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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.
So when somebody says, “Why doesn’t someone get on a bus [and tour],” a bus is 80 grand a week, OK? You have to be aware of what it is now, put a smile on your face, roll up your sleeves, and say, “I don’t mind the challenge.” That’s OK. But for the new singer/songwriters who are coming up, it would be prudent if the record labels were able to develop some of them because not everybody is ready to just go from the living room to taking the stage at Radio City.
Bryan Reesman interviewed Tori for GRAMMY.com. After touching on the origins of Unrepentant Geraldines, the meat of their conversation centered on Tori’s relationsip with her daughter Tash but they also squeezed in some observations on how the music industry is treating Tori’s colleagues and some fashion tips for the stage.
The morning after the triumphant concert at the O2 Apollo the night before, Tori swung by the BBC Manchester studios for a quick spot on Becky Want’s program today. After reviewing the previous night’s show — and the proper method to request songs — they discussed Unrepentant Geraldines, family life at home and on the road, “Promise,” the duet with Tori’s daughter Tash that appears on the album, and the big 5-0. “Trouble’s Lament” also got a little airplay.
The program is available on iPlayer for the next seven days with Tori’s segment starting around the 30 minute mark.
Give it a listen before it falls off the Internet next Monday!
Here’s a fun interview with Tori from Télérama.fr in which the questions are presented to her on pink post-its stuck to the table in front of her. More monologue than interview, she answers questions ranging from “What kind of feminist are you?” to “What song makes you cry?” and takes the opportunity to riff on the ideas each question puts forth. Inevitably, this leads to responses in the same vein as other interviews but also frees her to talk about these topics without an interviewer shepherding her along and some magic moments shine forth!
The French LGBT website Yagg interviewed Tori during the promotional tour in France and, on the day Unrepentant Geraldines was released in France, posted two video clips of their discussion with her.
Interspersed with behind-the-scenes footage of the photo shoots for the album artwork, a rather animated Tori talks about being unrepentant, feminism, the state of women in the music industry both for those trying to break in and those trying to maintain their careers, and the line between shock and subversion.
Thanks to the anonymous tipster who let us know about these clips!
Tori was on Breakfast on BBC One this morning to chat about the ongoing UK tour and Unrepentant Geraldines. While this television appearance did not include a live performance, it did include a brief snippet of the just-finished “Trouble’s Lament” video! Check it out below!
Just a quick update to point out that the complete archive of this past weekend’s On connaît la musique is available for streaming. Three live songs were aired — “Trouble’s Lament,” “Crucify,” and “Selkie” — as well as two overdubbed interview segments. The session is broken up into two pieces — one near the beginning of the program around the 6 minute mark and the other around the middle around the 49 minute mark.
Thanks to @Pandoraquarium for pointing out this video interview with Tori on the French website aufeminin.com during which she fields questions about the new album, influences, her relationship with daughter, and the visual arts.
ORF’s Zeit im Bild ran a small news piece on Tori and the release of the new album. Thanks to Universal Music Austria for posting the clip on Youtube for our enjoyment!
The interview recorded with NPR’s Rachael Martin during the whirlwind of activity in New York the week before the tour started was aired on Weekend Edition Sunday on May 11th. During the spot, Tori and Rachel discussed the new record, motherhood and middle age.
Whether you support City, United, another club or don’t give a toss about football, everyone at the Apollo in Manchester walked away a champion after an epic set this evening.
Continuing to shy away from new album which is not yet officially released in much of the world until Monday or Tuesday, tonight’s set featured a trio from Scarlet’s Walk, “A Sorta Fairytale,” “Taxi Ride,” and “Pancake,” classic chestnuts like “Cornflake Girl” and “Leather,” Billy Idol’s “Eyes Without a Face,” Moby’s “Extreme Ways,” and, to top it off, the first-ever solo performance of “Raspberry Swirl.” The only song from Unrepentant Geraldines performed was “16 Shades of Blue” which closed out the evening.
The complete setlist, thanks to the mighty efforts of tonight’s tweeters @RoppleRob and @icingboy, has been posted in the Tour section where you will already find several videos to tingle your earballs. (Who doesn’t like living in the future? Not us!)
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