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.
A reliable source has informed Undented that there is a Tori Amos “Rarities Box” slated to be released this autumn. At this point, details are sketchy at best, but we are told that it appears on Warner Music Group’s digital release schedule and that the current release date is September 26th. Beyond that, neither our source nor we have any information about what its contents might include or if this will have a corresponding physical release as well.
One would hope for a comprehensive, multi-CD b-side and miscellaneous non-album track collection, packaged in a lovely hand-carved wooden box with copious liner notes and commentary, featuring several oft-mentioned but previously-unreleased songs to entice all but the most curmudgeonly of Tori fans to fork over their hard-earned dosh. However, that might be the ayuhuasca talking….
Whatever it turns out to be though, this is quite exciting news about something that many of us have hoped for for quite a while. And if anyone happens to have contacts or sources within the music industry, additional information about this would be quite welcome!
Following up on a previous story, KROQ has posted the results of their 500 Most Requested Songs of All-Time. Despite having four songs on the ballot, only one of Tori’s tunes made the list: “Cornflake Girl” coming in at #269. (Interestingly, Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, covered notably by our heroine, placed second—wouldn’t it have been intriguing if her cover had somehow managed to make the list!)
Tori is one of the many celebrities featured in David LaChapelle’s new book, Artists and Prostitutes, due out on June 15th. Once described as “the Fellini of photography” by New York Magazine, LaChapelle was the photographer for Tori’s cover story in the June 25th, 1998 issue of Rolling Stone.
This 698-page super-sized volume is being printed in a limited edition of only 2,500 numbered and signed copies. It retails for a steep US$ 1,750.00. No, we didn’t put the decimal point in the wrong spot … that’s EUR 1500,00 | GBP 1200.00 | JPY 270000.00. However, if you order the book directly from Taschen before May 31st, you can purchase it for a mere US$ 1,250.00.
Still, this is definitely a talented artist and you don’t REALLY need to eat this month, do you?
While the shot of Tori chosen for this collection is arguably not the most intriguing of the photos LaChapelle has taken of her, many of the pics of the other celebs are absolutely priceless. Don’t miss Drew Barrymore, Alan Cumming, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirsten Dunst, Rose McGowan, Ryan Phillipe, Christina Ricci, Smashing Pumpkins, or Justin Timberlake (yes, that really is Justin). The non-celeb photos are pretty spectacular as well.
Nice book, if you can get it.
(Much thanks to Jophiel for telling us about this.)
Tori has four songs on the ballot for KROQ’s 500 Most Requested Songs Of All-Time which listeners can vote for on their website. The four songs are “Cornflake Girl,” “God,” “Crucify,” and “A Sorta Fairytale” though, if one prefers to throw their vote away on a less popular song, you can write-in selections as well. KROQ will be counting down the 500 songs on Memorial Day weekend. If you can’t listen on your FM dial in the Los Angeles area, KROQ Street Team members can listen to their stream online to hear the voting results and see where Tori places.
Thanks to Brendan for telling us about this!
There is a concert review of Singaporean singer Stefanie Sun that appeared in the May 10, 2006 edition of The Star newspaper in Malaysia. Stefanie Sun performed on Saturday, May 6, 2006 at the Arena of Stars in Genting Highlands, Malaysia and at one point during the show did a cover of Silent All These Years that really impressed the reviewer, Michael Cheang.
Slouched almost lazily on an armchair on stage with the lighting leaving her half shrouded in darkness, Sun managed to deliver the song with almost the same dark poignancy as Amos herself. And it was actually one of the best covers of the song that I have heard.
Visit star-ecentral.com to read the entire review. Thanks to Amy for sending this in!
Actress Cady McClain, who plays “Dixie” on All My Children, has written an entry titled The Power Of Orange Knickers (Tori Amos) in her Confessions of a Mad Soap Star journal:
Soap operas are a tough business. These last few weeks I have been asked, “how do you put yourself back together after a scene like that?” Honestly, it is not easy. I usually go have a stiff drink and try to get home and go to sleep quickly. Other times, it’s not so easy. It lives with me for days, stirring up my own crap, and takes its rather expensive toll.
So what do I do to get on with the business of living? I listen to music, I go see art, I lay in the sun, if I can, which is very healing. I think about roller skating, knishes, tattoos, and New Orleans. I try to soak up other people’s good energy by means of their work, like listening to Miss Tori, when it is available, and when it isn’t, I think about how nice a kitty can feel when she’s feeling friendly, and I give mine a good cuddle.
Until the little bitch bites me.
We hate it when that happens.
Visit Cady’s journal to read the full entry. (Thanks to Marcus Frank for passing this on.)
We want to thank you all so much for the kind words you’ve been sending our way. It has been an intensely nerve-wracking last few weeks, trying to get this site off the ground in such a short period of time.
A highly reliable source tells us that EWF should be sure to check everythingtori.com for updates BEFORE checking toriamos.com. Everything Tori is updated more frequently and will sometimes have news that Toriamos.com doesn’t.
We have placed Everything Tori at the top of our “Other News Sources” link list to reflect this.
Mike Fisher tells us that in Dean Kootnz’s recent [November 2005] novel, Forever Odd, one of the main characters is named “Datura.” There are many references to killer and crazy plants (Brugmansia, etc.) and they are used as metaphors to describe the psychotic, spiritual, and dual nature of that character.
James Patterson’s characters have listened to Tori’s music in his novels; is Koontz beginning to slip Tori references into his? Could be. At any rate, it sounds like an interesting read.
I wanted to point out to folks who are interested that we do have RSS and Atom syndication feeds available. The links are underneath the search box in the right-hand column.