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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.
Rolling Stone has included American Doll Posse in their list of fifty must-hear records that are being released this Spring. Here’s what they have to say about the album:
American Doll Posse
Out May 1st
For Amos’ ninth album, the singer came up with a new concept: She wrote and sang the songs from the perspective of five characters. “These women are symbolic of different personality traits and different beliefs,” says Amos. “It’s no different than Ziggy Stardust as an extension of David Bowie.” She also gets explicitly political on the anti-Bush tunes “Yo George” and “Dark Side of the Sun” and fleshed out her classic piano-driven sound with some new influences: “I had myself open up to the Clash and the Doors,” she says.
“Big Wheel” is now the current champion of Indianapolis radio station WTTS’s Cage Match, one of those daily contests which pits songs against each other and listeners vote to see which song is most popular. Tori’s next competition will be Travis’ “Closer” on Monday night. If you’re so motivated, call in or e-mail the station on Monday evening after the songs are aired at 7:45 PM and maybe, if “Big Wheel” wins on ten consecutive nights, it too will be retired to their Cage Match Hall of Fame.
Thanks to Amy for the pointer!
In an article originating from World Entertainment News Network, an entertainment news broker for the media, Tori is quoted as defending Britney Spears’ recent troubles. The brief article has been reprinted on several music news websites but the GlossLip gossip blog, rather thoughtfully, explores the issue.
Read on for the WENN article but swing by GlossLip for their analysis.
Benjamin Law writes in to tell us that he recently had the honor of interviewing Tori for Frankie, an Australian magazine at which he is a senior writer. The full interview will be, of course, published in a forthcoming issue, sometime before Tori’s Australian tour. Yes, you heard that right. Australian tour. During the interview, she confirmed that the ADP world tour would be taking her back Down Under:
I’m coming in September. We’re doing Australia, don’t you worry, posse’s coming to Australia. And the show starts [with] four different girls. Well, there’s four different starts, so it depends on what show you go to. And then after a fashion [swap], then Tori comes out.
Benjamin was also kind enough to provide us with an excerpt from the interview which takes a novel approach: the questions are lyrics from her previous work.
Is it sweet, your sting?
Not always. I’d like to tell you that it was. If I’m able to step into a compassionate place, then it can be sweet. However, if you cross the line — and that might have to do with my daughter — then you know what? I’m going to rip your arm off. And I won’t even add salt to it. You’re going to lose an appendage. If somebody starts winding up your child, then I just say, “Enough. Deal with the big girls. You wanna play that? You play with momma. I’ll play with you all fucking day, motherfucker.” That’s how I am, as a mother. Ferocious.
Australian fans, keep your eyes on newsstands between now and September!
Today’s mailing introduced the Clyde persona. EverythingTori also posted a new entry with the same information. Both include links to stream a song of Clyde’s, “Bouncing Off Clouds”, in a variety of audio formats (Realaudio, Quicktime, and Windows media for dial-up and broadband). They also confirmed the location of Clyde’s blog and provides a short description of the character drawn from the album’s promo kit (which, if it wasn’t already obvious, was where the Starpulse article got its material):
Clyde, who draws from Persephone, wears her emotional wounds on her sleeve, but remains idealistic. She is looking at the effects of not being a whole person. She is trying to figure out what she believes in and she is dealing with having been disappointed in her life.
A new member of the Posse will be introduced each week — though whether or a not a new song is made available is not yet known.
BMac writes in to say that Musicload, a German digital music retailer, has added a page for American Doll Posse which includes 30 second clips of all songs from the album! You can listen to each clip by clicking on the little speaker icon in the far right column of the track listing. As of now, you can’t buy any songs from the album, of course, but that will be possible on April 27th, when the record is released in Germany.
(What is it about the Germans and early preview clips? Something in der Wasser? Oder vielleicht, das Bier!)
UPDATE: Peccable and Fabz point out that the Musicload page for “Bouncing Off Clouds” features the cover art for the single. And now, so does Undented.
Pip’s blog has finally been found. (Toriphile Crystal gets props on being the first to find it using the hints in Santa’s blog.)
The word of the week has definitely been “politics.” Yes, indeed, lots of pi-pi-pi-pi-politics.
“The way to really combat the right wing is to not be subservient to them on any level, particularly when it comes to ideology,” she continued. “Therefore, you better offer up another ideology that can combat theirs, and as a preacher’s daughter, I understand their ideology inside and out. Frankly, they’ve all hijacked Jesus and his message. I’m sorry, but ‘Love thy neighbor as yourself’ is nowhere to be found, especially in our current regime, who, in the name of God, is sending our young men and women to die over there [in the Middle East].” — Tori Amos
Toni and Fabz let us know that MTV.com has a new article this morning about Tori and American Doll Posse. This is one of Tori’s most politics-heavy interviews to date. (Does anyone else hear Tori’s “Sweet Dreams” in their head while reading this, or is it just me?)
Tori Amos Forms Anti-Bush Posse By Mutating Into Greek Goddesses
Reviewing a purely instrumental album is difficult. What can you really say about it? Most people listen to instrumental music in the background, letting it wash over them subconsciously. What I learned after repeatedly trying to absorb String Quartet Tribute To Tori Amos Vol. 2: Pieces in this way is that one should NOT make the mistake of doing that with this album: I discovered that the more I sat still and listened to it, the more impressive it became.
“Bouncing Off Clouds,” the European single, is hitting the airwaves. Studio Brussel added the song to their playlist today.
(We hope it’s okay to say “bouncing” on European radio.)
Thanks to Sanne and Fabz for catching this.