Queens of the Stone Age plot latest twist in unending 'Era'
Alt-rockers Queens of the Stone Age continue their ceaseless roadwork in support of their latest album, "Era Vulgaris," with a slew of new US and European dates this fall and winter.
The Southern Californians, who have been out on the road behind the new disc since the early days of summer, continue things tonight (9/25) in Norfolk, VA. The newest additions to the band's itinerary take the tour into late October, with shows set for 17 cities across the continent. All of the band's American dates are included below.
After finishing things up on this side of the Atlantic Ocean, QOTSA will cross the pond to tackle a 15-city slate of shows in Germany and the UK. The band's full overseas itinerary can be found at its website.
"Era Vulgaris," which hit stores in June, is the Palm Desert, CA-based band's fifth official studio release, and second since frontman and founder Josh Homme relieved longtime bassist Nick Oliveri of duties just prior to recording 2005's "Lullabies to Paralyze."
The band's frequently shuffling lineup (Homme is the only remaining original member) continues to shuffle on the latest set, with bassist Michael Shuman and keyboardist Dean Fertita replacing Alain Johannes and Natasha Shneider, respectively, on the current tour.
As has become the norm for a Queens of the Stone Age release, "Vulgaris" is packed with guest vocalists. This time around, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Mark Lanegan (who was an on-off member of the band from 2001 until last year) all contributed their pipes in the recording studio.