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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.
We’ve gotten word that there will not be time for a meet and greet in Moscow on Sunday due to the timing of travel arrangements and the early show time for the concert that night.
Regretfully, we’ve gotten confirmation that the concert in Kiev, Ukraine on June 17th has been cancelled by the promoter, Melnitsa Concert Agency due to the state of affairs in Ukraine. This was announced on the official Facebook page via a post visible to those in Ukraine and Russia. This does not affect the Russian shows this weekend or any of the other remaining shows on the European tour — those will go on as planned.
Melnitsa’s announcement is as follows:
With a heavy heart we must say that all the shows we planned in the Ukraine are now cancelled due to the current state of affairs in the country. it’s a painful moment and a difficult time for all us. We sincerely cherish a hope that a possibility for the live concerts in Ukraine will be restored soon. We are thankful for your support and understanding in such difficult times.
Any the purchased tickets are valid to be exchanged to an equivalent to concerts in June 2014 held by Melnitsa concert agency. The full list of shows is here: www.melnitsa.org.
Please follow the corresponding instructions for the ticket exchange:
1. Refund will be carried only with prerecord by using the form on the website http://melnitsa.org/tback/ or by call +38 063 718 21 15 from 11:00 to 15:00 except holidays.
2. For appointment by phone, please specify: name, number of tickets, the amount and the name of the concert.
3. After registration on the site you will be notified by email about date and time of return, or you will be contacted by phone.
We’re saddened to hear this news but this move is certainly for the best for the safety of all and we hope that the situation there comes to a peaceful resolution soon!
Back at the end of April, Tori visited with Last.fm during the whirlwind week of promo in New York City, and their interview with her is the latest episode in their Last.fm Originals series. In the clip, Tori discusses Unrepentant Geraldines, hitting the half-century mark, and her appreciation for her fanbase. Check it out below!
Back in the old days, when Tori used to do two shows in one night, we’d always make a point to never miss the late show. The early show was the “normal” set with all the hits while the late show was always…different. There are no late shows any more and, indeed, it seems like every show on this tour could be a late show by the old measuring stick, there are a few streaks of four consecutive shows and, perhaps, that fourth show could be today’s equivalent of the late show of yore. Tonight’s show in Warsaw was the fourth in a row and, even though it may not be different in the same way as late shows used to be, it seems to stand somewhat alone from the others, at least at this distance.
The evening saw several firsts: the first time “Beauty Queen” was played this tour and the first time it was in its accustomed place before “Horses” since 2011, the first time Tori covered “Nights in White Satin” since 2005, and the first time “Riot Poof” was performed since 2003 — and in the encore too! The other song during the Lizard Lounge was Leonard Cohen’s “Famous Blue Raincoat” and the rest of the set featured “Here. In My Head,” “Oysters,” “Graveyard,” “Blood Roses,” and “Curtain Call.”
The full setlist, thanks to the tweetly efforts of @hardypl, has been posted up in the Tour section. We’d love to share your review of the show with the world if you were there; you can send them in using the comment form at the bottom of the page if you’d like let everyone know what you thought of the concert.
Note: tonight was the last night for Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou on the tour. Although originally slated to go through to the Istanbul show, logistical difficulties are preventing them from continuing. We’ve gotten confirmation that the remaining European shows will not have an opening act so be warned: Tori will be starting earlier in the evening than the previous shows on the tour!
…but there are countries and the one the Unrepentant Geraldines tour stopped in tonight was the Czech Republic where Tori performed in its capital city, Prague, at the Kongresové Centrum.
Yet again, we were not able to locate a tweeter for the show so we found out which songs were played, along with everyone else not at the show, when that there photo of the setlist was shared on social media by Tori’s team and, judging by the book purely by its cover, it wasn’t that shabby a show at all!
The performance featured the first appearances of “Spark,” “Yes, Anastasia,” and “Original Sinsuality” in sets on this tour. The rest of the show featured “Butterfly,” “Father Lucifer,” “Northern Lad,” “Little Earthquakes,” “Mother,” and, to end the encore, “Pretty Good Year.” The Lizard Lounge included John Lennon’s “Imagine,” another first for the tour, and Cat Stevens’ “Moonshadow.”
The Tour section has been update with tonight’s setlist, the #unrepentantselfie, and a few videos that have already surfaced but it’s missing your thoughts on the show. If you were there and would like to share a review, use the comment form at the bottom of the setlist page and we’ll get it added lickety-split.
Tonight’s concert at Munich’s Philharmonie im Gasteig marked the final show in Germany on the Unrepentant Geraldines tour and, as is often the case, Tori said farewell to the Germans with a grand performance.
The show included the first appearance of “Flying Dutchman” on this tour, the lost-and-found Little Earthquakes gem “Take Me With You” (which was not on the printed setlist), “Oysters,” “Liquid Diamonds,” “Doughnut Song,” and a trio of Scarlet’s Walk deep cuts: “Carbon,” “Taxi Ride,” and “Another’s Girl Paradise.” However, the centerpiece of the show was the Lizard Lounge which featured powerful performances of Patti Smith’s version of “Because the Night” and Pat Benetar’s “We Belong!”
A pretty hefty selection of songs, for sure!
Thanks to Christine and John for sending over a photo of the setlist after the show was completed. The complete list, as well as a video of “Because the Night” which popped up on YouTube as this was being written, has been posted in the Tour section. As always, ff other videos surface (which they undoubtedly will!), we’ll get them added there — as well as any reviews we receive.
We weren’t able to locate a reporter for tonight’s concert in Stuttgart so we didn’t find out what was played until after the show when set list photos from Tori’s team and others at the show started to surface. Once it did though, it was clear that any set list junkies would have been very pleased to be at this show!
The set included several tour debuts: “God” (with the “Tubular Bells” intro and Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill mashed into it), “Merman,” the first solo performance of “Smokey Joe,” “Beulah Land,” and, during the encore, “Sweet the Sting.” Fan favorites like “Pancake,” “Little Amsterdam,” and “Mother” also made appearances.
However, the most striking song played was The Beatles’ “Happiness Is A Warm Gun,” a song that, despite having recorded it for Strange Little Girls, she’s never played before! It was performed back-to-back with “Let It Be” to open the Lizard Lounge. The other cover during the Lounge was Lloyd Cole and the Commotions’ “Rattlesnakes.”
The complete set list is up in the Tour section. Needless to say, we’d love to hear what this show was like — if you were there and would like, please share your impression of the evening using the form at the bottom of that page. We’ll also get any photos and videos added there yadda yadda yadda.
Tori was on the ZDF program Fernsehgarten this morning, for a lip-sync performance of “Trouble’s Lament” on an open-air stage surrounded by clapping Germans.
While she is prominently featured on the sliding program grid on ZDF’s home page (if you go over far enough), she’s barely mentioned on the page for today’s program…but video of the appearance is available in ZDF’s archive — as well as on Youtube (although, apparently, not in Germany):
Thanks to DocSnyder for the video links!
It’s not unusual for Tori to select songs, whether originals or covers, that are appropriate for where a concert is taking place. Take “Playboy Mommy” in Birmingham or “My Favorite Things” in Vienna, for example. Likewise, it is not uncommon for her to make a social statement with her song choices as well.
However, her gesture at tonight’s concert in Linz may be one of her grandest yet as, with the stage backdrop lit to look like an Austrian flag, Tori performed Conchita Wurst’s "Rise Like a Phoenix," the song that, despite criticism from conservative groups that Wurst’s selection promoted LGBT rights, brought victory to Austria in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Reportedly, there was a standing ovation following Tori’s performance — we can’t wait to see or hear this one!
But that’s not all! The rest of the set featured the tour debuts of “Father’s Son,” “Butterfly,” and “Roosterspur Bridge” as well as, opening up the Lizard Lounge, Fleetwood Mac’s “Songbird.” “Oysters,” “Wedding Day,” “Secret Spell,” “Cooling,” and “Another Girl’s Paradise” rounded out what sounds like a powerhouse performance!
The full set list, thanks to the mighty efforts of @lenoreva and @TAcollectibles, has been posted in the Tour section. Check it out and, if you were there, please consider posting a review — we’d love to hear what you thought of the show!
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.