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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.
Seems like everybody is giving Tori stuff away! Paste Magazine is running a contest, the winner of which will receive a copy of A Piano: The Collection. To enter the drawing for the set, correctly answer their trivia question about Tori and you will be eligible to win.
‘Tis the season to be generous, and Tori fanzine Little Blue World wants to give! Every order placed on their website or by mail between now and December 31st (mail orders must be postmarked no later than that date) will be entered into a drawing for special gifts from LBW. Five randomly chosen entries will receive a holiday present which will be shipped in January along with the winter issue. Gifts include an original Under The Pink tour “bitch” necklace and signed memorabilia. Order back issues, try a new subscription, extend an existing subscription or give a gift to a fellow fan. Each order increases your chance to win!
For more information about LBW, the contest or the prizes, please visit their website at http://www.little-blue-world.org.
UPDATE (November 15): Little Blue World has revised the rules for their holiday contest. View our follow-up article with details about the new rules here.
Don’t forget y’all: as our calender thingie says, the final appearance Tori conducted for BBC Radio during the push for the release for A Piano will be aired this weekend. Michael Berkeley’s interview with Tori will be broadcast on his Radio 3 program Private Passions (ooh la la!) on Sunday, November 12th at 1200 PM BST (1:00 PM CET/7:00 AM EST/4:00 PM PST). The tease for the interview reads:
A classically-trained pianist from a strict Methodist background, her own music explores many fascinating themes, including the role of women in religion. Her musical choices reveal the strong influence of keyboard music and range from Bach and Beethoven to Rachmaninov and Prokofiev.
Thanks to Kristin for the reminder!
(Read the transcript.)
It seems Matt Chamberlain snuck in a little studio time with Seattle musician Brandi Carlisle for the recording of her new self-titled debut album. Brandi talks about how Matt contributed to the album in an article in the Daily Record:
One of the things [producer T Bone] Burnett did to keep the songs fresh was bring in studio drummer Matt Chamberlain. Chamberlain, a former drummer for Pearl Jam, has recorded with David Bowie, Stevie Nicks, Kanye West, John Mayer and others.
“We played a lot of songs that had never been played with drums with drums,” Carlile said. “To play the songs with such an incredible artist like Matt Chamberlain really made the songs feel like a brand new thing.”
Kudos to Sean for catching this article.
Tori has been popping up in all sorts of fun places lately. In October, listeners of New York radio station WFUV 90.7 ranked “Little Earthquakes” as #72 among its top 90 essential albums. In Philadelphia, WXPN 88.5 ranked Tori #81 among 885 important musicians and played “Silent All These Years,” “Cornflake Girl,” and “Caught a Lite Sneeze” during the two-week-long countdown.
Fashion designers Viktor and Rolf mentioned Tori twice in an interview in the November issue of Elle (with Jessica Alba on the cover):
Elle: If you could have somebody else’s body, whose would it be?
V&R: Why not somebody else’s wit, intelligence or spirit, like Tori Amos, Rufus Wainwright or Tilda Swinton?
Elle: Your favorite song?
V&R: The one Tori Amos wrote for our fashion show and the one Rufus Wainwright composed for our soundtrack for our men’s perfume, Antidote.
And, last but definitely not least, Tori turns up in the new Dresden Dolls video, “Backstabber,” in which Dolls cohorts Brian Viglione and Amanda Palmer take each other’s clothes off and discover that each body part is tattooed with the name of a different famous musician. Tori’s name appears on Brian’s cheek. Some of the other names are … well, just see for yourself:
Many thanks to Heidi, Craig, Jamie, and all the others who let us know about Tori’s latest cultural invasions!
Fear not fearless readers! This is the last review of A Piano ... for now! Swing by Out In Toronto to see what they have to say about the boxed set. Or read it below. Thanks to Armen for the link!
All Music Guide reviewed A Piano: The Collection. While not entirely favorable, it is generally positive and demonstrates some thought by the reviewer. And it doesn’t use the K-word! Thanks to DMC for the link.
“I’m 82, and I’m piloting a small plane that is buzzing the White House in protest of the incumbent president, who has outlawed all live music. I’ve just finished my last show on my last world tour and I run out of gas and crash into the West Wing gardens. That’s a good way to go, no?” — Tori Amos
This article is from the December 2006 issue of Q magazine in which the dreaded four-letter “K” word is used once again (will it ever stop?) and Tori gets the chance to orchestrate her own demise. Much thanks to Donna K. and menju56 for the transcriptions.
Mourning Glories. With the High Priestess of Kook Tori Amos.