Josh Homme-fronted desert rockers Queens Of The Stone Age have announced their long-awaited 8th studio album, In Times New Roman, which drops on 16th June. The news follows the California-based rockers announcing dates for the summer across the U.S. and Europe, including three U.K. stops in Halifax, Margate and Cardiff next month as well as a number of stops across the European festival circuit.
Queens of the Stone Age @ Wembley Arena
The album was produced by Queens Of The Stone Age and mixed by Mark Rankin, and the group describe the album as “the sound of a band creating the music its own members want to hear, while giving the rest of us a sonic forum in which to congregate”. Check out the video for Emotion Sickness, the first taste of new QOTSA since 2017’s The Evil Has Landed from seventh L.P. Villains below:
Mysteriously, when this year’s Glastonbury Festival main line-up was released on 3rd March, Queens Of The Stone Age were listed in a draft and on the festival’s website before being quickly removed. Might they have been booked for a later announcement? Seems likely given they’ll be in the U.K. and playing shows around the time of the world-renowned festival! Watch this space …
Queens Of The Stone have had a constantly shifting line-up over the years, aside from the group’s frontman and are currently completed with Troy Van Leeuwen & Dean Fertita on guitars, Michael Shuman on bass, and former Mars Volta man Jon Theodore on drums.
Queens of the Stone Age @ Roundhouse - iTunes Festival 2013
The tracklist for In Times New Roman is:
Time & Place
Made to Parade
What the Peephole Say
Straight Jacket Fitting
UK Tour Dates:
20th – The Piece Hall, Halifax
22nd – Dreamland, Margate
23rd – Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
Live photography of Queens Of The Stone Age by Kalpesh Patel