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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.
Tori will be on Star! Daily today in Canada.
Tori Amos is at the forefront of female singer/songwriters and an icon to a generation of women. But ever since the birth of her daughter, Tori (in her own words) has “put down her tomahawk” and approached her art in a different way. “Star! Daily’s” Husein Madhavji uncovers the five personas Tori uses to express her view of the world on her latest album American Doll Posse.
Star!, A-Channel, and Citytv will air the show at different times in different areas. Check your local listings by going to the websites, selecting your city (on some pages, it’s on the entry page, on others it’s in the bottom right corner), and then clicking on “TV schedule” in the top links bar.
Although she claims the eclecticism that drives this album is an exploration of the female psyche’s different facets, I would argue that the diversity on display is Amos covering all bases so as not to receive the critical lashing she received from fans two years ago. I don’t really care which motivation is true when it has resulted in what is definitely her best ‘pop’ album in at least five years.
Luke sent us this lengthy review of ADP from the CD Times:
“American Doll Posse” isn’t quite the fans-only project it might first seem to be. Although the album’s conceit might seem heavy-handed, Ms. Amos treats the whole thing like a game: this is her most entertaining album in years, precisely because she keeps switching among characters and styles.
Phillip tipped us off to this favorable review of American Doll Posse from the New York Times:
“I’d been reading different books on the psyche and how we as women all have these ancient character types in us. Before Christianity became the central ideology the women were much more complex, so I was really drawn to this. We have different percentages of these women in us, but every woman can apply this to them. I’m just showing you my process.”
Aunt Sally sent in the link for this article, which ran in the Sunday edition of the Brisbane Mail in Australia.
On Friday afternoon, in New York City, Tori met a very special group of people: the PS22 Chorus. This was a dream come true for Gregg Breinberg and the kids, and was obviously quite special for Tori as well.
Oh, I do need to leak something to you … I think I am writing a musical! I’m gushing but I’m under fucking lock and key.
Armen sent in this candid interview Tori did with Me-me-me.tv:
The fun never stops, does it? CrystallineColey just sent us this clip from Tori’s “Big Wheel” performance on Regis & Kelly this morning (technically, today it was Kelly & Anderson). Mind you, this is the abbreviated version — without the “MILF” bridge. Afterward, she explains the chicken she’s holding on the cover of American Doll Posse. Well, that clears that up, doesn’t it?
“Father’s Son” was among the songs Tori performed the other night at the Sirius radio taping; Franco was good enough to post a video clip of her performance on YouTube. Check it out:
Thanks to James, we know that American Doll Posse was reviewed in the UK Observer Sunday:
With her daughter nearly grown, war and femininity replace fairy stories and songs about orange knickers on Amos’s ninth studio album. The obligatory concept endures. This time, the music is channelled through five female characters representing different aspects of her personality and, with an eclectic 20 tracks, there are nearly as many musical styles on offer. Country hoedown (‘Big Wheel’), trance (‘Bouncing Off Clouds’) and heavy rock (‘Teenage Hustling’) are all united by Amos’s exaggerated American twang. Some of the power rock moments feel misjudged, but this is, none the less, a mammoth achievement.
OK, so technically we don’t know how American Doll Posse is doing on the charts yet, but what we do know, thanks to tmosaori and Ryan, is that the album is #10 on iTunes’ sales charts this week.
Meanwhile, Ivan let us know that “Big Wheel” has moved up the AAA charts from 19 to 12. Mama got it all in hand, indeed.