"It would take a month of concerts to satisfy the demand", apparently…

Tom Waits his first UK gig since 1987 has sold out in 30 minutes.

Tom Waits, who last appeared in the UK at the London Hammersmith Odeon in November 1987, will come back to the UK on November 23 to play at the Hammersmith Apollo.

Tickets went on sale today (September 10), but sold out in minutes.

One of the promoters told NME.COM: “This was a phenomenal reaction from the fans. 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 released on October 4.

The legendary songwriter has abandoned the piano for the new record which features, according to Tom Waits, “cubist funk” and “vocal mouth percussion”.

Tom Waits said: “‘Real Gone’ is an electric pill box… a homogeneous concoction of mood elevators, mind liberators and downers, an alchemical universe of rattling chains, oscillating rhythms and nine-pound hammers.”

Amongst the musicians playing on the record are Canned Heat’s Larry Taylor and Primus bass player Les Claypool.

‘Real Gone’ was written and produced by Tom Waits with his wife and long-time collaborator Kathleen Brennan.

The ‘Real Gone’ tracklisting is:

‘Top of the Hill’

‘Hoist That Rag’

‘Sins of My Father’

‘Shake It’

‘Don’t Go Into That Barn’

‘How’s It Gonna End’

‘Metropolitan Glide’

‘Dead and Lovely’


‘Trampled Rose’

‘Green Grass’

‘Baby Gonna Leave Me’

‘Clang Boom Steam’

‘Make It Rain’

‘Day After Tomorrow’