Watch Tom Waits play his first show in five years

Watch Tom Waits play his first show in five years

Tom Waits played his first live show in five years on Sunday [October 27] at Neil Young's Bridge School benefit concert.

Scroll down to watch fan footage of the entire 10 song set.

Waits was accompanied by David Hidalgo on guitar and accordion, Les Claypool on bass and Casey Waits on drums.

Waits has played the Bridge School Benefit concerts twice before, first in 1999 and then in 2007, when he performed with the Kronos Quartet.

Earlier in the concert, held at the Shoreline Ampitheater, Neil Young, Elvis Cotello and Jim James had led a tribute to Lou Reed, covering the Velvet Underground song, "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'". You can watch the performance here. Other performers included Queens Of The Stone Age, CSNY and Arcade Fire .

Tom Waits played:

Raised Right Men
Talking At The Same Time
Lucky Day
Tom Traubert's Blues
Lucinda / Ain't Goin Down
Last Leaf
Cemetery Polka
Come On Up to the House

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