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.
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!
Recently, Ticketmaster has been telling fans that Tori’s US tour has been delayed.
This has caused confusion and is not quite accurate.
When Ticketmaster told people in June that the pre-sales had been delayed until July, they were making a ballpark estimate for promotional purposes. Their guess wasn’t quite as on-the-mark as they’d hoped, leading them to now report that things are “delayed.”
So the delay is only regarding the start of the Ticketmaster pre-sales. We have confirmation from management that the tour itself is on schedule.
Where and when the US dates will be — and when they will go on sale — we don’t know. But as soon as we hear anything at all, we’ll definitely post about it.
Richard Clayton, from The Financial Times, had his eyes opened at the first London show, as his review published in the July 7th edition, describes. Hit the link or read on for the review. Thanks to SomaRiot for the tip!
Santa played the first half of Tori’s set at the Pet Sounds Arena at T in the Park on Sunday.
We don’t yet have a complete set list, so if anyone can provide one, that would be appreciated. EverythingTori has posted the setlist, which was a shortened festival gig. If you braved the mud and rain at Balado, please feel free to post your review of the show using the form at the bottom of the T in the Park concert page
Marae tells us that 26 minutes of Tori’s set (the “Tori” part, not the Santa part) were broadcast on BBCi earlier today.
Incidentally, The Scotsman gave Tori some good press in their review of the festival:
To those inquisitive enough to check out the Pet Sounds arena, there was a storming set by a resplendent, gold catsuit-clad Tori Amos to savour, while those who chose to shun the big stage headliners were treated to an intimate session with Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice.
Update: The Scotsman giveth and The Scotsman taketh away. Paul Whitelaw’s perception of Tori’s set was not as charitable:
Elsewhere, Tori Amos’s decision to make a five-minute costume change halfway through her hour-long set was seriously misjudged. She treated us to two of her Bowie-esque “characters”, namely Pauline Fowler and Cyndi Lauper if appearances were anything to go by.
The Guardian also weighed in on Tori’s two-night stand in London, reviewing the second show in the July 6th edition of the paper. The reviewer also gave the show 3 stars and had some reservations about the show—but at least she got Isabel’s name right. Thanks to Bob for the link. Read on for the review.
The Independent reviewed Tori’s first concert at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, giving it a mixed review with 3 of 5 stars. The reviewer seems to have gotten the dolls a little confused though as he is clearly writing about the first show but identifies the opener as Isabel instead of Santa. Jump the flip for the review.
Thanks to Bob for the link!
Tori, with the assistance of Pip, rocked the Pet Sounds Stage at the Oxegen Festival in Ireland earlier tonight. As with other festivals, it was a shortened set for a festival setting with the set pretty evenly split between the two dolls. Pip’s set included “Cruel”, “Bliss” and “The Waitress” while Tori played the standard “Big Wheel”, “Cornflake Girl” and “Precious Things.” For the full set and to share your review of the performance, swing by the Oxegen page in the Tour section.
Incidentally, it appears that neither the Oxegen webcam nor the RTÉ broadcast included anything from Tori’s set — however, I must say that even Tori-less, RTÉ has been keeping my earwigs happy this afternoon. Sounds like it’s been a fine day — and night — out there at Punchestown!