LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Tom Waits announced his summer tour the morning of May 5th in video on his Web site, Tomwaits.com. It is the "Glitter And Doom" tour. It will consist of 13 dates and 12 cities in the US.
Waits appeared via streaming video in what first appeared to be highlights from a press conference. It was later revealed to viewers that Waits was talking to an empty room, with staged audience questions being broadcast by a record player amid rows of empty chairs.
Waits acronym "PEHDTSCKJMBA" is made from the first initial from each city, Waits explained that the "profound" acronym stands for “People Envy Happiness, Dogs Though, Sense Courage Knowing Jubilation Means Better Assets.”
Waits has not hit the road since 2006. This time it looks like he will be hitting the south pretty hard.
June 17-18: Phoenix, Ariz. (Orpheum)
June 20: El Paso, Texas (Plaza Theatre)
June 22: Houston (Jones Hall)
June 23: Dallas (Palladium)
June 25: Tulsa, Ok. (Brady Theatre)
June 26: St. Louis (Fox Theatre)
June 28: Columbus, Ohio (Ohio Theatre)
June 29: Knoxville, Tenn. (Civic Theatre)
July 01: Jacksonville, Fla. (Moran Theatre)
July 02: Mobile, Ala. (Saenger Theatre)
July 03: Birmingham, Ala. (Alabama Theatre)
July 05: Atlanta (Fox Theatre)
–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers