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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.
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…
Mesa, Arizona. Friday, 25 July, 2014. 2226 hours.
ZERO POINT. LIVE. ZERO EFFING POINT, PEOPLE.
In other news, hell has frozen over and pigs have taken to the sky.
The setlist for last night’s show at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles has been posted! We won’t spoil the surprises — just go look and bask in the glow!
Update: The Live Nation pre-sale for this show is underway. No password required but you must be registered with Live Nation to buy tickets in this pre-sale.
Update: Yep, Live Nation has clarified their listing and our guess was correct: Live Nation pre-sale on Wednesday from 10:00 AM AEST, Ticketmaster pre-sale on Friday from 10:00 AM AEST, and general sale next Monday from 10:00 AM AEST.
So, while we were distracted by oh, something shiny, Live Nation Australia & New Zealand went and added a second show in Sydney, Australia to their listing. This second show is on Wednesday, November 12th and is also with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House.
The listing on Live Nation is a bit confusing as far as ticket sale dates in that it shows a pre-sale on July 25th and general sales on July 23rd and 28th. This show is not on Ticketmaster yet so can’t cross-reference but we’re assuming Live Nation’s sales dates will probably be a Live Nation pre-sale on the 23rd, a Ticketmaster pre-sale on the 25th and the general sale on the 28th. But we shall see…
Thanks to Mario for the tip!
There are five stops on the swing down under:
November 11 – Sydney Opera House, Sydney with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra!
November 15 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
November 16 – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide
November 18 – Riverside Theatre @ PCEC, Perth
November 21 – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane
Yes, that’s right: for the concert in Sydney, Tori will be accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, giving Australia a taste of 2012’s Gold Dust orchestral performances! Very nifty!
Tickets for all shows go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 18th with dreaded pre-sales taking place for each on Monday, July 14th. Exact times for all sales are listed in LiveNation.co.au and in our Tour section.
Thanks to @sharon and Daniel for the heads up — while we were busy dozing off during the Netherlands/Argentina match.