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Tom Waits: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, February 2005

SO MANY desperate, disappointed people loitered without hope outside the Apollo for this show that one felt vaguely ashamed being in possession of a ticket. Heartless it was of Tom Waits to stay away for 17 years and then book a solitary London date. But such are the whims of this great American anti-hero.

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