Tom Waits announces acoustic set at Bridge School Benefit

Tom Waits announces acoustic set at Bridge School Benefit

Tom Waits has announced he will be playing at this year's Bridge School Benefit.

Waits announced the news via his Facebook and Twitter - accounts on Saturday, September 21.

He Tweeted the following message:

"ALERT! Tom will perform a full acoustic set feat songs from BAD AS ME for the upcoming Bridge School Benefit."

On Facebook, a longer statement read:

"Alert! Tom Waits joins Bridge School Benefit line up on Sunday Oct 27th.

"Last Minute Tom will perform a full acoustic set featuring songs from his album BAD AS ME with his band (David Hidalgo guitar; Les Claypool bass; Casey Waits, drums; and more).

"Waits, who has not toured since 2008 and has no plans to tour, says 'I had every good intention to stay home and work on my JD Salinger Halloween mask, but when Neil told me yesterday he was serving burnt cow's eyes on a flat tire and it's all gluten free, I invited myself!'"

This year's Bridge School Benefit takes place on October 27 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, California. Tickets can be bought here.

Along with Waits, other confirmed artists include CSNY, Queens Of The Stone Age/, Elvis Costello and My Morning Jacket.

Waits has played the Bridge School Benefit concerts twice before, first in 1999 and then in 2007, when he performed with the Kronos Quartet. Scroll down to watch footage of Waits' 1999 Bridge School performance.

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