11.28.17: See Toazted’s great video interview with Mark and Dave Clarke.
11.27.17: Read Rory’s review of the Antwerp show at Someone Banging on My Door.
On 11.19.17: Watch ‘Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown‘ on CNN for an episode filmed in Seattle and featuring the music of and a performance by Mark. Read more…https://explorepartsunknown.com/seattle/bourdains-field-note-seattle/
10.31.17: MARK LANEGAN BAND Shares ‘Emperor’ Video
2017 has been another excellent year for Mark Lanegan Band. With career-best reviews greeting his tenth album Gargoyle back in April, followed by last month’s Still Life With Roses remix EP, and now heading out on an extensive European tour, Lanegan has today shared a video for album highlight “Emperor”.
Director Joshua Lipworth says of the video: “The story is based on the desperate final hours of a dictator ousted by his own people and loosely based on the fall of Ceausescu, the Romanian dictator. Firmly in denial of his desperate circumstance, he marches steadfastly towards his tragic demise. His grip on reality faltering with every step. The video was shot in 16mm on location in Estonia. Predominantly in the suburbs of Tallin and the deserted underwater soviet prison camp of Rummu.”
Mark Lanegan Band – Emperor: Emperor on youtube
UK and European 2017 Fall/Winter Tour (28 October – 12 December) now featuring VIP Packages
Mark Lanegan is offering VIP Packages on select tour dates this year! These packages provide the opportunity for fans to attend a limited, intimate pre-show ‘meet & greet’ session and observe some of the show’s soundcheck. Attendees will also have a photo opportunity and receive a VIP merch item.
The VIP Package will NOT replace the after show signing, which will still take place at all dates. Please remember that the VIP Package does not include your show ticket – you will need to purchase that first, as VIP packages will not be available to those not attending the show. You can find links to purchase tickets to all dates on the TOURS page. Each venue that offers VIP will have the ticket upgrade on their page when it becomes available. VIP is limited; a ticket to the show does not guarantee you a ticket to the VIP.
The packages are currently being offered on the following tour dates:
28 October, Zurich, Switzerland Mascotte – tickets
29 October, Nonantola, Italy Vox Club – tickets
30 October, Milan, Italy Fabrique – tickets
3 November, Basel, Switzerland Kaserne – tickets
4 November, Lausanne, Switzerland, Les Docks – tickets
15 November, Gothenburg, Sweden, Pustervik – tickets
16 November, Helsinki, Finland Tavastia – tickets
18 November, Stockholm, Sweden, Debaser Strand – tickets
21 November, Hengelo, Netherlands Metropool – tickets
22 November, Rotterdam, Netherlands Maassilo – tickets
23 November, Antwerp, Belgium Muziekcentrum Trix – tickets
24 November, Antwerp, Belgium Muziekcentrum Trix – tickets
27 November, Bristol, UK Bristol Trinity – tickets
3 December, Aberdeen, UK The Garage – tickets
4 December, Edinburgh, UK The Liquid Room – tickets
6 December, Dublin, Ireland The Academy – tickets
8 December, Leeds, UK Church – tickets
12 December, London, UK KOKO – tickets
Have a great time, and remember to bring your camera! Please consider posting your photos/experiences to the onewhiskey forum – we love to see them!
Don’t Forget to Get Your Vinyl!
SubPop repressed Scraps at Midnight, I’ll Take Care of You, and Field Songs on vinyl! The albums released August 25th, 2017. More information…
The Line of Best Fit posted this behind the scenes pictorial of the Mark Lanegan Band in Glasgow
Echoes & Dust’s review of the June 22, 2017 KOKO show: “…And of course, most of all, an emotional punch in the distinctive placement of syllables, telling powerful tales in plain but hard-hitting lines. “Is my timing that flawed?” No, along with the deep grain of the voice, it’s exactly on point.”
The BBC’s video of the entire Glastonbury set, 24 June, 2017 **for residents of the UK only: “Glasto hosted a true rock legend today, Lanegan, king of the collab, now king of Pilton.”
Gigsoup’s review of the KOKO show, 22 June, 2017: “Playing covers as an encore is a worthy way to pay homage to those who’ve influenced an artist. Mark Lanegan performs faithful renditions of Joy Division’s ‘Atmosphere’ and ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ to end his show at KOKO with bravery and passion…”
Counteract reviews the 19 June, 2017 Birngham o2 show: “Mark Lanegan transcends his grunge reputation at the O2 Institute…”
The Scottish Sun reviews the 20 June, 2017 Glasgow show: “Mark Lanegan clearly isn’t in this for fortune or fame…”
Marc Riley interviews Mark Lanegan, audio interview here including 3 live songs! Interview will only be up until 20 July, 2017
6.11.17: Check out this really nice “Guide to Mark Lanegan” from Echoes & Dust, written by Si Forster. An exploration of some of the deeper cuts from all over Mark Lanegan’s career, complete with youtube links so you can listen along.