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    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.

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    Current Release

    Native Invader (album, 2017)

    Starlight Theatre


    Date July 23, 2009
    City Kansas City, MO
    Venue Starlight Theatre

    Set List

    Setlist with the help of @intensity_too and @Vixxenkiss over on Twitter.

    • Give
    • Body and Soul
    • Cornflake Girl
    • Icicle
    • Flavor
    • Siren
    • Jamaica Inn
    • Space Dog
    • Bells For Her

    Lizard Lounge

    • Cool On Your Island
    • Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    • Your Cloud

    (band returns)

    • A Sorta Fairytale
    • Fast Horse
    • Precious Things
    • Strong Black Vine


    • Raspberry Swirl
    • Big Wheel


    Siren (posted by 1971Rhino)

    Space Dog (posted by 1971Rhino)

    “Stations” improv (posted by lmfp16)

    A Sorta Fairytale (posted by 1971Rhino)

    Precious Things (posted by 1971Rhino)

    Strong Black Vine (posted by 1971Rhino)

    Raspberry Swirl (posted by 1971Rhino)


    1. David says:

      Fantastic, as always. The rearrangement on the instrumental bridge in Precious Things rocks! Definitely a high point for me. Wonder why she’s leaving out the girrrrrrrl, though? Strong Black Vine and Raspberry Swirl were powerful too, and had everyone out of their seats. Flavor was fantastic. The new material must be tightening up since the beginning of the tour, based on what I heard tonight compared to reviews of earlier shows. Nice outdoor venue, and once the sun set it was cool and breezy for a Kansas City summer night! Sad to see the place only about half full. Hoping T adds more U.S. dates upon returning from abroad this fall, and hits Lawrence or Omaha. I’d love to see her on this tour again. Unfortunately, if the shows aren’t selling well, I fear that hope is futile. Go out & catch Sinful Attraction, everybody! So worth it. Oh, and the gray dress with fringe coupled with blinding metallic red leggings were inspired.

    2. ghosthunter04 says:

      She was amazing! Her voice was perfect and she looked happy! The setlist was exciting! On the setlist was caught a lite sneeze but she didn’t play it. Guess she was running out of time all day. We tried to go to Meet and greet to find out it was canceled what a bummer but glad we knew before we waited to long. The starlight theatre was a super nice outside venue (unlike stl)…She did a short improv about changing piano’s. A Roadie handed me her water bottle’s and got setlist from sound guy! I am still on a high from the energy and the great time! thanks TORI AFTER seeing her live for 15years she still is the best and blows me away!

    3. Heather says:

      Tori sounded and looked fantastic! Highlights were Body and Soul, Icicle (love it with the band!), Space Dog, and the last half of Strong Black Vine. The encore was really energetic (unfortunately also really early and really short too!). Bummer about the meet and greet!

    4. Marci says:

      Tori was amazing last night! I loved the “Stations” improv. It was cute and funny. I agree that the last half of “Strong Black Vine” was definitely a highlight. It got really intense at the end and I was totally enraptured by it. Tori looked really happy and seemed to be enjoying herself. The set list last night couldn’t have been better (well, okay, but only if she had played CALS like she was planning to!)—I was so glad that she played Icicle (and loved all the cheers when she sang “I think the good book is missing some pages”).

      I took a lot of pictures and am uploading them onto flickr as I type this, so if anyone is interested, be on the lookout.

    5. Kevin says:

      Tori’s performance was excellent, but the set list was noticeably very short and the short encore kind of felt anti-climactic. “Space Dog,” “Bells For her,” and “Strong Black Vine” (which had a powerful and fierce ending) were highlights. “Your Cloud” was a nice surprise. The Lizard Lounge was a bit of a snoozefest. She sang the lyrics to “Over the Rainbow” incorrectly as many of my friends pointed out. “Raspberry Swirl” seemed very toned-down to me—almost like a chilled out version. I’m not sure I liked it. The absence of ‘Pele’ and ‘Venus’ kind of upset my boyfriend (it was his first time seeing her, but he’s been a long-time fan)…unfortunately though that’s how the cookie crumbles sometimes.

      I did have a great time. The boyfriend and I were upgraded to front row by Tori’s tour manager. It was the first time I have ever been front row to a Tori show. Words cannot explain! Earlier we got to attend a soundcheck party and exclusive meet & greet courtesy of tickets I won from 90.9 The Bridge. She played “Give” and “Silent All These Years” (which was beautiful and flawless) during the soundcheck.

    6. Blake says:

      For the Kansas City show, my boyfriend and I went to the Meet and Greet at around noon. We waited for quite a while until some other Tori fans showed up for the event. Although the event staff wasn’t too familiar with the process, we finally talked to one of the staff members who said she might know more about the Meet and Greet times later on when she talked to the tour manager. However, we soon read that the Meet and Greet was canceled. Although we were disappointed, we had the opportunity to meet some very cool people and reminisce about past Tori shows. In fact, we had such a good time exchanging stories and chatting about Tori that we went out for dinner and drinks before the show after we received the cancelation news. Although we didn’t get to meet Tori, we were pleasantly surprised by the venue when we arrived. The outdoor atomostphere was magical. We had a perfect view; fourth row dead center. It was warm, but not too hot, which was mostly due to a cool breeze. My boyfriend has been to three Tori shows, but I was excited to be able to introduce him to premium seating as he has previously only viewed the show from the Loge or Balcony seats.

      Give was a very strong song and we were thrilled to see Tori make her entrance onto the stage. It was particularly exciting as I haven’t seen a show for some time. Unfortunately, I missed the American Doll Posse Tour. The sound was amazing and even though the track has been established as a staple and we heard it at the soundcheck from the lawn, it was nice to hear it played.

      Body and Soul was a fun track. Tori started getting more and more into the music as the set went on. She pulled a classic Tori move and grabbed her crotch. It was an excellent addition to the setlist.

      Although I was disappointed about the fact that Cornflake Girl did not begin with an intro, it still sounded great. No matter how many times I hear the song, it’s obviously a classic. In fact, she did some intricate piano work and the arrangement was the best I have seen. At one point in the song, right before she launched into “Rabbit, where’d you put the keys girl,” two bats flew right over Tori’s head and backstage. They must have been drawn to the sound.

      We loved Icicle. The background lighting was simple, but well done. The material hanging down coupled with the lighting made it look almost like blue icicles in the background. There was a long, intricate introduction to Icicle and the upright bass sounded fantastic. When the band chimed in, the crowd seemed to light up. Even more excitement ensued when Tori held the phrase, “the Good Book is missing some pages.”

      Flavor was a good addition to the show. When the band started the song, Tori raised her hands to the sky, in true Tori fashion, before putting her hands on the keys.

      The boyfriend and I love Siren, so of course it was a very magical experience. After reading through setlist after setlist in the freak-out thread, we said to one another several times that we still secretly hoped it would show up for the Kansas City show… and sure enough, it did show up to our delight. Even in the fading light, I’m sure Tori could see the ear-to-ear grin on both of our faces.

      Despite what many say about Jamaica Inn, this song was astonishing in person. I cried throughout the song. The piano work throughout was amazing and transformed the song into something entirely new; it sounded nothing like the album version. Tori looked like was was really enjoying herself during this particular number.

      From Jamaica Inn into Space Dog, you can imagine the crying continued. As many of you know, this is my all-time favorite song. And I repeat, not just my favorite Tori Amos song, but all-time favorite song. I requested this song in 2005 and was thrilled to hear it solo at my show that year. However, I have never heard it live with the band, so it was a treat to be sure. We didn’t expect it to show up since it had been performed in the previous show, but were happy to hear it make another appearance (even though I would have loved to hear the Andromeda intro).

      During Bells For Her, I must admit my mind wandered. This was one o the few times during the show when my complete attention wasn’t focused on Tori. I found it a bit boring, but the boyfriend loved it. He has a weakness for Under the Pink.

      Right before Lizard Loung began, Tori did a fun improv about her different “Stations.” She talked a bit about the difference synths and keyboards on stage, maybe making sure they wouldn’t fall victim to the technical difficulties she has had with some of the previous shows. I laughed a few times, Tori said “fuck.” What more could you want? I was pretty optimistic when Tori said she was about to play an older song. I thought she may have tuned into the telepathic “Butterfly” vibes I have been sending for weeks, but it was not to be. Cool On Your Island was the first song. Although Cool on Your Island is not a favorite of mine, my boyfriend thought it was brilliant. I will give Tori props for belting out the “and as you’re leavin’ wait” portion of the song.

      For the last Lizard Loung song, she launched into Somewhere Over The Rainbow. It was a fantastic song and I must admit I got teary-eyed… and it looked like Tori did, too. The song was very emotional as she whispered lines and looked to be holding back tears. Although I understand this is a staple for Kansas shows, I was happy to get it.

      Your Cloud was undoubtedly beautiful. Although we knew it was soundchecked, we were excited to hear it. She flubbed the lyrics a little and sang, “where you begin, where I begin,” but corrected herself in the second chorus.

      A Sorta Fairytale was good with some more intricate piano work that I haven’t seen in past versions. However, I must admit I was a bit distracted by some of the regulars head-banging and dancing to the song in the front row.

      Tori followed this up with Fast Horse. Although it was nice to finally see it live, I felt like the set was flying by and knew we’d be seeing Precious Things next.

      Precious Things was fantastic of course; the lighting was pretty cool and it was great to watch her play such a familiar song. She did change up the piano during the middle of the song. She left out some of the more intricate piano riffs, but did a sort of synchopated beat on the piano along with Matt and Jon. I will say this was one of the best live versions I have seen. Unfortunately, she left off “grrrrrl” entirely. I’d like to see it come back later in the tour.

      Strong Black Vine was very intense, particularly near the end when Tori started sounding more like Pip, singing “mother fucker” toward the end of the song. She was so intense with the vocals and piano that I feared her head might explode.

      We stood up and cheered for the inevitable encore. Although it had been played the previous night, both of us were hoping to hear Raspberry Swirl. We were happy to hear the backing track start up as she came out to play the song. Although it didn’t have quite the same excitement and energy as the ’98 version, it definitely got the crowd up and dancing.

      Big Wheel was definitely a fun song. Tori made it very interactive and genuinely seemed to enjoy playing this song. And yes, I’m guilty of yelling back “Don’t you forget!”

      All in all, it was a great birthday show. I haven’t seen her since 2005, so the last time I saw her with the band was 2003. This was a long time coming for me and as I mentioned, the first time the boyfriend had such a great view of the show. Overall, it was a great show and we were pleased to see Icicle come out since it has never been played with the band before this tour. After the show, I went up to the sound booth and asked Mark for a setlist. He was gracious enough to give me his copy. Although I was thrilled to get a copy of Tori’s setlist, the boyfriend and I were a little sad that she left out Caught a Lite Sneeze. We then proceeded to the merch table and picked up a shirt, a button pack, and the tour program book. I am excited to see how much more refined the songs sound by the time we see her again in Minnesota.

    7. Beth says:

      I’ve seen Tori every time she’s come through the Kansas City/Lawrence area since 1994, and I think this might be the best show I’ve seen. It seems like she usually comes through here about 3/4 of the way through the tour, and while the performances are good, she always seemed tired, and her voice not as strong as it could have been.
      Starlight is a beautiful venue, and we were lucky to get a cool breezy summer night.

      We were lucky to get her towards the beginning of the tour this time, when she was full of energy and her voice strong. She seemed to be enjoying herself up there. I was also really happy that the piano was turned way up in the mix. I’ve seen a couple shows where the piano was so quite it couldn’t be heard except on solo songs.

      Give was fabulous. I was SO excited to hear Body and Soul, that really made my night. Even though I’ve seen/heard Cornflake Girl many times, it never fails to bring a smile to my face; it’s just such a great song, and I love the piano. Siren was a real treat, I love that song and was thrilled to finally see it live. Jamaica Inn was ok. Not one of my favorites from Beekeeper, but it was done well. Same on Bells for Her.

      Strong Black Vine was AMAZING.

      Overall, really great show!!

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