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WATCH: Queens of the Stone Age perform orchestral version of 'Villains of Circumstance'

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Queens of the Stone Age have given their ‘Villains’ album closer ‘Villains of Circumstance’ an orchestral twist.

Appearing on Later with Jools Holland last night, singer Josh Homme and multi-instrumentalist Dean Fertita (tinkling the ivories) performed a stripped-back, yet highly powerful version of the track while flanked by four violinists and two cellists.

Watch the orchestral version and compare it to the original below:


Released at the end of August, Queens of the Stone Age’s seventh studio album ‘Villains’ stormed straight in at number one on the album chart.

The record was preceded by the single ‘The Way You Used to Do’, which has been a mainstay on our airwaves for the past few months.

QOTSA play four UK shows next month. Their London O2 Arena and Edinburgh Usher Hall dates are completely sold out but you can still get tickets to London Wembley Arena and Manchester Arena from Planet Rock Tickets now.

They play the following shows:

London SSE Arena Wembley – Sat 18th
Manchester Arena – Sun 19th
London The O2 – Tue 21st – SOLD OUT
Edinburgh Usher Hall – Thu 23rd – SOLD OUT

>> Click here to buy tickets <<

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