Queens Of The Stone Age are gearing up for their first tour since late 2003, which comes in support of their highly anticipated Interscope album, “Lullabies To Paralyze.” According to its official Web site, QOTSA will begin touring in Europe and February and touch down in North America in March.
Due March 22 via Interscope, “Lullabies” is led by the single “Little Sister,” which is already burning up the airwaves on such stations as WXRK New York and KNDD Seattle.
Other tracks on the set include the relentless “Everybody Knows That You’re Insane,” the ominous “Tangled Up in Plaid” and a mellower-than-usual album closer, “Long Slow Goodbye.” Short films for “Everybody Knows That You’re Insane” (directed by Chapman Baehler) and “Someone’s in the Wolf” (directed by Terry Richardson) are expected to be posted on the QOTSA site later this month.
“Lullabies” is the follow-up to 2002’s “Songs for the Deaf,” which peaked at No. 17 on The Billboard 200 and has sold more than 917,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
In related news, frontman Josh Homme’s side band, the Eagles Of Death Metal, recently recorded a new album in eight days. The set is tentatively titled “Death by Sexy.”