VIDEO : Queens of the Stone Age – “Smooth Sailing” + New Tour Dates

(Editor’s note : if prime spots at Coachella, Primavera and headlining the Reading and Leeds Festivals aren’t enough, QOTSA have thrown a video-of-the-year contender into the mix with the new “Smooth Sailing” clip (above). Some have called it a cautionary tale about karaoke as a gateway to all kinds of bad stuff, and since I’m in bed by 9pm every night, I’m just gonna treat this like a very, very short, albeit intense documentary. Enjoy the press release below! – GC)


Having returned from a triumphant co-headlining Australia/New Zealand jaunt with NIN, Queens Of The Stone Age have wasted no time in teaming with director Hiro Murai (Childish Gambino, St. Vincent) for the just unveiled cinematic mini-epic for “Smooth Sailing,” the latest single from the hailed, hailed and more hailed international #1 album … Like Clockwork.

The definitely NSFW “Smooth Sailing” follows QOTSA’s Joshua Homme and cohorts on a delirious adventure that blossoms from garden variety drunken shenanigans to possibly the most nightmarishly accurate live action interpretation of a QOTSA song to date, lending a new meaning to 3-D musical cinema—that is, it turns the 3 D’s into Drinking, Drugs and Death.

“Smooth Sailing” can be seen  here.

(NOTE : if the YouTube version is blocked in your territory, try this)

In addition to newly announced dates in Montreal, Bangor ME, Port Chester NY and Philadelphia, Queens Of The Stone Age have begun to confirm details of a South America tour for this fall, including stops in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay. For further information, ticketing etc., as always, go to

North American, European and South American dates after the jump :

April 10 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino (tickets)
April 12 Indio, CA – Coachella/SOLD OUT
April 15 Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium/SOLD OUT
April 17 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (tickets)
April 19 Indio, CA – Coachella/SOLD OUT
May 5 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom (tickets)
May 6 St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium (tickets)
May 7 Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside Theater (tickets)
May 9 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom/SOLD OUT
May 10 St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (tickets)
May 11 Boone, IA – Central Iowa Expo (tickets)
May 13 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre (tickets)
May 14 Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater (tickets)
May 16-18 Gulf Shore, AL – Hangout Music Fest (tickets)
May 23-25 Quincy, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival (tickets)
July 9 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre (tickets)
July 12 Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center (tickets)
July 16 Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre (tickets)
July 20 Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage at The Mann Center (tickets)

05/29/14: SPAIN Barcelona – Primavera Festival – Tickets
05/30/14: PORTUGAL Lisbon – Rock in Rio @ City of Rock, Bella Vista Park – Tickets
06/01/14: FRANCE Montpellier – Zenith – Tickets
06/02/14: ITALY Bologna – Rock in Idrho – Tickets
06/03/14: ITALY Rome – Rock in Roma @ Ippodromo delle Capannelle Rock – Tickets
06/05/14: SWITZERLAND Crans-pres-Celigny – Caribana Festival – Tickets
06/05-08/14: GERMANY Nürburg – Rock am Ring – Tickets
06/07/14: GERMANY Nuremberg – Rock im Park – Tickets
06/09/14: SLOVENIA Ljubljana – Križanke Monastery – Tickets
06/10/14: CROATIA Zagreb – Zagrebacki Velesajam – Tickets
06/11/14: SERBIA Belgrade –  Exit Festival Promo Event, Kalemegdan Fortress  – Tickets
06/13/14: POLAND Warsaw – Orange Warsaw Festival, National Stadium – Tickets
06/15/14: DENMARK Aarhus – Northside Festival – Tickets

08/05-09/14: NORWAY Oslo – Oya Festival – Tickets
08/07-09/14: SWEDEN Gothenburg – Way Out West – Tickets
08/09/14: SWITZERLAND Zofingen – Heitere Open Air Festival  – Tickets
08/11/14: CZECH REPUBLIC Prague – Lucerna Hall – Tickets
08/12/14: HUNGARY Budapest – Sziget Festival
08/13-16/14: AUSTRIA St Polten – Frequency Festival – Tickets
08/15-17/14: GERMANY Großpösna – Highfield Festival – Tickets
08/16/14: BELGIUM Hasselt – Pukkelpop – Tickets
08/15-17/14: HOLLAND Biddinghuizen – Lowlands Festival – Tickets
08/20/14: UK Belfast – Belsonic @ Custom House Square – Tickets
08/22/14: UK Reading – Reading Festival – Tickets
08/23/14: UK Leeds – Leeds Festival – Tickets
08/24/14: FRANCE Paris – Rock en Seine – Tickets

25 September – Espacio De Americas, Sao Paolo (tickets)
27 September – Pepsi On Stage, Porto Allegre (tickets)
30 September – Las Trastienda Club, Montevideo (tickets)
2 October – Luna Park, Buenos Aires (tickets)
5 October – Moviestar Arena, Santiago (tickets)
7 October – Royal Center, Bogota (tickets)

2 thoughts on “VIDEO : Queens of the Stone Age – “Smooth Sailing” + New Tour Dates”

  1. Please find a way to get Hawai’i on this tour list! We need some good music to rock the islands.

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