Tom Waits Announces European Tour
Five dates in the UK and Eire planned by the eccentric rockerTom Waits has announced four UK and Ireland shows as part of his forthcoming ‘Glitter and Doom’ tour in Europe this Summer [Please note this story was published in 2008: apologies for any confusion].
The legendary performer's only UK shows will take place over two nights at Edinburgh's Playhouse on July 27 and 28.
Waits will also play Dublin's The Ratcellar venue on July 30, 31 and August 1 as part of his 15-date European tour.
Waits will be performing with longtime partner Larry Taylor with Omar Torrez, Patrick Warren, Casey Waits and Vincent Henry all performing hollers, mambos and rhumbas.
Waits says, "They play with racecar precision and they are all true conjurers. I'm doing songs with them I've never attempted outside the studio. They are all multi-instrumentalists and they polka like real men."
The tour is Wait's first since his sold-out ‘Orphans’ tour of the US in 2006, and Waits is employing anti-touting measures for fans buying tickets.
Tickets will be limited to two per person with the purchaser’s name – and name of their plus one – printed on the ticket. Ticket-holders will need photo ID to gain access to the venues.
Tickets are onsale now for the European dates, which are:
San Sebastian, Spain - Auditorium Kursaal (July 12)
Barcelona, Spain – Auditorium Forum (14, 15)
Milan, Italy– Teatro Degli Arcimboldi (17,18, 19)
Prague, Czech Republlic– KCP (21, 22)
Paris, France – Grand Rex (24, 25)
Edinburgh, Scotland – Playhouse (27, 28)
Dublin, Ireland – The Ratcellar, Phoenix Park (30, 31, August 1)