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Saturday, 6 February 2016

MARK LANEGAN Announces extensive European tour With support from Duke Garwood



Photo by Steve Gullick

Currently working on new material for the follow-up to 2014's critically acclaimed Phantom Radio album, MARK LANEGAN has announced news of an extensive tour of acoustic performances in intimate venues throughout Europe. The tour begins in the UK in April before moving on to most major European cities throughout May. Support on the tour comes from his labelmate, collaborator and kindred spirit DUKE GARWOOD. Upcoming live info below:

Tuesday 19th April – Manchester – Cathedral, UK Wednesday 20th April – York - Opera House, UK Thursday 21st April – Glasgow - ABC, UK Friday 22nd April - Aberdeen - TBC, UK Saturday 23rd April – Gateshead - age 2, UK Monday 25th April – Belfast – Empire, UK Tuesday 26th April – Dublin – Academy, IRELAND Wednesday 27th April – Dublin – Academy, IRELAND Friday 29th April – Bristol - St Georges Church, UK Saturday 30th April - Brighton - St Georges Church, UK Sunday 1st April – Leeds - City Varieties, UK Monday 2nd April – Birmingham - Glee Club, UK Tuesday 3rd April – London - Union Chapel, UK Wednesday 4th April – Lille - Le Splendid, FRANCE Friday 6th April – Tilburg – 013, NETHERLANDS Saturday 7th April – Utrecht - Tivoli Hertz, NETHERLANDS Monday 9th May – Paris – Alhambra, FRANCE Tuesday 10th May – Cologne – Kulturkirche, GERMANY Wednesday 11th May – Ghent – NTGnent, BELGIUM Thursday 12th May - Ghent – NTGnent, BELGIUM Saturday 14th May – Oslo - Storsalen, Chateau Neuf, NORWAY Sunday 15th May – Stockholm - Cirkus, Skandia:Scenen, SWEDEN Monday 16th May – Malmo - Slagthuset Teatern, SWEDEN Tuesday 17th May – Hamburg - Übel + Gefährlich, GERMANY Wednesday 18th May – Berlin – Passionkirche, GERMANY Thursday 19th May – Prague - Lucerna Music Bar, CZECH REPUBLIC Saturday 21st May - St Gallen – Palace, SWITZERLAND Sunday 22nd May – Bologna - Teatro Antoniano, ITALY Monday 23rd May – Prato - Teatro Metastasio, ITALY Tuesday 24th May – Milan – Fabrique, ITALY Wednesday 25th May - Madrid - Teatro Lara, SPAIN Thursday 26th May - San Sebastian - Teatro Muicipal, SPAIN Saturday 28th May - La Coruna - Teatro Rosalia, SPAIN Sunday 29th May – Braga - Theatro Circo, PORTUGAL Monday 30th May - Lisbon - Cinema Sao Jorge, PORTUGAL

Critical acclaim for Phantom Radio, released late 2013 on Flooded Soil / Heavenly Recordings.

"Mark Lanegan deserves elevation to the front rank of modern rock artists and Phantom Radio may be the album to finally force that shift in public percetion. Unlike most gothic pop, Lanegan's art is not a matter of fashion or mascara: it's a genuine cri du coeur, as rare and beautiful as anything in music" The Independent – 5 Stars ***** (Album Of The Week)

"It's fantastic, these unfamiliar surroundings – be it the Moroderesque shimmer of Floor Of The Ocean or the imperial synths of Waltzing In Blue – lending Lanegan's songs a fresh new bite. A brave inspired step into the unknown." MOJO – 4 Stars ****

"That ancient-sounding voice, seemingly hewn from rock's substrata, has always worked as a drone in its own right, and here it's matched by keyboards that shimmer behind, as if Lee Hazlewood were performing early-80s New Order." Q – 4 Stars ****

"A beautiful set that balances Lanegan's ongoing love of blues and folk with further explorations of the electronic terrain he explored on 2012's Blues Funeral" Uncut – 8/10

"Depite writing much of Phantom Radio on a phone app called Funk Box, Mark Lanegan boasts a melodic elegance more commonly associated with a classical orchestra… A graceful record that brings out the very best in the gruff veteran." NME – 8/10

"A career highlight… The Superb 'Floor Of The Ocean' could be the Sisters Of Mercy covering Joy Division, while 'Torn Red Heart' might be the most beautiful love song Lanegan has ever recorded" The Guardian – 4 Stars ****

"Lanegan carries his burdens with conviction and deceptive range. 'Floor Of The Ocean' is a synth-blues beauty, while the gorgeous post-punk hymnal 'Torn Red Heart', spotlights his timeless way with rueful songs of bruised fatalism." The Independent On Sunday – 4 Stars ****

"Mark Lanegan focuses his latest album around his love of krautrock and British post-punk… Phantom Radio proves that there's not just mileage left in him still, but that he's going to lead us to many more places yet." DIY – 4 Stars ****

"These songs are compelling, bleak, bruising and brilliantly realised… A compelling return." The Sun – 4 Stars ****

"Phantom Radio builds on the electro leanings of 2012's Blues Funeral, taking us back to the gloomier bits of the 1980s, with the transitional Joy Division/New Order a reference point… Long-time fans will lap up Torn Red Heart, the prettiest thing he has created outside of his Isobel Campbell collaborations" The Sunday Times (Album Of The Week)

"His voice, if anything, is getting better with age – grittier by the year and more soulful… There's no faking this kind of quality." Classic Rock – 8/10

"Rich in blood, sweat and atmospherics… With no sign of any creative let-up as he approaches his 50th birthday, its time to tune in and feel the spirit" The Mirror – 4 Stars ****

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