Word came down from the mountain this A.M. that the world’s greatest carnival barker and balladeer, Tom Waits, will grace the stage of the Palladium Ballroom on June 23, his first Dallas appearance since, oh, 1979 or so. (If you’re interested in a road trip, he’ll also be playing El Paso, Houston and Tulsa, among others.)
Until we hear more on ticket info, we’ll whet your appetites with Waits’ hilarious explanation of the Glitter and Doom tour itinerary. --Noah W. Bailey
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