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.
Something that escaped our notice when the Unrepentant Geraldines pre-order pre-sale was announced last week is that there is a deadline for pre-ordering the record to receive one of the pre-sale codes.
For all pre-sales taking place next week on Tuesday, March 4th — which is all of them except the ones for Los Angeles, San Diego, and Cleveland — you must pre-order the album, in which ever format, by Noon Eastern on Friday, February 28th. At that time, we assume the pre-sale pre-orders will be inactivated or removed outright.
As for the timing of the pre-sale code delivery, the Tori Store indicates that they will be e-mailed within 24 hours of the pre-sale taking place. Today’s social media updates specifically say the codes will be e-mailed on Monday, March 3rd, so they should all arrived by next Monday evening.
If the other pre-sales follow the same pattern, we anticipate the deadlines will be March 14th for Los Angeles, March 28th for San Diego, and April 4th for Cleveland — but don’t quote us on that!
In related news, Broadway World Music reported on the two shows at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. According to the article, there will be an advance ticket sale for Chase customers for the August 12th show starting on Monday, March 3rd, at 10:00 AM Eastern. There is no pre-order pre-sale for that show. On the other hand, there is a pre-order pre-sale for the August 13th show, starting March 4th (as we know). Of course, neither advance sale appears on the Ticketmaster listings for these concerts. We expect them to be added by Monday though.
Today’s the day!
The 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards will be, uh, awarded this evening at a ceremony at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West End. The Light Princess is nominated in six categories so we are hopeful for more recognition for the musical!
Earlier this week, it was announced that Rosalie Craig was added to the line-up for the awards concert. Naturally, she’ll be performing a song from The Light Princess though we don’t know which one yet.
Unfortunately, the concert and ceremony will not be streamed this year but you can follow along on Twitter, Facebook and a live blog by Catherine Love. Video highlights, hopefully including Rosalie’s performance, will be posted on WhatsOnStage’s YouTube channel starting on Monday as well.
Good luck to all those nominated and may The Light Princess float again!
A little while after we posted about the Rolling Stone article earlier today, ToriAmos.com received a wee facelift. Banished is the stark black and white tone of the temporary theme put in place a few months ago and visitors are now greeted by the new album artwork and the new publicity photo which graces this article. The North American dates, including on-sales dates, were added as well, albeit on a separate page from the European dates. Go figger.
There will be pre-sales for all but one of the North American shows. This time around, those who pre-order the album from The Tori Store will be sent a code to participate in the pre-sale for a single concert. For each pre-order, you select the show that you want to purchase pre-sale tickets for and the code will be delivered via e-mail to you 24 hours prior to the pre-sale. It’s a little convoluted but, having just pre-ordered the album on vinyl, the process wasn’t too bad. The only show that is NOT having pre-order pre-sales is the first New York City show.
That said, having just gone through and adding all the new dates to our tour section, it turns out that there will be the usual assortment of venue, promoter, Live Nation and other miscellaneous pre-sales on top of the pre-order pre-sale. All the details that we could find from either venue, promoter or ticket agency websites have been added to our listing. We’ll keep those as updated as we can but please do contact us if you come across a detail we don’t have or find any incorrect information. We’re running on fumes here so we’d be disappointed if there weren’t at least a few typos to fix!
Finally, UK residents, there is a pre-order deal for you too! If you pre-order the deluxe edition from Universal Music, you will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of front row tickets for the May 15th show at London’s Royal Albert Hall and a meet and greet with Tori after the show. Not too shabby! All the legal terms and conditions for the contest are there for your reading pleasure if you’re suffering from insomnia.
Phew. Okay, enough excitement for tonight! Back on our heads!
I’ve always been inspired by visual artists of all mediums because, as with music, art is not a job you can go to and leave from, but it is something that defines who and what you are. Visual artists shake up our brains and force us to look at everything, from objects we don’t normally think twice about to people we might not have cared about. In one image, they can remind us of nature’s power to enchant, as well as humankind’s fruitless attempt to overpower her or simply second-guess her. Through the visual artist’s application of tone, shape, pattern and pigment, I not only begin to see, but I can honestly say I begin to hear.
Rolling Stone’s report about yesterday’s unveiling of the cover for Unrepentant Geraldines includes dates for the North American leg of the 2014 tour and confirmation of the album’s release on May 13th, as Amazon indicated when they added a listing for the record to the store. The article also mentions that the European leg “culminates” in Bucharest, Romania on June 19th.
The North American dates are listed below.
We’ll get them All dates have been added to our tour section! as soon as we can!
Thanks to MAT and ToriAmosJP for the tip!
7/16 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum
7/17 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
7/18 – Portland, OR – Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
7/21 – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre
7/23 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
7/24 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s
7/25 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center
7/27 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
7/29 – Dallas, TX – Winspear Opera House
7/30 – Austin, TX – Long Center
8/1 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
8/2 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
8/3 – St. Paul, MN – O’Shaughnessy Auditorium
8/5 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
8/6 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
8/7 – Cleveland, OH – Cain Park
8/8 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
8/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Verizon Hall
8/12 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
8/13 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
8/15 – Boston, MA – Opera House
8/16 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
8/18 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
8/19 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb-Energy PAC
8/20 – Durham, NC – Durham PAC
8/22 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
8/23 – Orlando, FL – Bob Carr PAC
8/24 – Miami, FL – Fillmore at The Jackie Gleason Theatre
Before the day is consumed by whatever news is slated to be announced today, just a quick note to make sure everyone knows that Rosalie Craig, the star of The Light Princess, has been added to the slate of performers for this coming weekend’s WhatsOnStage Awards Concert. She will be performing a song from the musical, though which one has not been specified yet. This might be a rare opportunity to see her sing music from the show while on the ground instead of in the air!
Tickets for the concert and ceremony, which takes place Sunday, February 23rd at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London, are still available.
We’ll be honest.
We were expecting another segment of the mystery photograph today and the complete image tomorrow — but that turns out not to be the case! Instead, Tori Amos threw us a curve ball: the complete album cover for Unrepentant Geraldines (yup, Universal Music Classics didn’t fib), as unveiled on PerezHilton.com. The photography, in case you are wondering, is by Amarpaul Kalirai.
So that leaves one more day of the countdown (unless you are a rocket scientist who counts down to zero…hmmmm.) This is very convenient as the article on PerezHilton.com promises a big announcement tomorrow. That could be any one of a number of things: the release date and details for the album, additional dates for the tour, perhaps even a lead song from the album. We’ll just have to wait and see what Wednesday brings…besides hump day. (Shut up, camel.)
Oh, if you are looking for an unwatermarked copy of the cover artwork, there is one on the official Instagram feed. It is slightly cropped from the version on PerezHilton.com though.
Thanks kyle alex howard, cliff, and Dylan for the alert!
The fourth fragment of the new photograph for Unrepentant Geraldines has been posted. Honestly, this doesn’t really feel like an album cover to us but, as always, we’re willing to be wrong!
The third snippet of the new promotional photo/album cover has been posted. We like the hair. Still don’t know what to make of the hieroglyphs painted on the wall though…
Three days to go! Or maybe four…
One week from today, on Sunday, February 23rd, the 2014 WhatsonStage Awards Ceremony and Concert will be taking place at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West End.
Hosted by Mel Giedroyc from Great British Bake Off and comedian and actor Rufus Hound, the evening will include performances by Cynthia Erivo, the cast of the Sondheim revue Putting It Together, Lauren Samuels and Louise Dearman from the forthcoming musical Water Babies, Michael Xavier and Charlotte Wakefield from last summer’s The Sound of Music revival, and Declan Bennett and Zrinka Cvitešić from Once.
More importantly though, the winners of the 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards will be announced. As we know, The Light Princess was shortlisted in six categories: Best Actress in a Musical, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, Best Set Design, Best Choreographer, London Newcomer of the Year, and Best New Musical. Voting concluded at the end of January and we’re waiting with bated breath to find out if Rosalie Craig, Amy Booth-Steel, Rae Smith, Steven Hoggett or Tori herself receive the collective nod of the theatre-going public.
Tickets for the ceremony are still available for those wanting to attend.
Friday afternoon, without any explanation, this image appeared on ToriAmos.com and all the social media avenues accompanied by the caption “6.”
Needless to say, a collective WTF?!? echoed forth from the keyboards of Tori Amos fans around the world. What this a countdown? Was “Slee” a fragment of the name of the sixth track on Unrepentant Geraldines? Was this the record’s cover artwork? A promotional photo? Is that a new wig? Water colors or oil paint? (Well, maybe not that last one.)
A little light was shed by Universal Music Classics on Facebook where they indicated that, “Piece by piece Tori Amos is revealing her album cover for her upcoming release Unrepentant Geraldines,” and recommending that folks keep an eye out over the weekend. While they were the only source saying anything about what these image fragments were, they might know a thing or two as they’re releasing the record, after all.
And sure enough, a second image, “5.,” appeared today. So it appears that the reveal is on, folks, and we hope there will be more information about the record — and the rest of the elusive tour dates hopefully — come the middle of next week.
In related news, Amazon.com has added a listing for and is taking pre-ordered for Unrepentant Geraldines with a release date of Tuesday, May 13th. They are taking pre-orders for a CD edition of the album but MusicTAP, which first mentioned the May 13th release date on Thursday, indicates that the album have three physical editions: compact disc, vinyl, and a deluxe CD/DVD combo. Perhaps by this time next week, we’ll know more about the contents of each…
Thanks Tanya for the tip to MusicTAP and to Mark as well!