Tom Waits is Coming to Memphis


The cult-fave songwriter, hipster god, and pretty fine actor will play The Orpheum Friday, August 4th, as reported by and confirmed to the Flyer by an Orpheum representative. “We need to go to Tennessee to pick up some fireworks,” Waits says in a press release to explain the Southern leg of his tour. Waits will play Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium the next night. We got him first. Take that, Nashville! Read more here. — Chris Herrington

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