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Tom Waits Teases Announcement With Mysterious 'Pirate' Photo

Wearing an eyepatch, singer-songwriter grants 'permission to come aboard'

Courtesy of Dept 56/Tom Waits
July 31, 2012 11:10 AM ET

A very mysterious press release from Tom Waits landed in our inboxes this morning at exactly 10 a.m. The subject line reads: "Tom Waits: Permission to Come Aboard," and attached is a photo of the songwriter dressed as a pirate, complete with an eyepatch and a sword. The only words are "Coming August 7th."

A rep for Waits has not returned our request seeking comment on the teaser, which is clearly meant to get his fans guessing. So, post your best guesses in the comment section. Is Waits announcing a tour? He did perform on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and The Late Show with David Letterman earlier this month, and he has yet to tour beyond his 2011 LP, Bad As Me

Taken more literally, Waits could actually be announcing a Tom Waits cruise next week. That may seem ludicrous, but if Pulp are doing a cruise, anything is possible. 

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