Next Queens Tour To Roll Without Grohl
The next round of Queens Of The Stone Age tour dates will not feature Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on drums, Queens bassist Nick Oliveri tells Billboard.com. As previously reported, Grohl was behiThe next round of Queens Of The Stone Age tour dates will not feature Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on drums, Queens bassist Nick Oliveri tells Billboard.com. As previously reported, Grohl was behind the kit for Queens' upcoming Interscope album, "Songs for the Deaf," and a spring North American club tour, but will play his last show with Queens July 28 at the Fuji Rock Festival in Nigata, Japan.
Queens' next round of shows, with anarchic labelmates ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead in tow, will begin Aug. 30 in Washington, D.C. Dates are still being filled in but as of now, the trek is set through Sept. 21 in Columbia, Mo. "Songs for the Deaf" is due in stores Aug. 27.
"It was one of the most fun tours I ever did," Oliveri says of the recent dates with Grohl. "He's definitely one of the best drummers I've ever played with. But after Fuji Festival on the 28th, we're going to be jamming with a couple of other people." When pressed for details, Oliveri would only say, "there are a couple of different people in mind but I can't say for sure who that's going to be."
One detail that is set is the new album's first single, which will be "No One Knows." A video is being completed in Los Angeles this week with director Michel Gondry. As for the concept, Oliveri reveals with a hearty laugh, "We're actually out hunting. We're trying to get some deer. And you know, weird twists happen and we're the ones that end up being tied on the hood!"
As for Grohl, he'll be returning to the Foo Fighters fold to finish work on the group's fourth, as-yet-untitled RCA album, due Oct. 22. The Foos play the U.K.'s Reading and Leeds festivals in late August.
Here are Queens Of The Stone Age's tour dates:
July 28: Nigata, Japan (Fuji Rock Festival)
Aug. 30: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Aug. 31: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
Sept. 1: Boston (Avalon)
Sept. 6: Pittsburgh (Club Laga)
Sept. 7: Toronto (Kool Haus)
Sept. 9: Detroit (State Theatre)
Sept. 10: Cleveland (Agora Theatre)
Sept. 15: Chicago (Riviera Theatre)
Sept. 17: Milwaukee (Rave)
Sept. 20: St. Louis (Pageant)
Sept. 21: Columbia, Mo. (Blue Note)