Ryan Adams' buddy will release a single to coincide...

JESSE MALIN – the singer-songwriter whose album is produced by Ryan Adams, is to return to the UK in 2003 for his first headline tour.

Ryan Adams’ production on Jesse Malin’s ‘The Fine Art Of Self Destruction’ is the first time he has taken desk duties on someone else’s record.

Malin has already announced he will play songs from the album at the London Spitz (December 10) and Heavenly Social (12)

Now, he plans to tour a single, ‘Queen Of The Underworld’, which is released on January 20. The shows are at: Birmingham Flapper & Firkin (January 14)

Glasgow King Tut’s (15)

Derry Nerve Centre (16)

Dublin Whelans (17)

Liverpool Academy (18)

Manchester Roadhouse (19)

Leeds Cockpit (20)

London Borderline (21-22)

Bristol Louisiana (23)

Brighton Pressure Point (26)

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Malin is part-owner of Niagra in New York’s East Village.

It is there that Ryan Adams recently held an exhibition of his paintings, bringing along Fab Stroke, Marianne Faithfull and former Smashing Pumpkin Melissa Auf Der Maur to the launch.

Ryan Adams also plays guitar on ‘The Fine Art Of Self-Destruction’, and the ubiquitous Auf Der Maur also pops with backing vocals. It was recorded in six days earlier this summer. The album was released in October.