Queens Of The Stone Age Top The Charts, Announce Tour

Posted by on June 12, 2013


While we’ll get into a lot more of this later today, Queens of the Stone Age  have the #1 album in the country. …Like Clockwork sold 91,000 copies of their sixth album, giving the band their first album to top the charts. It’s even more impressive when you consider that their last album, 2007’s Era Vulgaris, only sold 52,000 copies, and this is their first album on an independent label (Matador) since their first. Their fourth album, Lullabies to Paralyze, had their highest-ever first week tally, selling 97,000 copies to debut at #5, but that was all the way back in 2005.

In other QOTSA news, the band have announced a headlining tour in support of the album. They’ll be sandwiching tour dates in between a handful of festival dates that include Lollapalooza, the Made In America Festival, and Austin City Limits, among others.  This past weekend, the band played “Fairweather Friends,” the most guest-laden track from the new album, live for the first time at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. That can be seen above, via theprp. Check out the tour dates after the jump.

08/02 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08/03 Bonner Springs, KS – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
08/04 Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove @ Harrah’s Casino & Hotel
08/05 Sturgis, SD – Broken Spoke Campground
08/07 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
08/08 Calgary, AB – Stampede Corral
08/09-10 Squamish, BC – Squamish Valley Music Festival
08/15 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks
08/17 Universal City, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre
08/31-09/01 Philadelphia, PA – Made In America Festival
09/10 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Center
09/12 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
09/13 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
09/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors
09/15 Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheater
09/17 Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre
09/18 Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace
09/19 Charlotte, NC – TWC Amphitheater
09/20 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
10/04-06 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits (Weekend 1)
10/05 Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre
10/07 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
10/08 Fayetteville, AR – Arkansas Music Pavilion
10/09 Tulsa, OK – Brady Theatre
10/11-13 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits (Weekend 2)
10/13 Mexico City, MX – Corona Capital Music Festival

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