Beggars Banquet Bubblegum Press Release
July 2004

Mark Lanegan releases his brand new album 'Bubblegum' on August 2nd 2004 in the UK, and August 10th in the US.

Prior to the long-awaited release of 'Bubblegum', Beggars Banquet are making available two tracks as a worldwide download single on Monday 12th July. 'Sideways In Reverse' and 'Driving Death Valley Blues' (BBQ 378DL) were among the last to be written and recorded for the album, and are reminiscent of the heyday of Screaming Trees, and of course, Mark's work with Queens Of The Stone Age over the last couple of years.

Mark has just completed a great video for 'Sideways In Reverse' and this can be viewed on the Beggars website shortly.

Assured of his place in musical history as frontman of Screaming Trees, vocalist for Queens Of The Stone Age and as a critically acclaimed solo singer/songwriter, Mark Lanegan hinted at the brilliance of 'Bubblegum' with last year's teaser EP, 'Here Comes That Weird Chill (Methamphetamine Blues, Extras, and Oddities)'. Featuring 15 Mark Lanegan originals, 'Bubblegum' could be considered a crowning achievement in his long lasting career.

Musical assistance on 'Bubblegum' comes from luminaries including Queen Of The Stone Age bandmates Joshua Homme and Nick Oliveri, PJ Harvey (who provides vocals on 'Hit The City' and 'Come To Me'), Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan from Guns And Roses/Velvet Revolver, Afghan Whigs and Twilight Singers' Greg Dulli, Ween's Dean Ween, Eleven's Alain Johannes and Masters of Reality's Chris Goss (guitar) amongst others. The album was produced by Mark Lanegan, with assistance from Chris Goss and Alain Johannes.

The Mark Lanegan Band will be on tour worldwide at the following venues
13/8/04 Norway - Oya Festival
14/8/04 Germany - Highfields Festival
15/8/04 Germany - Strange Build Festival
17/8/04 Amsterdam - Melkweg
18/8/04 Portugal - Paredes de Coura Festival
20/8/04 Belgium - Pukkelpop
22/8/04 Berlin - Columbiafritz
23/8/04 Hamburg - Logo
24/8/04 Koln - Prime Club
25/8/04 Utrecht - Helling
28/8/04 Reading - Carling Weekender
29/8/04 Leeds - Carling Weekender
31/8/04 Milton Keynes - Woughton Centre
1/9/04 London - Islington Academy
4/9/04 Italy - Independent Days Festival
with more to follow, including a US tour

'Bubblegum' will be available on CD (BBQCD237) and vinyl (BBQLP237). The tracklisting is as follows:
1. When Your Number Isn't Up
2. Hit The City
3. Wedding Dress
4. Methamphetamine Blues
5. One Hundred Days
6. Bombed
7. Strange Religion
8. Sideways In Reverse
9. Come To Me
10. Like Little Willie John
11. Can't Come Down
12. Morning Glory Wine
13. Head
14. Driving Death Valley Blues
15. Out Of Nowhere