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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.
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.
Dear 17-year-old self,
I know you spend a lot of your time wishing to be older. You will be, trust me. The focused need to achieve will serve you well. However, being able to laugh could also serve you. You won’t stop making mistakes. There is no shame in an honest mistake. Not everyone is deserving of friendship. So why extend a hand of friendship to someone who is not prepared to uphold their end of the bargain? It’s better to be alone with your piano than stuck with a so-called friend who undermines you when they can get away with it. Friendship cannot be a one-way relationship. As for boyfriends? Well, what you find attractive now will bore you once you discover the definition of what a “bad boy” truly is. Respecting women and consequently not needing to verbally abuse women to feel powerful, these are truly the sexy bad boys. You will marry one.
P.S. Don’t cut your hair for the “Just Right” commercial.
Franco sent us this amusing and informative interview Tori did with Seventeen in which she reflects on her teenage years. Who knew she was allergic to nuts?
When I Was 17
Yes, it might have sold more if she’d cut back, but don’t let the length put you off. Amos still has the ability to inspire and move, and just like Bjork, who releases Volta next week, she remains one of the most distinctive female artists in music today.
Djimi sent us this review of American Doll Posse from Megastar:
“Ecstasy has to be e plus e, erotica plus eloquence. And it has always been the eloquence that they’ve tried to remind me to keep because the first without the last is just—it can be a sad story, a bit tragic.”
Emmanuel sent us this interview posted May 8 on The Advocate’s Web site.
Tori Amos — unplugged
At the launch party of American Doll Posse at New York City’s Spotlight Live venue, Tori Amos talks to us about the new album —and the “Popcorn Man”
Normally we don’t publish misinformation, but Jason caught this and it was just too funny. It’s safe to skip it if’n you’re short on time…
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.