Last year, renowned singer/songwriter Tom Waits released Bad As Me, an album that our own Ira Kantor called one of the man’s best and most accessible. (You can read the full review here.) However, the singer and sometime-actor has yet to take his new record out on the road; in fact, Waits has yet to play any of Bad As Me in public.
That is about to change, though: this July, Tom Waits will be making the late-night talk show rounds performing songs from Bad As Me live for the first time. The announcement came today via Waits’ Facebook page:
“Tom will appear on late night television for Letterman on July 9 and Fallon on July 10. He will be talking with the hosts and giving the first live performance of songs from his latest recording, ‘Bad As Me.’ Musicians joining Waits on stage include his son Casey Waits on drums, long time bassist Larry Taylor, guitarist David Hidalgo, keyboardist Augie Myers and guitarist Big Bill Morganfield.”
Looks like we all have a reason to stay up late.