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Tom Waits Vents Fury in Row With Avant-Garde French Circus Star

Singer’s second court action could prevent UK debut of the performance by Bartabus the Furious.

It is the sort of strange gladiatorial encounter that, were tickets sold, would draw the curious to the Big Top. Tom Waits, the revered American singer and actor, is locked in an angry dispute with one of France’s favourite performers, the avant-garde circus star Bartabas the Furious.

The standoff between the two maverick entertainers centres on Bartabas’s right to use a series of Waits songs in his highly praised “equestrian operatic ballet”, On Achève Bien les Anges (They Shoot Angels, Don’t They?) and it now looks likely to delay plans to bring the production to Britain.

Link to Full Article on The Guardian