“Heavenmetal” video from Thurston Moore


Filmed and directed by artist Julien Langendorff in Paris this past winter, Thurston Moore brings us a Valentines video for Heavenmetal, a song that first appeared on the self-titled album by Chelsea Light Moving, released in March last year.  As previously mentioned, a new album is on the way for Thurston Moore, coming this June.

“Heavenmetal” video credits:
Director: Julien Langendorff
Producer: Franck Annese (www.sofilms.fr)
Director of Photography: Kaname Onoyama
“The Sibyls”: Sarah Maggiori & Eva Prinz
Production designer: Rudy Annese.

Primavera Sound 2014

It’s another mini-Matador fest at Primavera Sound festival this year, as Queens of the Stone Age, DARKSIDE, Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo and The Dust, Majical Cloudz and Glasser all descend upon Barcelona for the weekend of May 29th-31st.  Elsewhere amongst the line-up familiar faces include Spoon, Mogwai and Cold Cave ,with tickets on sale now from www.primaverasound.es.

Kurt Vile, solo in Europe

Despite airing his agoraphobic fears last year (with his EP “it’s a big world out there (and i am scared)” – out now), Kurt Vile’s taking on a large chunk of the world alone, as he ventures out for a headline solo tour of Europe this March/April, for a series of unique shows in a more intimate setting than usual.  Support for most dates comes from Pall Jenkins of The Black Heart procession and tickets for shows are on sale now, unless noted.

31st Bad Bonn – Dudingen, Switzerland* – Tickets

1st Gagarin 205 – Athens, Greece * – Tickets
4th Motel Mozaique – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Tickets
5th Hafenklang – Hamburg, Germany * (Tickets on sale 24/1)
6th Hebbel Am Ufer 2 (HAAU) – Berlin, Germany * (Tickets on sale 24/1)
7th Whelans – Dublin, Ireland * – Tickets
9th The Pavillion – Cork, Ireland  *- Tickets
10th Cafe de la Danse – Paris, France * – Tickets
11th Vooruit – Gent, Belgium  * – Tickets
12th St James Piccadilly – London, UK * – Tickets
13th All Saint’s Church – Brighton, UK  * – Tickets
14th Bremen Teater – Copenhagen, Denmark – Tickets
15th Rockefeller – Oslo, Norway – Tickets
16th IKSV – Istanbul, Turkey – Tickets
*Pall Jenkins supports

Currently on tour in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore with The Violators, catch Kurt down under at the following shows:

25th St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Singapore, Singapore
27th St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Auckland, NZ
31st St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Fortitude Valley, Australia

1st St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2nd St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Sydney, Australia
5th Corner Hotel, Richmond, Australia
6th Corner Hotel, Richmond, Australia
7th St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Adelaide, Australia
8th St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Fremantle, Australia

Cleaning up at The Fly awards

Not content with The NME and Grammy nominations already circulating, The Fly magazine in London have  their inaugural awards show taking place on February 6th, with Thurston Moore to receive their “Living Legend” award, with the following Matador acts also up for nomination.  Voting is, of course,  demanded encouraged and can be done so here, with the chance to win tickets to the award show.

Artist of the Year: Kurt Vile, Queens of the Stone Age, Savages

Song of the Year: Kurt Vile ‘Air Bud‘, Queens of the Stone Age ‘My God Is The Sun‘, Savages ‘She Will

Live act of the year: Queens of the Stone Age

Label of the year: Matador (amongst others).

QOTSA and Savages up for a clutch of NME awards

This years NME awards spoonsored by Austin, Texas (…no, we don’t get it either) take place on February 26th in London which sees Queens of the Stone Age and Savages battle it out in the Best Album and Best Live Act categories, whilst Queens are also nominated for Best International Band and Jehnny Beth of Savages is nominated in the Best Band Blog/Twitter.  Voting is open now over at the NME website.  Let’s help Queens and Savages fill up their trophy cabinets.

Belle and Sebastian at Sundance Festival, Jan 20th

It’s finally here.  The much talked (and blogged) about God Help The Girl project of Stuart Murdoch sees the light of day for the first time next week, with the world premiere taking place at the Sundance Film Festival.  To mark the special occasion, Belle and Sebastian will be playing a one-off show at Sundance in Utah on Monday, January 20th, 100 pairs of tickets are up for grabs by emailing belleandsebastianatsundance@gmail.com – it’s first come, first served so get applying if you can attend.

Of performing and unveiling the film next week, Stuart says: “On behalf of the group and myself, I’d like to say how excited we are to be playing a short concert at the bequest of the Sundance Film Festival. In Park City, in Utah, in the snow. Did I say how excited we were? I’m like, vibrating.”

Yo La Tengo: listen again to their BBC 6music session

Yo La Tengo – posing for their Press Pop photo shoot

Given that James, Georgia and Ira have been on tour for pretty much the entire year since Fade was released back in January, you’d think we might have let up on twisting their arm for promotional opportunities, but with the promise of a good meal after, we persuaded them to record a BBC 6music session for Marc Riley last night.  Playing Ohm around the 46 minute mark, they followed with some chat and two more songs, with renditions of Paddle Forward and I’ll Be Around from the 1:16 mark – listen to all of those here.

Gideon Coe’s 6music show followed where the band had pre-recorded Is The Point Of It, also online now.  Currently on their way back to the US, their final shows of the year take place at The Bell House and are all sold-out.

DARKSIDE European tour for March 2014

DARKSIDE return to Europe next March, with the duo of Dave Harrington and Nicolas Jaar playing a full month of European shows, bookended by their North American dates in January thru February and their Australian shows in April.

March 2014
1st – Switzerland, Zurich – Kaufleuten – Tickets
2nd – Italy, Milan – Magazzini Generali – Tickets
4th – Belgium, Antwerp – Trix – Tickets
5th – Holland, Amsterdam – 5 Days Off – Tickets
8th – Denmark, Copenhagen – Pumpehuset – Tickets
9th – Sweden, Stockholm – Debaser Medis – Tickets
10th – Norway, Oslo – Parkteatret – Tickets
12th – Germany, Berlin – Astra – Tickets
14th – Germany, Cologne – Gloria – Tickets
15th – Germany, Munich – Muffathalle – Tickets
17th – Italy, Turin – Teatro Carignano (all seated) – Tickets
18th – France, Nice – Nikaïa Live – Tickets
19th – France, Nimes – Paloma – Tickets
20th – France, Bordeaux – Le Rocher – Tickets
21st – France, Nantes – Stereolux – Tickets
23rd – France, Paris – L’Olympia – Tickets
25th – Ireland, Dublin – Button Factory – Tickets
26th – UK, Glasgow – Art School – Tickets
27th – UK, Manchester – Ritz – Tickets
29th – UK, London – Coronet – Tickets

Watch their Boiler Room rooftop session (as the sun sets over NYC) below:


Savages – ‘Marshal Dear’ video


Ahead of tomorrow’s Mercury Prize awards (get those bets in now!) Savages share their Slaughterhouse Five inspired video for ‘Marshal Dear’, taken from their debut album Silence Yourself (Matador Store, iTunes).

Inspired by a scene in Kurt Vonnegut’s classic novel about a disillusioned American soldier recounting his experiences of the Second World War and his adventures in time travel, guitarist Gemma Thompson scripted a rough version of the storyboard based upon one scene in particular with the intent on finding a young animator who had worked on animating by hand. After two months of watching portfolio reels, she eventually found the work of Gergely Wootsch, a London animation director just graduated from the RCA.

The scene from the novel occurs whilst main protagonist Billy believes he has become ‘‘unstuck in time.’‘ He turns on the TV and focuses on a scene in a movie about bombers in the Second World War. The aircraft take-off backwards from an airfield, flying backwards over cities in flame. The exploded bombs and shrapnel begin to piece themselves together and rise back into the bellies of the aircraft and the bullets are sucked out of the bodies of the fallen men. The bombs are eventually brought back to the factory in which they were constructed, dismantled and the elements placed back into the earth.

Speaking of the video, Gemma says “This scene would replay in my head and I could imagine it as an animation of lines flowing into each other, much like early hand-drawn animation created to accentuate a musical score. I also thought it was beautiful how Billy tries to right the process of destruction and how this echoed the true story of the character in the song Marshal Dear – Field Marshal Rommel’s attempted assassination of Hitler to end the Second World War which resulted in him being forced to take his own life to spare those of his family. We worked on bringing the character of the factory worker into the fore so that the animation now focused on the role of the woman working in the factory and the bomb itself as she realises her hand in the destruction.”

Designed and animated by Gergely Wootsch – www.gergely-wootsch.com
Additional animation – Rosanna Wan
Produced by Beakus – www.beakus.com

31st Pitchfork Festival, Paris, France

2nd Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, Iceland
5th Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
6th The Forum, London, UK
7th Trinity, Bristol, UK
9th Ritz, Manchester, UK
10th Classic Grand, Glasgow, UK
11th Vox, Leeds, UK
16th Crossing Border, den Haag, The Netherlands
17th Crossing Border, Antwerp, Belgium
18th Doornroosje, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
20th Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
21st Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany
22nd Kesselhaus, Berlin, Germany
23rd Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
25th Strom, Munich, Germany
26th Flex, Vienna, Austria
28th Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland
29th Mexefest, Lisbon, Portugal

1st Sonic City Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium
2nd Den Atelier, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
3rd, Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

DARKSIDE at BBC Maida Vale studios


Whilst in London last week, Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington headed to BBC’s renowned  Maida Vale studies for a Radio 1 session that spawned the above video for ‘Freak, Go Home’ from their debut LP ‘Psychic‘.  The full session will live online here for a week via BBC’s iPlayer service.

Playing at Pitchfork Paris festival next weekend (alongside Majical Cloudz, Savages, Yo La Tengo, Iceage and possibly some bands not signed to the label), their recently announced North American tour starts in January :

1/14/2014 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
1/15/2014 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
1/16/2014 – Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick
1/17/2014 – Chicago, IL – Metro
1/18/2014 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
1/21/2014 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
1/22/2014 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
1/23/2014 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
1/24/2014 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore Auditorium
1/25/2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Music Box (Henry Fonda)
1/26/2014 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
1/28/2014 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
1/30/2014 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
1/31/2014 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
2/1/2014 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
2/2/2014 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues – New Orleans
2/3/2014 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
2/5/2014 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
2/6/2014 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
2/7/2014 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
2/8/2014 – New York, NY – Terminal 5

Esben and the Witch for London Oct 31st show

(Attempting to avoiding mention of the “H” word…) Esben and the Witch play a one-off show at London’s Barfly on October 31st, for the crazily cheap price of £1.25 (booking fee for a free ticket) to guarantee entry for the night, available here.

Having just finished their co-headline tour with Thought Forms and Teeth Of the Sea, recent reviews of their live shows include The Quietus calling the band a visceral and thrilling presence on stage“, so make the most of this chance for the chance of some new material from the Brighton trio.

‘Husbands’ – a new video from Savages


Currently mid-way through their North American tour, Savages unveil the terrific new video for ‘Husbands’, taken from their Mercury Prize shortlisted album Silence Yourself.  Perfectly mirroring the album’s contrasting artwork, director by John Minton (website / Vimeo) adds a grainy super-8 effect and a world of creepies, crawlies and reptiles to the mix.

Take one of the many upcoming oppotunities to catch them live, at:

09-27 San Francisco, CA – The Independent

10-01 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10-04 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10-05 Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theater ^
10-07 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium ^
10-08 Fayetteville, AR – Arkansas Music Pavilion ^ Cancelled
10-09 Tulsa, OK – The Brady Theater ^ Cancelled
10-11 Austin, TX – The Parish
10-13 Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Festival
10-15 Boston, MA – Paradise
10-16 New York, NY – Terminal 5
^ with Queens of the Stone Age

23rd le Grande Mix, Tourcoing, France – Tickets
24th Stéréolux, Nantes, France – Tickets
25th l’Antipode, Rennes, France – Tickets
27th Transbordeur Club, Lyon, France – Tickets
28th La Cooperative de Mai Club, Clermont-Ferrand, France – Tickets postponed
29th Connexion, Toulouse, France – Tickets postponed
31st Pitchfork Festival, Paris, France – Tickets

5th – Brighton, Concorde 2 – Tickets
6th – London, Forum – Tickets
7th – Bristol, Trinity – Tickets
9th – Manchester, Ritz – Tickets
10th – Glasgow, Classic Grand – Tickets
11th – Leeds, Vox – Tickets

16th Crossing Border, den Haag, The Netherlands – Tickets
17th Crossing Border, Antwerp, Belgium – Tickets
18th Doornroosje, Nijmegen, The Netherlands – Tickets
20th Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany – Tickets
21st Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany – Tickets
23rd Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany – Tickets
25th Strom, Munich, Germany – Tickets
26th Flex, Vienna, Austria – Tickets
28th Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland – Tickets
29th Mexefest, Lisbon, Portugal – Tickets

1st Sonic City Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium – Tickets
2nd Den Atelier, Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Tickets
3rd, Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Tickets




Kurt Vile: New EP, deluxe album and studio mixtape

“it’s a big world out there (and i am scared)” is the new digital and 12″ vinyl EP from Kurt Vile and The Violators, out on November 19th with six of the seven new tracks previously unreleased.  The EP was recorded during the same sessions as the latest album and doubles as the bonus content for the newly announced 2xCD and digital album version of Wakin On A Pretty Daze: Deluxe Daze (Post Haze), also out November 19th.

Today Kurt shares a playlist at KurtVile.com of the mix CD he handed to the Violators and producer John Agnello before heading in to the studio for the recording of Wakin On A Pretty Daze, along with a message from Kurt (here) on the process of compiling the mix and its influence on recording.

Still out on the road for shows across North America and Europe, Kurt and The Violators continue touring, with European dates below.

“it’s a big world out there (and i am scared)” track-listing:
Side A
1. Never Run Away (string synth)
2. NRA Reprise
3. Feel My Pain
Side B
4. Snowflakes Extended
5. Wedding Budz
6. The Ghost of Freddie Roach
7. (reprise reprise)

Pre-order the “it’s a big world out there (and i am scared)” EP and Wakin On A Pretty Daze: Deluxe Daze (Post Haze) Album from the Matador Store.

North American tour dates:
September 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Warhol Sound Series @ Carnegie Music Hall
September 26 – Cincinatti, OH – Midpoint Music Festival
September 27 – Urbana, IL – Pygmalian Music Festival
October 12 – Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Music Festival
October 25 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 ! %
October 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer !
October 27 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar !
October 28 – Charlotte, NC – Chop Shop !
October 29 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt !
October 31 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits !
November 01 — Miami, FL – Grand Central !
November 2 – Orlando, FL – The Social !
November 3 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder !
November 4 – Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box !
November 5 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s !
November 6 – Houston, TX – Walter’s ! #
November 8 – Austin, TX — Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 11 – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s !
November 12 – Chattanooga, TN – JJ’s Bohemia !

! = Beach Fossils support
% = Lee Ranaldo and The Dust support
# = Merchandise support

European Tour Dates:
2nd – Autumn Falls @ Cirque Royale – Brussels, Belgium
3rd – Tivoli – Utrecht, Netherlands
4th – Zoom – Frankfurt, Germany
5th – Vega (main hall) – Copenhagen, Denmark
6th – Pustervik – Gothenburg, Sweden
7th – Debaser Medis – Stockholm, Sweden
8th – Mejeriet – Lund, Sweden
9th – Lido – Berlin, Germany
10th – Effenaar – Eindhoven, Netherlands
11th – Shepherds Bush Empire – London, UK
13th – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK (SOLD OUT)
14th – Academy 2 – Manchester, UK
15th – Arches – Glasgow, UK
16th – The Fleece – Bristol, UK
17th – Concorde 2 – Brighton, UK
18th – Patronaat – Haarlem, Netherlands
19th – La Gaité Lyrique – Paris, France
20th – Le Grand Mix – Tourcoing, France

Majical Cloudz reschedule UK and European shows

Majical Cloudz have reshuffled their upcoming European tour dates, with a few shows cancelled and others rescheduled slightly.  Newly added dates are in bold, cancelled dates are struck through – refunds are available at point of purchase.

Be sure to check out the new Pitchfork ‘City of Music’ session and Childhood’s End CFCF remix if you haven’t already caught those.

08 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
09 – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
10 – Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall
11 – London, UK – Lexington – Quietus Night
12 – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
16 – Brussels, BE – Bontanique Rotonde
17 – Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
18 – Berlin, DE – Berghain Kantine
19 – Hamburg, DE – Prinzenbar
21 – Copenhagen, DK – Jazzhouse
22 – Oslo, NO – Blaa
23 – Stockholm, SE – Strand
24 – Helsinki, FI – Kuudes Linja
25 – Norway, Bergen – Ekko (Bergen Electronic Music and Arts Festival)
30 – Rome, IT – Circolo Degli Artisti
31 – Padova, IT – Movement
1 Switzerland, Zurich – Kinski
2 Paris, FR – Pitchfork Festival – Grande HallDe La Villette
3 London, UK – Union Chapel – Illuminations Festival
4 London, UK – The Shacklewell Arms (Sold Out)

Savages – shortlisted for the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize

Today we’re incredibly proud to let you know that Savages have been shortlisted for the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, one of twelve albums nominated for the best British Album of the Year, for their debut Silence Yourself (purchase from the band/Matador Store/iTunes, or listen at Spotify), released in May on Pop Noire/Matador Records.

Last week Pitchfork shared the new session video for ‘I Am Here’ – we’d advise you take a moment to absorb the full impact of their honed live shows, then get yourself out to see them play as soon as you’re able to.  Their latest US and Canadian tour started last night, with several months of touring ahead of them across Europe and North America, check the full list of live dates below.



09-11 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Small’s
09-12 Toronto, Ontario – Opera House
09-14 Detroit, MI – Laneway Festival
09-15 Columbus, OH – The Basement
09-17 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09-18 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
09-20 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
09-23 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
09-24 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore Cabaret
09-25 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
09-27 San Francisco, CA – The Independent

10-01 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10-04 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10-05 Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theater ^
10-07 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium ^
10-08 Fayetteville, AR – Arkansas Music Pavilion ^
10-09 Tulsa, OK – The Brady Theater ^
10-11 Austin, TX – The Parish
10-13 Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Festival
10-15 Boston, MA – Paradise
10-16 New York, NY – Terminal 5
^ with Queens of the Stone Age

23rd le Grande Mix, Tourcoing, France – Tickets
24th Stéréolux, Nantes, France – Tickets
25th l’Antipode, Rennes, France – Tickets
27th Transbordeur Club, Lyon, France – Tickets
28th La Cooperative de Mai Club, Clermont-Ferrand, France – Tickets
29th Connexion, Toulouse, France – Tickets
31st Pitchfork Festival, Paris, France – Tickets

5th – Brighton, Concorde 2 – Tickets
6th – London, Forum – Tickets
7th – Bristol, Trinity – Tickets
9th – Manchester, Ritz – Tickets
10th – Glasgow, Classic Grand – Tickets
11th – Leeds, Vox – Tickets

16th Crossing Border, den Haag, The Netherlands – Tickets
17th Crossing Border, Antwerp, Belgium – Tickets
18th Doornroosje, Nijmegen, The Netherlands – Tickets
20th Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany – Tickets
21st Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany – Tickets
23rd Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany – Tickets
25th Strom, Munich, Germany – Tickets
26th Flex, Vienna, Austria – Tickets
28th Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland – Tickets
29th Mexefest, Lisbon, Portugal – Tickets

1st Sonic City Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium – Tickets
2nd Den Atelier, Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Tickets
3rd, Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Tickets


DARKSIDE – Live in Europe this October

DARKSIDE announce 3 new European shows for October, the week of release for their debut album ‘Psychic’. Tickets are on sale now for: 

Oct 7 – London – Fabric – http://tinyurl.com/lazxwta
Oct 8 – Berlin – Berghain – http://www.eventim.de/
Oct 9 – Brussels – AB Club – http://tinyurl.com/kvv5rw6
Oct 18 – Amsterdam – Concerthaale (sold out)

Download the first 11 minutes of Psychic at http://www.darksideusa.com/ or stream below:


Savages – headline UK tour announced

As the above hopefully explains, Savages are embarking upon a UK headline tour this November, with the below dates going on sale this Friday, August 30th.

It follows a summer of storming festival sets across the globe, with The Forum marking their largest headline UK show to date.  Ahead of these the band round up their summer festivals and support Queens of the Stone Age in between their own headline North American dates (which are also selling fast).

The newly added dates are:


5th – Brighton, Concorde 2 – Tickets

6th – London, Forum – Tickets

7th – Bristol, Trinity – Tickets

9th – Manchester, Ritz – Tickets

10th – Glasgow, Classic Grand – Tickets

11th – Leeds, Vox – Tickets

Watch Savages perform ‘She Will’ at Pitchfork Festival in Chicago:



Iceage back in Europe

Having toured long and hard across North America this year, Iceage return home for shows across Denmark during a larger European tour.

As it’s been a minute since they last played in Europe, here’s a reminder of what to expect from their live show, in the form of ‘Morals’, shot in New York back in January.


8th – Oya – Olso, Norway

10th – Visions Festival, London

15th – La Route Du Rock, Saint Marlo, France

16th – Parades De Coura, Portugal

24th – Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, Denmark

28th – Tusindfryd, Ålborg, Denmark

29th – Train, Århus, Denmark

30th – Walker Festival, ungdommenshus middelfart, Denmark


31st – Pitchfork Paris festival, France


Yo La Tengo add European shows

Photo by Carlie Armstrong

This Winter (yup, we’re talking about that already) Yo La Tengo return to Europe for a comprehensive tour, including a Buckminster Fuller show at London’s Barbican and a re-scheduled date at Vicar Street in Dublin, replacing the cancelled date from March (original tickets remain valid).

Ahead of this they  play a one-off UK festival at Latitude on July 19th (right before Cat Power, on the main stage) and tickets are on sale now for all the European shows, with the excepion of Bexhill and Liverpool, which go on sale this Friday:

July 19th – UK, Suffolk – Latitude Festival – Tickets

October 31 – November 2 – France, Paris – Pitchfork Festival – Tickets


Sun 03 Nov – France, Nantes – Le Frand Atelier – Tickets

Tue 05 Nov – Germany, Munich – Muffathalle – Tickets

Wed 06 Nov – Czech Republic, Prague – Akrpopolis – Tickets

Thu 07 Nov – Austria, Vienna – Wuk – Tickets

Fri 08 Nov – Croatia, Zagreb – Culture Factory – Tickets

Sun 10 Nov – Germany, Heidelberg – Enjoy Jazz – Tickets

Mon 11 Nov – Germany, Dresden – Hellerau – Tickets

Tue 12 Nov – Germany, Hamburg   – Gruenspan – Tickets

Thu 14 Nov – Sweden, Stockholm – Debaser – Tickets

Sat 16 Nov – Finland, Helsinki – Nosturi – Tickets

Mon 18 Nov – Norway, Oslo – Rockefeller – Tickets

Tue 19 Nov – Denmark, Copenhagen – Vega – Tickets


Mon 02 Dec – Belgium, Leuven – Het Depot – Tickets

Wed 04 Dec – UK, Liverpool – East Village Arts Bar – Tickets (On sale Friday)

Thu 05 Dec – Ireland, Dublin – Vicar Street – Tickets

Sat 07 Dec – UK, Bexhill – De La Warr Pavilion – Tickets (On sale Friday)

Sun 08 Dec – UK, London – Barbican, Milton Court – Tickets (Buckminster Fuller show)

QOTSA – European tickets on sale now

View from the mixing desk of QOTSA at Download Festival, England

After Wednesday’s pre-sale madness (with most, if not all venues selling out of their pre-sale allocations), today Queens of the Stone Age’s European arena tour goes on sale, with links below for all their upcoming November shows.  For those of you stateside, check out their North American dates, and for the rest of you, well, Keep Your Eyes Peeled.

Update – A secondt night at Wembley in London has been added due to demand, ticket for that show here.



3 – Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy – Tickets

4 – Scleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany – Tickets

5 – Zenith, Munich, Germany – Tickets

6 – St Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland – Tickets

8 – Mitsibuhsi Electric Halle, Dusseldorf, Germany – Tickets

12 – Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France – Tickets

13 – Zenith, Paris, France – Tickets

16 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow, UK Seated tickets / Standing tickets

17 – 02 Arena, Dublin, Ireland – Tickets

18 – Odyssey, Belfast, UK – Tickets

20 – MEN Arena, Manchester, UK – Tickets

21 – NIA, Birmingham, UK – Tickets

22 – Wembley Arena, London, UK – Tickets

23 – Wembley Arena, London, UK – Tickets

25 – Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium – Tickets

26 – Ziggodrome – Amsterdam, Holland – Tickets

27 – O2 World, Hamburg, Germany – Tickets