Queens of the Stone Age Get All Sorts of Spooky in Frenetic "Head Like A Haunted House" Video

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Queens of the Stone Age Get All Sorts of Spooky in Frenetic "Head Like A Haunted House" Video

It’s Halloween in March, apparently, as Queens of the Stone Age have released a frightful animated video for their Villains ripper “Head Like A Haunted House.”

Created, directed and art directed by Liam Lynch, the animated video feels fittingly akin to a haunted house amusement park ride, with a press release describing the fast-paced clip as both “a trip through the eerie and macabre” and “a ghastly … carnival ride through your worst fever-induced nightmares.” In it, Joshua Homme and his bandmates—or rather, the uncanny valley avatars to which their faces are affixed—are transported through a revolving door of spooky settings while the song’s lyrics are displayed at the bottom of the screen. Homme and company also share the screen with such bizarre beings as a sentient green middle finger, flying coffins and singing cats. All told, the video matches the song’s winkingly sinister tone quite nicely.

Villains , the band’s seventh album, was released in August via Matador and nominated for Best Rock Album at the 60th Grammys, although it lost to The War on Drugs’ A Deeper Understanding. Queens of the Stone Age are currently touring in support of their acclaimed album—you’ll find their full itinerary below, beneath their “Head Like A Haunted House” video.

Of course, there remains an elephant in the room when it comes to Queens of the Stone Age: a December incident in which Homme attacked a female concert photographer, kicking Chelsea Lauren’s camera into her face mid-show for no apparent reason. The frontman initially claimed to have been “lost in performance” before later offering a sincere apology for his behavior. A contrite Homme said at the time that he would need to “figure out some stuff” and soon after, he was dropped from the BBC show Bedtime Stories as a result of his actions. But beyond that, the incident seems to be residing entirely under the rug. Now that’s scary.

Queens of the Stone Age Tour Dates:

March
21 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Observatory North Park SOLD OUT
22 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Observatory North Park SOLD OUT
23 – Tempe, Ariz. @ Innings Festival
25 – Houston, Texas @ In Bloom Music Festival
28 – Honolulu, Hawaii @ The Republik SOLD OUT
29 – Honolulu, Hawaii @ The Republik

April
20-21 – Monterrey, Mexico @ Pal Norte Festival
24 – Austin, Texas @ Austin360 Amphitheater *
25 – Irving, Texas @ The Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory *
26 – Shreveport, La. @ Municipal Auditorium *
27 – New Orleans, La. @ Saenger Theatre * SOLD OUT
29 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Welcome to Rockville

May
01 – Miami, Fla. @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater *
02 – Saint Petersburg, Fla. @ Mahaffey Theater * SOLD OUT
04 – Memphis, Tenn. @ Beale Street Music Festival
05 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
06 – Concord, N.C. @ Carolina Rebellion
17 – Calgary, Alberta @ Scotiabank Saddledome +
18 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Rogers Place +
20 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Bell MTS Place +
22 – Madison, Wis. @ Breese Stevens Field +
24 – London, Ontario @ Budweiser Gardens +
25 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Rochester Dome Arena +
26 – Boston, Mass. @ Boston Calling

June
08 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Northside Festival
09 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Liseberg
10 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Gröna Lund
12 – Bergen, Norway @ Bergenfest
15 – Luxembourg @ Rockhal
16 – Wiesbaden, Germany @ Open Air Im Kulturpark
19 – Warsaw, Poland @ Torwar Arena
20 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlin
21 – Budapest, Hungary @ Budapest Park Open Air
23 – Lucca, Italy @ Lucca Summer Festival 2018
24 – Monza, Italy @ I-Days Festival
25 – Zagreb, Croatia @ Inmusic Festival
28 – Dresden, Germany @ Elbufer
29 – Beuningen, Netherlands @ Down the Rabbit Hole
30 – London, U.K. @ Finsbury Park

June
05 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
06 – Arras, France @ Main Square Festival
07 – Belfort, France @ Eurockeennes Festival
13 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Nos Alive
14 – Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool

August
18 – Tokyo, Japan @ Summer Sonic

(+ – Royal Blood supports)
(* – w/ Wolf Alice)

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