Tom Waits – David Letterman Show, New York City, New York, US (28 September 2004)

Tom Waits with Judah Bauer, Russell Simins and Larry Taylor performance of Make It Rain on the David Letterman show at The Ed Sullivan Theater, 1697 Broadway New York City, New York 10019, US on 28 September 2004.

This particular event caused a furore behind the scenes when Mike Edison wrote a “crazed conspiracy rant” about Jon Spencer being replaced with Tom Waits for the Blues Explosion website . This was part of a bigger plan to get the a picture of Tom with Russell and Judah and send it out with a tongue-in-cheek press release (“Tom Waits Blues Explosion”) to see if the story would get picked up by the mainstream press but before the event took place a record company publicist took the text direct from the Blues Explosion website and sent it out as a legitimate press release and very nearly led to the show being called off.

from ‘I Have Fun Everywhere I Go…’ by Mike Edison.

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