “John Wayne”.
It’s interesting to see the band working with people closely associated with the pop world. Ronson recently produced Bruno Mars’ massive album Unorthodox Jukebox, Adele’s 25, and Lady Gaga’s most recent release Joanne. While fans might be skeptical to hear the rockers working with a pop producer, the band’s sound has never been better. The grooves are sexier, the guitars are dirty and fuzzy. From what we can gauge, it will be a different sound than …Like Clockwork but in a good way.
The band will embark on their first North American tour in 3 years with the hardrocking UK two piece Royal Blood in September. The tour kicks off at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester and concludes in New York at Madison Square Garden. You can check out the band’s tour dates below to see if they’re hitting your town
09/06 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre *
09/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier *
09/09 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage *
09/10 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live *
09/12 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Outdoor Pavilion *
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 Amphitheatre *
10/12 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House *
10/13 – Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads KC *
10/14 – St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium *
10/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom *
10/17 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre *
10/18 – Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre *
10/20 – Washington, DC @ TBA *
10/21 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena *
10/22 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre *
10/24 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden *
* = w/ Royal Blood