Fans of riff-rife stoner rock of course know that Palm Desert, Calif.'s monsters of heavy, Queens of the Stone Age, recently released their sixth album, ... Like Clockwork. And naturally, ass-stomping frontman Josh Homme (aka Ginger Elvis) and his band are embarking on an international tour in support of Clockwork that will take them to Switzerland, Germany, Mexico and even — here's the part you're skimming this post to find — Nashville's very own Municipal Auditorium. QOTSA will play Municipal on Oct. 7, and tickets will go on sale Friday, June 21, at noon via this link.
The Queens last rolled through Nashville in March of 2011, when they played the Ryman in support of their Queens of the Stone Age reissue — and local venue-capacity sponges (or a couple of Google searches) can tell you that Municipal holds nearly four times as many folks as the Ryman. Clockwork — which was released last week and features cameos from Trent Reznor (also playing Nashville in October) and Elton John, among others — has been met with universal acclaim. So, will it be a full house? Ten-thousand asses trembling in anticipation of being kicked by Homme & Co.'s fleet-fingered desert rock? Enter the zone by watching recent performances of brand-new tunes "My God Is the Sun" (above) and "If I Had a Tail" (after the jump).