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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 third snippet of the new promotional photo/album cover has been posted. We like the hair. Still don’t know what to make of the hieroglyphs painted on the wall though…
Three days to go! Or maybe four…
One week from today, on Sunday, February 23rd, the 2014 WhatsonStage Awards Ceremony and Concert will be taking place at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West End.
Hosted by Mel Giedroyc from Great British Bake Off and comedian and actor Rufus Hound, the evening will include performances by Cynthia Erivo, the cast of the Sondheim revue Putting It Together, Lauren Samuels and Louise Dearman from the forthcoming musical Water Babies, Michael Xavier and Charlotte Wakefield from last summer’s The Sound of Music revival, and Declan Bennett and Zrinka Cvitešić from Once.
More importantly though, the winners of the 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards will be announced. As we know, The Light Princess was shortlisted in six categories: Best Actress in a Musical, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, Best Set Design, Best Choreographer, London Newcomer of the Year, and Best New Musical. Voting concluded at the end of January and we’re waiting with bated breath to find out if Rosalie Craig, Amy Booth-Steel, Rae Smith, Steven Hoggett or Tori herself receive the collective nod of the theatre-going public.
Tickets for the ceremony are still available for those wanting to attend.
Friday afternoon, without any explanation, this image appeared on ToriAmos.com and all the social media avenues accompanied by the caption “6.”
Needless to say, a collective WTF?!? echoed forth from the keyboards of Tori Amos fans around the world. What this a countdown? Was “Slee” a fragment of the name of the sixth track on Unrepentant Geraldines? Was this the record’s cover artwork? A promotional photo? Is that a new wig? Water colors or oil paint? (Well, maybe not that last one.)
A little light was shed by Universal Music Classics on Facebook where they indicated that, “Piece by piece Tori Amos is revealing her album cover for her upcoming release Unrepentant Geraldines,” and recommending that folks keep an eye out over the weekend. While they were the only source saying anything about what these image fragments were, they might know a thing or two as they’re releasing the record, after all.
And sure enough, a second image, “5.,” appeared today. So it appears that the reveal is on, folks, and we hope there will be more information about the record — and the rest of the elusive tour dates hopefully — come the middle of next week.
In related news, Amazon.com has added a listing for and is taking pre-ordered for Unrepentant Geraldines with a release date of Tuesday, May 13th. They are taking pre-orders for a CD edition of the album but MusicTAP, which first mentioned the May 13th release date on Thursday, indicates that the album have three physical editions: compact disc, vinyl, and a deluxe CD/DVD combo. Perhaps by this time next week, we’ll know more about the contents of each…
Thanks Tanya for the tip to MusicTAP and to Mark as well!
Update: Tickets for this show are now on sale at myticket.ro.
This morning, ticket vendor MyTicket.ro is reporting that Tori Amos will be returning to Romania to perform at Arenele Romane in Bucharest on June 19th. The article indicates tickets for this concert will be going on sale on Friday, February 14th, though the time is not specified. Tickets will be available online via myticket.ro and through ticket offices at Diverta, Magazinul Muzica, and Libraria Mihai Eminescu.
The date is not up on ToriAmos.com yet but hopefully they will verify it soon.
Thanks Char for the tip!
Like everyone else, we’re still waiting for more details about Unrepentant Geraldines and the remaining dates on the tour supporting the record but a couple tidbits of information surfaced today that may shed some light on the mystery that is Tori’s upcoming 2014 release.
First, a listing was added at ticketing vendor Tickets.com for a concert on July 17th at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Washington. The listing itself is neither active nor visible but it will come up in the site search for Tori Amos tickets there. While this date does not appear on either the theatre’s event calendar or ToriAmos.com, Tickets.com is the ticketing agency used by The Paramount so we are inclined to think this date will turn out to be true.
Update: Unsurprisingly, that listing has been removed from the search results on Tickets.com.
Second, Klassik Akzente, a classical music website that picked up on Tori as a result of Night of Hunters, reported on Unrepentant Geraldines today. The article was, for the most part, a rehash of last November’s press release but, at the end, noted that the record would be released on Friday, May 16th. If this release date holds true, that would likely mean a UK release on Monday, May 19th and a North American release on Tuesday the 20th. The May 23rd release date noted by Australian retailer JB HIFI would fit into this schedule nicely as Australian release dates often lag Europe and North America by a week or so.
Whether or not these bits of news hold true, of course, remains to be seen. Hopefully there will be an official announcement soon!
(By the way, we’re fairly confident that the March 18th release date mentioned in The Toronto Sun is off-the-mark as the number of release they have coming out during the week of March 18th is quite extensive! Most likely, the last group of albums should have been grouped under “The Rest of the Year.”)
Thanks to Chris P, Noah, Char for tipping us off about the above!
As the warm glow of The Light Princess reluctantly fades and Under the Pink’s anniversary passes in the distance, there’s naught left to do but turn our eyes to the future and Tori’s mysterious upcoming 2014 release, Unrepentant Geraldines.
The skimpy hints about the record dropped in the press release announcing the album and tour has fueled rampant speculation on what the record will be like, what it will be about, and even when it will be released.
Two months later, we’re still no closer to any concrete information about Unrepentant Geraldines but ToriAmos.com has thrown even more logs on the fire by posting a handful of behind-the-scenes images from the photo shoot for the album and the gritty, abandoned warehouse look is certainly not what we were expecting!
Of course, this is just the location so it remains to be seen what the visual theme will actually be…but this is definitely a bit of a curve ball which should get the gears revving even more…
Once upon a time, rumors that Tori Amos was writing on a musical started to surface and, eventually, it was confirmed that she was working on The Light Princess for The National Theatre in London. And right now, several years later, the final performance of The Light Princess is taking place at The Lyttleton at The National’s complex on the South Bank.
So, as this chapter in The Light Princess winds down, we just wanted to say thank you to Tori and Samuel Adamson for creating the musical! Thank you to the cast and creatives — Rosalie Craig, Nick Hendrix, Clive Lowe, Kane Oliver Parry, Amy Booth-Steel, Lisa Pitt-Pulford, Hal Fowler, Ben Thompson, Marianne Elliot, Rae Smith, Martin Lowe, Steven Hoggett, Toby Olié, Matthew Robins, and everyone else — for bringing their vision to life! Thank you all of the people working on musical who shared their days with us on Twitter, Facebook and other corners of the Internet! And thank you to all the fans — whether Tori fans, theatre fans or both — for supporting the musical and making it a success!
It’s been a great ride seeing this work come to life and while we don’t know what is in store for The Light Princess, we can’t wait to see where it floats off to next!
Twenty years ago today, January 31st, following a two week delay, Tori Amos’ second solo album Under the Pink, saw the light of day with its release in the United Kingdom and Europe. One day later, as is the custom, it was in North American stores as well.
And twenty years later, it still sounds as fresh and vibrant as it did then.
So, as the week draws to a close on the evening between its transatlantic anniversaries, we recommend you to rev up the turntable, spin up the CD player, power up your iPod or click on that Spotify playlist and give Pink a proper listen once again. Even if you’ve played it a thousand thousand times, you might hear something new this time. We certainly did.
(And if you’re looking for more Under the Pink love, head on over to After The Pink for a smorgasbord of photographs, artwork, and discussion inspired by and related to the album!)
If you haven’t already cast your ballot of support for The Light Princess in any of the six categories it was nominated in — Best Actress in a Musical, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, Best Set Design, Best Choreographer, London Newcomer of the Year, and Best New Musical — now is the time!
Please help get this production the recognition it deserves!
Update: Tickets are on sale now via Tickets.com!
According to the official Twitter and Facebook feeds, a third show in Ireland has been added to this spring’s Unrepentant Geraldines tour. However, this one is not in Dublin. Rather, it is at the Cork Opera House in (naturally) Cork and it will take place on May 5th. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, probably through Tickets.com.
Update: there’s an article on the Opera House’s website which confirms the ticket sale date of Friday at 9:00 AM GMT.