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.
Not that you can buy it, yet, but A Piano: The Collection is now listed at BestBuy.com (to the tune of $69.99) and at Amazon.com for
the list price of $74.98 the reduced price of $54.99. Thanks to Roel for pointing it out!
Several people have written to mention other online retailers that are taking pre-orders for the box set. Some of these include (ordered by price):
Prices last updated on October 2nd 2006.
Note: If you come across a site selling the set in a region we don’t have covered, or if you find a site with a price that beats the pants off of the ones we already have listed, please let us know.
XM Satellite Radio and Starbucks Hear Music have announced that they will jointly release a compilation CD consisting of live performances from XM’s music performance and interview program, Artist Confidential. XM Artist Confidential, Vol. 1 will feature exclusive live tracks by Bonnie Raitt, Coldplay, Willie Nelson, Roseanne Cash, Raul Middon, Phil Collins, Tracy Chapman, Joan Baez, Bruce Hornsby, Cyndi Lauper, Robert Plant and Tori. Her track is “Sweet The Sting”. The collection will be on-sale only at Starbucks stores and though their on-line store starting on August 29th.
Read on for the full press release and track listing.
Billboard reports that Tori will be one of several artists contributing cover songs to Between The Covers, an upcoming compilation benefiting AIDS research. The collection will be released on September 12th by Sony BMG in the United States and Nettwerk Records in Canada. Tori’s track is her cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. Amazon has a listing for the CD with the cover artwork and the full track listing.
Also on September 12th, VH1, VH1 Classic and Logo will all be airing a half-hour special about the project. At this time, it’s unknown if Tori will be included in that program.
Thanks to Robbie, Chuck and Cain for telling us about this!
ToriAmos.com sent out their latest e-mail newsletter yesterday evening. It focused primarily on A Piano: The Collection, but there was also a healthy dose of RAINN news included as well. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any new news in the newsletter, but it’s good to see some stirrings of activity from the Tori Camp.
Jump the fold for the mailshot in all its glory!
Ta-da! Yes indeed, this is it. It really, really is. No kidding. A photo of the boxed set.
Start cracking those piggy banks open!
(Kudos to Doron, Sweet Shiseido, Andrew, and Helen for ferreting this out.)
For the fans who’ve been wondering, the graphic you’ve seen thusfar for A Piano: The Collection (the one patiently sleeping over in our right-hand column) is NOT the artwork for the project itself. It is a temporary image.
The press release promises “deluxe packaging that resembles a piano’s keyboard” ... we’re told that’s the key. We haven’t seen the real artwork, but we are confident it will be something special and very unique.
Pretty Good Years has finally been released. I was tentative in my hopefulness when I got a message from Amazon saying my order had shipped, but yes indeed, it really did arrive. I have no idea why the publisher told us the book was back-ordered and would be available in August (they still don’t have a release date listed on their own site).
This is Undented’s overview of the book.
Rob tells us that Swedish newspaper Helsingborgs Dagblad has reported that the cover of Tori’s next album will be done by high-fashion photographer, Blaise Reuterswärd.
The article, which is actually a review of a Reuterswärd exhibition in the town of Påarp, is in Swedish, but Rob was kind enough to translate the relevant paragraph for us:
But the important thing is that they [women] seem to like having him photograph them. Many think that it is a woman who has taken my pictures, he says by way of explanation. Perhaps that is why singer Tori Amos wants him to do her next album cover. He’s come directly from a meeting with her in London on his way from New York where he also has an exhibition.
You can visit Blaise’s website to view some tantalizing samples of his work in his online portfolio. Google also contains links to a large number of pages with information and articles on Blaise as well.
Thanks to Sweet Shiseido for letting us know about this post on AOL’s Music News Blog which addresses recent activity from the Tori camp. Jessica Robertson covers the forthcoming release of A Piano: The Collection and the new album, mentioning a Spring 2007 release, and includes a new quote from Tori about her current song-writing:
“It’s a real challenge, allowing myself to not have any kind of subject limits [this time] because I was trying to protect my child,” she said of her new album. “But that’s not the only reason I’ve written what I’ve written and done what I’ve done the last five years. Now that I’ve addressed things coming from the mother, the minister’s daughter and a sexual creature, it’s time to do something else energetically. I’m not quite sure how to put it in words yet and I think it’s better to let the music speak for itself.”
The eagerly anticipated unofficial biography, Pretty Good Years, was not released on June 30th as expected. The publisher tells us that the book has been back-ordered and should be available in August.