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Tom Waits

DateVenueTitleNo of DisksLabel/SourceSoundArt/Setlists/Info
1970's* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
1973-08-12Los Angeles, CAFolk Scene radio show KPFK1CDrFMAInterviews between performances, solo on gitar and piano.
1973-08-23Denver, COAt Ebbets Field1CDrSbdA-
1974-04-19San Diego, CASan Diego Folk festival1CDr-A-
1974-06-10Los AngelesKPFK Folk SceneFlacFMA-Some disturbance
1974-07-23Los Angeles, CAKPFK Folkscene Radio Show1CDrFMA-
1974-10-08Denver, CO, Ebbets FieldDown Town Blues1CDBigmusicASilverdisc. Fillers: Denver 1975
1974-10-26Bryn Mawr, PAThe Main Point1CDr-A--
1974-11-10Cambridge, MA PassimsOn a Foggy NightFlacSbdA-
1974-1985variousA Nickel's Worth Of Dreams1CD-A-/AGreat compilation
1975-01-12Los Angeles, CAKPFK Folk SceneFlacStudio/FMA+Interview and songs
1975-03-05Tucson, AZLee Furr's Studios1CDr/FlacStudio/Pre-FMA+KWFM, classic recording of a concert promoting Tom's second album
1975-03-10 or 11Portland, OREuphoria Tavern1CDr-A-
1975-03-12Santa Barbara, CAGranada TheaterFlacAudA-Some sounddrops and gaps in the recording
1975-07-25Bryn Mawr, PAThe Main PointFlacMR archive/FMB+w/Al Cohn, saxophone; Steve Gilmore, upright bass; Bill Goodwin, drums.
1975-08-16West Hollywood, CA, Troubadour NightclubSaturday Night At The Concert Hour1CDrFM/KMETA--
1975-08-16West Hollywood, CA, Troubadour NightclubBounced Checks1CDrExcitable Recordworks 4502.1/FMA First known vinyl bootleg of Tom Waits, pressed at some point in 1979. Performing date unsure, Tom played 08-14 thru 08-17 at The Troubadour. Broadcast as part of the KMET Saturday Night At The Concert Hour. Band: Teddy Edwards saxophone; Jim Gorden drums; Jim Hughart bass.
1975-09-21Philadelphia, PAAcademy of Music TheaterFlac-B-
1975-10-25Arlington, TXTexas HallFlacSbdA-
1975-12-16Minneapolis, MN, ASI StudiosSurfin'Minneapolis1CDrKQRS FM/SbdA-
1976-04-07New York City, NJLive at Eisner & Lubin Auditorium New York UniversityFlacAudA--
1976-04-16Princeton University, NJMcCarter TheatreFlac-B+-
1976-05-26AmsterdamCafe Americain (Hotel L'American)FlacFM/SbdB+Very rare complete broadcast of Tom's European debut.
1976-06-19West Hollywood, CAThe TroubadourFlacAud/Mono/JF Archive Series No.A-9pm Show
1976-11-09Willimantic, CT Shaboo InnMain StreetFlac/2CDLobster CD 010/2/FM/SbdAEarly & late show, FM broadcast on WHCN. Band: Frank Vicari tenor sax; Fitz Jenkins bass; Chip White drums; Tom Waits piano, guitar, vocals.
1976-11-13East Lansing, MIMichigan State University
Erikson Kiva Room
1976-11-21Chicago, ILIvanhoe TheaterFlac/1CDFMARadio broadcast (WXRT)
1976-12-14New York City, NY, Media SoundNighthawks on the Radio1CDrRhinedogs/Studio FMA+-
1976-12-18New York City, NY, CutyBottom Line Mainstreet Lobster2CDr/TaoSbdA-
1976-12-31Cleveland, OHAgora Theater & Ballroom1CDrPre-FMAReel Pitch corrected. Also listed as 1976-12-13.
1977-04-26BremenThe Live Experience1CDr/TaoGreat Dane Records/SbdA-
1977-10-05Boston, MAThe Paradise TheatreFlac/2CDWBCN FMA+Tom Waits vocals, piano, guitar; Frank Vicari tenor sax; Chip White: drums, vibes, percussion. Upright bass player on this tour, Danny Mann, is absent. This is an unusual trio configuration. Late Show.
1977-10-10New York City, NYOld Roslyn, My Father's Place2CDrFM-radioA--
1977-10-25Cleveland, OH Agora Theater & BallroomA Small Affair in OhioFlacWMMS-FM
A+Touring around the time of his Small Change and Foreign Affairs (released a month before) albums, the set list includes piano-fueled numbers from that era including I Never Talk to Strangers, Jitterbug Boy, and Step Right Up.
Official released as A Small Affair in Ohio: Angora Ballroom, Cleveland 1977 in 2014.
1977-10-25Cleveland, OHAgora Theater & BallroomFlacPre-FM ReelAThis great show was originally broadcasted by WMMS FM in 1977. Don't know if this is from the vinyl bootleg A Small Affair In Ohio from the label Let Them Eat Vinyl.
1977-10-31Madison, WI Park Motor Inn2CDrWIBA/FM-broadcastAClassic show, Tom's in great shape.
1977-11-02Memphis, TNThe RitzFlac/70:42 minSbdA'77 Foreign Affairs tour. Rare performance of Potter's Field. Band: Tom Waits vocals, guitar, piano; Frank Vicari tenor sax; Danny Trifan upright bass; Chip White drums & percussion, vibes. Some tape problems in first take.
1978-03-00OsakaRoyal Horse Jazz clubFlacSbdAThis recording is probably from a late night jam session which could have taken place at the Royal Horse Jazz Club either the evening before the show or the evening after the show at the Sankei Hall 1978-03-09.
Band: Tom Waits vocals, acoustic guitar, piano; Frank Vicari tenor saxophone; Noah Young upright bass; Chip White drums.
1978-11-21Washington DC, WAWarner Theatre2CDr-ATapehiss; Great show with a rare Kentucky Avenue!
1978-12-05Austin, TXAustin City Limits1CDrWolf remaster V2A+-
1979-05-02SydneyCold Beer on a Hot Night1CDrKiss the StoneA-
1979-07-26London BBC StudiosNever Talk to StrangersFlac/taken from vinyl-ARecorded at the BBC Studios London for the Tonight In Person show 26 July 1979. Great show with a phenomenal version of Kentucky Avenue
1980's* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
1985-11-07Zwolle, BuitensocieteitZwolle - 1985Flac/2CDReel RecordsA-Waits had released Rain Dogs in August and spent October and November touring for the album. Waits played five shows in The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Rotterdam (which I visited), Nijmegen, Zwolle and Utrecht. Great band: Tom Waits vocals, piano, electric guitar; Ralph Carney saxophones, horns, baritone, alto, clarinet, violin, bass clarinet, banjo, harmonica; Marc Ribot electric guitar, trumpet; Greg Cohen upright bass; Michael Blair percussion, bass marimba; Stephen Hodges drums.
1985-11-10UtrechtMuziekcentrum VredenburgFlac/2CD-B+-
1987-00-00-Frank's Wild Demos1CDrZipper Deke ZIP020/studioA+Zipperman Demo Series Vol. 5. Released in 2006
1987-10-06Toronto, Massey HallToronto 19872CDrBelgian DogsA-
1987-10-10New York City, NYI'll Take New YorkFlac/1LPCircus Sun – WT-1087A--
1987-12-05HamburgAudimaxFlac/2CD-AExcellent show, great sound
1988-09-10New York City, NYMixed BagFlacWNEM-FMA+Only part of the radio interview and two (great) live songs: Yesterday Is Here; Time.
1990's* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
1990-1992-The Black Rider Demos1CDrStudioATracks recorded by Waits and given to Germany's Thalia Theatre for their production of The Black Rider. Raw and spirited, with many tracks that were never released on his cleaned-up album The Black Rider'. Vinyl source.
1997-06-21Los Angeles, CA UCLA's Wadsworth TheatreAllen Ginsberg TributeFlacFMA-Performing Jack Kerouac song On The Road/Home I'll Never Be.
1999-00-00-Alice1CDrLiberated Bootleg/StudioA+Demos & outtakes
1999-04-01Los Angeles, CAStorytellers2CDr/TaoSteppenwolf/SbdA+-
1999-07-14StockholmAt the Circus2CDrCrystal Cat/SbdA+Great recording
1999-07-20Den HaagWhiskey in the Jar2CD-B+Original CD
1999-07-23,24,25Florence, Teatro ComunaleLive In Florence2CDFMAWolf Remasters Volume 7
1999-09-21Boston, MAOrpheum TheaterFlacUnwanted Man MusicA-
1999-10-17VancouverOrpheum TheatreFlac, 61:46CBC-FM 'Radiosonic'A+w/Gregory Hormel, guitar; Andrew Borger, drums; Larry Taylor, bass; Daniel McGough, keyboards.
1999-10-18Seattle, WA5th Avenue Theater2CDr/Tao-A-
2000's* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
2002-03-19Petaluma, CAWe're all Mad Here1CDrSbdA+Promo cd with interview & music
2004-11-21Amsterdam, CarreAmsterdamned2CD-AA few glitches in last two tracks
2006-08-13Akron, OHLive at the Civic Theatre2CDVPRO FMA-
2008-06-20El Paso, TXThe Plaza Theatre2CD-A-
2008-06-22Houston, TXJones Hall2CD-A--
2008-06-28Columbus, OHOhio Theatre2CD-A--
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variousvariousTales from the Riverside1CDStudio & livetracksA/A--
variousvariousTales from the Underground Vol 1-66CDStudio & livetracksA+/A--