Philly-based indie rockers Burning Brides are set to open on shows for the first half of the tour.

After a quiet spell, Queens Of The Stone Age came roaring back this year starting with a gig at the Coachella Valley Music Festival in April.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl took his place behind the drum kit for the show and stayed there for the brief tour that followed. It’d been two years since QOTSA last toured and fans were clamoring to see the group, as indicated by its sold-out run.

QOTSA are set to release their new album, Songs For The Deaf, a couple of days before hitting the road. A limited number of discs will also contain a DVD, which features interviews with the band and answers to pressing FAQs, such as “What exactly is ‘ass clapping’?”

The atmospheric rockers with an extraordinarily long name, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, also have some new tunes out. Their third album, Source Tags & Codes, was released earlier this year and has thrust the band into the “emerging artist” spotlight, even though they’ve been around since ‘94.

Having just signed to a major label, Burning Brides are coming up from the underground. The rock group is re-releasing their debut album, Fall Of The Plastic Empire, at the end of September on V2 Records.

Garnering comparisons to Smashing Pumpkins, The Stooges and Cheap Trick, the Burning Brides have joined the ranks of bands being hailed as saviors of rock.