Josh Homme set to guest on new Mark Lanegan Band album

'Blues Funeral' will be released on February 6, 2012

The Mercury panel have sometimes come under fire for nominating non-British acts. In 2006 Mark Lanegan & Isobel Campbell's 'Ballad Of The Broken Seas' made the shortlist, even though Lanegan is American. Pic: PA Photos
Mark Lanegan is set to release his first album under the Mark Lanegan Band name since 2004’s ‘Bubblegum’.

The Isobel Campbell collaborator and Screaming Trees vocalist will release ‘Blues Funeral’ on February 6, 2012 through 4AD.

The album was recorded in Hollywood by Queens of the Stone Age collaborator Alain Johannes at his 11AD Studio. Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, Greg Dulli, Jack Irons and Johannes all appear on the album.

Lanegan and Homme have both remixed a Dead Weather track for Jack White's latest Third Man Records release.

The tenth package from White's subscription series 'The Vault' includes a double A-side 7 inch of Beck remixing 'The Hardest Button To Button' from 2003 White Stripes album 'Elephant' while on the flip side, Lanegan and Homme have teamed up to remix The Dead Weather's 'Hang You From The Heavens'. For more information go to Thirdmanrecords.com.

Mark Lanegan Band will be touring Europe next year, playing eight UK and Ireland shows.

Mark Lanegan Band will play:

O2 Academy Bristol (March 4)
Manchester Academy 2 (5)
Dublin Academy (7)
Belfast Mandela Hall (8)
Glasgow O2 ABC (9)
Leeds Cockpit (10)
Birmingham HMV Library (12)
London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (13)

To check the availability of Mark Lanegan Band tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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