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.
After an afternoon visit to the Bösendorfer showroom, as one does when one is in Vienna (Bösendorfer shared more photos of the visit on Facebook), Tori performed at the Wiener Konzerthaus last night, the first of two consecutive nights in Austria.
The set featured “Purple People,” “Playboy Mommy,” “Garlands,” “Josephine,” and the tour debut of the Under the Pink stalwart “Cloud on My Tongue.” The Lizard Lounge acknowledged Austris with “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music while the other cover was Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” (As you can see from the photo of the setlist Tori and team shared, the Lounge was originally to include two Leonard Cohen songs: “Take This Waltz,” which would have been a nod to Vienna, and “Famous Blue Raincoat.”)
Many thanks to @lenoreva and @dieGamon for sending the setlist our way as it happened so we could do the live-update thang on Twitter! The whole shebang is posted in the Tour section. We’ve already received a few reviews of the show; if you were there and would like to add your voice, please send one in using the form at the bottom of Vienna page.
Following the show in Rome on Monday, came the other two tour stops in Italy on the Unrepentant Geraldines tour: Milan and Padua and, as one might expect from the way this tour has been going, the shows did not disappoint!
Each show featured tour debuts: “Another Girl’s Paradise” in Milan and “Liquid Diamonds” and “On the Boundary” in Padua. Wait, did we say “On the Boundary?” Oh yes we did! For the second time ever, Tori broke that Y Kant Tori Read nugget out for the listening enjoyment of the audience! “Etienne,” also from YKTR, made an appearance in Padua too.
Other songs of note included “Black Dove,” “Your Cloud,” and “Not the Red Baron” in Milan and, in Padua, “Northern Lad,” “Garlands,” and Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus” with the usual inclusion of some lyrics from “Body & Soul.” “Over the Rainbow,” made famous by Judy Garland, and Tom Waits’ “Time” comprised the Lizard Lounge in Milan while Padua’s featured Lloyd Cole’s “Rattlesnakes” and Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You.”
The complete sets for both shows, thanks again to Lisa and Luca, have been posted in the Tour section. Will be getting multimedia added there as it appears as well, more importantly, your reviews! If you were there and would like to summarize your impressions of the show, we’ve love to give you the platform! Just post a review using the comment form at the bottom of each show’s page.
And don’t forget: all the other shows on the tour so far are documented there too!
The first of the three straight concerts in Italy on the Unrepentant Geraldines tour took place this evening in Rome. While we weren’t able to cover the show as it happened, the set list was sent to us right after the show ended by our buddy Lisa to whom we extend our gratitude!
The show featured the tour debut of “Carbon,” the return of “Ophelia” (which was played on the first night of the tour but not since), “Blood Roses,” “Father Lucifer,” and, during the Lizard Lounge, Bette Midler’s “The Rose” and Carly Simon’s “Boys in the Trees.” “Weatherman” and “Invisible Boy” represented Unrepentant Geraldines in the show. Have a look at the complete set list in the Tour section.
If you were at the show, please consider writing a review using the form at the bottom of the concert’s page as we love to hear what you thought of the performance as much as we love to hear what was played! We’ll get those posted, as well as any multimedia we stumble on, as quickly as we can!
One of the regular features in Q Magazine these days is “My 10 Commandments,” in which a musician or performer outlines their rules for getting by and Tori gets to fill us in on her guidelines for life in the July 2014 issue (#336).
The issue is on newsstands now and can also be ordered online if you wish.
We’ll get a transcription up soon as we can. In the meantime, here are scans of the article for your perusal, thanks to @SchizoEclectic:
During the clip, in which Tori is overdubbed, she answers questions about touring, her early years playing music in gay bars, Y Kant Tori Read, and her relationship with the piano. It also includes a bit of video from the Hamburg concert.
The complete 32 minute interview is also available on NDR’s website.
Many thanks to fanola for letting us know about this!
Update: The full interview has surfaced on YouTube…
A brief appearance on the Norwegian television program God Kveld Norge was aired on May 31st. During the spot, which was recorded before the Oslo concert on May 22nd, Tori discussed the impact of her rape and the healing and recovery, particularly with respect to her family’s help in bringing that about.
Video of the clip is now available on TV2’s website, along with an article that summarizes the appearance. Or just watch it on Youtube:
Sister Janet! Rose Dover! Girl! Flying Dutchman! Juarez! Amber Waves! Zero Point! ZOMG!
There are always stories you hear from people that make you see life in a different way. You don’t think about certain ideas until somebody tells you — or you did think about them but forgot about them, perhaps because you chose to forget. I’m in a blissful state. I forget most things. Why do you think I keep touring so much? I can forget the pain!
Stephen Deusner interviewed Tori while she was in Berlin in early April and the resulting article appeared on Salon.com this evening. Their conversation ranged over some of the usual ground — the album, art, and age — but Tori seems to have a frankness about her here that is often softened somewhat in other interviews. Good reading for the weekend!
Earlier this month, on May 16th to be precise, Neil Gaiman appeared at The British Library as part of their Comics Unmasked exhibition to talk about his work, influences, and passions. Tori joined in the conversation, which was moderated by the guest curators of the exhibition, John Harris Dunning and Paul Gravett.
Fan video of the conversation has been spotted in the wild but The British Library has now posted their professional film of the event on Youtube. Check it out below!
You are in a large concert hall in Amsterdam. The hall is filled with people attending a performance by Tori Amos. She is on stage sitting between a keyboard and a piano, bathed in light. She has just finished the first song of the concert and the audience is cheering.
> request blood roses
Tori plays “Blood Roses.”
And that’s probably how the proceedings at tonight’s show in Amsterdam may have felt to some.
In addition to “Blood Roses,” the set also included three other favorites from Boys for Pele, “Putting The Damage On,” “Little Amsterdam,” and “Twinkle,” the rarely-played Scarlet’s Walk b-side “Mountain,” and three songs from the new album: “Oysters,” “Weatherman,” and “Wedding Day.” And if that wasn’t pleasant enough, the Lizard Lounge featured covers of Madonna’s “Frozen” and Don Maclean’s “Vincent.”
Thanks to the efforts of @ShaoLao and @chilowicz, tonight’s set list was updated live on the site and on Twitter — we really appreciate their assistance with that! Some video from the show — including the performance of “Frozen” which we know many were very interested in — has already been added to the page. As always, reviews of the performance are welcome and encouraged! If you’d like to share, just use the form at the bottom of the setlist page and we’ll get it added.
Just be careful not to be eaten by a grue.