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

Hobart takes home coveted rivalry trophy with win over Syracuse

first_img Published on April 17, 2013 at 1:22 am Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+ Alex Love hoisted the Kraus-Simmons Trophy high above his head, saluting the Hobart fans.He finally won the trophy he’s coveted for three years, and the one that has defined Syracuse-Hobart since 1986.Hobart completed a remarkable comeback over No. 3 Syracuse on Tuesday night, prevailing 13-12 and claiming the trophy for the first time since 2006.“We talk about the trophy all the time in the locker room,” Love said. “It’s an amazing feeling to finally hold it up.”Hobart is Syracuse’s oldest rival. The teams have faced each other 99 times. Syracuse leads the series 71-26-2 and has won 25 of the last 27 meetings.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange has dominated Hobart lately, and Love knew he had to do everything possible to bring the trophy back to Geneva, N.Y.“On the bus, we were all just like, ‘Man, we need to bring this back to the house,’” Love said. “We want to celebrate it.”He said he’s not sure where the trophy will sit exactly, but he’s guessing it’ll stay situated on head coach T.W. Johnson’s desk until next year, when the teams face off again.Hobart lost to Syracuse 13-12 last year and 13-7 the year before, so Love had never beaten the Orange heading into Tuesday’s game.“Obviously, we knew coming into tonight this would be a challenge for us, as it is any time you play at the Carrier Dome,” Johnson said. “One of our keys to the game was playing fast, try to keep it simple and being fundamentally sound. I’m just really proud of our players for the way they competed for 60 minutes.”Johnson said he was proud of his team for bouncing back after finding itself in a three-goal deficit with just 11 minutes left.Hobart grinded out a gritty win and claimed the trophy it’s come close to many times, but hadn’t seized as of late.Said Johnson: “Even when we got down a couple times, we talked about keeping our composure and just sticking to our system and hopefully things will turn for us, and they did in the last 11 minutes of the game.” Commentscenter_img Related Stories LOVE HURTS: Hobart’s star attack stuns Syracuse 13-12 to take Kraus-Simmons Trophy Freshman Paduda dominates at faceoff X, gives Syracuse chance at victoryZonino stifles Syracuse in Hobart victorylast_img read more