During tours, we do our best to cover setlists in real-time on Twitter. If you want to tweet a show in, just DM or @ us on the day and tell us to watch your stream that night.
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.
Jes Battis, a postdoctoral fellow at the City University of New York, is gathering submissions for an academic look at Tori and her music called “Blood Roses: The Cultural Witchcraft of Tori Amos.” Read on to find out more about the book and, if you’re game, how to approach Jes about submitting work.
Chicago Public Radio’s program Sound Opinions reviewed American Doll Posse this week, including a clip of “Secret Spell” and all of “Big Wheel.” (They seemed to really like the album.) The podcast isn’t online yet, but it’ll be at the link, above, when it is. Thanks, Lisa!
“Women sometimes think that to be liberating, they are going to get their bits out and show these guys a thing or two. But you’re playing right into their hands when you start disrespecting yourself, and it’s not necessarily sexy when you’re crawling out the back seat of an SUV and everything’s hanging out.”
Aunt Sally wrote in to tell us about an article in the Melbourne Age that focuses on ADP, Tori and her career:
iTunes has a compiled a collection of songs by 21 musical moms in honor of Mother’s Day. Tori’s “A Sorta Fairytale” made the list.
We love our mothers. We really do. There are not that many sure things in life, but loving your mother — that’s pretty hight up there on the list. That said, there’s no assuring that your mom is cool. Sweatshirts with cats embroidered on them, “Country Kitchen”-themed kitchens, power blazers — any of these things are possible with mothers. This list pays tribute to musical moms — high-profile mothers who probably don’t own even one pair of high-waisted elastic jeans.
Access the “album” from the iTunes Jukebox page or open iTunes and go to the iTunes Store. Thanks, Eric!
“I see women on the beach with children, and they might not get noticed by everybody, but there’s something in their eyes,” she says. “There’s an understanding, an experience of life, the way they sashay down the beach … I don’t know how a woman tastes, but I know how a woman thinks, and, quite frankly, there’s so many women that I would love to turn out.”
In honor of Mother’s Day, Spinner.com chatted with Tori about the notorious MILF lyric, moms and sexuality. Check it out:
Zoom In Online has a long review of American Doll Posse up. Thanks, Amanda!
I go into the steam and sauna and lock the door and I put on music and I dance my ass off! But I’m a terrible dancer! Terrible. — Tori Amos
In a web exclusive interview for Newsweek Entertainment, Jac Chebatoris gets Tori to talk about dancing, wine, Tash, and coping with promotion. Cheers to Toni for the heads-up!
Tori Amos is a Goddess
On her new album, the unconventional singer creates a world of heavenly women. And they have their own blogs.
Pat informed us of Stylus Magazine’s review of American Doll Posse. Grade: D+
Mark Licea told us about this American Doll Posse review from Las Vegas’s City Life Magazine.
The following question from a Toriphile was in Ask Billboard (May 4th, 2007):
Being something of an obsessive fan of Tori Amos, I’ve always wondered why I keep hearing vague mutterings that her 1996 “Boys for Pele” album (my personal favorite) is her highest seller in the U.S. I find this surprising, considering the anecdotal evidence I keep hearing of people preferring her somewhat less obscure earlier albums (“Little Earthquakes” and “Under the Pink”).
Since she’ll presumably be back in the upper reaches of the Billboard 200 next week with “American Doll Posse,” I was wondering if you could let me know sales figures for her albums to date.
Canberra, ACT, Australia
Those mutterings you’re hearing are all wrong. “Boys for Pele” is Amos’ third-best seller in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. It has sold 1 million units in America, while “Little Earthquakes” (1.9 million) and “Under the Pink” (1.4 million) are tops.
Amos’ new album, “American Doll Posse,” is on track to become her sixth top 10 album on The Billboard 200 when it debuts next week. (Note: This column was written on May 4.)