We’re excited to debut the album cover for Tom’s upcoming new album WOPAT, which will be released on October 27th. The music is a collection of originals and covers sung in a stripped down singer-songwriter style. Pre-order a copy of the album now over at Pledge Music to get exclusive updates and a first listen to the music soon.
Tom Wopat wishes to express his deepest regrets to friends, family, and his many loyal fans concerning recent unfortunate events. As a result of this incident, Tom was forced by court order to leave a production of “42nd Street” in Waltham, Massachusetts that was due to open the next day. He is truly disappointed not to be on the stage with his fellow performers and wishes them success in this and all future endeavors.
Mr. Wopat urges everyone to keep in mind that these are allegations; he’s alleged to have improperly touched an adult female performer during rehearsal in the presence of the entire cast and directing staff. He firmly denies any wrongdoing, and after thorough investigation by his defense team and a full airing of the facts, Tom has faith that the truth will be revealed and his good name will be restored.
In the meantime, Mr. Wopat will be taking personal time to address his ongoing struggle with substance abuse. While death and illness in the family, combined with the intensity of his recent schedule, certainly contributed to his misstep, Tom definitely understands that sobriety is the sole course for a successful future and will take immediate steps to achieve it.
As most of you know, music is my first true love, and I’ll keep making records as long as you all will keep listening to them. So I’m glad to tell you that I’ve got a brand-new collection of songs in the works right now, and I really think you’re going to like the new direction. The album will be called WOPAT, and the music will be recorded with a singer-songwriter vibe with maybe even a dash of country thrown in. I’ll be singing a handful of songs I wrote myself as well as some new unexpected covers.
Today we are launching a PledgeMusic preorder campaign for the album. Click HERE to check it out and see all the options to get the music plus lots of other cool stuff like a one-on-one phone call, autographed photos and posters, grabbing a beer with me in NYC, and a lot more. Plus, no matter what item you choose, you’ll get access to updates as I make the album. We’re starting the recording this week, so you’ll get videos and photos straight from the studio as well as a lot more information over the next few months.
I hope you’ll join me on this journey. Thank you for your love and support.
On June 18th Tom will be having a meet and greet at the Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield, Ohio. This will be the last day the Rocksino is showcasing a replica of the 1969 “General Lee” Dodge Charger.
Check out this behind-the-scenes video to see Tom working away in the studio. For more exclusive content pre-order Tom’s new album WOPAT on PledgeMusic http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/tom-wopat.
Hey Mississippi! Be on the lookout for tickets to FestivalSouth in Hattiesburg! Tom will be opening the festival on Thursday, June 1st with a sure to be great performance. He’ll also be appearing at FestivalSpeaks on Friday, June 2nd, so don’t miss out! Tickets will go on sale in April, and details can be found here: http://festivalsouth.org/events-h/tom-wopat
Tom will be answering your questions on facebook.com/tomwopat today at 6pm EST / 3pm PST. get your questions ready!
Watch Tom’s performance of the classic song “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” at Hard Rock Cafe Nashville. http://www.wsmv.com/clip/12939676/tom-wopat-performs-home-for-christmas-12216?autostart=true