Mark Lanegan, the former frontman of iconic US 90’s band Screaming Trees, has redefined the blues with his signature combination of growling baritone vocals and electro, new romantic swagger. “Lanegan sings about heartbreak and salvation and stakes his claim as the Leonard Cohen of the alt-rock moaners” said Rolling Stone when referring to his ninth studio solo album Phantom Radio (2014). Fifty years of age and almost fifty albums in his discography, thanks to his awe-inspiring work ethic and passion for collaboration.
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Mark Lanegan took a detour from his Australian tour to play for the special 50th birthday celebrations for Andrew McGee, one of the founders of Shock Records. The place was hosted by Quincy McLean (Blue Ruin) and Helen Marcou at the famous Bakehouse Recording Studios in Richmond. The people were the who’s who of the Melbourne Music Scene, everybody from former Bad Seed, Mick Harvey, Myf Warhurst, Brian Hooper (Beasts Of Burbon) Mick Turner (Dirty Three), Julian Wu (Triffids), Bruce Milne (former Tote licencess), Paul Elliott (Polyester), Linda J, Bean & Gus of The Dacios, Penny Ikinger, Emily Ulman, Rui Pereira, James Young (Cherry Bar), Patrick Donovan (The Age) and lots more. The oriental theme was ENTER THE DRAGON with everybody dressed up as geishas, ninjas, grand masters, kill bill, etc. With 21 courses of food and amazing array of live music! Kicking off with Kim Salmon’s Precious Jules, known for inventing grunge with his former band, The Scientists. Following on was Joel Silbersher & The Baggage Handlers of GOD and Hoss fame. Headlining was international act, Mark Lanegan with David Rosser on guitar. To close off the splendid event, we had The Silver City Highway, while everybody danced the night away.
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In an announcement that has been long awaited by rock fans, Mark Lanegan will perform a series of shows across Australia and New Zealand for The Frontier Touring Company. The July shows will be his first solo tour since 2004, sharing with us an array of his impressive and extensive back catalogue.
With a musical career spawning from the early Seattle ‘grunge’ days, Mark Lanegan is a creature of undying integrity and an ever existing nuance. He has been noted as a poetic misfit whose lyrics remain forever etched in your memory long past first hearing them. Continue reading Mark Lanegan Touring Australia – July 2010