Tom Waits | Glitter and Doom Tour

One the most ineffable characters in music just announced a short summer tour with a “press conference” that is actually quite funny and was probably not attended by Fox News. According to the Anti-Records website, “Tom has just one word for you to know about his upcoming Glitter and Doom summer tour: PEHDTSCHJMBA.” Check the video out below and follow the jump to the dates.

Tom Waits Press Conference Highlights [YouTube]

Tom Waits is one of those enigmas that either delights or dissuades listeners, leaving those who can’t understand the attraction to wonder if there’s something wrong with them. From what I can gather (which is very little), that’s how Waits wants it to be. He is music’s Dr. Thompson, but comparisons like that even seem to fall short. So instead of trying to reach past my mental capacity for human understanding, I’ll just get to the tour dates.

Tom Waits 2008 Tour Dates

06/17 @ Orpheum, Phoenix
06/18 @ Orpheum, Phoenix
06/20 @ Plaza Theater, El Paso
06/22 @ Jones Hall, Houston
06/23 @ Palladium Hall, Dallas
06/25 @ Brady Theatre, Tulsa
06/26 @ Fox Theatre, St. Louis
06/28 @ Ohio Theatre, Columbus
06/29 @ Civic Theatre, Knoxville
07/01 @ Moran Theatre, Jacksonville
07/02 @ Saenger Theatre, Mobile
07/03 @ Alabama Theatre, Birmingham
07/05 @ Fox Theatre, Atlanta