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Thursday, October 21st, 2004

Tom Waits: UK television appearance as prelude to London concert.

Tom Waits makes a rare British television appearance when he is featured on Channel 4’s UK Music Hall of Fame next month.

The show, to be screened on Sunday 14th November, will be the first time the legendary American singer has been seen by UK viewers in more than a decade.

Waits’ television appearance comes as the prelude to his show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on Tuesday 23rd November. The concert was an instant sell-out, with 78,000 people attempting to buy tickets in the first hour of the box office opening last month. It is Waits’ first show in the UK since 1987.

The singer’s new album, Real Gone, entered the UK chart at number 16 last week. It is currently number nine in the combined European chart – a position that emphasises the album’s phenomenal first week sales throughout the continent.

Real Gone, released on Epitaph’s Anti label, is a Top 10 album in eight national charts – Italy, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Portugal and The Netherlands.

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