Eccentric singer, songwriter, actor Tom Waits used his website on May 5 to announce his Glitter and Doom summer tour, which will primarily hit southern markets. The limited 13-date, 12-city theater tour kicks off June 17 in Phoenix, AZ and wraps July 5 in Atlanta, GA.
The announcement was made during a quirky streaming video via YouTube that was supposed to be highlights from a press conference, but actually revealed Waits to be talking to room of empty chairs, fielding pre-recorded questions broadcast by a record player.
The reclusive Waits, a two-time Grammy Award winner, appears to be spacing his tours every two years. Waits last toured in 2006 and before that in 2004. His last tour was limited to only eight shows, primarily in the Midwest.
Tom Waits tour dates:
17-18 AZ Phoenix, Orpheum Theater
20 TX El Paso, Plaza Theatre
22 TX Houston, Jones Hall
23 TX Dallas, Palladium
25 OK Tulsa, Brady Theatre
26 MO St. Louis, Fox Theatre
28 OH Columbus, Ohio Theatre
29 TN Knoxville, Civic Theatre
1 FL Jacksonville, Moran Theatre
2 AL Mobile, Saenger Theatre
3 AL Birmingham, Alabama Theatre
5 GA Atlanta, Fox Theatre
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