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WATCH: Tom Waits - Hell Broke Luce
Laurie Tuffrey , August 7th, 2012 10:58

Turns out that last week's announcement was for a video, not a tour. Or, as Mr Waits puts it: "a tour… a tour de force!"

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Last week, we reported on the mysterious picture Tom Waits published of himself: titled 'Permission to Come Aboard', it featured the singer in pirate garb chomping a cigar with the statement 'Coming August 7' beneath.

Like others, we all held our breath for today to see the announcement of a tour - sadly, it seems that Mr Waits isn't about to hit the road, or the high seas, but was rather preparing us for this rather awesomely badass video.

It's for 'Hell Broke Luce', from last year's Bad As Me album, which features Keith Richards and Marc Ribot on guitar, Flea on bass and Waits's son Casey on drums.

In a statement accompanying the video, Tom tells us: "As most of you guessed, it’s a tour… a tour de force!

"Matt Mahurin has created an apocalyptic war dream to accompany the song 'Hell Broke Luce'. Kathleen and I envisioned it as an enlightened drill sergeant yelling the hard truths of war to a brand new batch of recruits. The video grew from the gnawing image of a soldier pulling his home, through a battlefield, at the end of a rope.

I think you will agree, it's uplifting and fun."

Well, nothing says uplifting and fun like pulling a house over a cliff edge - watch below: