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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.
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.
For those of you who didn’t catch Tori and her boys playing “Big Wheel” last night on Letterman, don’t wig out. Jason is here to rescue you with this clip he spotted on YouTube:
Trent, publisher of PITNB, managed to take this cute video at the release party on May 1st. Tori did an “it’s just me” improv about being on her own without the boys or the posse, then went into “Almost Rosey.”
Lauren alerted us that Pink Is The New Blog recently announced the winners of the Epic Records/PITNB photo contest. (Lauren is holding Under The Pink in her winning entry.)
... there’s no word on which [doll] is responsible for the horrific album cover, which looks like something you’d get made at one of those record-your-own-song kiosks at Great Adventure.
Idolator recently posted a fairly scathing take on ADP. Read it here or hop on over to their blog to see the snarky follow-up comments.
You need a scorecard to keep track, but don’t worry. It’s still Tori Amos, bending syllables in improbable pretzels with rippling piano themes and choruses that threaten to go Broadway at any moment.
Casey spotted this review of American Doll Posse, from Amazon.com’s editorial staff, over on the Amazon site.
On Wednesday morning, May 2nd, Tori taped Live with Regis & Kelly (co-hosted with Anderson Cooper). She sang “Big Wheel” with the band (sans M-I-L-F) and briefly spoke about the album art and her youth as a piano player. She was supposed to sing “Roosterspur Bridge” as well, but due to time constraints, she did not. Drew Barrymore was also a guest on the show. The episode is scheduled to air on Friday morning, May 4th. Check local listings for network info.
I was lucky enough to attend the album release party Tuesday night in NYC at Spotlight, and it was AMAZING!!!! The venue was a large, 3-story night club filled with industry and press … and the lucky 100 fans who were able to get the coveted wristbands. We fans were allowed to sit in a small seated area on the floor immediately in front of Tori, while the press and others were made to sit back behind us at the raised bar and above us in the balconies. Both the piano and the Rhodes were on the small stage with Tori, and she opened with a teaser of “Bouncing Off Clouds — singing only a few lines repeatedly — and progressed into “Velvet Revolution,” followed by “Beauty Of Speed,” “Roosterspur Bridge,” “Almost Rosey,” and a chilling version of “Father’s Son.” Tori’s team has really mastered the reverb and vocal treatment during this song and it is haunting when played simultaneously on the Rhodes and Bösendorfer — GORGEOUS! It was one of the best solo performances I’ve seen Tori do.
Though 23 cuts can become a Tower of Babel in song, Amos has written some of the tightest, most cohesive and diverse songs of her career here.
Phillip tipped us off to a lengthy, and very positive, review of ADP on Allmusic.com.