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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.
It’s practically sunrise in Birmingham as we write this so perhaps it’s a bit late for a concert recap but it would be remiss not to summarize the concert in Brum last night.
On the day Unrepentant Geraldines was released in the UK, Tori took the stage at the Symphony Hall and, following the pattern of the previous shows on the tour so far, played a set spanning width and breadth of her oeuvre. The show included the first performance of “Invisible Boy” as well as two other songs from the new record: “Trouble’s Lament” and “Wild Way.” She also dipped into the back catalog with old favorites like “Winter,” “Tear In Your Hand,” “Cornflake Girl,” “Playboy Mommy,” and “Pretty Good Year.” The covers played during the Lizard Lounge were Joni Mitchell’s “Circle Game” and U2’s “Running To Stand Still.”
Despite the lack of cellular service, @rougeforever valiantly updated us with the songs played in real-time and the complete setlist has been posted in the Tour section. Reviews are welcome! If you were there and would like to share your thoughts on the performance, please do so using the comment form there. Photos and video links are welcome too.
I found this record wanted to tell certain stories of men, where they’re quite romantic, these men. [The man in “Weatherman”] loves his bride so much, she’s dead, he can’t move on. And his love is so great that nature decides to help him and paint her back to life. Nature can only paint her back, though, to an extent. So between that and “Selkie”, these relationships, there’s that thread happening through the record.
As their Performer Spotlight last year demonstrated, many on the Popmatters staff would be qualified to interview Tori but it was long-time fan and student of Tori’s work, Matt Mazur, who pulled the short straw (so to speak) and his conversation with Tori was posted today. Unlike other reviewers, Matt brushes right by tired old question of the album’s title and spends the majority of the article delving into the songs that are on it so this is definitely an article worth spending some time with.
Check it out on their website!
I tour pretty much every other year and I’m telling you right now, it’s quite something to get prepared for a show, whether you do one or 80, you still have to prepare for that, so the fact that [Kate Bush] hasn’t done it for so long, and that she is going to do it is motivational for everyone and women of all ages.
In an interview for The Noisey, Vice’s music blog, Tori chatted with Leonie Cooper about Cornwall, Kate Bush, the music she listens to, and being on the other side of the fan relationship. Curiously, Unrepentant Geraldines is noticeably absent from the article but with every other interviewer gravitating to that topic, that’s not such a bad thing.
Thanks to Mac for the link!
So when somebody says, “Why doesn’t someone get on a bus [and tour],” a bus is 80 grand a week, OK? You have to be aware of what it is now, put a smile on your face, roll up your sleeves, and say, “I don’t mind the challenge.” That’s OK. But for the new singer/songwriters who are coming up, it would be prudent if the record labels were able to develop some of them because not everybody is ready to just go from the living room to taking the stage at Radio City.
Bryan Reesman interviewed Tori for GRAMMY.com. After touching on the origins of Unrepentant Geraldines, the meat of their conversation centered on Tori’s relationsip with her daughter Tash but they also squeezed in some observations on how the music industry is treating Tori’s colleagues and some fashion tips for the stage.
The morning after the triumphant concert at the O2 Apollo the night before, Tori swung by the BBC Manchester studios for a quick spot on Becky Want’s program today. After reviewing the previous night’s show — and the proper method to request songs — they discussed Unrepentant Geraldines, family life at home and on the road, “Promise,” the duet with Tori’s daughter Tash that appears on the album, and the big 5-0. “Trouble’s Lament” also got a little airplay.
The program is available on iPlayer for the next seven days with Tori’s segment starting around the 30 minute mark.
Give it a listen before it falls off the Internet next Monday!
Here’s a fun interview with Tori from Télérama.fr in which the questions are presented to her on pink post-its stuck to the table in front of her. More monologue than interview, she answers questions ranging from “What kind of feminist are you?” to “What song makes you cry?” and takes the opportunity to riff on the ideas each question puts forth. Inevitably, this leads to responses in the same vein as other interviews but also frees her to talk about these topics without an interviewer shepherding her along and some magic moments shine forth!
The French LGBT website Yagg interviewed Tori during the promotional tour in France and, on the day Unrepentant Geraldines was released in France, posted two video clips of their discussion with her.
Interspersed with behind-the-scenes footage of the photo shoots for the album artwork, a rather animated Tori talks about being unrepentant, feminism, the state of women in the music industry both for those trying to break in and those trying to maintain their careers, and the line between shock and subversion.
Thanks to the anonymous tipster who let us know about these clips!
Tori was on Breakfast on BBC One this morning to chat about the ongoing UK tour and Unrepentant Geraldines. While this television appearance did not include a live performance, it did include a brief snippet of the just-finished “Trouble’s Lament” video! Check it out below!
Just a quick update to point out that the complete archive of this past weekend’s On connaît la musique is available for streaming. Three live songs were aired — “Trouble’s Lament,” “Crucify,” and “Selkie” — as well as two overdubbed interview segments. 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.
Thanks to @Pandoraquarium for pointing out this video interview with Tori on the French website aufeminin.com during which she fields questions about the new album, influences, her relationship with daughter, and the visual arts.