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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.
Tori’s performance at the Caprices Festival in Switzerland is in the books. Thanks to @luiscueto, who kindly tweeted from the show, the full setlist is up in the Tour section already.
The one-off concert was, unsurprisingly, a solo performance that featured “Take To The Sky” including the “room in my heart” bridge from “Datura,” “Little Earthquakes,” “Putting The Damage On,” and the rarely-played “Mountain” in the encore! The set was also rife with covers from her hallmark rendition of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” to, joining “Mountain” in the encore, The Cure’s “Lovesong” and U2’s “Running To Stand Still.”
We’d love to hear the thoughts and reviews of those who were at the show! If you were and would like to share, please post a review using the comment form at the bottom of the setlist’s page.
Lest anyone forget, Tori will be in concert at the Caprices Festival in Crans-Montana, Switerland this weekend! The one-off solo performance takes place Sunday, March 10th at La Luna (The Moon).
Doors for the show open at 6:00 PM and the concert is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM CET. Tori’s headling so she should be on a hour or two after that.
Hope that everyone who is travelling to Crans-Montana for the show has a safe trip and enjoys the performance! If anyone who is going would like to text us the setlist or will be posting it on Twitter, please let us know!
Tori recently sat down with Pro Motion, a dance music marketing and prodution company involved with Peter Rauhofer’s “Flavor” remixes for an interview. Video of the interview was posted on their blog at the end of this week. During the relatively lengthy, as video interview clips go anyway, piece, she talks about “Flavor,” songwriting, and her thoughts on dance music as well as reminding us that that she’s working on a new non-classical record for 2014.
Check out the interview below:
Congratulations to Tori and Peter Rauhofer for the ascent of Rauhofer’s remix of “Flavor” to the top of the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart for the week of March 9th! The remix entered the chart, which is compiled from a sample of DJs are playing in clubs across the United States, 10 weeks ago and has climbed steadily ever since, finally reaching the pinnacle this week.
Of course, this is not uncharted territory for Tori (so to speak) as this is her third song to reach #1 on Dance/Club Play chart. The previous two were remixes of “Professional Widow” in 1996 and “Jackie’s Strength” in 1999 so it’s been a while but it’s great to know that folks are still getting their groove on to Tori’s music!
Congratulations and hope this is a harbinger of more success in the future! (Hmmmm, _Light Princess” remix anyone?)
Unfortunately for those outside France, Belgium and Germany, those streams are unavailable. Fortunately for those outside France, Belgium and Germany, the program has been uploaded to YouTube a couple times so those of us outside the geo-fence can enjoy it too! The best-looking upload is this one from llliquidDiamonds:
Yes, [my husband is still my muse] and I have learned that he has to miss me in order for us to be close. My daughter is exactly the same. Of course I love having my family around me, but I’m like an aromatic spice that tastes good here and there in small amounts, but if you add it in everything, it’s not special anymore.
Back at the beginning of the new year, while we were still hibernating, Ian J let us know, after a flight on Lufthansa, that Tori was interviewed for their in-flight magazine. As he reported at the time, the interview, though current, focused more on Tori’s history and family life than her music or Gold Dust — though she does mention having learned something about flamenco during her visit to Spain last year.
At the time, the interview wasn’t online but now it is! The full issue can be browsed at Lufthansa’s Media Lounge. A PDF of the issue can be found there as well…which is what we used to gank the text and pictures below from.
Thanks to Ian J for the initial tip and for the pointer to the PDF!
After development and workshops and delays and more workshops, The National Theatre announced, during their January 30th press conference about plans for the coming year, that The Light Princess musical, created by Samuel Adamson and Tori and directed by Marianne Elliot, will finally be opening in October 2013!
The press release (Word doc) is short on specifics but confirms the title and the stars: Rosalie Craig and Clive Rowe.
So while the exact details and date and tickets are understandably yet to be sorted out, it is great to hear that this production will see the light of day.
Soon as there is word of when the musical will open and information about ticket availability, we’ll pass the word along.
Filmed last Autumn, the program follows the two musicians for one night as they meet and interact across the city of Berlin.
Curious? You can get a taste of what the program will be like from three video clips posted on the production company’s website.
The program will be aired late Saturday night (early Sunday morning) on Arte at 1:00 AM in France and at 12:30 AM in Germany. It should be available for viewing online after the broadcast.
In a somewhat out-of-the-blue development, Gold Dust will be released in Japan by Universal Music on March 6, 2013.
According to the various online retailers which are listing it, the release will be a SHM-CD (Super High Material CD), a compact disc format that is compatible with regular CD player but purported to sound better on playback. More importantly, it will, as is often the case with Japanese releases, include bonus tracks. Specifically, it will include both “Snow Angel” and “Maybe California,” previously only available as bonus tracks for the digital download editions of the album on Amazon and iTunes.
Thanks to Yuta for the news about this release!
Music journalist Joe Jackson, who Toriphiles should recognize as the person behind some of Tori’s most revealing and intriguing interviews over her career, has e-published the texts of four of conversations with her in Tori Amos: Soul Searching and Uncensored.
The unexpurgated interviews, published in The Irish Times, The Sunday Times and magazines globally, are joined in the ebook by Joe’s 2010 piece for The Independent, My Spirit Walk With Tori Amos, in which he reminisces about his history with Ms. Amos.
Note: Jackson’s website, to which we linked in our article about the Spirit Walk article, is seemingly no longer active. However, he is active on Facebook and Twitter if you are so-inclined to keep up with his activities.