(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Tom Waits first concert in England in 17 years sold out in just 30 minutes. In 1987, Waits performed at the Hammersmith Odeon; this year he will perform at the Hammersmith Apollo on November 23. "This was a phenomenal reaction from the fans," a concert promoter told NME.com. "Indeed, we were inundated with so many applications that it would take a month of concerts to satisfy the demand we've had this morning."
His new album, Real Gone, is scheduled for release on October 4 in the U.K.; on October 5 in North America. He will also perform at the Orpheum in Vancouver, BC on October 15. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen