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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.
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:
What a lovely show in Paris! Debuts included “Apollo’s Frock,” “Weatherman,” “Virginia,” and “Lady In Blue.” Covers were Carly Simon’s “Boys In The Trees” and Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer.”
To see the complete setlist for this (or any other) show, and/or to submit a review if you were in the audience, visit the flashback page in the Tour section. If you have any photos or come across a video, let us know and we’ll add those as well.
Many thanks to @clemgiu and @ToriAmosFrance for sending the setlist in to us live via Twitter.
The London show is in the bag, and it sounded amazing. Tour debuts of “Sugar,” “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Hey Jupiter,” and “Rattlesnakes” thrilled longtime fans. Other highlights were “Invisible Boy,” “Little Earthquakes,” and “Mr. Zebra.”
Head over to the flashback page in the Tour section to see the full setlist for this (or any other) show and to submit a review if you were there. Videos and photos will be added to that page as they turn up.
Many thanks to @iammatthewwolf, @1Tipsy, and @Salgado_Andrew for sending the setlist in to us on Twitter.
It was bound to happen sooner or later — there was no cell service in Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall so no one was unable to send setlist updates as the show unfolded.
Of course, we know what that means: waiting until the next day for people to make their ways home, sleep, wake up and e-mail the songs played to the really-deep-thoughts mailing list so that Mikewhy could get things updated on The Dent…naaaah! Just kidding! We all just had to wait until after the show ended for folks to emerge and post pictures and updates to social media and for Tori’s team to post the setlist itself to Instagram. Just like olden days!
But seriously, the complete setlist has been posted in the Tour section. The show included several tour debuts: “Cooling”, “Little Earthquakes,” “Jamaica Inn,” “Scarlet’s Walk,” and “Black Dove (January Girl).” During the Lizard Lounge, Tori played two rather different covers: Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” and Cat Stevens’ “Moonshadow.” Finally, the only song from Unrepentant Geraldines that was performed was “Forest of Glass,” the bonus track on the deluxe edition of the album’s CD release! (“Trouble’s Lament” and “Selkie” were on the written setlist but dropped in favor of “Take To The Sky” and “Pretty Good Year.”)
There’s been some reaction on social media and the forums about this show but, if you were there, we’d love to hear what you thought of the evening as well. Drop a review on us using the form at the bottom of the show’s page. As always, media is always welcome too — we’ll add what we can find but if you have any to share, please get in touch.
Many thanks to @RockettNeil, @mrgjjackson, @J1990H, @ondayslikethese, and @amygroak for sending us post-show updates on Twitter!