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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.
OK, so it’s not Tori’s birthday anymore, but her 44th earned her a couple of special mentions in different places in the past few days.
Tori earned a nod at Creators.com, which has a section on celebrity horoscopes. Their writeup said:
One-of-a-kind singer/songwriter Tori Amos is known for her rich, emotionally dramatic concerts. Leo’s drama can feel like a force of nature — getting caught up in the artist’s artistry makes for good theater. Lyrically, ambidextrous Amos’ Mercury in Virgo weaves autobiographical and socio-cultural remnants into fantastically delicious Tori tales.
Lisa said Minneapolis’ Cities 97 radio station (97.1 FM) featured Tori as its artist of the day today, including three of her songs played back-to-back. DJs wished Tori happy birthday a number of times throughout the day. Kelly also spotted US Weekly wishing Tori a happy 44th in the issue currently on newsstands.
Tori showed up in the BBC News Magazine Quiz of the Week. The final query of the 7 question quiz asked, “And finally, the birthday question – Shaun Ryder and Tori Amos celebrate birthdays this week, but which one has turned 45?” The answer is, of course, obvious and left as an exercise for the reader. Thanks to Elaine, Suzie and Charlie for that one.
And, finally, jeff heard Q101 deejay Electra, after playing “Cornflake Girl” and mentioning that it was Tori’s birthday, ‘fess up to Under The Pink being the first CD she bought. Awwwwwww!
[Here a Tori, There a Tori is an occasional series of columns in which we round up small mentions of Tori in various media.]
In today’s edition:
In mid-June, we reported that Evans Blue was covering “Caught A Lite Sneeze” on their upcoming album The Pursuit Begins When This Portrayal of Life Ends, due to hit stores on July 24th.
You can have an advance listen to the entire song over on Project Playlist. Should be the first link that comes up. Really not too bad, as Tori covers go.
Thanks for passing this on, Pat!
[Here a Tori, There a Tori is an occasional and recurring column that rounds up any small, recent Tori sightings.]
In this episode:
Amanda B scanned and sent us this Tori-themed cartoon from the June 5, 2007, issue of the London Lite newspaper. Like Amanda, we’re a little surprised they did this, but maybe it’s meant to be a bit of a stumper. Understanding this cartoon requires knowing a little about British politics. Click the thumbnail to see a bigger copy of the cartoon.
We know, we know, this is a little cheesy, but Jenn and Lisa both wrote in to tell us about this Rosie O’Donnell home video featuring some backyard bubblemania set to the tune of “Sleeps with Butterflies.” Go on, watch it, and if it’s nice outside you can re-enact it with your own kids or friends.
This seems to be the year for crazy-ass time-travel Tori reporting.
On May 8th, Matt Ashare of The Phoenix reported (among other silliness):
Since early April, YouTube.com has had a hilarious video of Alanis Morissette covering the Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie showcase “My Humps” in her sincere, woman-on-the-verge-of-a-nervous-breakdown fashion, with little more than her own simple piano accompaniment. Yes, it’s a spoof. And if it’s possible for a low-budget video to redeem an artist in the eyes of those who’ve grown tired of having to swallow Bitter Little Pill not once but twice, this is it. Electrofunk porn-rocker (and fellow Canadian) Peaches has already weighed in with an even lower-budget spoof. And as Morissette teams up with self-proclaimed MILF Tori Amos on a shared Web site (alanisandtori.mp3.com) to help promote their 26-city “5-1/2 Weeks Tour” (August 18–September 25, with a Tweeter Center date on August 31), we can hope for more. One thing’s certain: as word spreads about Alanis’s humps, she’ll be getting a lot of requests for the tune this summer.
Of course Alanis’s album was titled JAGGED Little Pill, but more importantly, the 5-1/2 Weeks Tour took place in 1999. Nothing like being on the cutting edge of lateness, eh?
One day soon, we hope to hear Tori’s getting married.
Thanks for the catch, Damien.
Simon sent these photos of Tori making a rare in-store appearance in Sydney, Australia. Okay, don’t get too excited yet. It’s not really Tori. But somebody spent a lot of time on this. This gets an “A” for effort. (Or “A” for affort. Something like that.) This is loads better than the promotion most stores would bother to do, if any at all.
Note the chicken. Niiiiiiiice!
Tori came in at #30 (out of 30) on MSN’s Moms Who Rock list.
Outspoken and artistically idiosyncratic, Tori Amos has left behind a trail of beautiful music and outrageous pull-quotes to make her daughter Natashya Lorien Hawley (b. 2000) blush.
Thanks, NeverHer and Marie!