Queens Nab Grohl, Lanegan For Summer Tour
Rock duo Queens Of The Stone Age has begun confirming dates for a spring/summer North American tour, which, as previously reported, will feature Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on drums. Former ScreaRock duo Queens Of The Stone Age has begun confirming dates for a spring/summer North American tour, which, as previously reported, will feature Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on drums. Former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan will also join Queens principals Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri for the trek, which begins May 27 in Atlanta and is currently booked through June 16 in San Francisco.
Both Grohl and Lanegan, along with Ween's Dean Ween, contributed to the Queens' next Interscope album, "Songs for the Deaf," due in July. Grohl will begin his stint behind the drum kit for the Queens' set this weekend at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., just a few miles from the group's Palm Springs hometown.
"Songs for the Deaf" is the follow-up to 2000's "Rated R," which peaked at No. 16 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and has sold 97,000 copies in the U.S. to date, according to SoundScan.
The group is planning another round of touring in the fall, possibly with support from labelmates ... And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead. Meanwhile, having completed his work on "Songs for the Deaf," Lanegan will start recording a new solo album in the next few weeks as part of a new deal with Beggars Banquet, his manager tells Billboard.com.
Here are Queens Of The Stone Age's tour dates:
May 27: Atlanta (Cotton Club)
May 29: Philadelphia (Theatre of Living Arts)
May 30: New York (Bowery Ballroom)
June 1: Boston (Paradise)
June 2: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
June 5: Detroit (Shelter)
June 6: Chicago (Metro)
June 7: Minneapolis (400 Bar)
June 9: Denver (Bluebird Theatre)
June 12: Vancouver (Richard's on Richards)
June 13: Seattle (Graceland)
June 14: Portland, Ore. (Berbati's Pan)
June 16: San Francisco (Slim's)