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Tori will be touring in 2014 to support the release of Unrepentant Geraldines. The European legs runs from May through June and the North American legs spans July and August. We do not know if additional dates elsewhere will be added.
The interview recorded with NPR’s Rachael Martin during the whirlwind of activity in New York the week before the tour started was aired on Weekend Edition Sunday on May 11th. During the spot, Tori and Rachel discussed the new record, motherhood and middle age.
Whether you support City, United, another club or don’t give a toss about football, everyone at the Apollo in Manchester walked away a champion after an epic set this evening.
Continuing to shy away from new album which is not yet officially released in much of the world until Monday or Tuesday, tonight’s set featured a trio from Scarlet’s Walk, “A Sorta Fairytale,” “Taxi Ride,” and “Pancake,” classic chestnuts like “Cornflake Girl” and “Leather,” Billy Idol’s “Eyes Without a Face,” Moby’s “Extreme Ways,” and, to top it off, the first-ever solo performance of “Raspberry Swirl.” The only song from Unrepentant Geraldines performed was “16 Shades of Blue” which closed out the evening.
The complete setlist, thanks to the mighty efforts of tonight’s tweeters @RoppleRob and @icingboy, has been posted in the Tour section where you will already find several videos to tingle your earballs. (Who doesn’t like living in the future? Not us!)
Needless to say (but we’re going to say it anyway), we’d love to hear what those in attendance thought of the show. Drop us and the world a review using that there comment form at the bottom of the show’s page. If you have any video or photographs to share, please let us know and we’ll get them added to the site as well.
Tori was Nadine O’Regan’s guest on Songs in the Key of Life on the Dublin-based radio station TXFM this morning. During the hour-long program, Tori programmed the songs that were played and she and the host also conversed about Unrepentant Geraldines and the tour that passed through Dublin earlier this week supporting the album. Audio of the program is available for on-demand listening.
Also this evening, as the Glasgow concert was coming to a close, the live songs Tori recorded for Europe 1’s On connaît la musique were being broadcast. Three songs were aired — “Trouble’s Lament,” “Crucify,” and “Selkie” — as well as some overdubbed interview segments. Audio of the show is archived for on-demand listening. The session is broken up into two pieces — one near the beginning of the program around the 6 minute mark and the other around the middle around the 49 minute mark.
Finally, CBS Sunday Morning tweeted today that Tori would be one of the guests on the program on Sunday, May 11th. Those of you who are in the United States, check their station list to see if your local CBS affiliate carries the program and what time it is shown there.
Update: CBS pulled the segment from the program on the 11th. It’s not known when the piece might be aired at this time.
The UK portion of the tour kicked off tonight in Glasgow, Scotland at the O2 Academy. Given the nod to Ireland in the Irish shows, it comes as no surprise that Tori acknowledged where she was in her song selection which included, during the encore, the Y Kant Tori Read favorite “Etienne” and, from the other end of her career, “Selkie,” and, during The Lizard Lounge, The Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).” The rest of the Lizard Lounge was James Taylor’s “Fire and Rain” while the rest of the set featured “Indian Summer,” “Doughnut Song,” “Your Cloud,” “Bouncing Off Clouds,” and “Twinkle.”
The full set list, with thanks to our beloved revolutionary tweetheart @purplesnap, has been posted in the Tour section. Video, photos, and, most importantly, your reviews will be added as they come in. We’d love to share what you thought of the performance on the site so if you are so inclined, please send in a review using the form at the bottom of that page.
Thanks again to @purplesnap for sending us the set list!
The second Dublin show was electric, with the first appearances of several songs this tour including “Sister Janet,” “Toast,” Tori’s always-amazing covers of “Landslide” and “River,” a snippet of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble,” and the world premiere of “Wild Way” from Unrepentent Geraldines.
Head over to the Flashback page to check out the full setlist, or to submit a review if you were at this show. We’ll be adding videos and photos as they turn up (or as you tip us off about them, hint, hint!).
Many thanks to our setlist tweeters, @SchizoEclectic and @tangentfairy. We couldn’t have covered the show live on Twitter without them.
Amazon added the digital version of Unrepentant Geraldines to their catalog at the end of last week but as of today, you can listen to the whole record — including “Dixie,” a bonus track exclusive to Amazon’s MP3 Store — until May 12th, the day before the album is released in North America! There are no controls for the stream so it can only be listened to straight through can’t listen to single songs but if you want to get a taste of what the new record is like, this is a great way to do so — and make sure to catch “Dixie” at the end!
Whereas in music, it’s not as if they are signing [older women]. There are male contemporaries of mine who I adore … they are still getting frontline record contracts. It’s a different story for women. Am I fortunate to still have a record deal? Yes, there’s a little bit of luck. A lot of hard work but luck too.
The Irish Independent’s Ed Power interviewed Tori in advance of her two-night stand at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre and the article appeared in today’s edition of the newspaper. Tori ranges from the music industry’s relationship to female musicians both young and old to her personal relationship with Ireland in the interview but they still manage to squeeze in a bit about the inspiration of the new album.
If the first two shows on the Unrepentant Geraldines tour are anything to go by, all the talk about mixing up the sets on this tour is not proving to be just talk as tonight’s show in Dublin, the first of two nights at The Olympia Theatre, shared only four songs with the tour’s opening night in Cork. But that wasn’t the only surprise…
Thanks again to @SchizoEclectic, we were able to update tonight’s setlist on Taitter in real-time and it has now been posted in the Tour section. After opening with “Parasol,” Tori wasted no time in changing things up by playing the ever-divisive “Ireland.” The first half of the show also included “Horses,” “Cool On Your Island,” and “Here. In My Head.” Things got even more unexpected during the Lizard Lounge segment which featured covers of Rickie Lee Jones’ “On Saturday Afternoons in 1963,” Miley Cyrus’ “Rooting For My Baby,” and, in a nod to pop culture, Sinéad O’Connor’s “Three Babies” (though, one wonders, shouldn’t she have followed that with an Amanda Palmer song?). The balance of the show included the b-sides “Purple People” and “Never Seen Blue” and, perhaps because of its premiere on NPR yesterday, “16 Shades of Blue.” “In The Springtime of His Voodoo” again closed out the main set — between it and “Parasol” as an opener, not a bad pair of bookends!
If you were there, we’d love to hear what you thought of the show! If you care to share, send in a review using the form at the bottom of Dublin’s show page! Keep an eye on that page for photos and video too as they surface or are shared.
Out on the road, the audiences bring so much energy to it, and then that energy gets put into other thoughts and ideas. So it’s a continuous thing, almost like how the solar system exists. It’s a rotational creative life, if that makes any sense; they all send off light and energy to each other.
In the run-up to Tori’s two nights at The Olympia in Dublin, the Irish Times’ Lauren Murphy chats with Tori about the crucible in which the songs on Unrepentant Geraldines were forged, Cezanne’s influence on her work, the impact of turning 50, and the reality of the music industry for people just starting out.
This week’s episode of All Songs Considered includes the premiere of a third song from Unrepentant Geraldines: “16 Shades Of Blue!” During the show, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton listen to and then discuss what they think of it. Spoiler: they like it!
If you just want to hear the song, stream it with NPR’s media player from the playlist on the show’s page.
Alternatively, stream or download the whole program to hear Robin Hilton’s thoughts on the song after they play it. It’s the first song they review but the rest of the program is worth a spin too with songs by Zee Avi, Solvents, Fenster, Alice Boman, and Milezo.
Thanks to Fox Hunt for the link!