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.
AOL Music’s new all-Tori radio station is live and streaming, according to this news item on the AOL Music site. They’re still hoping to gather more suggestions and requests from Tori fans, so hop on over and give them some feedback if you think they’re missing your favorite tune.
Play.com is listing a cut-down version of the deluxe A Piano: The Collection set presented in a standard digi-box format. Showing a release date of November 20th (ooh, just in time for Christmas!), the price is £34.99.
Play.com is a UK vendor, but it is likely that other vendors will be offering this as well. If you hear of any more online stores listing this, let us know and we’ll keep track of the ones with the best prices in this article.
Much thanks to Melissa/deadcanary and martin for telling us about this.
Beth Winegarner — journalist, author, and one of Undented’s very own managing editors — has just released a book that will be of interest to music lovers in general and Toriphiles in particular. Titled Read The Music: Essays On Sound (a tip o’ the hat to Kate Bush, that), the first two essays focus entirely on Tori’s music, with threads of her influence continuing to be woven through several essays that follow.
The following short article appeared in the September 29, 2006, edition of The Sun. Thanks to Lucy and Saar for sending this to us.
The way I see it, everybody I deal with who tries to tell me what to do gets fired. So if someone’s trying to tell me what to do, I say, ‘Well you’re gonna be gone soon anyway.’ And I start whistling “Dixie.” — Tori Amos
This article is from the November, 2006, issue of Record Collector, in which Tori discusses working on A Piano, her relationship with her father, and yes … her Saab. It even includes a list of the Top 20 Tori collectibles. Many thanks to menju56 for transcribing this for us!
Tales of the Bee Mistress
Tori Amos has ‘restored’ her back catalogue for a new box set. James R Blandford talked to her about the project and discovered that you can’t make A Piano without a few bees.
The following review is from the October 10, 2006, issue of “The Advocate”: http://www.advocate.com/. Thanks to Chad and DMC for sending this in.
Here is the Blender review of A Piano. They give it 4 out of 5 stars. Thanks to Noah for telling us about this.
If you are still waiting for an order from B&N and have received a confirmation message that your order is packed and ready to leave their warehouse, you’re fine and can ignore the rest of this update.
If, on the other hand, you placed an order with B&N and your order still shows as unshipped on your order status page, we suggest that you call them ASAP and tell them you want to check on your order status, even if you did not receive a delay message from them.
We have no idea what happened or what’s really going on, but we think you’ll find that they will tell you that the release date was changed, but that a shipment has “just arrived today” at their warehouse and they’ll put your order through. Apparently this is exactly what they were telling people yesterday, too.
Now, it could be they really are getting their shipments in in dribbles, but this does NOT explain the reports we’re hearing about some people who ordered on Tuesday (the day of release) having already received their orders while others who pre-ordered weeks ago have been told the collection is not yet available because the supplier changed the release date. Seems like it would be a good idea for them to fill the oldest orders first.
[ UPDATE Monday, Oct 2: We attempted to contact corporate representatives at Barnes and Noble to find out what’s causing these delays, but they have not responded to our requests for comment.]
The November 2006 issue (No. 329) of Record Collector (with Bruce Springsteen on the cover) features a major interview with Tori, in which she talks “in depth about her remastered catalogue”. The article is not available online. This magazine is a UK publication. If you can’t find the issue in a store near you, single issues can be purchased directly from the magazine.
UPDATE: A transcript is now available.
We’re happy to report that Brian Nash’s Boys For Pele show has sold out! Congratulations, Brian! As a result, a second show on the same night, October 2nd at 9:30 pm, as been added by The Duplex Cabaret, in New York City. Reservations are recommended and can now be made online.