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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.
51 maybe not be as big a deal as 50 in birthday terms, but Tori’s 51st year has been a significant one between the long-awaited run of The Light Princess, the release of Unrepentant Geraldines, and the subsequent tour — so there is much to celebrate! And celebrate we will on Friday as Tori celebrates her special day on the stage at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater!
As we alluded to earlier this week, the tour crew has formulated a plan…but it’s still a bit of a secret as a certain someone (who undoubtedly will be suspecting something) isn’t supposed to know. So! The plan will be explained by Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou during their opening set. Get there early Friday to get the low-down on what’s going to go down and please follow their lead so that Tori’s first birthday show in a decade is as wonderful as it can be!
Sorry, guys, we’ve gotten word from the tour crew that there will be no M&G in Clearwater tomorrow. We know a lot of you were hoping to wish Tori a happy birthday in person and Tori is very sorry she won’t be able to chat with you on her special day, but the schedule is packed. You’ll just have to send her extra-strong best birthday ESP vibes during the show.
Get your creative hats on, kids!
As most of you are aware (or at least we hope you’re aware), the Miami show on Sunday marks the final date of the North American leg of the Unrepetant Geraldines Tour. After that, we won’t get to have any more setlist fun until Tori hits Australia in November (three whole months away!), and a good chunk of you won’t be around for our live coverage then because the Oz shows will be taking place while most of you are either asleep or at work. So instead of having our big bash on the final-final date of the tour as we normally do, we’re going to make Miami our big fiesta show, since woj and I will both be around covering it.
We put our heads together and we’ve decided you guys are going to help us turn our Miami coverage into … the UNREPENTANT GRATITUDE party! Yes, you guys are going to share your overflowing Tori gratitude with your fellow EWF all over the world. YAY!!! So put on your best party clothes and your thinking caps and help us make this virtual shindig a total blast.
- This is open to all Toriphiles around the world. And you don’t have to have physically been to a show to participate.
- Make a short video or create a picture (photo, drawing, graphic, painting, whatever you like) expressing whatever you’ve felt most grateful for this tour. Be as creative as you can, whatever you can dream up, the sky’s the limit. Seriously, go wild.
- Videos: keep them under 30 seconds, upload them to YouTube as unlisted, then email the link to this special address with “VIDEO” as the subject.
- Pictures: email them as an attachment to this special address with “PICTURE” as the subject. Please let us know the name with which you’d like to be credited.
- Deadline for submissions is
8:00pm BST on Saturday5:00pm BST on Sunday. For those of you who are time zone-challenged, you can see what time that is in your region here.
We’ll sort through and choose the best of the best to share during our live coverage on Twitter on Sunday. Depending on how many submissions we get, we may not be able to include them all, but we’ll fit in as many as possible. Once we have some idea how much (or how little) we’re going to have to work with, we’ll let you know what time we’re going to be starting.
So do whatever you can to make your submission really stand out as entertaining and unique! Who knows? Tori might even see some of them.
We’ve gotten word from the tour crew that, because of the schedule for the day, there will not be a meet and greet in Nashville on Monday. While we’re sorry for those hoping to say hi to Tori tomorrow, at least no one will have to dodge the thunderstorms in tomorrow’s forecast.
Get your party hats on! Two big anniversaries of note will be celebrated and observed over the coming week!
First, 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Tori’s other labor of love that came into being in 1994: RAINN! RAINN’s second decade will be celebrated with a birthday brunch on Sunday, August 17th at which Tori, RAINN’s first spokesperson, will be the guest of honor. Tickets for the brunch are long sold out but there are still sponsor packages available if you’d like to contribute to the event and attend.
Regardless of whether or not you are able to attend the brunch, RAINN is encouraging everyone to join the celebration using the hashtag #RAINN20th on Twitter and Instagram. Perhaps you have some personal reflections on how Tori’s music and presence as a survivor has helped you or influenced your perception of sexual violence. Maybe you want to share how you are honoring RAINN’s 20th anniversary. It’s all welcome! We also encourage you to, as they suggest, make a $20 donation in honor of the anniversary — every little bit helps!
Second, this coming Friday, August 22, is Tori’s 51st birthday! There are plans afoot to mark the occasion at the concert in Clearwater, Florida on Friday – the first time she’ll be playing a show on a birthday since 2003 if our memories aren’t too whack on a Saturday morning. Details are still being worked out by the crew and should be shared towards the middle of the coming week, so please do not pester them about it. Soon as we get the plan, we’ll be passing it along — hope it’s wonderful night for everyone and, most especially, for Tori!
However, if you want to get in on the birthday celebration early, we encourage you to make a donation to RAINN as an early birthday present via the RAINNmaker page of our fine, feathered friends at Tori Songs. Last year, for Tori’s 50th, Tori fans from across the world contributed $3,500. Celebrate her 51st year, Unrepentant Geraldines, and the incredible tour supporting it by chipping in to thank her for all that she has done since then!
We’ve gotten word from the tour crew that between their schedule today and the earlier show time tonight, there will not be a meet and greet in Boston today. Sorry to those looking forward to saying hi to her today…
Update: Complete audio and a gallery of photographs from the in-studio have been posted on The Current’s website!
This past Sunday, during the afternoon before the show in St. Paul, Tori swung by the studios of The Current for a visit with Bill DeVille and a live performance. In addition to chatting with DeVille about the new record, touring and singing with her daughter on the song “Promise,” she played three songs: “Cloud On My Tongue,” “Wild Way,” and “Oysters.”
If you missed it (like we did), The Current has indicated that they will be posting audio and photos from the session on Wednesday but, if you want to get an early taste, they’ve already uploaded video of "Oysters" to YouTube. Check it out below and head over to The Current’s website tomorrow to hear the rest of the session!
Elizabeth Palmer’s spotlight on Tori for CBS Sunday Morning was aired today. Video , including a transcript and some other multimedia, has already been posted on CBS’s website. They’ve also posted it on YouTube as well. Enjoy!
Earlier today, CBS This Morning Saturday aired the Saturday Session Tori recorded for them back in July. The broadcast included two songs, "Oysters" and "Wild Way," while a third, "Selkie", was recorded exclusively for the web. Videos of all three have been added to CBS video archive and uploaded to YouTube for your viewing (and our embedding) pleasure!
Additionally, Elizabeth Palmer’s long-awaited interview with Tori for CBS Sunday Morning, centered on her visit with Tori in Ireland back in May, is now slated to be shown tomorrow, Sunday, August 3rd. Check your local listings to see if your local CBS affiliate carries that program and at what time.
In the meantime, here are the performances from today’s CBS This Morning Saturday appearance!
As one may recall, in between the European and South African legs of the tour, a video for “Promise” was filmed, featuring both Tori and her daughter Tash. If, like us, you’d been wondering when the video would be made available, wonder no more! It has been premiered today on Jezebel! Head on over to check it out!
And while you’re there, scroll down a wee bit farther for a new interview that was just done last week, before the show in Mesa, Arizona.