QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: More European Tour Dates Announced

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have lined up the following European tour dates:

Feb. 05 - Dublin, IRE - Ambassador
Feb. 07 - Belfast, IRE - Palmoral Hall
Feb. 09 - Edinburgh, UK - Corn Exchange
Feb. 10 - Leeds, UK - Leeds University
Feb. 11 - London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo
Feb. 12 - Southampton, UK - Guildhall
Feb. 14 - Nantes, FRA - Trocardiere
Feb. 15 - Madrid, SPA - Riviera
Feb. 16 - Barcelona, SPA - Razzmatazz
Feb. 18 - Bologna, ITA - Estragon
Feb. 19 - Winterthur, SWI - Eulachalle
Feb. 20 - Munich, GER - Tonhalle
Feb. 21 - Vienna, AUT - Gasometer
Feb. 23 - Hamburg, GER - Grosse Freiheit 36
Feb. 24 - Copenhagen, DEN - KB Hall
Feb. 25 - Stockholm, SWE - Annexet
Feb. 26 - Oslo, NOR - Spektrum
Feb. 28 - Amsterdam, NET - Heineken Music Hall
Feb. 29 - Paris, FRA - Zenith
Mar. 01 - Luxembourg, LUX - Den Atelier
Mar. 02 - Antwerp, BEL - Lotto Arena

During QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's upcoming European tour, the band will play an exclusive unplugged set one mile underground in a former salt mine in Erfurt. Germany.

Open to worldwide competition winners only, the November 20 set will see QOTSA breaking out songs they've never played live (going "deep", in the words of frontman Josh Homme, who is always quick with a pun).

Check out photos of the mine at this location.

Josh Homme told Billboard.com last month that he is so happy with QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's current lineup that he can't wait to get the group back into the studio to work on new material.

"The other night we were up 'til six in the morning, all of us playing guitar," Homme said of a roster that includes multi-instrumentalist Troy Van Leeuwen and drummer Joey Castillo, who joined in 2002, and new members bassist Michael Shuman (WIRES ON FIRE) and utility man Dean Fertita (THE RACONTEURS, THE WAXWINGS).

"QUEENS sounds better than it ever has live," Homme continued, "but we're trying to figure out how to tour and how to (write and record), 'cause I think for everyone right now the idea of creating something is even more enticing than going on the road. This lineup feels like we could basically blow through a whole record quick."

Read more at Billboard.com.

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