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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.
Finnish Toriphile Tommi reports:
I had the huge honour of being able to hear American Doll Posse today at Sonybmg headquaters in Finland and I thought I shared the experience with you.
The album in simply put excellent! I can’t say anything bad of it honestly. Its like sitting on a rollercoaster ride and it starts easy and suddenly it goes to more rock oriented sounds. I think Tori managed to combine elements of all her previous albums and add some of her favourite artists influence in the mix (Glam rock, Led Zeppelin infulences can be heard). There is also one track that reminded me of 60’s pop and other that came close to modern country. There are more guitars here than ever before and partially the sound is more American than before, which isn’t a bad thing.
Also added in the mix are horns and a harp (I think). So it is much more varied than Beekeeper or Scarlet’s Walk. Gone is also time of being too political and back is warrior woman. I can honestly say, that this is much better than 2 previous albums. It has some short interludes so the way it’s been put together is in the same style as Boys For Pele.
In other words, this is an album worth of waiting!!!
Eagle-eyed Darrin spotted a special edition of American Doll Posse being listed on Amazon.com. It has the same release date as the album’s regular edition but a special bonus price of $24.98 (at least for the time being — no doubt the price will come down as the release date nears). Unfortunately, no other details are included in the listing, but one would assume that this the CD/DVD version of the album which is referenced on the Polish Sony BMG website.
Preferred Seating, an Australian ticket reseller, has added a waitlist for Tori to their website. While this is no guarantee that there are any plans for Tori to play in Australia on this tour, it does bode well for her to return to Oz. Thanks to Marissa and Phoebe for letting us know!
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Two new American Doll Posse promotional photos have surfaced:
We don’t know any details about these photos, such as where they came from or how they fit into the themes of the record, but … click on the thumbnails for higher quality copies of the images! Woo!
A second Austrian show has been added to the tour. Tori will be playing at the Kasemattenbühne in Graz, Austria on June 27th.
Thanks to BMac for the alert.
WYEP’s Saturday Special on Tori we previously reported on just started broadcasting and it turned out to be Rhino Records’ Fade to Red radio special where Tori discusses the videos on the DVD collection. I’m sure most of us were hoping for something a little more current that might drop a few more hints about the new album. Alas!
However, all is not lost as Tori placed tenth in WYEP’s Top 50 Women in Music, as voted on by the station’s listeners. She’s in good company as the nine women who precede her are, in order, Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday, Carole King, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, and Patti Smith. WYEP aired a special yesterday afternoon during which DJ Rosemary Welsch counted them down. That program will be rebroadcast on Saturday, March 31st starting at 9:00 AM ET.
Finally, we previously mentioned the two Discumentaries about Little Earthquakes and Under the Pink WYEP has available for your streaming pleasure. They also have two other streaming clips taken from Tori’s March 16, 2003 appearance on WYEP’s Club Cafe. The two clips each include a short interview segment and one song: “a sorta fairytale” and “Upside Down”. The Realaudio streams can be found in WYEP’s Below the Surface archives.
Update: The cover for the album has not been finalized yet. We’re told the final decision will be made over the next few days. We’ll let you know when the artwork has been definitively chosen.
Apologies for the undue excitement.
Dutch Toriphile Sprk has written an early review of American Doll Posse. You’ll definitely want to check it out.
Among other things, he says that:
(Oh, and if anyone is in Sprk’s neighborhood, take the boy a box of Kleenex.)