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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.
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.
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”