Live: Tom Waits To Play Bridge Benefit

Tom Waits


Tom Waits has just been added to the Bridge School benefit show lineup. He’ll perform a full acoustic set featuring songs from his album, Bad As Me, with his band (David Hidalgo guitar; Les Claypool bass; Casey Waits, drums; and more).  

Waits hasn’t toured since 2008, and according to his website, has no plans to tour.

“I had every good intention to stay home and work on my JD Salinger Halloween mask,” Waits said in a statement, “but when Neil told me yesterday he was serving burnt cow’s eyes on a flat tire and it’s all gluten free, I invited myself!”

The 27th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert will be held on October 26 and 27 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. Also appearing: CSNY, Queens of the Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, The Killers (Saturday only), Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, fun., Heart and Jenny Lewis.

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Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael has had three novels published that comprise the "Freak Scene Dream trilogy": "True Love Scars," "The Flowers Lied" and "Untitled" which can be ordered here. His new book, "Wicked Game: The True Story of Guitarist James Calvin Wilsey," can be pre-ordered from HoZac Books. In November Backbeat Books will publish "Addicted To Noise: The Music Writings of Michael Goldberg," which can be be pre-ordered here.

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