Friday, July 14, 2006

Tom Waits begins his first tour of the american south and mid-west on August 1st in Atlanta, including some cities he hasn't performed in for two decades.

'We need to go to Tennessee to pick up some fireworks, and someone owes me money in Kentucky," says Waits about why he's chosen this particular time and route to tour.

His upcoming show at the Detroit Opera House sold out in a matter of minutes this morning. (We're not parting with our tickets, so please don't ask.)

all dates:
August 1 - Atlanta, GA, Tabernacle
August 2 - Asheville, NC, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
August 4 - Memphis, TN, Orpheum Theatre
August 5 - Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
August 7 - Louisville, KY, Palace Theatre
August 9 - Chicago, IL, Auditorium Theatre
August 11 - Detroit, MI, Opera House
August 13 - Akron, OH, Akron Civic

illustration by Eugene Smith

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