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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.
Update: Another day, another date! This time, it’s not a festival appearance but rather a performance at Helsinki’s Finlandia Hall on June 8th. Tickets go on sale via Lippupalvelu on January 28th at 9:00 AM local time. Live Nation also lists the show so tickets may be sold there or they may just refer one to Lippupalvelu to purchase when the time comes.
Update: Festivals it is! At least so far. Today, it was announced that Tori will be playing Norwegian Wood in Oslo, Norway on Friday, June 12th (same day at Patti Smith!) and Bergenfest in Bergen, Norway on Saturday, June 13th in the headline slot. Tickets – both full festival and day passes – are already on sale for both via Ticketmaster. Check each festival’s website for more details!
Note that both festival websites, in their artist descriptions for Tori, indicate that these are part of a five show solo tour so there are three more dates left to surface…
So the Undented Dork Posse was snuggled in our Winter den (sorry, we’re Northern Hemispheric folks), watching, as work on the cast recording of The Light Princess progresses, photos of Tori and various cast members stream by on the social media when we were startled awake by the announcement today that Tori will be playing some “special European shows this summer!”
Our brains start racing, naturally. Festival shows? Theatre shows? Something else we haven’t guessed yet? Can’t say we’re surprised given the success of last year’s tour and the obvious relish with which she enjoyed performing but, alas, we don’t know any more than anyone else at this point.
Very nearly one year after it was announced, the tour supporting Tori’s 2014 release, Unrepentant Geraldines, drew to a close this past week with the last three Australian shows: Perth, an all-request extravaganza in Sydney, and the final performance in Brisbane.
And what a year it has been! The release of an album widely acclaimed as a return to form! A whirlwind of promo from in-stores to in-studios to record shopping jaunts! Over 70 electrifying shows on a tour that crossed Europe, South Africa, North America and Australia! Covers, requests and mashups! An embracing of social media. Secret sonic selfies! Fashionable eye-wear! And the list goes on!
So, now that the tour has drawn to a close and we slide into the year-end holidays, cozying up with YouTubes and bootlegs from the tour, we just wanted to thank you all for following along with us. Whether you texted or tweeted setlists our way, videoed clips from the tour, freaked out with us when we got Züro Pünk’d, freaked out with us when Zero Point’s time came, freaked out with us in general, or just quietly sat back and took it all in, we really appreciate you, our fellow Toriphiles and all you do.
P.S. Onwards to The Light Princess album! And, if you can’t wait until them for more Tori goodness, keep an eye on Tori Songs as they are nigh unto announcing the results of 2014 Unrepentant Edition of the Top 50 Tori Songs poll!
Tonight’s performance with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House is in the books and so, with that, the Australian leg of the Unrepentant Geraldines tour is officially on its way!
Although initially advertised as one set with the Symphony and one solo, the evening turned out to be two sets with the symphony with each half containing a few solo songs, including “Purple People” and “Bells For Her,” scattered amongst the orchestral pieces. The complete set list which, unsurprisingly, focused on material from Gold Dust but also included “Baker Baker,” “Leather,” and, “Edge of the Moon,” has been posted in the Tour section.
As always, we’d love to hear from you if you’re were in attendance at the show! If you’d like to share with us and the world, please post a review using the a form at the bottom of the set list page.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but we’ve gotten confirmation that there will not be a meet and greet at the final North American show in Miami. Unfortunately, tomorrow’s schedule is tight and does not allow for there to be meet and greet.
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!
Sorry, guys, we’ve gotten word from the tour crew that there will be no M&G in Clearwater tomorrow. We know a lot of you were hoping to wish Tori a happy birthday in person and Tori is very sorry she won’t be able to chat with you on her special day, but the schedule is packed. You’ll just have to send her extra-strong best birthday ESP vibes during the show.
We’ve gotten word from the tour crew that, because of the schedule for the day, there will not be a meet and greet in Nashville on Monday. While we’re sorry for those hoping to say hi to Tori tomorrow, at least no one will have to dodge the thunderstorms in tomorrow’s forecast.
Get your party hats on! Two big anniversaries of note will be celebrated and observed over the coming week!
First, 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Tori’s other labor of love that came into being in 1994: RAINN! RAINN’s second decade will be celebrated with a birthday brunch on Sunday, August 17th at which Tori, RAINN’s first spokesperson, will be the guest of honor. Tickets for the brunch are long sold out but there are still sponsor packages available if you’d like to contribute to the event and attend.
Regardless of whether or not you are able to attend the brunch, RAINN is encouraging everyone to join the celebration using the hashtag #RAINN20th on Twitter and Instagram. Perhaps you have some personal reflections on how Tori’s music and presence as a survivor has helped you or influenced your perception of sexual violence. Maybe you want to share how you are honoring RAINN’s 20th anniversary. It’s all welcome! We also encourage you to, as they suggest, make a $20 donation in honor of the anniversary — every little bit helps!
Second, this coming Friday, August 22, is Tori’s 51st birthday! There are plans afoot to mark the occasion at the concert in Clearwater, Florida on Friday – the first time she’ll be playing a show on a birthday since 2003 if our memories aren’t too whack on a Saturday morning. Details are still being worked out by the crew and should be shared towards the middle of the coming week, so please do not pester them about it. Soon as we get the plan, we’ll be passing it along — hope it’s wonderful night for everyone and, most especially, for Tori!
However, if you want to get in on the birthday celebration early, we encourage you to make a donation to RAINN as an early birthday present via the RAINNmaker page of our fine, feathered friends at Tori Songs. Last year, for Tori’s 50th, Tori fans from across the world contributed $3,500. Celebrate her 51st year, Unrepentant Geraldines, and the incredible tour supporting it by chipping in to thank her for all that she has done since then!
We’ve gotten word from the tour crew that between their schedule today and the earlier show time tonight, there will not be a meet and greet in Boston today. Sorry to those looking forward to saying hi to her today…