Let us hope this means what we all want it to mean: For the first time in 20 years, Tom Waits has signed with a booking agency, the NME and CMU report. This means that the Sonoma County resident now has official representation in the world of people who get major artists playing shows.
Waits' signing with Wiliam Morris Endeavor could (we hope!) mean that he may end his long dry spell of live performances. Waits appeared onstage with the Rolling Stones when they came to Oakland last year, and he performed a stunning 11-song set at October's Bridge School Benefit. But he hasn't toured since 2008, and said last year he has no plans to.
That could still be true, of course. But signing with a booking agent means we could see a full Tom Waits tour -- or at least a few concerts -- soon.