During tours, we do our best to cover setlists in real-time on Twitter. If you want to tweet a show in, just DM or @ us on the day and tell us to watch your stream that night.
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.
To me glamour isn’t about being sparkly. We are the real canvases, what’s inside us; clothes are just our watercolours.—Tori Amos
Tori Amos reveals her style secrets
The Tracks of My Years is a segment on Ken Bruce’s Radio 2 programme where celebrities pick songs that have had an impact on their life. Tori’s favorite tunes, two per day, will be featured during the week of September 25th. Tori’s picks have been posted on the BBC’s website—jump the fold or follow the link above if you want to spoil the surprise! Either way, tune in on-air, online or on digital radio to hear the songs and Tori’s comments on them.
Emmanuel writes to tell us that EDGE, a e-zine which focuses on news and entertainment for the GLBT communities in several Northeastern cities, is giving away several copies of A Piano: The Collection. However, there is a catch: only those who have an EDGE Reader Rewards card program are eligible to enter the drawing and there is a $5 fee to get one. The deadline to enter is October 8th. If you have a card already or don’t mind setting an Abe loose, though, it seems like it’s worth entering the drawing via any of their regional portals: Boston, New York, New England, Providence, or Provincetown. If’s not clear if there are separate drawings for each region or if all entries go into one big hat.
“It’s one of the books I go to when I need to get below the surface of my e-mail day or my free-floating anxiety. I dip in when I’m looking for a reminder of the big forces that aren’t really apparent in the workday. Tori views her life through the lens of myth and archetype, and this is a very powerful way to tune back in to what you really want, what you really are.”—Elizabeth Merrick on Piece by Piece
In this article from the Fall 2006 issue of Venus, Elizabeth Merrick, author and editor of the new anthology This Is Not Chick Lit, comments on her current favorite read: Piece By Piece by Tori Amos and Ann Powers. Thanks to Tess for the transcription.
The This Is Not Chick Lit editor is up on her Faulkner and Morrison, but what really keeps her inspired? (Hint: It’s not chick lit.)
The two sneak preview tracks that were previously streaming from EverythingTori.com, “Precious Things” (Alternate Mix) and “Crucify” (Unedited Single Version), are now available for your listening pleasure from Tori’s myspace. So if you missed ‘em before or just want to hear them again before the release of A Piano next week, here’s your chance!
Thanks to Jessica and TimL for letting us know!
Dutch websites Bol.com and NLstore are offering streaming samples of every song on A Piano: The Collection, including unreleased tracks such as “Zero Point,” “Ode To My Clothes,” “Dolphin Song,” “Not David Bowie,” and an intro jam to “Marys of the Sea.”
(Thanks to Ruud for passing this along.)
“I feel like Albert Einstein with my hair out to here, and I’ve put my finger in an electric socket, and I’m editing, and blowing things up, and bringing harpsichords back in, and Wurlys in and out, and pianos in . . . You know, I’m in the middle of the mad scientist phase.”—Tori Amos
Tori was interviewed on BBC 6 Music’s The Music Week show with Julie Cullen and Imran Ahmed.
Thanks to Jeff for the transcription.
Everythingtori.com has been updated with some new BBC Radio interview links.
As always, transcriptions make us go all melty inside.
(Thanks to Darrell and angrysnatch for letting us know.)
Thanks to eagle-eyed Ryan! on @forumz for spotting and posting about about Selections From A Piano: The Collection, a promotional CD from Rhino Records featuring twelve tracks from A Piano.
We have also received word from the Promotions Director at CD101, a radio station in Columbus, Ohio, that they will be giving away a copy of this sampler during the week of September 25th to celebrate the release of the boxed set. He mentioned that only 1,000 copies of the sampler were produced, so this will be a fairly rare collector’s item. Tune at 101.1 FM in Central Ohio or streaming on the Web for more details about this giveaway when they are announced.
The sampler contains these twelve tracks:
Here are some scans of the promo that Ryan! found on eBay:
Amazon.fr has confirmed for Undented that A Piano: The Collection will indeed be released in that country this coming Friday, September 22nd.
[Update: Heidi tells us that when she placed her order with Amazon.fr, she was told that despite the release date, the item won’t actually BE SENT OUT until September 27th. We’re trying to get clear confirmation from the folks at Amazon.fr about whether they will be shipping on the 22nd or on the 27th. Keep an eye on this space for updates.]