Tom Waits ends tour speculation with 'Hell Broke Luce' video – watch

The singer songwriter releases the video for the driving 'Bad As Me' track

Tom Waits has put an end to rumours of a forthcoming tour, instead releasing the video to the song 'Hell Broke Luce', from his 2011 album, 'Bad As Me'.

The eccentric singer songwriter was thought to be announcing a rare tour today, but instead, online teasers released by the star were trailing the new video, which you can watch above.

Speaking about the video, Waits said:

As most of you guessed, it's a tour… a tour de force!


He continued: "Matt Mahurin has created an apocalyptic war dream to accompany the song 'Hell Broke Luce'. Kathleen [Brennan, Waits' wife and artistic collaborator] and I envisioned it as an enlightened drill sergeant yelling the hard truths of war to a brand new batch of recruits. The video grew from the gnawing image of a soldier pulling his home through a battlefield at the end of a rope. I think you will agree, it's uplifting and fun."

'Hell Broke Luce' features Marc Ribot and Keith Richards on guitar, Flea on bass and Waits' son Casey on drums.

Recently, rumours started circulating online that the late Heath Ledger may have based his performance as The Joker on Tom Waits.

The speculation was sparked by a 1979 TV interview with Waits, which has recently been discovered on YouTube by Batman fans. During the interview, Waits' speaking voice and mannerisms display an uncanny similarity to Ledger's memorable portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight. Scroll down to watch the interview.



Read More On This Artist

Tom Waits Merchandise
More News
Manic Street Preachers on 'The Holy Bible' shows: 'It feels like the right time'
Andre 3000 reveals left hand guitar struggles while preparing for Jimi Hendrix biopic
The Black Keys perform Edwyn Collins' 'A Girl Like You' on US television – watch
Jack White and Neil Young among artists to perform in upcoming Bob Dylan tribute concert
The Horrors respond to the Labour Party using their music: 'Leave it out Ed!'
Nico Mirallegro stars as young Tim Burgess in The Charlatans' 'Talking In Tones'...
Sam Smith and Krept & Konan lead MOBO Awards nominations
Jamie T reveals new song 'Turn On The Light' – listen
Idris Elba to rap on Christmas single with Noel Fielding and Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno –...
Mumford & Sons and James Blake collaborate with Idris Elba on album inspired by Nelson Mandela
Brody Dalle criticises Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea over 'horrendous'...
Johnny Marr and Nile Rodgers to appear on new Bryan Ferry album
Sohn accuses Audi of 'borrowing' his song 'Lessons' without permission
Beck covers 'Wah-Wah' as George Harrison tribute week on 'Conan' begins –...
Kendrick Lamar reveals new single 'i' – listen
Thom Yorke posts cryptic new lyrics to Radiohead's 'A Wolf At The Door'
Rita Ora to replace Kylie Minogue on 'The Voice'
Poor ticket sales blamed for cancellation of inaugural OxfordOxford Festival
Julian Casablancas plays secret show in Brooklyn DIY venue
Azealia Banks reveals new track 'Chasing Time'
Lana Del Rey announces two gigs in a cemetery
Manic Street Preachers announce 'The Holy Bible' 20th anniversary shows

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today