Tom Waits Surprise Guests With Mavis Staples For His First Live Performance In Two Years [Videos]

While Waits’ appearance onstage was a rare occurrence for the 67-year-old singer, Staples has been ramping up her productivity in recent months. Last week, she announced the pending release of a brand new album co-written with Jeff Tweedy of Wilco (out November 17th), and shared the album’s first single, “If All I Was Was Black,” for which Tweedy added the music to Staples’ lyrics. That same day, Mavis also announced a full Fall Tour with the great Bob Dylan. The 20+ date national tour will begin in Southern California on October 13th, and wrap up on November 16th in Boston. For a full list of tour dates, head to Dylan’s website. can listen to Staples’ new single, “If All I Was Was Black,” below via Staples’ YouTube page:Bob Dylan w/ Mavis Staples 2017 Fall Tour Dates10/13 Harrah’s Resort SoCal – The Events Center @ Valley Center, CA10/14 The Cosmopolitan Hotel – The Chelsea Theatre @ Las Vegas, NV10/17 Eccles Theater @ Salt Lake City, UT10/18 Eccles Theater @ Salt Lake City, UT10/21 1st Bank Center @ Denver, CO10/23 Century Link Center @ Omaha, NE10/24 Stephens Auditorium @ Ames, IA10/25 Xcel Energy Center @ St Paul, MN10/27 Wintrust Arena @ Chicago, IL10/28 Van Andel Arena @ Grand Rapids, MI10/29 IU Auditorium @ Bloomington, IN11/1 Fox Theater @ Detroit, MI11/3 EJ Thomas Hall @ Akron, OH11/5 Palace Theater @ Columbus, OH11/6 Peterson Events Center @ Pittsburgh, PA11/8 Nassau Coliseum @ Uniondale, NY11/10 Coliseum @ Richmond, VA11/11 Tower Theatre @ Philadelphia, PA11/12 Tower Theatre @ Philadelphia, PA11/14 The Anthem @ Washington, DC11/16 Agannis Arena @ Boston, MA[h/t – Consequence of Sound] Last night, renowned singer-songwriter Tom Waits marked his first live appearance in over two years when he joined Mavis Staples onstage at a Lagunitas Brewery location in California. The famously gravelly-voiced singer duetted with Mavis on The Staple Singers‘ 1972 Grammy-winning soul classic, “Respect Yourself. Until the sit-in with Staples, Waits had not given a live performance since he visited The Late Show in 2015 ahead of then-host David Letterman‘s departure from the show.You can watch an assortment of crowd-shot videos from Tom Waits’ surprise guest appearance with Mavis Staples below:Crowd-shot video via Facebook user Richard Zeno: read more

Swedish House Mafia Reunites After 5 Years For Surprise Set At Ultra 2018 [Full Show Video]

first_img[Video: Breathe Paradise] On Sunday, March 25th, at around 10 p.m., Swedish House Mafia surprised fans at Ultra Music Festival in Miami by reuniting for the first time in five years. The house music supergroup composed of Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso was not advertised as being on the bill (Axwell /\ Ingrosso was), though for months people have speculated that the group might reunite in celebration of the legendary EDM festival’s 20th anniversary. The reunion landed nearly five years to the day after the group’s final farewell tour performance, which also took place at Ultra Music Festival.The trio’s festival-closing set ran for around fifty minutes and included a number of the group’s popular hits including “Miami 2 Ibiza”, “Save the World”, “Greyhound, and “One”. As noted by Billboard, “The famous trio emerged from the darkness after a 30-minute production break. “I am Axwell, I am Sebastian Ingrosso, and I am Steve Angello,” they said into the mics, “and Miami, tonight we go by Swedish House Mafia.”When asked why they chose this moment to reunite, they simply said ‘it was time.’” However, what the future holds for Swedish House Mafia is somewhat unclear, given that the group’s future plans are still hazy—despite this, during the show at Ultra, Axwell boldly declared that the performance wasn’t a one-off incident but rather “This time, it’s for life.” Swedish House Mafia At Ultra Music Festival 2018last_img read more