SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — In addition to the announced US dates, Waits will be taking a whirlwind spin through Europe and the UK with dates starting in San Sebastian, Spain on July 12th and ending in Dublin, Ireland on August 1st.
Waits will be touring with longtime musical ally Larry Taylor (bass), Omar Torrez (guitar), Patrick Warren (keyboards), Casey Waits (drums and percussion) and as yet named reed player; performing hollers, mambos and rhumbas.
As on his last tour, Waits' U.S. booking agent and longtime tour director, Stuart Ross, has spent a great deal of effort to fight ticket scalpers. Along with Ticketmaster, he has worked out a plan he believes will make sure every fan pays face value (plus normal service and handling fees) for the tickets purchased for the "Glitter and Doom" tour, outlined thusly:
"In keeping with Waits' longtime desire to allow fans the best possible access to his shows, the Waits' organization is again implementing an anti-scalping program to assure patrons that their tickets can only be purchased at face value (plus normal surcharges and handling fees). At the majority of shows on this tour, Ticketmaster is introducing their Paperless Ticket system. Prior to entering the venue, fans must simply provide their credit card which was used to purchase the tickets, along with a government issued ID. The fan's accompanying guest must be present at that time. An attendant will swipe the credit card and provide a receipt for the transaction. Tickets will only be sold via the Internet and by phone and are limited to two per person."
Tickets in Europe will be limited to two per person. The name of the purchaser and their +1 will be listed on the ticket and they will need to provide photo ID at entry to confirm that they are the individual identified on the ticket.
July 12 – San Sebastian, Spain – Auditorium Kursaal
July 14 – Barcelona, Spain – Auditorium Forum
July 15 – Barcelona, Spain – Auditorium Forum
July 17 – Milan, Italy – Teatro Degli Arcimboldi
July 18 – Milan, Italy – Teatro Degli Arcimboldi
July 19 – Milan, Italy – Teatro Degli Arcimboldi
July 21 – Prague, Czech Republic – KCP
July 22 – Prague, Czech Republic – KCP
July 24 – Paris, France – Grand Rex
July 25 – Paris, France – Grand Rex
July 27 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Playhouse
July 28 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Playhouse
July 30 – Dublin, Ireland – The Ratcellar, Phoenix Park
July 31 – Dublin, Ireland – The Ratcellar, Phoenix Park
August 1 – Dublin, Ireland – The Ratcellar, Phoenix Park
– CelebrityAccess Staff Writers