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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.
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!)
Needless to say (but we’re going to say it anyway), we’d love to hear what those in attendance thought of the show. Drop us and the world a review using that there comment form at the bottom of the show’s page. If you have any video or photographs to share, please let us know and we’ll get them added to the site as well.
Tori was Nadine O’Regan’s guest on Songs in the Key of Life on the Dublin-based radio station TXFM this morning. During the hour-long program, Tori programmed the songs that were played and she and the host also conversed about Unrepentant Geraldines and the tour that passed through Dublin earlier this week supporting the album. Audio of the program is available for on-demand listening.
Also this evening, as the Glasgow concert was coming to a close, the live songs Tori recorded for Europe 1’s On connaît la musique were being broadcast. Three songs were aired — “Trouble’s Lament,” “Crucify,” and “Selkie” — as well as some overdubbed interview segments. Audio of the show is archived for on-demand listening. 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.
Finally, CBS Sunday Morning tweeted today that Tori would be one of the guests on the program on Sunday, May 11th. Those of you who are in the United States, check their station list to see if your local CBS affiliate carries the program and what time it is shown there.
Update: CBS pulled the segment from the program on the 11th. It’s not known when the piece might be aired at this time.
The UK portion of the tour kicked off tonight in Glasgow, Scotland at the O2 Academy. Given the nod to Ireland in the Irish shows, it comes as no surprise that Tori acknowledged where she was in her song selection which included, during the encore, the Y Kant Tori Read favorite “Etienne” and, from the other end of her career, “Selkie,” and, during The Lizard Lounge, The Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).” The rest of the Lizard Lounge was James Taylor’s “Fire and Rain” while the rest of the set featured “Indian Summer,” “Doughnut Song,” “Your Cloud,” “Bouncing Off Clouds,” and “Twinkle.”
The full set list, with thanks to our beloved revolutionary tweetheart @purplesnap, has been posted in the Tour section. Video, photos, and, most importantly, your reviews will be added as they come in. We’d love to share what you thought of the performance on the site so if you are so inclined, please send in a review using the form at the bottom of that page.
Thanks again to @purplesnap for sending us the set list!