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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.
Armen wrote in to let us know that Billboard has chimed in on the M.I.L.F. issue in this quickie review of “Big Wheel”:
From the same session that included performances of “Almost Rosey” and “Beauty of Speed,” you can now see Tori performing “Father’s Son” live in her studio:
Suzanne, thanks for the tip that this was floating around.
Frank put up this beautiful video capture of Tori’s performance of “Bouncing Off Clouds” from Graham Norton for us. (Thanks, Frank!)
Tori looks jaw-droppingly stunning here. “Dear Karen Binns: Do that more!”
He also uploaded the entire show in two parts, but for some reason the second bit didn’t come through. Here’s Part One. We’ll add the second half when it comes in.
Daniel/ShakeMeSane also uploaded the entire show. You can view those videos (in three parts) behind the cut.
Plus, a clip from the extended version of the show. (Thanks for telling us about that, Andrew.)
Simon sent these photos of Tori making a rare in-store appearance in Sydney, Australia. Okay, don’t get too excited yet. It’s not really Tori. But somebody spent a lot of time on this. This gets an “A” for effort. (Or “A” for affort. Something like that.) This is loads better than the promotion most stores would bother to do, if any at all.
Note the chicken. Niiiiiiiice!
Alison attended the taping of the Graham Norton show on Wednesday. Alison says, “Tori came out in a one shoulder very sparkly, cute dress with the red wig on. She sat with Graham and Gérard Depardieu and talked.”
The show gets edited down for TV, but this is what was discussed:
This show’s gonna be aired in the UK in about 25 minutes (15-minute extended time repeat
tomorrow night sorry, SUNDAY night), so what are you doing reading this? Go get some popcorn and turn it on!
There’s almost an alternate reality in the States, where you can be very removed from what’s happening in the rest of the world.
The following article appeared in the May 1, 2007 edition of MetroLife, wherein Tori discusses politics (surprise!), American Girl dolls, rock gods, and of course the Posse. Thanks to Sara, Emma + Andy, and Barbara for providing the various pieces.
The All-American Doll
With five alter-egos performing tracks on her latest album, the incisive singer-songwriter talks to ARWA HAIDER about why she had to use different characters
Tori came in at #30 (out of 30) on MSN’s Moms Who Rock list.
Outspoken and artistically idiosyncratic, Tori Amos has left behind a trail of beautiful music and outrageous pull-quotes to make her daughter Natashya Lorien Hawley (b. 2000) blush.
Thanks, NeverHer and Marie!
Here are the debut chart positions for American Doll Posse....
Billboard Top 200: #5
Billboard Top Internet: #3
Billboard Top Rock Albums: #2
Billboard Top Digital Albums: #3
Billboard Comprehensive Albums: #5
ARIA (Australia): #20
IRMA (Ireland): #28
FIMI (Italy): #18
Ultratop Alt. Albums (Belgium): #42
Ultratop 50 (Belgium): #23
RIANZ Top 10 Heatseekers (NZ): #2
IFOP (France): #48
Canadian Top 100: #15
Canadian Alt. Album Top 50: #4
From Billboard News
— Tori Amos’ “American Doll Posse” (Epic) debuts at No. 5 with 54,000, her sixth top 10 record. The artist’s last album, 2005’s “The Beekeeper,” also entered at No. 5 but with 83,000.
And you know the story behind the poor UK ranking.
Meanwhile on radio, “Big Wheel” goes up to #11 on the Radio&Records AAA chart and up to #12 on the Mediabase AAA chart.
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We’ve had a lot of people asking so we thought we would take the opportunity to clarify something. According to the UK Chart Regulations, the limited edition special package of American Doll Posse has been disqualified from the UK Charts. Apparently offering the fans 5 postcards is considered too much of a gift, and sales of the CD are ineligible. Tori made the decision not to compromise the packaging so the UK fans would receive the same presentation as the rest of the world. We appreciate your interest and concern for the situation.
“Too much of a gift”? The sales of all the limited edition copies in the UK aren’t going to be counted because of what basically amounts to some extra album artwork? That seems pretty ridiculous to us. Come on, UK chart rulemaking people, these are copies of the ALBUM and they were SOLD. Count them, ferchrissakes.
Update: for interest, under the very short section on “Permitted Free Gifts,” the official UK chart rules state:
“Cards” to a maximum of 4. Card(s) must be contained within the format packaging and be 2 sided with no folds. Card(s) maybe printed on both sides. Maximum card size is dictated by the dimensions of the packaging they are to be contained within.
( Randy tells us they disqualified Beck’s last album too, because of stickers. Our jaws are on the floor.)
Whomever came up with those rules needs to get to a proctologist immediately. The Undented Doctor diagnoses severe anal retentiveness in need of urgent emergency treatment.
Blonds are flighty, brunets are sensible, and redheads strong-willed and crazy. Or so stereotypes would have us believe. Neither Tori Amos nor Patrick Wolf puts much stock in conventional attitudes, yet each has carved out a niche as distinctive as their carrot-topped counterparts Aphrodite, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Peppermint Patty.
Dane sent us a scan of this article, called “Scarlet Fever,” from the May 8, 2007 issue of The Advocate. While it manages to get several things incorrect, it’s still pretty fun. Almost as fun as being a redhead is.