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Tour Updates: QOTSA, St. Vincent

Queens of the Stone Age hit rural America. St. Vincent slates summer tour with backing band.

In a move similar to another far touring and Icky rock outfit, SoCal stoner dudes Queens of the Stone Age have announced plans to head to suburbia this summer on the “Duluth” tour behind the June 12 release of their fourth album, Era Vulgaris. “We want to play to people who hardly ever get shows and just burn the house down,” QOTSA frontman Josh Homme told Billboard.com. “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.'” The tour kicking off July 22 in Coast Mesa, CA will hit off-the-beaten path townships like Eugene, OR, Boise, ID, Billings, MT and, of course, the band’s tour namesake, Duluth, MN.

QOTSA tour dates:

7/22, Costa Mesa, CA (OC Fair)
7/24, Chico, CA (Senator Theatre)
7/25, Eugene, OR (McDonald Theatre)
7/27, Boise, ID (Big Easy)
7/28, Missoula, MT (Wilma Theatre)
7/29, Billings, MT (Shire Auditorium)
8/1, Duluth, MN (Playmaker’s)
8/4, Indianapolis. IN (Egyptian Room)
8/7, Memphis, TN (New Daisy Theatre)
8/8, Little Rock, AK (the Village)
8/10, Tulsa, OK (Cain’s Ballroom)
8/11, Oklahoma City, OK (Diamond Ballroom)

Quaint, eclectic singer/songwriter St. Vincent, a.k.a. Polyphonic Spree constituent Annie Clark, has confirmed a summer tour behind the release of Marry Me, her debut album out July 10 via Beggars Banquet. Toting openers Scout Niblett and Death Vessel on the tour’s first and second legs, respectively, St. Vincent’s 12-date outing will commence in her home state of Texas just prior to the album’s release, then hit assorted cities nationwide like Atlanta, New York, Seattle, and San Francisco.

St. Vincent tour dates:

7/6, Denton, TX (Hailey’s) *
7/7, Austin, TX (The Parish) *
7/9, New Orleans, LA (The Parish / House of Blues) *
7/11, Atlanta, GA (The Earl) *
7/13, Chapel Hill, NC (Local 506) *
7/14, Washington, DC (The Rock and Roll Hotel) *
7/17, New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom) *
7/18, Cambridge, MA (Middle East) *
7/28, Salt Lake City, UT (In the Venue) *
7/30, Vancouver, BC (Lamplighter) #
7/31, Seattle, WA (Neumo’s) #
8/3, San Francisco, CA (Cafe du Nord) #
(w/ * Scout Niblett)
(w/ # Death Vessel)

On the Web:
qotsa.com
St. Vincent at MySpace.com

Talk: Annie Clark: a musical saint or sonic mistake?

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