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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.
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.)
Philippe M told us that EuroNews.net has a short video interview with Tori up on their website. The sound is a bit garbled, but Tori is far more relaxed than she is in most interviews. But … are they really interviewing her in a … is that a … parking lot?
Jessika noticed the following in the May edition of Borders Monthly:
A Notorius Doll
Go ahead: Call Tori Amos a “Cornflake Girl.” Say she’s lost her edge and that 15 years have softened her and made her more willing to play by the rules. She dares you. Her newest offering, American Doll Posse, proves that instead of diminishing her, 15 years have only fed Amos’s fire. Now, instead of one, there are five — five personae, that is, all fragments of Amos’s feminine whole — each character embodying an archetypal quality that is so completely developed that she has her own voice, her own songs, and even her own blog. Amos has never been short on ambition, and this conceptual art-pop masterpiece show she’s not slowing down. The Borders-exclusive edition of this CD comes with instructions for downloading an additional track.
Thanks to Brian the Truck Driver and roel.
Even though Tori’s Studio 360 broadcast mostly turned out to be a repeat of the appearance she made when she was promoting A Piano, some of you may have missed it. Click the link to listen. Thanks to Jeanette for sending it in!
David V pointed us to this review of American Doll Posse from the Orange County Register, whose writer gives the album an “A”:
Retrolowfi offers its take on American Doll Posse in this lengthy, detailed review:
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.)