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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.
Thursday’s edition of The Guardian included a short review of Night of Hunters by Alex Macpherson (whom some may remember as the author of a recent piece praising From The Choirgirl Hotel). Macpherson appreciates the musical content of the album but, expressing concerns with the concept, gives the album 3 stars out of 5.
Thanks to Mark-Alexis for alerting us to this on The Tweeter.
Tori Amos: Night of Hunters – review
3 of 5 stars
Thursday 15 September 2011 17.20 EDT
Another Tori Amos album, another overarching concept – which elicits trepidation these days, given that, for the last decade, her material has creaked beneath laboured over-explanations in lieu of the thrillingly cryptic bewilderment she had the confidence to trade on in her artistic prime. Thankfully, her “classical song cycle” necessitates sonic ambition as well: that Amos can weave her own songs so deftly into variations on classical pieces is testament to her talent, and the piano/strings/woodwind arrangements of Night of Hunters frequently sound as lovely as earlier orchestral experiments such as Yes, Anastasia. The heart-pounding drama of opener Shattering Sea even nears that career highlight’s intensity. But the album’s narrative – Celtic whimsy meets marriage counselling – is overthought, often dragging Amos’s lyrics into cringeworthy territory, and the bulk of it is given over to resolution rather than build-up. Amos herself performs with an insistently flat calmness: when her 11-year-old daughter Natashya pops up on a few tracks, in character as a shape-shifting fox, she actually proves an odder, witchier, more compelling voice than her mother, who could be mistaken for her piano teacher.