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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.
The first of the three straight concerts in Italy on the Unrepentant Geraldines tour took place this evening in Rome. While we weren’t able to cover the show as it happened, the set list was sent to us right after the show ended by our buddy Lisa to whom we extend our gratitude!
The show featured the tour debut of “Carbon,” the return of “Ophelia” (which was played on the first night of the tour but not since), “Blood Roses,” “Father Lucifer,” and, during the Lizard Lounge, Bette Midler’s “The Rose” and Carly Simon’s “Boys in the Trees.” “Weatherman” and “Invisible Boy” represented Unrepentant Geraldines in the show. Have a look at the complete set list in the Tour section.
If you were at the show, please consider writing a review using the form at the bottom of the concert’s page as we love to hear what you thought of the performance as much as we love to hear what was played! We’ll get those posted, as well as any multimedia we stumble on, as quickly as we can!
One of the regular features in Q Magazine these days is “My 10 Commandments,” in which a musician or performer outlines their rules for getting by and Tori gets to fill us in on her guidelines for life in the July 2014 issue (#336).
The issue is on newsstands now and can also be ordered online if you wish.
We’ll get a transcription up soon as we can. In the meantime, here are scans of the article for your perusal, thanks to @SchizoEclectic:
During the clip, in which Tori is overdubbed, she answers questions about touring, her early years playing music in gay bars, Y Kant Tori Read, and her relationship with the piano. It also includes a bit of video from the Hamburg concert.
The complete 32 minute interview is also available on NDR’s website.
Many thanks to fanola for letting us know about this!
Update: The full interview has surfaced on YouTube…
A brief appearance on the Norwegian television program God Kveld Norge was aired on May 31st. During the spot, which was recorded before the Oslo concert on May 22nd, Tori discussed the impact of her rape and the healing and recovery, particularly with respect to her family’s help in bringing that about.
Video of the clip is now available on TV2’s website, along with an article that summarizes the appearance. Or just watch it on Youtube:
Sister Janet! Rose Dover! Girl! Flying Dutchman! Juarez! Amber Waves! Zero Point! ZOMG!
There are always stories you hear from people that make you see life in a different way. You don’t think about certain ideas until somebody tells you — or you did think about them but forgot about them, perhaps because you chose to forget. I’m in a blissful state. I forget most things. Why do you think I keep touring so much? I can forget the pain!
Stephen Deusner interviewed Tori while she was in Berlin in early April and the resulting article appeared on Salon.com this evening. Their conversation ranged over some of the usual ground — the album, art, and age — but Tori seems to have a frankness about her here that is often softened somewhat in other interviews. Good reading for the weekend!
Earlier this month, on May 16th to be precise, Neil Gaiman appeared at The British Library as part of their Comics Unmasked exhibition to talk about his work, influences, and passions. Tori joined in the conversation, which was moderated by the guest curators of the exhibition, John Harris Dunning and Paul Gravett.
Fan video of the conversation has been spotted in the wild but The British Library has now posted their professional film of the event on Youtube. Check it out below!
You are in a large concert hall in Amsterdam. The hall is filled with people attending a performance by Tori Amos. She is on stage sitting between a keyboard and a piano, bathed in light. She has just finished the first song of the concert and the audience is cheering.
> request blood roses
Tori plays “Blood Roses.”
And that’s probably how the proceedings at tonight’s show in Amsterdam may have felt to some.
In addition to “Blood Roses,” the set also included three other favorites from Boys for Pele, “Putting The Damage On,” “Little Amsterdam,” and “Twinkle,” the rarely-played Scarlet’s Walk b-side “Mountain,” and three songs from the new album: “Oysters,” “Weatherman,” and “Wedding Day.” And if that wasn’t pleasant enough, the Lizard Lounge featured covers of Madonna’s “Frozen” and Don Maclean’s “Vincent.”
Thanks to the efforts of @ShaoLao and @chilowicz, tonight’s set list was updated live on the site and on Twitter — we really appreciate their assistance with that! Some video from the show — including the performance of “Frozen” which we know many were very interested in — has already been added to the page. As always, reviews of the performance are welcome and encouraged! If you’d like to share, just use the form at the bottom of the setlist page and we’ll get it added.
Just be careful not to be eaten by a grue.
On the afternoon of May 20th, the day of the at Berlin’s Tempdrom, Tori appeared at the Kurfürstendamm Apple Store to discuss Unrepentant Geraldines in front of a live audience. In addition to discussing the record with moderator Johnny Haeusler, she fielded a number of questions from audience members as well.
The complete interview is available as a free video download as the latest episode of the Meet the Musician podcast on iTunes.
The appearance has also been uploaded to Youtube (of course) so if you do not use iTunes, you can watch is here too:
Tonight’s concert at Cirque Royal — or Koninklijk Circus, if you prefer — in Brussels, while quite different in tone from two nights ago in Rotterdam, was no less surprising in its contents.
The set included the tour debuts of “Marys of the Sea,” “Maybe California,” “Home on the Range,” “Not the Red Baron,” and “Take Me With You,” as well as other favorites like “Honey,” “Icicle,” “Cool on Your Island,” and “Father Lucifer.” The Lizard Lounge tonight featured Elton John’s “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word” and Leonard Cohen’s “Famous Blue Raincoat.”
The complete setlist, with much gratitude to @C_Tassier who live-tweeted the show, is up in the Tour section. We’ve already added a few videos from the show, thanks to the efforts of those who were at the show and eschewed sleep to upload them. As more videos surface and pictures are shared, we’ll get them added as well.
We’d also love to hear about the show from those that were there. If you were and would like to share a review of the concert, please send one in using the form at the bottom of the Brussels page!