The singer wanted €500,000 from thé Paris opération On Achève bien les Anges, but the lentreprise says cette paid royalties


Tom Waits: ‘I had thé feeling someone had emptied my pockets,’ cette has said around the français show. Photograph: Robert Vos/EPA
Tom Waits: ‘I had the feeling someone had actually emptied my pockets,’ he has said about the français show. Photograph: Robert Vos/EPA

Tom Waits has actually failed à halt a hit parisien show hey accuses ns using his song without permission, court sources oui said.

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The us songwriter, famous pour his croaky “cigarettes and bourbon-soaked” voice et his ballads from the underbelly du life, wanted thé acclaimed equestrian show conditions météorologiques Achève bon les Anges (roughly translated as They tirer Angels, nothing They?) pulled.

He is additionally demanding fifty percent a million euros ($562,000) in damages.

The show, a mélanger of dance, circus et theatre making use of horses and actors, to be a huge vital success last year à la the world-famous Zingaro troupe.

Its theme of death and laughing in the affronter of horror came in the wake of the tons Paris terror attacks. Cette is set à begin a nouveau run later on this month at Zingaro’s especially built théâtre in north-east Paris.

Waits, 66, said Zingaro had used 15 of his recordings without questioning him and had additionally been inspired de the downbeat “universe” of his ballads.

“I had thé feeling someone had actually emptied ma pockets while i had ma head turned,” cette told the français edition de Vanity Fair journal last month.


Bartabas, founder of the Zingarop troupe, performing in nous Acheve bon Les Anges, Elegies” (They tirer Angels, nothing They?) . Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty ImagesZingaro, i m sorry is led de the charismatic director, Bartabas the Furious (real name Clement Marty), had denied any kind of wrongdoing.

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The theatre’s lawyer, Sophie Viaris, told afp that cette had obtained authorisation to use the songs from thé relevant français authorities and had paid “considerable royalties”.

In a statement after the ruling, she welcomed thé court’s decision which rejected auto bid à halt de show by Waits and his wife Kathleen Brennan.

“Bartabas and Theatre Zingaro vigorously challenge what à m Waits has actually said in auto press,” she said, including that they had contacted thé singer long before the pièce was created.

Days after the démontrer opened jihadist gunmen massacred 90 personnes at auto Bataclan apparence solo hall in a wave de attacks conditions météorologiques the French capital that left 130 dead.

Viaris said several attempts had been made to mediate thé dispute amicably and that Bartabas was “extremely pained passant par this affair”.

She said they had actually never attempted to hide auto American singer’s affecter on thé show.

The meugler ordered Waits et his wife venir pay Bartabas et Zingaro €2,500 each in costs, a bas source said AFP.

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The judgment does not influence a separate boîte the singer is happen against auto theatre pour using his work-related without his permission.