The renowned Thalia Theatre in Hamburg has announced that “Woyzeck”, the musical play by Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan and Robert Wilson will premiere on January 23rd. The Thalia Theatre previously staged two earlier plays by the three collaborators: “The Black Rider” (1990) and “Alice” (1992). The play is based on the writings of Georg Buchner, which were left uncompleted upon his death in 1837. Wilson directed the musical version of Woyzeck in 2000. Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan composed the music for Wilson’s stage play, which was released as the “Blood Money” album by Waits in 2002. The world premiere of “Woyzeck” took place in Copenhagen’s Betty Nansen Theatre in November 2000. “It deals with madness and children, obsession and murder”, states Waits, “all the things that we care about, as much now as we did then. It’s wild, sexy and curious: it catches your imagination. And it makes you reflect on your own life.”
Tickets go on sale Sunday 6th December. They are available on +49 (0) 40 32 81 44 44 and per email via For further ticket info go here Read More

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Tom Waits much anticipated two disc live album “Glitter & Doom” is officially out today! The record offers a riveting musical document of Waits’ sold out, highly acclaimed Glitter and Doom tour of the US and Europe in the summer of 2008. Disc One is designed to sound like an evening’s performance, even though the 17 tracks are selected from 10 cities, from Paris to Birmingham; Tulsa to Milan; and Atlanta to Dublin. Disc Two is a bonus compendium called TOM TALES, which is a selection of the comic bromides, strange musings, and unusual facts that Tom traditionally shares with his audience during the piano set. Purchase at Amazon by clicking here.
“Every storyteller needs an audience, but Waits is a master fabulist whose diabolic razzle dazzle looms particularly great and grand in front of a crowd, as this 17-track feast of live performances demonstrates.” - Guardian UK
“A double-disc album that documents the crackling energy and force of various performances from Waits’ 2008 tour… if this is as close as you get to hearing Waits live, it’s an illuminating snapshot of an artist whose concerts are increasingly rare and compelling.” - Boston Globe Read More

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Tom Wait’s incredible new live album“Glitter & Doom” will be featured starting tonight on KCRW’s Album Preview! Hear the CD streaming start-to-finish care of this new feature from the influential Santa Monica radio station which will showcase new releases selected by the ever tasteful KCRW DJ’s. Every Monday night a new album will debut on KCRW’s online music channel Eclectic24 at 8pm (PT) and on-demand at So check out Waits’ “Glitter & Doom” tonight starting at 8pm PST!!! To do so, just click here. Read More

Boing Boing is hosting the above new N.A.S.A video for their song “Spacious Thoughts” from “Spirit of  Apollo.” The song incredibly features vocals from both futuristic rapper Kool Keith and legendary crooner Tom Waits. The stunning animation was created by Montreal-based Fluorescent Hill. You can read an interview with them at Boing Boing here. Read More

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The singer Norah Jones appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition today discussing her new album. In the interview, Jones cites Tom Waits and his groundbreaking record “Mule Variations” as such a favorite that she looked at the liner notes to find its engineer, Jacquire King, who she then used to produce her new album. They even play and then discuss Waits’ song “Cold Water.” You can listen to the interview here. Read More
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