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.
Since we’ve gotten so few Unrepentant Gratitude submissions (and since it seems like a lot of folks misunderstood the purpose of the project: entertainment), we’re extending the deadline until 5:00pm BST tomorrow. That’s 12noon Eastern/9am Pacific.
We’re just looking for fun, lighthearted entertainment from EWF around the world to make the Miami setlist a little more special than just song title after song title, which is what we normally do. So won’t you consider drawing us a little picture or making a teeny-tiny short video, like the sort you’d normally post to Instagram, expressing something you’ve been grateful for this tour? Bonus points for silly!
So come on … can you help us make the Miami show extra special for the EWF who will be following the set online, many who haven’t gotten to see a live show at all on this tour? Pretty please?
Are you busy bees getting your gratitudes ready? They don’t have to be epic productions, just just a short video or picture expressing whatever you’ve been most grateful for this tour in whatever creative, entertaining way you can come up with. Maybe you’re grateful Tori signed your copy of LE, or that you made a new friend because of this tour, or Tori played a song you’d been wishing for for years, or you enjoyed tracking the virtual setlists, or … whatever. Sing, dance, dress up your dog, run in circles, do a finger painting, use puppets, express it however you like.
This is open to Toriphiles around the world, whether you’ve physically been to a show or not. So hurry, hurry! Specific guidelines here.
51 maybe not be as big a deal as 50 in birthday terms, but Tori’s 51st year has been a significant one between the long-awaited run of The Light Princess, the release of Unrepentant Geraldines, and the subsequent tour — so there is much to celebrate! And celebrate we will on Friday as Tori celebrates her special day on the stage at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater!
As we alluded to earlier this week, the tour crew has formulated a plan…but it’s still a bit of a secret as a certain someone (who undoubtedly will be suspecting something) isn’t supposed to know. So! The plan will be explained by Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou during their opening set. Get there early Friday to get the low-down on what’s going to go down and please follow their lead so that Tori’s first birthday show in a decade is as wonderful as it can be!
Get your creative hats on, kids!
As most of you are aware (or at least we hope you’re aware), the Miami show on Sunday marks the final date of the North American leg of the Unrepetant Geraldines Tour. After that, we won’t get to have any more setlist fun until Tori hits Australia in November (three whole months away!), and a good chunk of you won’t be around for our live coverage then because the Oz shows will be taking place while most of you are either asleep or at work. So instead of having our big bash on the final-final date of the tour as we normally do, we’re going to make Miami our big fiesta show, since woj and I will both be around covering it.
We put our heads together and we’ve decided you guys are going to help us turn our Miami coverage into … the UNREPENTANT GRATITUDE party! Yes, you guys are going to share your overflowing Tori gratitude with your fellow EWF all over the world. YAY!!! So put on your best party clothes and your thinking caps and help us make this virtual shindig a total blast.
- This is open to all Toriphiles around the world. And you don’t have to have physically been to a show to participate.
- Make a short video or create a picture (photo, drawing, graphic, painting, whatever you like) expressing whatever you’ve felt most grateful for this tour. Be as creative as you can, whatever you can dream up, the sky’s the limit. Seriously, go wild.
- Videos: keep them under 30 seconds, upload them to YouTube as unlisted, then email the link to this special address with “VIDEO” as the subject.
- Pictures: email them as an attachment to this special address with “PICTURE” as the subject. Please let us know the name with which you’d like to be credited.
- Deadline for submissions is
8:00pm BST on Saturday5:00pm BST on Sunday. For those of you who are time zone-challenged, you can see what time that is in your region here.
We’ll sort through and choose the best of the best to share during our live coverage on Twitter on Sunday. Depending on how many submissions we get, we may not be able to include them all, but we’ll fit in as many as possible. Once we have some idea how much (or how little) we’re going to have to work with, we’ll let you know what time we’re going to be starting.
So do whatever you can to make your submission really stand out as entertaining and unique! Who knows? Tori might even see some of them.
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.
Richard Handal, a long-time Toriphile and participant in the online Toriverse stretching from its dawn back in the 1990s, through The Dent years, and onward to today, is writing a book about the intersection of art and music. Specifically using Tori Amos and her music as a model, Be The Music: How Tori Amos Does It aims to be a stepping stone to help everyone, from composers to performers to listeners, have a more fulfilling experience with musical art.
Richard is looking for help to allow him to finish the book and has listed it on the crowdfunding site Authr. Take a look at the project description, learn more about Richard in his bio on his blog, and help out if you can!
We all know that Tori’s a great songwriter, but is she the Greatest Songwriter Of All Time? Head over to Ranker.com to cast your vote!
Sanchez 2winz, the art duo of Raúl Sánchez & Rod Sánchez, is using their new track “Winged Painter,” which includes remixed vocals by Tori Amos, to inspire a fundraiser for RAINN. They have produced a video for the song that will be premiered on March 31st and, if you make a donation to RAINN via their RAINNmaker page, your name will be included in the credits for of the video.
They’ve released a teaser video that, besides giving us a taste of what they have in store for the full video, provides a few more details about their campaign:
There are two days left in the campaign and they’re getting close to their goal so please chip in if you can!
It seems like just yesterday, we were all talking about Little Earthquakes turning 20 years old but, after the riding Gold Dust’s orchestral dragon in 2012 and floating with The Light Princess in 2013, it’s 2014 and that means Under the Pink is nearing its third decade out in the world.
That anniversary doesn’t come until the end of this month though, as The 405 observes, “Cornflake Girl” was released as a single 20 years ago this week in the UK. Still, any old-timer fans who remember waiting at a record store until midnight to buy the record on cassette or wailing and gnashing their teeth while trying to get through to Ticketmaster on the phone to get tickets for the tour have a few weeks to still feel young and carefree — assuming Little Earthquakes being old enough to drink hasn’t already dashed those emotions!
However, the folks who brought you the 50 Years of Tori Birthday Bash are not waiting until the end of January to get this party started. Rather, they’ve launched 20 Years After the Pink, an ambitious online event that celebrates Under the Pink through an on-going dialogue about artists inspiring artists and art affecting its audience and raising funds for RAINN.
At the core of After the Pink is Marta Woodhull who had the great fortune to be in Taos during the production of Under the Pink. During that time, she created her own art — drawings, photography, writings — inspired by the creative process around her which she is now sharing them with the Tori Amos community, allowing us to explore how we have changed and been changed by this album, by looking back to its beginnings.
Come join the fun on their website where you can learn much more about the extravaganza, view Marta’s drawings and photos, read about the making of Under the Pink and learn about their juried art show. Holy cow! So much stuff!
Kudos and congratulations to Tiffany, Natasha and Amanda for coordinating and pulling the whole shebang together! That was a mighty feat of catherding, we suspect.
Thanks, too, to everyone who kicked in! The original goal of $500 was smashed to smithereens by your generosity, with a final total of $3,500 being raised for RAINN! Whether you donated $1.00 or $106.58, every little bit helped and helps!