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Mark Lanegan: Imitations

lanegan2With the release of his much-anticipated covers album Imitations now just weeks away on 16th September, MARK LANEGAN has added a second London show to his acoustic, all-seated November UK tour due to overwhelming demand. This second show will take place at the Islington Assembly Hall, just down the road from his earlier Union Chapel appearance. Upcoming UK and Irish dates below:

Friday 1 November – BRIGHTON – St George’s Church

Saturday 2 November – BIRMINGHAM – Institute

Sunday 3 November – LEEDS – College Of Music

Monday 4 November – EDINBURGH – Queen’s Hall

Tuesday 5 November – DUBLIN – Sugar Club

Thursday 7 November – MANCHESTER – Royal Northern College of Music

Friday 8 November – LONDON – Union Chapel

Friday 29 November – LONDON – Islington Assembly Hall **(New date added due to demand)**

Special guest for the tour will be DUKE GARWOOD, with whom Mark recorded the recent acclaimed collaboration Black Pudding.

laneganLanegan made the following comments on his new album, Imitations: “When I was a kid in the late sixties and early seventies, my parents and their friends would play the records of Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Perry Como, music with string arrangements and men singing songs that sounded sad whether they were or not. At home my folks were also listening to country music – Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, George Jones and Vern Gosdin were some of our favourites. For a long time I’ve wanted to make a record that gave me the same feeling those old records did, using some of the same tunes I loved as a kid and some that I’ve loved as I have gotten older. This record is it. Imitations.”

The twelve-track album was recorded earlier this year and follows his early 2012 release ‘Blues Funeral’ and ‘Black Pudding’, his critically-acclaimed recent collaboration with Duke Garwood.

Imitations track listing: 1. Flatlands 2. She’s Gone 3. Deepest Shade 4. You Only Live Twice 5. Pretty Colors 6. Brompton Oratory 7. Solitaire 8. Mack The Knife 9. I’m Not The Loving Kind 10. Lonely Street 11. Elégie Funèbre 12. Autumn Leaves

www.marklanegan.com

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