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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.
After some tantilizing photos from the set and an all-too-brief teaser during an interview on BBC Breakfast, the video for Trouble’s Lament has finally been revealed on Entertainment Weekly!
Sit back with some coffee (or perhaps something a little stronger) and watch the tale of Trouble and Satan unfold…
Tori was on the television program Go’ Morgen Danmark on TV2 on Saturday, May 24th to promote that evening’s concert in Copenhagen. There was a brief interview segment first followed by a performance of “Trouble’s Lament” later in the show.
Check them out below through the wondrous magic of Youtube! Thanks to Mads Grimstad for uploading those videos!
While in Oslo at the end this past week, Tori swung by Norwegian public radio NRK and appeared on two programs. Both are available for listening on-demand though November so you have no excuse if you miss ‘em now.
First, she was the special guest on the NRK P13 program Siri & Co. (warning! auto-plays!) on Thursday, May 22nd with the first half of the two hour program devoted entirely to Tori and her music. There was no live performances but lots of interesting conversation and songs covering her entire career, as well as discussion of her inspiration and artistry.
Second, on Friday, June 23rd, a brief interview with Tori was included during the NRK P2 program Spillerom (warning! auto-plays!). The clip includes discussion of anger in her art, the use of humor in “Giant’s Rolling Pin,” the song “Promise,” and the mythology of selkies. Again, there is no live performance but the entirety of “Selkie” was played as well as clips of the two other songs discussed.
Thanks to EarWithFeet and Kirsti for the tips about these two radio spots!
Attention Tori-loving night owls of New York City! Need something to do this coming Friday? Well, look no further than cOver the Pink, a celebration of Under the Pink’s 20th birthday brought to you by a place both wonderful and strange and Mixtape Media LLC.
The evening, which is a benefit for RAINN, will include live performances of songs from Under the Pink by a cadre of New York-based performers based by The Wrong Band with an all-Tori remix dance party deejayed by Matt Heart Spade to follow.
Two songs into tonight’s concert at de Doelen, Tori said to the audience that she had a lot of surprises for them and that more than turned out to the be the case — and then some!
Thanks to the efforts of @WhyNotCallMeRoe and @borinisuarez, we were able to follow along tonight’s set which featured the tour debuts of “Concertina,” “Don’t Make Me Come To Vegas,” “Digital Ghost,” and that old Y Kant Tori Read chestnut, “Fire on the Side.” And if playing a song from the so-called pop flop album for only the second time ever wasn’t enough of a surprise, the Lizard Lounge featured a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours-era b-side “Silver Springs” (happy birthday Stevie!) and the encore featured another first-time cover: Pat Benetar’s “Love is a Battlefield.” The remaining cover of the Lounge was Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire.” Srsly.
Perhaps more so than usual, we’d love to hear what those at this show thought of the performance. If you would like to share a review of the show, please do so using the form a tthe bottom of the Rotterdam page. As videos and photos surface or are sent our way, we’ll get them added there too.
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!