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Mark Lanegan Announces 2013 Tour Dates Behind Covers Album

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Mark Lanegan will kick off a world tour at the Troudabour in Los Angeles Oct. 4 in support of his new covers album, ‘Imitations,’ (due out Sept. 17 on Vagrant Records). The U.S. leg ends Oct. 15 at New York’s Gramercy Theatre, before the Washington native heads over to Vienna to begin his five-week tour of Europe and the U.K.

Lanegan, who released his first solo album, ‘The Winding Sheet,’ back in 1990 when he was still in Seattle rock band Screaming Trees, released his seventh solo studio album, ‘Blue Funeral,’ just last year.

‘Imitations’ was recorded earlier this year and consists of 12 covers: ‘Flatlands,’ ‘She’s Gone,’ ‘Deepest Shade,’ ‘You Only Live Twice,’ ‘Pretty Colors,’ ‘Brompton Oratory,’ ‘Solitaire,’ ‘Mack the Knife,’ ‘I’m Not the Loving Kind,’ ‘Lonely Street,’ ‘Elégie Funèbre’ and ‘Autumn Leaves.’ Fans can check out the full version of ‘I’m Not The Loving Kind’ here.

“When I was a kid in the late ’60s and early ’70s, 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 says in a statement about the album on his website.

“At home, my folks were also listening to country music, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, George Jones and Vern Gosdin were some of our favorites. 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. This record is it. ‘Imitations.’”

Mark Lanegan 2013 North American Tour

10/4 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Troubadour
10/7 — Portland, Ore. — Wonder Ballroom
10/8 — Seattle, Wash. — Neptune
10/10 — Chicago, Ill. — Old Town School of Folk Music
10/11 — Boston, Mass. — Royale Nightclub
10/12 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Underground Arts
10/14 — Washington, D.C. — Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
10/15 — New York, N.Y. — The Gramercy Theatre

Mark Lanegan 2013 European + UK Tour:

10/19 — Vienna — Akzent Theatre
10/20 — Linz — Posthof
10/22 — Belgrade — Cinema Dom Omladine
10/23 — Zagreb — Kino SC
10/25 — Berlin — Passionskirche
10/27 — Stockholm — Södra Teatern
10/28 — Copenhagen — Radiohuset
10/30 — Brussels — Flagey
11/01 — Brighton — St. George’s Church
11/02 — Birmingham — Institute
11/03 — Leeds — College of Music
11/04 — Edinburgh — Queen’s Hall
11/05 — Dublin — Sugar Club
11/07 — Manchester — Royal Northern College of Music
11/08 — London — Union Chapel
11/10 — Amsterdam — Duif
11/11 — Cologne — Kulturekirche
11/12 — Hamburg — Mojo
11/13 — Eindhoven — Muziekgebouw
11/15 — Paris — Alhambra
11/16 — Zurich — Kaufleuten
11/17 — Lausanne — Theatre de l’Octogone
11/18 — Bologna — Teatro Duse
11/19 — Venice — Teatro Corso
11/21 — Nimes — La Paloma
11/24 — Aviles — Teatro Niemeyer
11/25 — Barcelona — Teatro Barts
11/26 — Madrid — Teatro Nuevo Apolo

Next: Mad Season Tap Mark Lanegan to Sing on Unfinished '90s Songs

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