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.
Website take40.com is right on the cutting edge of the Tori News scene. According to a news article posted on their website today, “Singer Tori Amos is working on a new album, ‘American Doll Posse’, which will apparently be ready for release next year.” Woohoo! But hang on … that’s not all. “Before the album release, Amos’ record company will put out a best of style compilation called ‘The Piano’. It will feature singles, remixes, alternative versions and live songs, and will be released later this year.”
Holy crap, are you guys as excited as we are?!?!?!!!!
C’mon, kids, hold hands and stay with the group.
[Update Mar 26: Toriphile Mooky contacted Take40 to let them know about their error. Take40 responded, “Thanks for that! Our bad… the source we took the story from was misprinted!”]
Amazon.com has updated its American Doll Posse page with new art — the same art that started floating around last week, mind you — and this is probably the official album cover for the standard version of the new CD. Amazon is, however, still not posting a tracklist.
Tori’s MySpace page is featuring this same graphic under the music player (which is currently playing Wednesday’s audio message about the Posse blog hunt) AND the tracklisting for ADP.
Oodles of thanks to Dardo, Greg, Michael, and Alex for letting us know!
Matt Chamberlain’s latest blog entry describes — in impressively geeky detail — the custom drum set he’s putting together for the upcoming tour:
One thing that has been going on that I am really excited about is I have drumbuilder extrordinaire (sic) Ronn Dunnett building me a titanium shelled ’70s era Drumkit for the upcoming Tori Amos tour. The sizes are all classic depths—24” kick—13” rack 8” Piccolo/bongo tom—16” 18” floor toms—28“x10” side kick—8” Piccolo Snare—6 1/2“x14” Ludwig Chief TI snare. The rest of the rig will be a Midi Kat pad with a Mac Laptop running Ableton Live. The Cymbals are a variety of Istanbul Agop and Pieces of Greg Keplinger Hammered Metal.
Thanks, Devin, for the tip.
Alexander told us about a fun Tori segment on NPR. You can hear bits of “Teenage Hustling” ( oooh, we LIKE it! ) and “Big Wheel”. The part where one of the interviewers says “Uh-oh, eeeoooh” is pretty priceless. [Edit: Tori starts around 26:00.]
[UPDATE: If you scroll down the page, you can listen to “Big Wheel” in full. The link says “Teenage Hustling,” but it’s wrong.]
Completely un-Tori-related: stick around after the Tori segment to hear a clip from a truly grooving Delta blues song, “Down In Mississippi,” from the upcoming Mavis Staples album We’ll Never Turn Back.
Yes, yes, yes, you Toriphiles have managed to find one of the blogs. Good job, detectives! And there’s a new entry posted today.
We may be able to confirm the remaining blogs once you’ve found them, but don’t ask us where they are. Remember, this is a hunt and you are on your own. The only way we’ll tell is if you find our hidden blog. Mwahahahahaaa! (Hint: We ain’t got no hidden blog.)
JB Hi-Fi, an Australian retailer, is taking pre-orders for American Doll Posse and will be shipping the album on May 18th. However, it’s not clear that is the actual Australian release date as they explain, “the above release date is for online store only due to shipping requirements – in store release date may vary.” Sony BMG Australia has yet to post a release date for the record down under…but at least they know how to flesh out a skimpy press release! (Or did we mention that already?)
Interestingly, JB Hi-Fi’s listing idenitifies the album as a double-CD release, with the track list, including “Posse Bonus”, “Smokey Joe” and “Dragon”, split between “Body and Soul” and “Father’s Son”. While this could be the special edition with the DVD, it could also be something completely different for the Australian market.
Thanks to Alana for the tip!
In all the hub-bub about the new album, posses, and blogs, the Ljubljana show going on sale almost slipped under the radar. Thanks to one soldier of the army of spies who noticed that this concert on sale now at Eventim.si (if you can’t read that, click on the English link at the bottom of the page and then search for Tori and you’ll get the same link but in English). You must be registered with the site to purchase tickets. And it does not appear that you can select your seat location.
Note: the show appears to be taking place at Hala Tivoli rather than Krizanke as previously advertised.
Hey there, this is Tori. So by now you may have heard about American Doll Posse. I wanted to officially introduce you to the girls. They will all be going on tour. We’re out shopping right now, and I can’t keep a-hold of a-one of them. They’d love to get to know you; they’ve all heard so much about you. You can look for them online. They will all be accessible if you can find their blogs, which they update frequently. Instead of an Easter egg hunt this season, I’m hosting a Posse hunt. Happy hunting.
Tori’s MySpace has been updated as well. Please, dear God, don’t let the members of the posse be buried in Tori’s 80,326 MySpace friends! That would just be cruel!
Thanks to Emily, Jack, Christina, Nicholas, and last but not least, my poor thrashed fingers.
It’s heee-eeere. This image of the final album cover comes directly from Epic. Click to see the big (and we do mean BIIIG) picture.
Note that there is no text; we assume that’s yet to be added. Also note that the image is very wide; will this image wrap on both the front and back covers? Our fantasy is that the album will come in a hyperdigipack that has FOUR dimensions, where the girls will pop out, explain the songs, and then vacuum your house!
The April 2, 2007 of US Weekly has a piece revealing the five characters that Tori developed for American Doll Posse. They are named Santa, Clyde, Isabelle, Tori, and Pip. In the brief accompanying article, Tori talks a little about how the five women’s stories factor into the album as a whole. (You know the routine by now: click on the thumbnail for a larger image.)
The text reads:
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Tori Amos is into role-playing. For American Doll Posse, her first album in more than to two years, due on May 1, the piano-playing alt-rocker, 43, developed five female characters (insert) around the record’s 20 tracks. “The album is a collection of stories,” Amos (who lives in Cornwall, England, with husband Mark Hawley and daughter Natashya, 6), tells Us. “Each story is a chapter from one of the women.”
ALL IN THE FAMILY – Hawley, a sound engineer, worked on the album too. “There are moments when it can be really sexy and moments when you really disagree,” Amos tells Us of working with him. “That can be tricky when you go back to the same room ant the end of a long day!”
Thanks to Beebles for the scan and to WinterWitch and Fabz for stirring me from my workday torpor and getting my attention back to the work that matters!