After a week of speculation that he might be about to announce tour dates, Tom Waits has instead released a new video.
It’s for the track, “Hell Broke Luce“, which appears on Waits’ 2011 album, Bad As Me. It’s been directed by Matt Mahurin.
In a statement accompanying the announcement, Waits wrote:
“As most of you guessed, it’s a tour…a tour de force!
“Matt Mahurin has created an apocalyptic war dream to accompany the song ‘HELL BROKE LUCE.’ Kathleen and I envisioned it as an enlightened drill sergeant yelling the hard truths of war to a brand new batch of recruits. The video grew from the gnawing image of a soldier pulling his home, through a battlefield, at the end of a rope.
“I think you will agree, it’s uplifting and fun.”
“Hell Broke Luce” features Keith Richards on guitar, with Flea on bass.
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