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Never one to give anything away on stage or off, it’s no surprise that Mark Lanegan won’t be doing press. He’s a man of few words, and it appears that isn’t going to change any time soon. Built like a giant Redwood, his voice dark and earthy like the forest it would stand in, he is perhaps not someone to mess with; he has a fierce and notorious past, and is well-known for his super sub role with Queens of The Stone Age, giving the vocal growl and menace when they desire.

Certified ‘bad ass’ from the start, Lanegan first came to prominence in Seattle juggernauts The Screaming Trees. Menacing at the front of the stage, he became an imposing figure in a band whose final album, Dust, was one of the finest of that scene. Lately, the subtler side to him has proved successful, and collaborations with Belle & Sebastian’s Isobel Campbell have been widely acclaimed, bringing images of front porch swings and shotguns to their own brand of Americana.

Continuing to promote his strong solo work he finds himself at Sage Gateshead on Saturday 23rd April, and his performance promises much from one of the voices of the 90’s still keeping it very real today.

Mark Lanegan plays Sage Gateshead on Saturday 23rd April.

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