Mark Lanegan Band
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Mark Lanegan Band return for their first tour of Australia and New Zealand in 8 years, presented by The Frontier Touring Company.
Front man Mark Lanegan is no stranger to our shores, having recently toured in support of his projects with Isobel Campbell after his 2010 solo dates. He returns, band in tow, to celebrate their new album Blues Funeral, released just last week.
Produced by Alain Johannes, Blues Funeral (out now through Remote Control) is Mark Lanegan Band’s first offering since 2004’s Bubblegum and has received widespread critical acclaim in the short time since its release:
“The magnificent Blues Funeral traverses isolated streets, lonely seas and cemetery pathways… it’s hard to imagine a shade of darkness that Lanegan wouldn’t wear like a regal robe. 4.5/5” –Montreal Gazette (CAN)
“Undoubtedly, the crowning culmination of Mark Lanegan's life's work, the darkly majestic Blues Funeral offers further evidence that, for an addict, there is never any freedom from addiction. 5/5” - The Independent (UK)
“(An) outstanding piece of work. 5/5.” - Mojo Magazine (UK)
“It’s all brilliant. Mark Lanegan will keep repeating this until his actual funeral – and no-one on earth will ‘do’ dark better until that day comes.” – NME (UK)
“Although often coming from a similarly dark place, Lanegan never goes for Cave-esque dramatics, instead letting his narratives unravel with a quieter menace. On this album, his voice is as good as it’s ever been…The result is a smoky, darkened-room album of 21st century blues rock...4 Stars.” – Rave Magazine (Australia)
“... Holding it all together (Blues Funeral) is his distinctive, husky voice, like he's gargled with gravel and washed it down with a fine scotch, and his trademark dark, volatile intensity...This funeral is one worth celebrating” – NZ HERALD (New Zealand)
Alongside Lanegan’s trademark gravel and grit vocals, known to envelop listeners and mesmerise audiences the world over, Blues Funeral features appearances from his former cohorts Greg Dulli from The Gutter Twins and Josh Homme from Queens Of The Stone Age.
There is no doubt audiences will be entranced by Mark Lanegan Band as they take over Australia and New Zealand this April with their deep breed of rock.