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    Tour Status

    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.

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    Current Release

    Unrepentant Geraldines (album, 2014)
    Release Dates:
    May 9 - Germany/Netherlands
    May 12 - UK/France
    May 13 - North America
    May 16 - Australia
    Recent Releases

    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
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    News: Mother Jones ADP Review

    Posted by woj on Sunday, May 20, 2007 | Reviews

    Gary Moskowitz reviewed American Doll Posse for Mother Jones. (Strangely, it was the KaTe Bush mention that brought this to Google News’ attention — go figure!)


    Tori Amos Unleashes an American Doll Posse

    Arts: The chanteuse offers up a range of musical personalities in her newest release, from rocker to Bush-basher.

    Music Review By Gary Moskowitz

    May 17, 2007

    Fooled by the delicate melodies of her newest album, American Doll Posse, on first pass I missed the quirky dissidence lurking behind Tori Amos’ trademark exquisite piano playing. I realized, during my second listen, that there is definitely a darkness to the beauty this time around, in a style Amos has taken more than a decade to hone.

    Epic Records released American Doll Posse, Amos’s ninth studio effort, earlier this month. At 20 songs, it’s like a double album. Some clock in at more than five minutes while others are less than a minute. It’s a thematic, concept album of sorts; one that revolves around five female characters (Santa, Clyde, Isabelle, Tori and Pip) that Amos, 43, combines to form a “complete” woman that questions sexuality, power, politics, manipulation and religion.

    By playing those characters (in the studio, and onstage, wearing custom-made designer outfits), Amos allows herself to veer off into all sorts of musical directions that sway in and out of rock, folk, alt-rock and pop genres. Strong piano melodies, rock drumming, string passages and soft, flittering vocals are present throughout.

    American Doll Posse inches through slow, sparse, ballad-like passages and then jumps into moments of honky-tonk and blues. She might as well be singing in a hip, smoky saloon down the street from the Moulin Rouge. On songs like “Teenage Hustling,” it’s like Pat Benatar was in the studio giving tips on how to rock out. The regal aura synonymous with Kate Bush prevails on songs like “Bouncing off Clouds” and “Digital Ghost.” Without Joni Mitchell’s “Help Me,” Rolling Stone wrote recently, Amos simply would not be what she is today.

    She told the press recently that she opened herself up to bands like The Clash and The Doors while producing this album. Amos, maybe influenced by the social commentary of the former or the bravado of the latter, seems to be having a rude political awakening on tracks like “Yo George,” “Devils and Gods,” and “Mr. Bad Man,” although there’s not a lot of sting behind the punch.

    Benign lyrics like “I salute to you Commander and I sneeze ‘cause I have now an allergy to your policies it seems” and “Where have we gone wrong America? Mr. Lincoln we can’t seem to find you anywhere…is this just the madness of King George” are hokey, but critical and angsty in a palatable kind of way. She even appropriates the meaning of the juvenile acronym “MILF” (mother I’d like to f**k) in one song by singing “I am a MILF don’t you forget.”

    To have survived this long in an incredibly fickle music industry, Amos deserves props to Amos for hanging in there, and doing it in a style – love it or leave it – that she can call her own. Amos, who wrote and produced the album in Cornwall, England, launches her world concert tour May 28 in Rome.