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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.
According to Ta Nea, one of the leading Greek newspapers, Tori (aka Τόρι Έιμος in Greece) will be performing in Athens, Greece on July 17th. Thanks to trickster on the YesSaid forum for pointing this out!
Cliff tipped us off to the fact that Ticketmaster has launched a page for the upcoming ADP tour listing several cities and the tantalizing promise that specific dates and venues — and, we’re guessing, on-sale dates — are coming soon. TM is also plugging the iTunes pre-order deal, which includes those pre-sale codes.
The cities Ticketmaster expects Tori to visit are:
Several of you pointed out this morning that both the standard and deluxe editions of American Doll Posse are available for pre-order on iTunes today, and shoppers can purchase “Big Wheel” there as of this morning.
Those who go in for the pre-order of either edition get “Big Wheel” now, and will receive the rest of the album’s tracks later, including “Miracle” — a bonus track we haven’t seen listed anywhere else — and access to a Ticketmaster pre-sale code, which is good for purchasing up to four tickets for upcoming Tori shows.
Edit: It looks like this offer is only being extended to fans on the US and Canada iTunes sites; folks at the UK site aren’t seeing listings for ADP or “Big Wheel” yet. However, folks in Italy — and perhaps other places in Europe, we haven’t heard — are able to buy “Bouncing off Clouds.”
Cheers to Kevin, Kat, Andre, Robbie, Robert, Adrian, Joshua, Kel, JD345, Fabz, Ursa, Christopher and Joe for letting us know!
Update: Well, we thought they were going on sale, but we were sadly mistaken. Zeynep sets us straight: camping tickets for Masstival will go on-sale on April 11th and regular day tickets (either for a single day or for both days of the festival) will go on-sale on April 16th. Tickets will be available at Biletix (that much, at least, we got right). Note: on May 16th, prices for day tickets increase 10YTL so it pays to get them early!
Benjamin Law writes in to tell us that he recently had the honor of interviewing Tori for Frankie, an Australian magazine at which he is a senior writer. The full interview will be, of course, published in a forthcoming issue, sometime before Tori’s Australian tour. Yes, you heard that right. Australian tour. During the interview, she confirmed that the ADP world tour would be taking her back Down Under:
I’m coming in September. We’re doing Australia, don’t you worry, posse’s coming to Australia. And the show starts [with] four different girls. Well, there’s four different starts, so it depends on what show you go to. And then after a fashion [swap], then Tori comes out.
Benjamin was also kind enough to provide us with an excerpt from the interview which takes a novel approach: the questions are lyrics from her previous work.
Is it sweet, your sting?
Not always. I’d like to tell you that it was. If I’m able to step into a compassionate place, then it can be sweet. However, if you cross the line — and that might have to do with my daughter — then you know what? I’m going to rip your arm off. And I won’t even add salt to it. You’re going to lose an appendage. If somebody starts winding up your child, then I just say, “Enough. Deal with the big girls. You wanna play that? You play with momma. I’ll play with you all fucking day, motherfucker.” That’s how I am, as a mother. Ferocious.
Australian fans, keep your eyes on newsstands between now and September!
Thanks to Petri and Joni.
Sorin Suciu was tuned in when Romanian radio station Europa FM announced that Tori will be performing at Sala Polivalenta (Polyvalent Hall) in Bucharest on July 13th.
Two days later, Tori will be performing at the Masstival festival in Istanbul on July 15th. (Thanks, Zeynep!)
Matt Chamberlain’s latest blog entry describes — in impressively geeky detail — the custom drum set he’s putting together for the upcoming tour:
One thing that has been going on that I am really excited about is I have drumbuilder extrordinaire (sic) Ronn Dunnett building me a titanium shelled ’70s era Drumkit for the upcoming Tori Amos tour. The sizes are all classic depths—24” kick—13” rack 8” Piccolo/bongo tom—16” 18” floor toms—28“x10” side kick—8” Piccolo Snare—6 1/2“x14” Ludwig Chief TI snare. The rest of the rig will be a Midi Kat pad with a Mac Laptop running Ableton Live. The Cymbals are a variety of Istanbul Agop and Pieces of Greg Keplinger Hammered Metal.
Thanks, Devin, for the tip.
In all the hub-bub about the new album, posses, and blogs, the Ljubljana show going on sale almost slipped under the radar. Thanks to one soldier of the army of spies who noticed that this concert on sale now at Eventim.si (if you can’t read that, click on the English link at the bottom of the page and then search for Tori and you’ll get the same link but in English). You must be registered with the site to purchase tickets. And it does not appear that you can select your seat location.
Note: the show appears to be taking place at Hala Tivoli rather than Krizanke as previously advertised.
Fabz hooks us up with some news from Down Under. Perhaps not super specific or definite, but at least it’s something.
(You can also see the “not really the album cover, but maybe it is, but it’s not official, so maybe it’s not, but it COULD be, but maybe not” pic at that same link.)