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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.
While we didn’t have live coverage of tonight’s concert in Hamburg, we knew we could depend on the fine folks on Tori’s team to post a photo of the setlist after the gig ended and, sure enough, they came through!
Tonight’s show featured “Forest of Glass” and “Invisible Boy” from Unrepentant Geraldines, the beloved b-sides “Here. In My Head” and “Honey,” and the tour debut of “Father Lucifer.” The Lizard Lounge included Joni Mitchell’s “Circle Game” and Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and, to close out the main set, Tori segued “In the Springtime of His Voodoo” into The Beatles’ “The Long and Winding Road,” presumably as a nod to the city where the Fab Four honed their chops.
Reviews of the shows are always welcome! If you’d like to share your thoughts on the performance, please write up your reaction and send it in using the form at the bottom of the Hamburg page. As we come across videos and photos, we’ll be adding them there too.
The Unrepentant Geraldines Tour’s Scandinavian swing, which came to a close at Copenhagen’s Koncerthuset tonight, may have been short but it was certainly sweet.
Featuring the debuts of the touching “Oysters” and the unexpected “General Joy,” tonight’s concert also included covers of Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You” and Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” as well as “Apollo’s Frock,” “Selkie,” “China,” “Scarlet’s Walk,” and, to close out the night, “Tear In Your Hand.” Not a bad way to spend an evening, eh?
The complete setlist has been posted in the Tour section. Many thanks to @muskelmaria (again!) and @MrProgrammable for tweeting it our way so we could cover the show live on that there Intertubes! It’s always fun to see the sets unfold and we couldn’t do that without the help of those sending in the setlist.
We also can’t tell everything about a show just from what songs were played either. If you were there and would like to share your thoughts on the performance to help fill out everyone’s picture of the show, we’d love to hear from you! Just use the form at the bottom of the setlist page to send in a review.
It all started innocently enough tonight at Oslo’s Sentrum Scene. Tori opened the show with “Parasol,” as she has on each show of the tour so far. “Curtain Call” followed; uncommon but not previously not played. Three songs from the new album, “Trouble’s Lament,” “Wild Way,” and “Forest of Glass,” came early in the set — uncharacteristic based on other performances but no one didn’t expect songs from the new album to be played more often as both audiences and Tori became accustomed to the new material.
Pretty straight-forward stuff, right? But then everything got really weird.
The Lizard Lounge consisted of A Great Big World’s “Say Anything” and, a repeat from Frankfurt, Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer.” The latter half of the main set, strung together “Little Earthquakes,” “Space Dog,” a mash-up of “Abnormally Attracted to Sin” and “Unrepentant Geraldines” (!!!), and “Sugar.” The energy of the main set continued into the encore which included “Precious Things,” “Raspberry Swirl,” and, for the second time ever, a-ha’s “Take On Me,” to close out the evening. Phew!
The only other time Tori’s played “Take On Me?” Oslo in 2011. Whatever it is the Norwegians have, we’ll take it!
The full setlist is up in the Tour section. Many thanks to @muskelmaria for tweeting the set our way and to Tori Tumblogger extraordinaire @EarWithFeet for providing extra details as well! We know there’s video of the “Abnormally Attracted to Sin”/“Unrepentant Geraldines” combo coming! That and any other media folks care to share will be posted there — along with all your reviews! Please send those in using the form at the bottom of the Oslo page!
Unrepentant Geraldines has been out on the world for over a week now and the first weekly charts in which it has placed have been been released over the past few days.
We were pretty excited to hear the news that the album debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart at #7 with over 20,000 copies sold during its first week. That’s the highest debut for any of her albums since American Doll Posse in 2007 which also debuted at #7 on the US album chart. In the United Kingdom, the record flirted with the top ten on the mid-week charts but landed on the final weekly chart for its first week of availability to debut at #13. Elsewhere, it placed #10 in the Netherlands, #15 in Germany, #17 in Austria, #20 in Switzerland, #40 in Finland, and #154 in Belgium.
Congratulations to Tori and her team for the success of the new record and let’s hope that the record continues to hang around the top of the charts for the next few weeks and as the tour continues through the summer!
Just a quick reminder that the session and interview with Kara Manning recorded for WFUV back in April during the promotional swing through New York City will be aired tonight at 9:00 PM EDT. Tune in at 90.7 on your FM dial, online or via a plethora of other listening options.
WFUV let the cat out of the bag by posting video of three live songs on Youtube overnight. If you want to spoil yourself for the broadcast, jump the cut to check them out.
Update: Audio, videos and photos of the session have been posted on WFUV’s website!
It was a night of several amazing firsts in Berlin. Tori gave a great performance, covering Elton John’s “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” (first time this tour), Joni Mitchell’s “River,” and Blondie’s “The Tide Is High” (a first-time-ever-in-Toriphile-history treat!). Other surprises included the ever-crowd-pleasing “Purple People,” the public debuts of “Wedding Day” and the 2nd part of “Unrepentent Geraldines,” and the tour debut of “Space Dog.” WOW, WOW, WOW!
As always, if you attended this or any other show, you can submit a review on the show’s flashback page in the Tour section. And for those of you who aren’t aware, the “flashback” pages are archived versions of ALL the shows, containing setlists, reviews, videos, and photos. Videos are added as quickly as we can manage after they turn up; photos are added as you guys submit them for inclusion on the pages — we can’t track your photos down without your help! Info on how to submit videos and pics is included at the bottom of each flashback page.
Deepest thanks to @Gray_90 for sending us the setlist live via Twitter.
Tori’s songs are usually girls, but tonight the boys came out to party in Frankfurt. Covers of Don Henley’s “The Boys Of Summer,” Joe Jackson’s “Real Men,” and Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus” — all songs by men about men — brought a male perspective to the performance. Other songs included “Weatherman,” “Curtain Call,” and the tour debut of “Precious Things.”
Head over to the Tour section to see the complete setlist for this or any other show, and to submit reviews and to let us know about videos and photos so we can include them on the page.
Deepest appreciation to @lenoreva and @friedeworldwide for sending the setlist in to us on Twitter.
Last weekend, when the tour was swinging through Glasgow, there was some chatter on Twitter from David Scott, BBC broadcaster and frontman for The Pearlfishers, about interviewing Tori for BBC Radio Scotland.
Guess we didn’t keep a watchful enough eye on things as the broadcast of that interview — and session — on the Friday, May 16th episode of The Culture Studio with Janice Forsyth slipped by without notice. Fortunately, the program is on iPlayer through the coming Friday so all of us who missed it can give it a listen.
The interview leads off the second hour of the program (well, after a tune from Kim wilde) and includes a performance of “Trouble’s Lament.” However, don’t miss a second session track recorded for the program, “Baker Baker,” which was played during the first hour, around the 42 minute mark.
The conversation is also available as a download from the Culture Studio Picks podcast. However, note that the podcast does not include the complete performance of “Trouble’s Lament” or any of “Baker Baker,” so you’ll have to go to the iPlayer stream to catch everything.
Richard Handal, a long-time Toriphile and participant in the online Toriverse stretching from its dawn back in the 1990s, through The Dent years, and onward to today, is writing a book about the intersection of art and music. Specifically using Tori Amos and her music as a model, Be The Music: How Tori Amos Does It aims to be a stepping stone to help everyone, from composers to performers to listeners, have a more fulfilling experience with musical art.
Richard is looking for help to allow him to finish the book and has listed it on the crowdfunding site Authr. Take a look at the project description, learn more about Richard in his bio on his blog, and help out if you can!
Just a quick reminder that Tori is on Weekend Wogan with Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2 this morning, Sunday, May 18th. The two hour program is about half-way through as this is written so Tori will be on during the second half of the show (the other guest, the cast of We Will Rock You, were on during the first half).
Catch it live if you can but don’t fret if you can’t! The whole show will be archived for the next week and available to listen to on BBC iPlayer.
Update: The appearance just ended. Between chatting with Terry Wogan about the new album and her time at The Peabody, she played “Trouble’s Lament” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.” Not a bad way to spend a Sunday! The program
should be on iPlayer later today is up on iPlayer and available to stream until next Sunday. The in-studio starts around the 1 hour 25 minute mark. We wouldn’t be surprised to see some portion appear in the Weekend Wogan podcast as well.
Update: The BBC has added this as a clip: