- 07 May 08
Hotpress.com can now confirm that Tom Waits will play two Irish dates this summer, in the Phoenix Park, Dublin.
As forecast in the last issue of Hot Press, Tom Waits is playing July 30 and 31 shows in a specially designed marquee in the Phoenix Park.
Word is that it’ll compliment the title of Waits’ new album – possibly Glitter And Doom – which is due through Anti- during the summer.
The Californian was offered a significantly higher fee to appear outdoors, but it seems that the quality of the experience was paramount.
Hot Press understands that Waits’ decision to go the tent route was inspired by the positive feedback he’s heard from fellow artists who’ve played Cork Live At The Marquee – where, incidentally, Tommy Tiernan is now playing another date on Saturday July 5.
“He’s somebody we’ve wanted to bring over for years, so I’m thrilled,” enthuses Aiken Promotions’ Peter Aiken.
See hotpress.com for ticket details.