During tours, we do our best to cover setlists in real-time on Twitter. If you want to tweet a show in, just DM or @ us on the day and tell us to watch your stream that night.
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 2007 Tori Amos RAINN Benefit Calendar is now available for purchase from the RAINN store. The limited-edition calendar features original artwork by artists Rick Berry, Michelle Chang, Echo Chernik, Dave Dorman, Michael Dringenberg, Matt Hughes, Petar Meseldzija, Ken Meyer, Jr., Christopher Moeller, C.F. Payne, Joe Jusko, Herb Leonhard, David Mack, and Mark Summers and a special, full-size centerfold tour poster by Bob Masse. All artists have donated their work to this project to ensure that all of the calendar’s proceeds directly benefit RAINN.
UPDATE: The calendar is also available from The Tori Store.
Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble have both added audio clips to their listings for Where’s Neil When You Need Him?. So, we can now hear the first 30 seconds of the remastered version of “Sister Named Desire”. In addition, Amazon.com has also added a blurb from Neil about the compilation.
According to Led Zeppelin fansite Tight But Loose (scroll to the June 24, 2006 entry), Tori is one of several performers who have contributed commentary to Nine Lives, a boxed set collecting remasters of all of Robert Plant’s albums. The tenth disc in the box is a DVD, where Tori’s comments appear. The set is slated for a September 12th release on Rhino Records.
Amazon Germany is showing an alternate cover for the Pretty Good Years biography than other sites.
(Thanks to timmie for letting us know about this.)
The next issue of Marvel Spotlight, a Marvel Comics publication, focusses on Neil Gaiman and Salvador Larroca and contains an interview with Tori.
In addition to speaking with Neil at length about The Eternals, Neil’s current project for Marvel, editor and lead writer, John Rhett Thomas, had a long chat with Tori about her relationship with Neil and their history together as friends and artistic comrades. The Tori interview is about six pages long and contains some info about the upcoming Neil tribute CD. John even managed to sneak in a pic of Tori on the cover.
This issue hits comic shops on Wednesday, June 28, and newsstand outlets like Borders about three weeks later. Anyone who wants to reserve a copy (because it’s Neil, it’s expected to sell out pretty quickly) can try ordering from Tales of Wonder.
(Much thanks to John Rhett Thomas and elasia for telling us about this.)
For all fans who’ve been wondering, the publisher has confirmed for us that Pretty Good Years is not an officially authorized biography.
It appears that the release date for the new Tori Amos biography, Pretty Good Years by Jay S. Jacobs, has been pushed back to June 30th.
Thanks to Mary Katherine for letting us know about this.
(Please note that the change of release date has been confirmed by the publisher.)
The Tori Store has started taking pre-orders for “Where’s Neil When You Need Him?”, the Neil Gaiman tribute album. While the official release date is July 18th, they indicate that they will start shipping the tribute on July 5th.
Thanks for Saar and Beverly for the heads up on this!
Tori is one of the many celebrities featured in David LaChapelle’s new book, Artists and Prostitutes, due out on June 15th. Once described as “the Fellini of photography” by New York Magazine, LaChapelle was the photographer for Tori’s cover story in the June 25th, 1998 issue of Rolling Stone.
This 698-page super-sized volume is being printed in a limited edition of only 2,500 numbered and signed copies. It retails for a steep US$ 1,750.00. No, we didn’t put the decimal point in the wrong spot … that’s EUR 1500,00 | GBP 1200.00 | JPY 270000.00. However, if you order the book directly from Taschen before May 31st, you can purchase it for a mere US$ 1,250.00.
Still, this is definitely a talented artist and you don’t REALLY need to eat this month, do you?
While the shot of Tori chosen for this collection is arguably not the most intriguing of the photos LaChapelle has taken of her, many of the pics of the other celebs are absolutely priceless. Don’t miss Drew Barrymore, Alan Cumming, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirsten Dunst, Rose McGowan, Ryan Phillipe, Christina Ricci, Smashing Pumpkins, or Justin Timberlake (yes, that really is Justin). The non-celeb photos are pretty spectacular as well.
Nice book, if you can get it.
(Much thanks to Jophiel for telling us about this.)
A tribute album inspired by the work of Neil Gaiman will be released on July 18, 2006. Titled Where’s Neil When You Need Him?, it will feature original songs by a variety of artists. Tori’s contribution is a newly-remastered version of Sister Named Desire.
While the official release date is July 18th, Dancing Ferret will be shipping pre-orders on July 5th.
View details of the album along with a full track listing at the Dancing Ferret Discs website.