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Mark Lanegan announces Dublin date

1 of 1 Mark Lanegan pays homage to the music of his childhood on his new album
Mark Lanegan pays homage to the music of his childhood on his new album

Former Screaming Trees front man and serial collaborator Mark Lanegan brings his parched desert rock to Dublin for a one-off gig this October.

Following his main stage performance at the inaugural Longitude festival in Dublin last Sunday, Lanegan has announced a performance at the city's Sugar Club on November 5th.

Tickets priced €29.50 inclusive of booking fee go on sale this Friday, July 26th from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and www.ticketmaster.ie

Lanegan, who has worked with everyone from Kurt Cobain to Isobel Campbell to Bomb The Bass and, most regularly, QOTSA, is about to release his new album Imitations which, in somewhat of a departure for a man who makes Tom Waits sound like Taylor Swift, was inspired by the songs of Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Perry Como.

“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,” Lanegan has said of the new album.

“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.”

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