Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tom Waits added to Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit Concert lineup

Tom Waits will perform his first set of live music in five years as the newest addition to Neil Young’s 27th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert lineup

On Sunday, October 27th, Waits will perform a full acoustic set featuring songs from his 2011 album, “Bad As Me”, with his band, which includes David Hidalgo on guitar, Les Claypool on bass, drummer Casey Waits and more.

Waits has not toured since 2008 and has no plans to tour.

"I had every good intention to stay home and work on my JD Salinger Halloween mask,” explained Tom, “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 singer/songwriter joins a lineup headlined by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, along with sets by Queens Of The Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, Elvis Costello, The Killers (Sat Oct 26 only), Diana Krall, fun., Heart and Jenny Lewis.

Young organizes the annual acoustic-based shows, which raise funds for the Bridge School, a facility that develops and uses advanced technologies to aid in the instruction of children with disabilities; it was founded in 1986 by Pegi Young and Jim Forderer, with help from Dr. Marilyn Buzolich. The first benefit concert, in 1986, raised the money necessary to start the school, which opened in ’87.

The 2013 event takes place on October 26 and 27 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

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