Mark Lanegan will embark on an acoustic tour of the UK and Ireland in November after the release of his covers album ‘Imitations‘ on September 16th.
The St. George’s Church in Brighton is the site of the tour’s opening show on November 1st, with a Scottish date in Edinburgh and an Irish gig in Dublin following as the trip progresses. A final concert is booked for Friday, November 8th at the Union Chapel in London.
‘Imitations’ features Mark Lanegan’s take on various tracks which inspired him as a child, and has been described by the one-time Queens Of The Stone Age man thus:
“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.”
St George’s Church, Brighton (1)
Birmingham Institute (2)
Leeds College Of Music (3)
Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh (4)
Sugar Club, Dublin (5)
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester (7)
Union Chapel, London (8, 29)