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Tom Waits added to Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit, marking first full set in five years

on September 22, 2013, 6:30pm


Tom Waits will give a rare live performance as this year’s Bridge School Benefit, set for October 26th-27th at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

The two-day, all-acoustic concert, curated by Neil Young, also promises performances by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Queens of the Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, The Killers, Elvis Costello, Jenny Lewis, Heart, Diane Krall, and fun. While a majority of the acts will appear both days, Waits himself will perform only on Sunday, the 27th.

Waits, who hasn’t toured since 2008, announced his addition to the lineup on Saturday night, saying in a statement,”I had every good intention to stay home and work on my JD Salinger Halloween mask, 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!”

Waits’ Facebook page adds he’ll perform a full acoustic set featuring songs from his latest album, Bad As Me, with his band (David Hidalgo guitar; Les Claypool bass; Casey Waits, drums; and more).

Tickets to Bridge School 2013 are still available. Proceeds benefit the Bridge School, which assists children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs.

Below, watch Waits perform “Raised Right Men” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in July 2012.

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