New Mark Lanegan album and tour in early 2012

Sometime Queens of the Stone Age member and former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan is to release a new solo album early next year.

‘Blues Funeral’ – Lanegan’s first solo work since 2004’s ‘Bubblegum’ will be released on February 6th. ┬áThe album was recorded with renowned Seattle musician/producer Alain Johannes and features a guest performance from Joshua Homme.

No official track listing has been announced at this time.

Lanegan will follow the album’s release with the following UK/Ireland live dates in March:
Bristol O2 Academy (March 4)
Manchester Academy 2 (5)
Dublin Academy (7)
Belfast Mandela Hall (8)
Glasgow ABC (9)
Leeds Cockpit (10)
Birmingham Library (12)
London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (13)

Lanegan’s former band Screaming Trees released an album of their final sessions entitled ‘Last Words’ on November 14th.