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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.
It’s the first record I have done in a few years without an orchestra. I have written the songs over a few years and explored different styles of music. For the past few years I have worked with masses of people. With this album I wrote the songs in secret. It’s not a diary of my life, as that wouldn’t make sense. It’s sort of snapshots of my life.
While the South African leg of the Unrepentant Geraldines tour is several months out, South Africa’s Independent Online brings us a new interview with fresh comments about the forthcoming record, as well as some thoughts on returning to South Africa to perform live.
Saying that she was inspired by a drawing of a repentant Magdalena, she described the album as a collection of secret songs that are snapshots of her life and individual stories, each with their own sound. She also added a little insight about the way in which the recording was done before touching on her thoughts about South Africa. Finally, of great interest to many: she states that the shows will change from night to night and because she is playing alone. While she may be referring to just the South African shows in her response, this does seem to point to this tour being a solo outing!
Thanks to mike h for the link!
[My biggest achievement is] getting big boy record executives to see the piano wasn’t just for piano bars or for playing classical music or jazz standards.
With one month left for The Light Princess’ run at The National Theatre, Tori’s keeping herself in the news with this quirky little interview in this weekend’s Daily Mail where she fields a series of oddball questions about herself ranging from best and worst character traits to secrets to biggest regrets.
Thanks to @ToriAmosJP for bringing it to our attention!
I realised that I had become something that when I was five years old I would never have believed I could become. I went to a friend’s house and played the piano and felt as if I’d completely lost my soul. And so, in that moment I made a commitment to music and art and I would never compromise that never. Not for musical theatre, not for anything, not for anyone. Nobody.
Time Out London, which recently declare The Light Princess the top theatre prospect for the coming season, featured this interview in this week’s edition of the free weekly. In it, Tori and Jonny Ensall discuss the musical and her work on it and link it back to parenting and musical integrity.
The feature also includes three new, lovely photographs by Jean Goldsmith. One adorns this post — check out the other two in the article on Time Out London’s website.
Thanks to tom and mkgtweety for the link!
I will say women have sexualised themselves and made great art, which they may get flak for, but it’s powerful. But if you sexualise yourself and you’re not making art, you are just sexualising yourself. Everyone’s embarrassed. It’s not very good, is it? You’re just pooping on yourself.
Tim Teeman interviewed Tori for The Observer and while the piece is certainly a result of the upcoming opening for The Light Princess, he asked about quite a few other topics as well including her upbringing, her family life, reaching the 50 year milestone, and her next record and tour.
Thanks to @substandardnerd, Mario and mkgtweety for the link!
The Light Princess is just under a month away, with preview performances starting on September 25th and the press night on October 9th. Unsurprisingly, the media has taken note and articles about the production are starting to appear both on the web and on the printed page.
The Independent profiled the musical and, while offering no new details, it was good to see word spread. However, if you are looking for more meaty material to chew on while waiting, check out Alex Ramon’s interview with playwright Samuel Adamson that appeared on Ramon’s Boycotting Trends blog and this article in the London Evening Standard.
If you’re at all looking forward to this production, both reads will wet the whistle — and if you aren’t, take consolation in the mention at the end of the Evening standard article that Tori’s next project is a new record.
Someone asked me the other day if I could be anyone, who would I be. And I said I would be an advocate in Russia representing the girls in Pussy Riot.
The Bold Issue of The WILD magazine features an interview with Tori by Serena Qiu, with this lovely illustration by Sulamit Elizondo. The conversation, which appears to have taken place sometime towards the end of 2012, begins with Gold Dust but quickly veers to the music industry, Transmission Galactic, RAINN and Pussy Riot.
The full article is online but if you’d like a print copy of the magazine, The WILD can be found in several stores in New York City as well as some other larger cities around the world or you can order a copy directly from them.
Thanks to mkgtweety for the tip!
Yes, [my husband is still my muse] and I have learned that he has to miss me in order for us to be close. My daughter is exactly the same. Of course I love having my family around me, but I’m like an aromatic spice that tastes good here and there in small amounts, but if you add it in everything, it’s not special anymore.
Back at the beginning of the new year, while we were still hibernating, Ian J let us know, after a flight on Lufthansa, that Tori was interviewed for their in-flight magazine. As he reported at the time, the interview, though current, focused more on Tori’s history and family life than her music or Gold Dust — though she does mention having learned something about flamenco during her visit to Spain last year.
At the time, the interview wasn’t online but now it is! The full issue can be browsed at Lufthansa’s Media Lounge. A PDF of the issue can be found there as well…which is what we used to gank the text and pictures below from.
Thanks to Ian J for the initial tip and for the pointer to the PDF!
Music journalist Joe Jackson, who Toriphiles should recognize as the person behind some of Tori’s most revealing and intriguing interviews over her career, has e-published the texts of four of conversations with her in Tori Amos: Soul Searching and Uncensored.
The unexpurgated interviews, published in The Irish Times, The Sunday Times and magazines globally, are joined in the ebook by Joe’s 2010 piece for The Independent, My Spirit Walk With Tori Amos, in which he reminisces about his history with Ms. Amos.
Note: Jackson’s website, to which we linked in our article about the Spirit Walk article, is seemingly no longer active. However, he is active on Facebook and Twitter if you are so-inclined to keep up with his activities.
The January/February issue (#37) of R2 Magazine (Rock’n‘Reel), with The Dropkick Murphys on the cover, features an interview with Tori.
The article is not online but you should be able to pick up a copy of the issue in shops through The United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium or The Netherlands or purchase the back issue online once the next issue is published.
We’ll be tracking down a copy of this issue soon as we can but if anyone has already seen it, please let us know if there’s anything new there-in or if it follows the same pattern as other Gold Dust-era interviews.
Backstage, just before I’m about to go on, my husband will say to me, ‘Look after my wife,’ and I tell him that he’ll get her back after the show. He is my sound engineer—his hands have been on my faders since 1994. It’s funny, I’m a wife and a mom, but Tori Amos—the person onstage—is sovereign. She’s something different.
The Winter 2012/13 issue of V Magazine includes this interview with Tori, as long as this new photograph of her, taken by Amy Troost. Conducted earlier in the year, the interview pre-dates October’s concerts but covers more material than just Gold Dust and touring with an orchestra, delving into the psychology of performance and the new reality of the music industry as well.