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Tom Waits Announces Tour

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Tom Waits will hit the road this summer on what he’s billing as the Glitter and Doom Tour. In a “press conference” – which turned out to be Waits fielding questions (“What? I dated your mother?”) in an empty room with a scratchy record playing press conference chatter – he revealed the thirteen-date itinerary.

Beginning on June 17 in Phoenix, the tour will wind its way through Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri before heading to Ohio and, ultimately, the Southeast. Waits explained that the seemingly random route, when observed on a map, arcs to the shape of the constellation Hydra. He didn’t explain why that is important to him, but whatever gets him out of the house is good enough reason for his fans.

On the Orphans tour in 2006 – his last excursion, which comprised nine shows across the American South and Midwest – Waits dug deep into his catalog, dusting off such songs as “On The Nickel,” “Shore Leave,” and “Invitation To the Blues.” Tickets for that tour sold out within minutes and such will certainly be the case this time around as well.

Waits (or any associated media release) has yet to disclose details regarding on-sale dates and ticket prices. And while he confirmed that European dates would follow the American tour, specifics were unavailable at “press” time.

Dates and venues for Tom Waits’ Glitter and Doom Tour:

Phoenix, Arizona – Orpheum
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Phoenix, Arizona – Orpheum
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

El Paso, Texas – Plaza Theatre
Friday, June 20, 2008

Houston, Texas – Jones Hall
Sunday, June 22, 2008

Dallas, Texas – Palladium
Monday, June 23, 2008

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Brady Theatre

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

St. Louis, Missouri – Fox Theatre
Thursday, June 26, 2008

Columbus, Ohio – Ohio Theatre
Saturday, June 28, 2008

Knoxville, Tennessee – Civic Theatre
Sunday, June 29, 2008

Jacksonville, Florida – Moran Theatre
Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Mobile, Alabama – Saenger Theatre
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Birmingham, Alabama- Alabama Theatre
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Atlanta, Georgia – Fox Theatre
Saturday, July 5, 2008

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  • http://theglenblog.blogspot.com Glen Boyd

    Good news for folks in the South. Not so good for us up here in the soggy Northwest.

    -Glen

  • http://www.themidnightcafe.org Mat Brewster

    Dang, he’s hitting Tulsa about two weeks before I’ll be there.

  • Markyboy

    Considering how much Tom pulled influence from Europe for his classic Frank trillogy, I’m gutted that he cant let us know his plans.

    Markyboy (Scotland)

  • Stig

    i’m equally gutted Markyboy.

    i feel shocked. and stunned.

    shocked and stunned.

    and gutted.

  • http://sigg3.net Sigg3

    aaaaaantipication isss expected!

    Can’t wait. I’m sitting with one tab open at ticket service and one for airline tickets 24/7.

  • Brendan

    Don’t worry lads.

    Keep an eye on ANTI- Tour Dates & News, and ticketmaster. That’s what I did.

    I got a ticket for the 2nd Phoenix show which sold out in around 40-60 seconds. That is because I was ON the site going in and out of the page. That’s how obsessed I am. I’m travelling from Vancouver to Arizona and back to see Tom. I wont regret it.

    Bank account = OUCH.