Tom Waits makes rare appearances

Gigs and film roles announced

Tom Waits has announced a tour of the US, his first major gigs for seven years.

The cult legend will perform in some cities for the first time in thirty years this August.

The dates are as follows:

Atlanta Tabernacle (August 1)

Asheville Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (2)

Memphis Orpheum Theatre (4)

Nashville Ryman Auditorium (5)

Louisville Palace Theatre (7)

Chicago Auditorium Theatre (9)

Detroit Opera House (11)

Akron Civic Theatre (13)

Waits has also revealed he is to feature in two films released in 2007. He stars alongside Ryan Gosling in ‘The Good Heart’, and performs with Josh Malkovich and Josh Hartnett in ‘Texas Lullaby’.