Oct 29 2013

Tori Tribute show

Posted by Deborah77 on October 29, 2013 at 10:11 PM

 

Kyle Greer (singer/songwriter/musician in Chicago). along with other Chicago acoustic singer/songwriter/musicians are doing a Tori Amos tribute show to pay homage to our wonderful goddess, Ms Amos for the third year in a row. This year, it will be on Saturday, Nov 16 from 9p-12a at 3160 Piano and Cabaret, 3160 N Clark St with a $10 donation cover at the door.

 

here’s the Facebook invite link – https://www.facebook.com/events/496980040409165/


Mar 10 2009

Tori Amos to release ‘Abnormally Attracted To Sin’ on May 19

Posted by The Afterglow Staff on March 10, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Abnormally Attracted to Sin coverTori Amos will release her Universal Republic debut album, Abnormally Attracted To Sin, on May 19, 2009. AOL Music’s Spinner.com will premiere today, Tuesday, March 10 the album’s cover art and tracklisting, as well as an interview where Tori discusses the record.

Tori will offer a sneak-peek at some of the songs from Abnormally Attracted To Sin at this year’s South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin, TX when she will headline the Universal Republic Records Showcase. The showcase, one of the most anticipated events in the conference’s two decade-plus history, is on Thursday, March 19, and will be held at the historic club La Zona Rosa.

A DVD of corresponding ‘visualettes’ for each track will accompany the deluxe version of Abnormally Attracted To Sin. These interlocking episodic films bring to life the narrative arc of the album. The footage was captured over the past year and shot with a noir twist in HD and Super 8.

The album was produced by Tori and features longtime contributors Matt Chamberlain on drums, Jon Evans on bass, and Mac Aladdin on guitars. Once again Tori is joined in the studio by Mark Hawley and Marcel Van Limbeek who recorded and mixed the album at Martian Engineering in Cornwall, England. Abnormally Attracted To Sin is the singer’s tenth studio album, and is sure to be regarded by fans and critics as another innovative chapter in the artist’s trailblazing career.

For nearly two decades, Tori Amos’ stark lyrical flourishes and inspired musicianship have shaped the musical landscape.  She is also considered one of the most emotionally powerful live artists in music today.  Her most recent world tour, launched in the summer of 2007, with media platforms such as the BBC who lauded both her live show and album as ‘returning Tori Amos back to the forefront of a genre she defined…still pushing her own boundaries.’

Source: everythingtori.com


Mar 10 2009

Tori Amos Reveals Sinful Cover Art, Tracklisting

Posted by The Afterglow Staff on at 6:26 AM

toriamos_aatts1Tori Amos is in a good mood when she phones Spinner from her Cornwall, England studio. She owes her glee, in part, to a white chocolate chip cookie, which she informs us her 8-year-old daughter, Natashya, baked for her. “Husband didn’t marry me for my baking,” she laughs.

It’s just weeks away from Amos’ scheduled performance at SXSW, where she’ll unveil new tunes from her tenth studio album, ‘Abnormally Attracted to Sin,’ due May 19. In addition to debuting the album cover and tracklist with Spinner, Amos discussed her new work, how to divvy up the Democrats and Republicans, and what she considers to be the greatest sin of all.

What was the impetus behind this new collection?
I’m drawn to questioning what traditional authorities have defined sin to be. As a minister’s daughter, I’ve been exposed to the traditional belief system. [Sin] has been used to shame and control people. If you’re controlled by a religious structure, then you’re going to have a very different outlook on life and what you’re open to than if you’re not controlled by these old, crumbling concepts.
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Feb 17 2009

‘Abnormally Attracted To Sin’ official press release

Posted by The Afterglow Staff on February 17, 2009 at 10:00 AM

aats_pressreleaseTori Amos to headline Universal Republic showcase at South By Southwest Music Conference on March 19. New cd, Abnormally Attracted To Sin, due Spring 2009.

(New York, NY) There will be thousands of artists and tens of thousands of music fans gathering at over 60 venues for this year’s South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin, TX, but all eyes will be on groundbreaking star Tori Amos, headlining one of the most anticipated events in the conference’s two decade-plus history, on Thursday, March 19, at historic Austin club, La Zona Rosa.

The Grammy nominated singer/songwriter is headlining a star-studded Universal Republic showcase at the popular venue, sure to be looked on as one of the must-see events of the 4 day festival. Tori will be performing new songs from her upcoming Universal Republic debut album, Abnormally Attracted To Sin, scheduled to hit stores and the digital domain this Spring, as well as other classics from her influential repertoire.

Tori’s recent signing with Universal Republic is in keeping with the inventive star’s unconventional approach to the artist/record company relationship. Universal Republic will distribute Tori’s new album, as well as correlate other ventures in tandem with Tori’s prolific creative output. Abnormally Attracted To Sin, her tenth studio album, is another innovative chapter in the artist’s trailblazing story. Every track on the album will be accompanied by a corresponding ‘visualette’, featuring footage that has been captured over the past year. Shot in HD and Super 8, the visualettes will incorporate a documentary style.

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Jan 25 2009

Keyboard Magazine interview

Posted by The Afterglow Staff on January 25, 2009 at 10:00 AM

Tori AmosIn the January edition of Keyboard Magazine, Tori Amos talks to Douglas McPherson about her creative process and her battle for creative freedom.

There’s information about the Live At Montreux 1991/1992 release, the song-writing process, The Light Princess musical and some information about the new album that she’s working on.

You can download the entire Keyboard Magazine interview with Tori Amos here in .pdf-format. 

It was to avoid conflicts like that that led Amos to leave Sony and fund from her own pocket the project she is currently working on. “It’s very much about the marriage of film and music. Think silent films, but centred around a song. It’s not a video. I’m calling them Visualettes. The story comes to you from the film and the song together.

“I had to become my own investor because, in this day and age, if you turn around and say, ‘I want to produce 17 short films and 17 songs…’ they’re looking at you and saying, ‘Not on our dime you’re not.’ That’s true of an indie as well as a giant, because an indie doesn’t have enough money. Everyone wants a guaranteed return, and with the economic situation the way it is, that means the ability to be brave is being aborted by the fear of our times.

“By leaving the Sony system I knew that if I could be the investor in the artist Tori Amos, then the work could be taken to its final moment on the creative side, before it gets meddled with. If you’re not holding those financial cards, if you have to partner with someone, then you have to open the door, and I don’t think records can be made as a democracy.”

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Dec 2 2008

Tori Amos Announces new partnership with Universal Republic Records

Posted by The Afterglow Staff on December 2, 2008 at 10:00 AM

Tori Amos has teamed up with Universal Republic Records in a joint venture agreement to release a new studio album late spring of next year. Click on ‘continue reading’ below to read the full press release which includes all the details about Tori’s new partnership.

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Her upcoming Universal Republic debut (her tenth studio album), is currently scheduled for a late spring/early summer 2009 unveiling.  Every track on the album will be accompanied by a corresponding ‘visualette,’ featuring footage that has been captured over the past year.  Shot in HD and Super 8, the visualettes will incorporate a documentary style. “Tori is very much looking forward to a fulfilling creative relationship with Monte Lipman and the great team he has assembled at Universal Republic,” stated John Witherspoon, Amos’ manager, “The intricate development of this unique Audio Visual component to Tori’s musical presentation, which she has been crafting through her own Galactic Media company, is indicative of the outlier creative and strategic opportunities both Tori and Universal Republic hope to build upon in this extraordinary relationship.”

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Oct 13 2008

Tori Girl: How Tori Amos is spreading her wings

Posted by The Afterglow Staff on October 13, 2008 at 10:00 AM

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The maverick singer is spreading her wings. She’s writing a feminist fairytale for the National Theatre, she tells James McNair for The Independant.

“There’s nothing wrong with Disney,” says Tori Amos, “but my benchmarks are more West Side Story meets Jesus Christ Superstar. I’m trying to write a musical that will be relevant to a 16-year-old today, a rite of passage for a young girl into womanhood.

“The National Theatre [with whom she’s in talks] has been more open-minded than anyone I could have worked with on Broadway, but everything has to be approved by committee, and I have to tell you that not everyone is aboard my Bösendorfer rocket-ship. They can pull out and this musical may never be staged, but I don’t want to be writing for a fuddy-duddy audience.”

Having split with Epic, Amos is financing recording sessions for her as-yet-untitled 10th studio album herself (again there’s a concept; each song will be tied to its own short film), but with 12 million album sales and a vast, famously loyal fan base behind her, the singer surely needn’t worry about this winter’s fuel bills?

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