It isn’t often that Tom Waits tours, and as of today, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has no upcoming performances scheduled. But there’s is a solid alternative this summer: St. Vincent, Arthur H, The Tiger Lillies, Camille O Sullivan, Stef Kamil Carlens, and Erika Stucky will revisit Waits’ legendary 1985 effort, Rain Dogs, on an upcoming European tour.
According to Waits’ website, the Rain Dogs Revisited concert “takes us through the album integrally, though quite freely. Especially brought together for this event, a prestigious band under the guidance of musical director David Coulter, the multi-instrumentalist who worked with Waits on The Black Rider, will offer a similar, although not quite identical, array of the rich instrumental variety intended by Waits.”
Currently, five performances are scheduled, with the first three set for Lyon, France, Montreux, Switzerland, and London, England in mid-July. Two other performances are scheduled for Eindhoven, Holand and Paris France in late November.
As for Waits, he is voicing a “terrifying pitch-black swallow named Virgil” for the upcoming animated short The Monster of Nix. Per TwentyFourBit, you can get a glimpse of Waits’ efforts in the teaser trailer below.
Tom Waits 2011 Tour Dates:
07/10 – Lyon, FR @ Les Nuits de FourviÃ¨re Festival
07/11 – Montreux, CH @ Montreux Jazz Festival
07/13 – London, UK @ Barbican Centre
11/20 – Eindhoven, NL @ Muziekgebouw
11/22 – Paris, FR @ Salle Pleyel