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More great footage of Tom Waits performing in 1979 at the Theatre le Palace in Paris. This second installment features “Annie’s Back in Town” from the Paradise Alley soundtrack and “I Wish I Was in New Orleans” from the pivotal 1976 album Small Change. Read More

Tom Waits performs at Theatre le Palace in Paris, France. This was recorded for French television and broadcast on the program “Palace One” back in 1980. The first part here features the songs “Heartattack and Vine” and “‘Til the Money Runs Out.”  I will post the additional three segments shortly. Please enjoy. Read More

Just a reminder, there are still a few days left to bid on the Original Tom Waits‘ art at the Summerfield School Auction. Bidding closes on June 12th. This is an extremely rare, limited Tom Waits photographic set of two images, matted, framed and autographed by the artist. This is a collectible photo diptych that you cannot find anywhere. Unique and thought provoking, truly a collectible. To have a look and perhaps bid, just go here. Read More

It’s MOJO Magazine’s 200th issue and who better to celebrate this most auspicious occasion than eith the incomparable Tom Waits? So, from the mind of one of the planet’s true originals comes a special anniversary issue formed by the mind of the unique artist.
Along with the issue there is also a free CD featuring 15 tracks compiled and sequenced exclusively for MOJO by Tom Waits starring Bob Dylan, Howlin’ Wolf, Ray Charles, Harry Belafonte, Cliff Edwards, Big Mama Thornton, Prisonaires, Hank Williams and many more.
You can also find an interview with one of Waits’ lifelong heroes Harry Belafonte discussing marching with Dr King, being taught by Leadbelly and giving Bob Dylan his first break. “His contribution to the world of music has been like a great river,” says Waits. Superstar producer Joe Henry is granted a rare audience with Harry Belafonte.
Also included; an exclusive encounter between Waits and the guitar-slinging outlaw of country music’s first family Hank Williams III, a huge selection of the Waits’ essential songs, films and books featuring James Brown, Alex Chilton, Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski, James Dean, David Lynch and more! Waits’ favorite one-hit wonders and MOJO’s guide to all his albums! To find out more, just go here. Read More

Dutch Theater Group Orkater will stage a production of Shakespeare’s Richard III with live music written by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan in Amsterdam from Sept 22th to Oct 12th.
Renowned Dutch theater production company Orkater and Amsterdam’s main theater De Stadsschouwburg have announced the staging of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Orkater and De Stadsschouwburg adapted the Shakespeare play and created a music theater performance with music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan. Orkater’s musical director Vincent van Warmerdam states “just like Shakespeare did, Waits and Brennan incorporate poetry, provocation, seduction and irony in their songs. Their music illustrates, mirrors and strengthens Richard’s character.” Richard is played by Dutch actor Gijs Scholten van Aschat, who will perform the songs by Waits and Brennan with a musical group called The Sadists, led by Vincent van Warmerdam. Among the songs performed in the play are “Misery Is The River Of The World”, “God’s Away On Business”, “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up”, “I’ll Shoot The Moon”, “Underground” and “The Part You Throw Away”.
Richard III is playing exclusively in De Stadsschouwburg in Amsterdam from September 22nd till October 12th. Tickets go on sale Thursday May 6th. They are available on +31 (0) 20 624 2311. For further information on ticket sales go here. Read More
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