Tori Amos is 'Unrepentant' (Updated 1/23/14)
Life continues to be a whirlwind for Tori Amos. The National Theatre released a new trailer for "The Light Princess," the new London musical with music and lyrics by Amos in December. She's also got a new album and new tour on the way, and it's safe to say she's tackling a schedule that would make a woman half her age relatively exhausted.
Described in press materials as a "dark fairytale about grief, rebellion and the power of love," "The Light Princess" is directed by Marianne Elliott, and opened October 9, 2013 with Rosalie Craig starring as Althea. The play was recently nominated on the shortlist for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, putting Amos' name in the headlines. It also garnered nominations in six categories, including Best Musical, at the What's on Stage 2014 Awards.
In late November, Amos announced the release of her brand new album, "Unrepentant Geraldines," set for a spring 2014 release. It will be her 14th studio album, and according to a press release is a "return to her core identity as a creator of contemporary songs of exquisite beauty following a series of more classically-inspired and innovative musical projects of the last four years."
The next project will be supported by an extensive world tour kicking off May 7, 2014 in Dublin and heading across Europe. The trek will include stops at London's Royal Albert Hall and dates in Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Moscow, Warsaw and mother major cities. Dates in the United States and the rest of the world will follow in 2014 and are expected to be confirmed soon.
Amos still rockin' into 2013 (Updated December 27, 2012)
Tori Amos has been busy. The woman who has influenced a generation of singer-songwriters used the back end of 2012 to release both her thirteenth solo studio album and a new digital four-track remix package, as well as pen her own musical. Two of three have become reality, with the musical, "The Light Princess," set to play The National Theatre at the end of 2013.
All told, it's another noteworthy set of headlines for Amos, who still uses a piano as her primary instrument. The projects come at a much more stable time for the alt rocker, known for charting singles like "Crucify," "Silent All These Years," "God," "Cornflake Girl," "Spark," "A Sorta Fairytale" and many others. Once known as an artist who used her personal drama as material to create masterpiece albums, Amos split with her record label before the end of 2009 and was signed by Universal Republic. It's been smooth sailing ever since.
Amos' "Golddust," a career retrospective, features previously released songs re-worked in an orchestral setting. The material spans her entire catalog, from 1992's "Little Earthquakes" through 2009's "Midwinter Graces," and was recorded with the renowned Metropole Orchestra. It commemorates the 20th anniversary of the release of her debut album, with Amos opting for songs that represent a more personal narrative.
Tori will be playing a solo show in Switzerland on March 10, 2013 at the Caprices Festival at the ski resort of Crans-Montana. The stop is the last in the Gold Dust Orchestral Tour, which previously included five other stops in Europe in October 2012.
Tori Amos Tickets** - Amos Aims to Blow You Away
You don't find many unique female singer/songwriters out there that can take genres and create innovations, but that's exactly what Tori Amos did. Born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963, in North Carolina and then raised in Maryland, she began singing at the tender age of four. Who knew this little girl was going to jam with all the alternative rock you could hear? Needless to say, Atlantic Records signed her in 1987 for the beginning of her music career.
Tori Amos Tickets - The Music of Amos
Amazingly, she had released a debut called Y Kant Tori Read the following year as a pop-metal style. Shocked that someone like Tori Amos would pull something like that? Pop-metal? Well, she did. She didn't really break out as a major superstar, though, until she had released a second album with a different sound. That album was Little Earthquakes, and the haunting track 'Me and a Gun' earned rave reviews for her. Instead of opting for a pop-metal sound, Amos focused on these melodious and foreboding sounds in piano ballads. Her follow-up Under the Pink was an even bigger hit, selling well over 1 million copies and showcasing the minor-hit singles 'God' and 'Cornflake Girl' in the year of 1994. Two years later, the third album showed up, Boys for Pele, made it even better -- as in platinum, debuting at the number two spot. She was so prolific in her songwriting and work that by 2002 she was already working on an eighth album released in 2005.
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With a beautiful essence aligned with the likes of Alanis Morissette and a certain enigmatic flair, Tori Amos was synonymous to timelessness. Although her rock sensibility began her, she had a skill with the piano that could only be matched by Nora Jones and Alicia Keys. Simply gorgeous.
Tori Amos Extends 'Unrepentant Geraldines' World Tour to U.S.
Tori Amos Concert Dates Tickets Videos UPDATE: Tori Amos U.S. Tour As previously mentioned, singer-songwriter legend Tori Amos is set to release her 14th (yep, that many) studio album on May 13 via Mercury Classics (it’s available for preorder now), and she’s heading out on a world tour to support. Amos fans who are stateside…Read more
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