QOTSA Goes Small For 'Duluth' Summer Tour
As expected, Queens Of The Stone Age will visit primarily small markets this summer on their Duluth tour, which begins July 22 in Costa Mesa, Calif. The 13-date trek in support of the upcoming "Era VuAs expected, Queens Of The Stone Age will visit primarily small markets this summer on their Duluth tour, which begins July 22 in Costa Mesa, Calif. The 13-date trek in support of the upcoming "Era Vulgaris" will run through Aug. 11 in Oklahoma City.
"We want to play to people who hardly ever get shows and just burn the house down," Queens frontman Josh Homme tells Billboard of the outing, which will precede a major market run in September. "I think we're too stoked to not go deeper than we have before. It feels like the right time to go, 'Hey, man, sorry I'm late, but here we are.'"
Further indulging hardcore fans, the Best Buy version of "Era Vulgaris" will be bundled with a cover of Billy Idol's "White Wedding," while indie retailers will get a bonus disc with the oft-discussed rarity "The Fun Machine Took a Sh*t and Died."
In other Queens news, UNKLE leader James LaVelle has just completed a "clubby" remix of the "Era Vulgaris" track "I'm Designer," LaVelle tells Billboard.com. It is unknown just yet where the new version will appear.
Here are Queens Of The Stone Age's tour dates:
July 22: Costa Mesa, Calif. (OC Fair)
July 24: Chico, Calif. (Senator Theatre)
July 25: Eugene, Ore. (McDonald Theatre)
July 27: Boise, Idaho (Big Easy)
July 28: Missoula, Mont. (Wilma Theatre)
July 29: Billings, Mont. (Shire Auditorium)
Aug. 1: Duluth, Minn. (Playmaker's)
Aug. 4: Indianapolis (Egyptian Room)
Aug. 7: Memphis (New Daisy Theatre)
Aug. 8: Little Rock, Ark. (the Village)
Aug. 10: Tulsa, Okla. (Cain's Ballroom)
Aug. 11: Oklahoma City (Diamond Ballroom)