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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.
Earlier tonight, Tori performed at the Norwegian Wood Festival in Oslo, Norway. Her festival-length show was the middle-part of three woman bill, nestled in between Rae Morris and Patti Smith — not a bad evening of music by any measure!
Tori’s set kicked off with “Little Earthqualkes” and included the hits such as “Precious Things” and “Cornflake Girl,” as well as a number of covers: Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Depeche Mode’s “In Your Room,” Elton John’s “Someone Saved My Life Tonight,” and The Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood,” the festival’s namesake. Guess she couldn’t resist the temptation…but then, neither could we…
Saturday brings us to the other Norwegian music festival this weekend: Bergenfest! Tune back in tomorrow to see how the last show of the first half of this summer’s dates pans out. After that, there are no shows until the first week of August.
Anyone who was worried that Tori would repeat herself at the second of her two-night stand at Helsinki’s Finlandia Hall shouldn’t have expended that energy. When all was said and done, there was only one song that was repeated between the two nights (which one, of course, is left as an exercise for the reader and we expect to see the answer on our desk tomorrow morning promptly at 8 o’clock!).
Tonight’s set had a decided rosy theme with appearances of “Here. In My Head,” “Blood Roses,” “Code Red,” and a cover of “The Rose,” made famous by Bette Midler. Other interesting inclusions were “Siren,” “Marys of the Sea,” “Amber Waves,” and “Past the Mission.” The complete set, thanks to the efforts of @sunjan and @adora_boy, both of whom live-tweeted the show, is posted in the Tour section. Videos of several songs have already surfaced on YouTube and those have been added there as well.
As always, we welcome your reviews of the show! If you would like to post your thoughts on the concert and performance, just use the comment form at the bottom of the setlist page and we’ll get it added to the site as soon as we can!
After these two nights, we have a short respite before the next two shows on this little summer jaunt around Europe. We hope you enjoy a coujple days off before the two Norwegian festival appearances at the end of the week: Norwegian Wood in Oslo on Friday and Bergenfest in Bergen on Saturday. Stay tuned!
A third festival date in early August has been added to Tori’s summer itinerary. This one is Lokerse Feesten, a festival which takes place in Lokeren, Belgium (about midway between Antwerp and Ghent). Tori will play the festival on the evening of Thursday, August 6th. Tickets are on sale now. For more information about the festival and to purchase tickets, check out their website.
And yes, we said third. Even thought we mentioned it on social media and even added it to the Tour section, we forgot to post a news article about Tori’s playing A Summer’s Tale, a festival in Luhmühlen, Germany (close by to Hamburg and Lüneberg). She will be performing on Saturday, August 8th. Tickets are available now; head over to the festival’s website to purchase and for more information.
So, this means there are several performances in early June (Finland and Norway) and the three festivals in early August: Stockholm Music & Arts, Lokerse Feestern, and A Summer’s Tale. One wonders if there might be one or two more dates in August yet to surface…or maybe not! We shall see…
Update: Today’s show is in the bag and the setlist is up on the site! We’d love to hear from you if you were there and would like to share your thoughts or photos or videos from from the show. Just use the form at the bottom of the setlist page or let us know!
Holy crap! Time flies when you’re busy and, all of a sudden, the first of Tori’s several summer festival and theatre appearances is upon us! And it is a historic one at that as today’s performance at Primavera Sound in Barcelona marks the first time Tori has held a concert in the country of Spain! Needless to say, we are quite happy for all who getting their first chance to see her in their home country today as well as for everyone else who has traveled to the Catalan coast for this enormous and sprawling music festival on the Mediterranean.
Tori’s performance today is on the Ray-Ban Stage at 20:30 CEST (click that link for when that is in your local time zone). She has a hour long slot, as is typical for festival settings. We’ll be hanging out, as usual, over on Twitter monitoring the social media streams for news from the show and, hopefully, the set as it happens. If not, we’ll wrap up the coverage afterwards. (Unfortunately, Tori’s performance is not one that will be streamed live – alas!)
We’ll be doing this for the rest of the date this summer. If you’re going to any of the shows and are willing to send us the set list in real-time, let us know!
Just when you thought the little summer tour that’s been mapped out and complete, out pops another date!
The line-up for the 2015 Stockholm Music & Arts festival was announced today and Tori is on the bill for Saturday, August 1st. Tickets go on sale on Monday April 27th at Noon CEST or maybe 11:00 AM CEST, if you believe Tori’s social media streams.
As this show is happening a month and a half after the latest of the shows at the start of the summer, we’re wondering if this means that more dates may be announced…but, alas, the tea leaves in our cup are just saying, “Future murky, ask again later…”
Two more dates have been added to the short run of shows that Tori is doing this coming summer in Europe.
First, she has been added to the line-up for Primavera Sound, a massive festival that takes place the last weekend of May in Barcelona, Spain. She will be playing Parc del Fòrum in May 30th. Festival tickets have been on sale for some time now but are still available. Check out the festival’s website for ticketing details.
Second, on June 6th, Tori will be performing in the Renaissance Garden at Egeskov Castle in Kværndrup, Denmark. This will be the first time that any concert has been held at this location and, judging by the photos of the grounds on the castle’s website, looks to be a gorgeous setting! Only 1200 tickets are available for this performance so don’t sleep on this one if you’re planning on going!
Jyske Bank cardholders can purchase tickets now though through an arrangement with Live Nation Denmark. The pre-sale tickets are limited to 2 per customer and you’ll need your card number to access it. See Billetnet for details.
While we were dreaming here in North America, tickets for the June 8th concert at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki went on sale this morning. Demand was high so a second show has been added the following night, June 9th. Tickets for that performance are on sale now at Lippupavelu!
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.