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.
I don’t cancel. I’m not known for doing that. I don’t play for Government anywhere, I play for people. The Kiev people had asked me to come, they’d come to visit me in Europe and said, ‘Please come’, and so I wasn’t going to cancel!
In an interview for The AU phoned in from Istanbul, Tori spoke to Sosefina Fuamoli about Unrepentant Geraldines, the cancelled show in Kiev, her foray into Moscow and the impact of turning 50, and the coming tour in Australia.
Well, you can’t not do [Conchita Wurst’s “Rise Like A Phoenix” and t.A.T.u’s “Not Gonna Get Us”] without knowing what it can mean. I mean I’m 50, I’m not completely naive! You can’t be coy about it. To play a t.A.T.u. song, a lesbian anthem, in Moscow — you’ve gotta grab it with both hands, because if you don’t, it’s not going to work.
In a phoner from Turkey for news.com.au, Tori talked about the upcoming Australian shows, the tour so far, and the intersection of family and music in her life and tells the story of her performance of a t.A.T.u. song in Moscow, including an unexpected punchline about who was on Crocus City Hall’s stage the next morning. (Hint: it’s ironic!)
Coinciding with this morning’s announcement about her Australian tour in November, Tori did a couple phone-in interviews for ABC radio stations in Adelaide and Melbourne. First, she spoke with Libbi Gorr on 774 ABC Melbourne’s Breakfast and then, on 891 ABC Adelaide’s Breakfast, she chatted with Sonya Feldoff.
The former is available online for your streaming pleasure but the latter is not — at least not yet. Hopefully it will be added soon!
There are five stops on the swing down under:
November 11 – Sydney Opera House, Sydney with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra!
November 15 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
November 16 – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide
November 18 – Riverside Theatre @ PCEC, Perth
November 21 – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane
Yes, that’s right: for the concert in Sydney, Tori will be accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, giving Australia a taste of 2012’s Gold Dust orchestral performances! Very nifty!
Tickets for all shows go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 18th with dreaded pre-sales taking place for each on Monday, July 14th. Exact times for all sales are listed in LiveNation.co.au and in our Tour section.
Thanks to @sharon and Daniel for the heads up — while we were busy dozing off during the Netherlands/Argentina match.
Seems Tori was a busy little vinyl hawk in New York City back in April — though honestly, there aren’t too many cities we’d rather flick through the bins in than NYC so who can blame her? In addition to spending some time at Generation Records with Nylon Magazine, she also roamed Rough Trade’s aisles with The Guardian, talking about some of her favorite albums for the Vinyl Cut series. Check it out…
As confirmed on the program’s website, Tori will be the musical guest on Live with Kelly & Michael on Monday, July 14th. The syndicated program is carried on numerous television stations across the United States — check their station finder to find a station near you that does and what time it is on. Or set those DVRs. Or both.
Thanks to Lindsay for the tip!
By the way, we certainly wouldn’t be surprised to see some other television appearances added once the tour is underway. Keep an eye on Sue Trowbridge’s Late Night Lineups for guest information for national programs as well as your local listings on the off-chance that some regional appearances occur. If we hear of any, we’ll be sure to get the word out.
Tori has donated a pair of tickets to one show on the North American leg of the Unrepentant Geraldines tour and a meet and greet with her for a charity auction benefiting the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, an organization provides financial assistance to musicians facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.
The auction is being handled through Charitybuzz and closes on Thursday, July 10th at 3:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time. More details, including the form to place a bid if you are so inclined, can be found at Charitybuzz.
This time last week, South Africa, basking in the afterglow of the final show on the Unrepentant Geraldines Tour southern swing, was waving farewell to Tori as North America prepared for the tour to return to its shores and pick up again on the West Coast come mid-July. Between the pleasantries of Independence Day here in the States and the unpleasant intrusion of real life, the site has been a bit dormant so here’s a not-so-quick summary of recent happenings to get everyone — particularly ourselves — caught up.
First, a recap of the other things that happened during the South African tour while we were focusing on the live shows themselves.
And, from the non-South-African department…
Phew! Thanks to Mike Minanian, mkgtweety, Erin, Scott, choirguy, Lorna, Jennifer, and several anonymous contributors for all the links! We appreciate it!
It’s been a bit of a rough week here at Undented but despite the lack of recaps, setlists for the three South African shows so far — two in Johannesburg on Thursday and Friday and tonight’s performance in Cape Town, the first of two — were posted in the Tour section either as the shows happened or right after they finished.
The two Johannesburg shows were updated in real-time thanks to @andrew_ja, @LindiAtieno, @burgergc, and @RKGraeme while Cape Town was old school, with reports coming in after the show. Thanks go out to @tessann_e and @julieteidelman for posting photos of the Cape Town setlist on Twitter after the show!
Some notable songs from the three shows include “Take Me With You,” “Real Men,” “Purple Rain,” and “Sugar” on the 26th; “Sister Janet,” “Carbon,” “Spark,” Sinead O’Connor’s “Three Babies”, and Harry Chapin’s “Cats in the Cradle,” on the 27th; and “Merman,” “The Rose,” a mash-up of Culture Club’s “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” and Dead or Alive’s “You Spin Me Round,” “Cooling,” and Depeche Mode’s “In Your Room,” tonight. The complete sets for all three shows are in the Tour section.
Reviews of the shows are welcome! We always love to hear about the show and not just hear what was played — though that is important too! There’s a form at the bottom of each show’s page which you can use to post your thoughts if you were there and would like to share!
Finally, there’s just one more show, on Monday in Cape Town, South Africa to go and then there’s a break before the North American leg kicks off. We’re hoping to have real-time coverage for tomorrow on Twitter. If you’re going and would like to send us the set as it happens, please get in touch! Either @ or DM us on Twitter or you can reach us on Facebook or via the trusty Contact form here. We’d love to close out the first half of the tour with a bang!