Read by category:

News Archives

2018
August
July
2017
July
April
2015
June
May
April
February
January
2014
November
October
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
2013
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
2012
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
2011
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
2010
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
2009
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
2008
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
2007
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
2006
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May

Search Undented

RSS / Atom

Support Undented!

In Memory Of Violet's Husband, Kim Flint
1969 - 2010

Twitter & Facebook

Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages since we often post quickie updates there when we're on-the-go.

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.

Undented on Twitter

Undented on Facebook

Calendar
View full listings.
    Tour Status

    Tori is touring in 2017 to support the release of Native Invader. The European legs runs from early September through early October and the North American leg runs from late October to early December. We do not know if additional dates elsewhere will be added.

    Other News Sources
    Current Release

    Native Invader (album, 2017)
    Recent Releases

    Unrepentant Geraldines (album, 2014)

    Gold Dust (album, 2012)

    Night of Hunters (album, 2011)

    Midwinter Graces (album, 2009)
    Abnormally Attracted To Sin (album, 2009)

    Live at Montreux 1991/1992 (DVD, 2008)

    American Doll Posse (album, 2007)

    A Piano (boxed set, 2006)

    Pretty Good Years
    (bio, 2006)

    Fade To Red
    (DVD, 2006)
    Cherries On Top
    comic book tattoo Comic Book Tattoo (book, 2008)

    News: Syracuse Post-Standard Article (October 11, 2007)

    Posted by woj on Thursday, October 11, 2007 | Articles

    When you unleash the titans, you have to understand and you have to know you’re not projecting a red-headed singer-songwriter. You’re playing with a red-headed piano player who thinks she can kick your ass. At the Belgian fest, I think we held our own against Metallica.

    So concludes an article in the Syracuse Post-Standard which serves as an introduction to American Doll Posse and a preview for Tori’s concert this weekend in that upstate New York city. (Fortunately, if any Titans get loose Saturday night, a city with a Greek namesake is as good a place as any!)


    Tori Amos concert to showcase her alter egos

    Thursday, October 11, 2007
    By Mark Bialczak
    Staff writer

    Tori Amos thinks her 6-year-old daughter Natashya gets the concept of the singer-songwriter’s ninth CD, “American Doll Posse.”

    “I think that Tash understands it better than some grown-ups could,” Amos says during a phone interview from her beach house in Florida. “Because role-playing is not that much of a stretch for little girls at that stage.

    “In one minute they’re the prime ministers, and the next minute they’re a pop star, and the next minute they’re a teacher,” Amos says in much the same breathy tone she uses when she’s at her Bosendorfer piano and making her music. “Going from one image to another is not schizophrenic for a child. It’s trying on a different self as they’re exploring.”

    Amos puts on a bunch of different hats for 18 of the 23 songs

    from “American Doll Posse,” the new album she’ll bring to the Landmark Theatre for her Saturday night show.

    She wrote those songs from the perspective of four alter egos: Santa, Pip, Clyde and Isabel. The other five she wrote for, and sings as, herself.

    Amos says the approach comes from her observation that far too often people become stuck inside a box they put themselves in years and years ago.

    “As we get older, you begin to see that people feel really trapped in the life that they picked for themselves,” Amos says. “You can get stereotyped. Walk into the stereotypes almost as if we’ve been drugged by some force.”

    Equally harmful, Amos says, are assumptions that the world makes based on a woman’s looks.

    “I watched how when you look at a girl that’s tattooed, you come up with a certain judgment about her,” Amos says. “The last thing you think is, ‘She is great in physics.’ You can really get this very wrong. You look at the one that’s standing in Starbucks in a cashmere sweater, and you don’t know she was tied up the night before. You don’t think of that.”

    Amos’ conclusion: “How we present ourself doesn’t always signify who we are.”

    So Amos submerged herself in the other four women’s personas as she wrote the songs. If it sounds complicated, she says, that’s because it was. No surprise to her fans; they named her online fanzine “Really Deep Thoughts.”

    Amos says her characters are modern women who represent ancient archetypes. Isabel is outwardly political. Clyde is an idealist who’s emotional. Pip has the energy of a warrior. And Santa is the most sensual.

    And yes, Amos says, they brought out different musical ideas in her head.

    “By having many voices in one story, that is how I can justify applying many different rock-god styles to this work,” Amos says. “Musically, I know I needed some testosterone or this wasn’t going to be the kind of work I wanted it to be. So I went to the guys and I studied and I studied.

    “I went back for two years. David Bowie. Freddie Mercury. John Lennon. Even early James Taylor. I tried not to leave any of them out,” Amos says.

    “It was easy once the producer side of me had the conversation with the singer-songwriter in me and said, you had a lot (of) records, girlfriend, with the theme of the singer-songwriter, even if you were exploring. This time I need you to be a composer and a player,” Amos says.

    Reviews of the disc have been positive.

    “If freedom from oppression is the guiding principle, Amos demonstrates her winning strategy in the most fundamental musical terms: She’s a heavy rocker, ruminative poet, winsome popster and mystical enchantress,” wrote Boston Globe reviewer Joan Anderman. “ ‘American Doll Posse’ is a lush sprawl of an album that works with or without the feminist playbook.”

    Onstage, Amos says, “American Doll Posse” really rocks. Her fans come knowing to expect something different, and they aren’t disappointed.

    “When you unleash the titans, you have to understand and you have to know you’re not projecting a red-headed singer-songwriter,” Amos says. “You’re playing with a red-headed piano player who thinks she can kick your ass. At the Belgian fest, I think we held our own against Metallica.”