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.
Israeli journalist and Toriphile Sheer Ganor attended a press conference for Tori on Thursday. You can read Sheer’s article (in Hebrew, translation anyone?), which also contains a video that’s a bit different from the one on YouTube posted earlier today. (I didn’t have any trouble getting the video to play in Safari on Mac, but it opened another window with a blank screen and took about 30 seconds to start up, so after you click to play, be patient. If more then a minute passes, then it’s safe to assume it won’t work for you.)
Plenty has already been said about the Dolls and their fashion sense, but the celeb-watchers over at Molly Good decided to take a turn recently, and came up with a piece called Character Study. The entry is short on verbiage but includes several nice shots of the Dolls on stage. Thanks to Astred for the tip!
U.S. Tori fans have been busy this week, trying to tease out information on possible tour dates for the fall. Here’s what they’ve found:
Jon actually called every venue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was told by a Benedum Center employee that Tori will play there Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices were quoted at $34.50 and $40.50.
Ernie Diaz heard from Live Nation that Tori’s playing the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, Indiana on Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. So far, this hasn’t been posted to the Live Nation site.
Habidabad has a source inside the Palace Theater in Louisville, Kentucky who claims Tori will play there on or near Oct. 26.
We’ve said this before, and we’ll keep saying it until a full tour itinerary is confirmed: these dates are by no means confirmed or finalized, but we’re reporting them anyway because there’s a chance many of them will turn out to be legit. And knowing is half the battle.
Alicia points out that the Y-Rock Concert Calendar includes the October 15th concert at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby (just west of Philadelphia) with an on-sale date of Friday, July 27th. I looked there yesterday and was pretty sure it said at the time that the on-sale date was Saturday, July 20th (as we reported earlier) so either my reading comprehension is worse than my memory or Y-Rock changed their calendar. Or both. Either way, thanks Alicia for catching that!
Ido tells us that the NRG web site has published an announcement from Tori’s concert management saying that Tori has decided to cancel the Rayden warm-up on the Israeli show and will start the concert half an hour earlier in order to “give the Israeli audience a whole night of Tori experience.”
So the Ra’anana show will start at 21:00 instead of 21:30.
Update: Yishai points out that, according to what’s in the NRG article as well as other Israeli press, the concert will actually start promptly at 8:30 PM.
Undented reader Hank received an email today from Y-Rock, a Philly-based radio station, announcing that Tori will play Oct. 15 at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia/Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. It says — get this — that tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Saturday. Guess it’s time to thaw out our credit cards!
Also, we notice that Ticketmaster removed its Oakland listings from this morning. Again, nothing’s certain until the Tori camp says so, but it sounds like we’ll get a better sense about the North American leg of the tour very soon!
As of this morning, Ticketmaster is showing two upcoming Tori dates at Oakland’s Paramount Theater — December 7 and 8, 2007. No on-sale or pre-sale dates are listed yet. Devin sent this in after spotting it today; keep checking their site to see if more listings emerge. Of course, nothing’s official until the Tori camp says it’s official. But we’d be lying if we said we weren’t squeeing just a little.
We know that Tori and the piano-making dudes (and dudettes) at Bösendorfer have had a long-standing love affair with one another. It isn’t news that Tori played in Vienna, Bösendorfer’s headquarters, on June 8. But Jamee tipped us off to the fact that the pianomakers have also written a news item about Tori’s show. We especially like the “T&Bö” symbol illuminated on the curtains. Together forever, eh?
The first, if I can trust my crusty language skills, is a preview of Tori’s concert and includes an interview with Tori which you can stream or download. Tori’s answers are somewhat difficult to hear as a translation was overdubbed, but you can still make out some of her responses if you listen carefully.
The second is an interview, with streamable or downloadable audio, with a Tori fan at the meet & greet.
And the third is a review of Tori’s performance this evening at Auditorium Stravinsky.
If anyone would care to translate these posts to English for us, we’d be happy to post them here to share with everyone.
RSR has posted several photographs of Tori from before and during the concert in their photo gallery:
Jan Sundström points out that the photographer of the previous two pictures has posted the first image on Flickr and explains how he came upon Tori before the concert.
Tori played the Montreux Jazz Festival this evening. Santa opened the concert with her usual set of songs, including “God”, but the real news of the evening is that, after having it on the setlist a couple times but not playing it, Tori debuted “Take Me With You”, one of the new songs from A Piano that had never been played before! The full setlist comes from EverythingTori and is posted on our Montreux page. And, as I’m sure you’ve already guessed I’m about to say, if you attended the concert, please use the form at the bottom of that page to let us know what you thought of the performance!