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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.
In the still of the night, ToriAmos.com got spiffed up with a new splash page announcing the release of the deluxe CD editions of Little Earthquakes and Under the Pink!
Each re-issue will include a second disc with b-sides, live tracks and other rarities culled from the singles released during each albums’ era. Additionally, both albums will be released on 180 gram vinyl — the first time either has been released in the US in that heavier format. (There is no word on non-US releases of either record in any format. Hopefully some light will be shed on that soon from Tori and/or Rhino Records)
On that splash page, you’ll also find a static video of “Take To The Sky,” if you want to get a taste of what’s coming.
As we reported earlier, the double-CD re-releases of both albums are available for pre-order on Amazon.com but the release date is one week earlier on April 14th — even though Amazon still lists the 21st for both. You can also pre-order both iTunes, which indicates the albums have been remastered, as well. (Of course, these will certainly be available from other retailers if you’d prefer to make your purchases elsewhere.)
Update: Jump the cut to read Girlie Action’s press release about the re-issues.
Update: And lookie at what popped up today…
Check back tomorrow….. pic.twitter.com/jg4xSiEhR2— tori amos (@toriamos) February 3, 2015
We wonder why this picture of the Little Earthquakes “mushrooms” appeared on Tori’s official social media channels last night…and we wonder if a bit of the artwork from Under the Pink will show up today.
??????? pic.twitter.com/Lde19ISHs4— tori amos (@toriamos) February 3, 2015
According to the listings, the CD editions of both albums will include a second disc with most, though not all, b-sides from each album’s singles. Both re-issues will be available on vinyl as well, though, it appears, as a single long-player, without the b-sides disc. We’d guess, however, that the vinyl will come with a digital download for the whole collection or, possibly, will include a copy of the CD as well — some labels do that these days.
As of now, there is no mention of these releases on Rhino’s website or ToriAmos.com but hopefully there’ll be more details soon…
Jump the cut for the track listings snarfed from Amazon…
Two more dates have been added to the short run of shows that Tori is doing this coming summer in Europe.
First, she has been added to the line-up for Primavera Sound, a massive festival that takes place the last weekend of May in Barcelona, Spain. She will be playing Parc del Fòrum in May 30th. Festival tickets have been on sale for some time now but are still available. Check out the festival’s website for ticketing details.
Second, on June 6th, Tori will be performing in the Renaissance Garden at Egeskov Castle in Kværndrup, Denmark. This will be the first time that any concert has been held at this location and, judging by the photos of the grounds on the castle’s website, looks to be a gorgeous setting! Only 1200 tickets are available for this performance so don’t sleep on this one if you’re planning on going!
Jyske Bank cardholders can purchase tickets now though through an arrangement with Live Nation Denmark. The pre-sale tickets are limited to 2 per customer and you’ll need your card number to access it. See Billetnet for details.
While we were dreaming here in North America, tickets for the June 8th concert at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki went on sale this morning. Demand was high so a second show has been added the following night, June 9th. Tickets for that performance are on sale now at Lippupavelu!
Update: Another day, another date! This time, it’s not a festival appearance but rather a performance at Helsinki’s Finlandia Hall on June 8th. Tickets go on sale via Lippupalvelu on January 28th at 9:00 AM local time. Live Nation also lists the show so tickets may be sold there or they may just refer one to Lippupalvelu to purchase when the time comes.
Update: Festivals it is! At least so far. Today, it was announced that Tori will be playing Norwegian Wood in Oslo, Norway on Friday, June 12th (same day at Patti Smith!) and Bergenfest in Bergen, Norway on Saturday, June 13th in the headline slot. Tickets – both full festival and day passes – are already on sale for both via Ticketmaster. Check each festival’s website for more details!
Note that both festival websites, in their artist descriptions for Tori, indicate that these are part of a five show solo tour so there are three more dates left to surface…
So the Undented Dork Posse was snuggled in our Winter den (sorry, we’re Northern Hemispheric folks), watching, as work on the cast recording of The Light Princess progresses, photos of Tori and various cast members stream by on the social media when we were startled awake by the announcement today that Tori will be playing some “special European shows this summer!”
Our brains start racing, naturally. Festival shows? Theatre shows? Something else we haven’t guessed yet? Can’t say we’re surprised given the success of last year’s tour and the obvious relish with which she enjoyed performing but, alas, we don’t know any more than anyone else at this point.
Very nearly one year after it was announced, the tour supporting Tori’s 2014 release, Unrepentant Geraldines, drew to a close this past week with the last three Australian shows: Perth, an all-request extravaganza in Sydney, and the final performance in Brisbane.
And what a year it has been! The release of an album widely acclaimed as a return to form! A whirlwind of promo from in-stores to in-studios to record shopping jaunts! Over 70 electrifying shows on a tour that crossed Europe, South Africa, North America and Australia! Covers, requests and mashups! An embracing of social media. Secret sonic selfies! Fashionable eye-wear! And the list goes on!
So, now that the tour has drawn to a close and we slide into the year-end holidays, cozying up with YouTubes and bootlegs from the tour, we just wanted to thank you all for following along with us. Whether you texted or tweeted setlists our way, videoed clips from the tour, freaked out with us when we got Züro Pünk’d, freaked out with us when Zero Point’s time came, freaked out with us in general, or just quietly sat back and took it all in, we really appreciate you, our fellow Toriphiles and all you do.
P.S. Onwards to The Light Princess album! And, if you can’t wait until them for more Tori goodness, keep an eye on Tori Songs as they are nigh unto announcing the results of 2014 Unrepentant Edition of the Top 50 Tori Songs poll!
Following a wee break after the two orchestral shows kicking off the Australian leg, the Unrepentant Geraldines tour continues this weekend with shows on Saturday at the Palais Theatre in St. Kilda, Melbourne and at Adelaide’s Her Majesty’s Theatre on Sunday.
According to the Palais’ website, doors for tonight’s performance are at 7:30pm, opener Matt Walters, who has the supporting slot for rest of the tour, leads off the evening at 8pm and Tori will take the stage around 8:50pm (hit that link to figure out when that is for you if you’re not in Victoria tonight). Her Majesty’s Theatre is less specific about times but looks like the music will start at 8pm there too, so expect Tori to be on by 9pm Sunday too.
On the meet’n‘greet front, there should be one this afternoon in Melbourne. However, we’ve gotten confirmation that there will not be time for one to take place on Sunday in Adelaide. If you want to swing by and send in a song request though, Mindi will pop out around 4pm in the afternoon to collect any to pass on to Tori.
Finally, we probably will not be around during the overnight State-side to cover either show this weekend…but fear not! The valiant @onscarletswalk is planning on updating the Melbourne setlist live so keep an eye on his Twitter feed to see what is going on…and if we hear of anyone else doing the same for either show, we’ll make sure to mention it on Twitter.
On Friday, November 14th, Tori appeared on the ABC’s RN Drive to chat with host Rebecca Huntley about Unrepentant Geraldines, the Australian tour, her detour into the classical world on the last couple records, her daughter’s relationship with music and a few other odds and sods.
You can stream or download audio of their conversation, which included clips from a couple songs from the new record (it’s still 2014 so it’s still new!), there.
Just quick note about tonight’s show in Sydney, the second of two night at the Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. The set list, for those who are interested in those things, has been posted in the Tour section. As with last night, there were two sets with the SSO and a few solo songs sprinkled among the orchestral performances. The orchestral songs were the same as the night before, as one would expect, though the order was changed. The solo songs played were all different though: “Concertina,” “Twinkle,” “Josephine,” and “Vicar’s Wife” — an interesting choice for the first song from Unrepentant Geraldines to be played live Down Under!
Have a look at the full set and, if you were there and would like to share your thoughts, post a review.
Next show? Melbourne on Saturday!