Read by category:

News Archives

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: Charlotte Observer Concert Review (November 14, 2007)

    Posted by woj on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 | Reviews,Touring

    One of The Charlotte Observer’s music critics, Courtney Devores, reviewed the Ovens Auditorium concert in the November 14th edition of the paper. The review is on their website and below.


    Tori Amos: Piano girl plays with rock fire

    COURTNEY DEVORES
    cdevo@hotmail.com

    Tori Amos shows used to be a near-spiritual catharsis, with fans sitting quietly as the object of their affection played usually solo on piano or in a trio.

    That was during the ’90s when her tours glided through here or surrounding cities such as Columbia every year or two.

    Tuesday’s show at Ovens Auditorium was a different animal.

    For one, Amos, who was born in nearby Newton, hasn’t played Charlotte since February 2003. Fans were apparently starved for a performance — as evidenced by their reaction when the 44-year-old redhead took the stage as herself after six songs by one of the five personalities that grace the cover of her latest album “American Doll Posse.”

    Before the real Amos took the stage, her brunette alter ego, Clyde, emerged wearing a fitted dress, purple tights, and knee-high boots, beginning her set with the thumping “Bouncing Off Clouds” from “Doll Posse.” Clyde’s set included “Little Earthquakes” from Amos’ 1992 debut and “Rattlesnakes” from the “Strange Little Girls” covers album.

    Following a quick change during which Ovens pumped like a dance club as Amos’ band jammed through a remix of “Professional Widow,” the real Amos took the stage, this time in a purple-sequined jumpsuit.

    While you might think there’d be little difference between Amos and her wigged counterparts, her energy was completely different the second time she sat astride her piano bench.

    The crowd reacted, especially those near the stage, by jumping and clapping with the revival-like beat of “Big Wheel.” It wasn’t enough for Amos though, who later told the crowd, “I was born down the road. I know you people have fire.”

    She halted “Wheel,” flew from her bench, momentarily berating the rest of the crowd for not standing, before skipping back into the song.

    At first it looked as if she might throw someone out, but it was apparently for show. The crowd obeyed, standing for nearly the entire show. Amos awarded their enthusiasm with old favorites like “Crucify” and “Cornflake Girl” and waxing nostalgic about her youth with “Going to Carolina” during the improv segment of the show.

    Despite the hits, Amos’ concert wasn’t for lapsed fans. There was plenty of later material and lesser-known album tracks. Songs like “Marianne” (from 1996’s “Boys for Pele) and the sexy, brooding new track, “Code Red,” stood out.

    Those accustomed to the old girl-and-piano format were treated to a few songs in that tradition, but for the most part Amos put on a rock show complete with four-piece band (including herself), colorful laser lights, and methodical dancing.

    The minor adult contemporary hit “A Sorta Fairytale” (from 2002’s “Scarlet’s Walk”) appeased fans hungry for something familiar later in the set, but the show was mostly for those that revel in Amos’ whims. The encore of “Precious Things” and “Tear in Your Hand” closed the set with the audience still standing, as if they were afraid to sit down.

    Courtney Devores writes about popular music for The Charlotte Observer.