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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.
The first half of this summer’s European dates came to a close this evening with a main stage performance at Bergenfest in Bergen, Norway.
The 75-minute set included “Girl,” “The Waitress,” “I Can’t See New York,” “Take To The Sky,” and her version of Depeche Mode’s “In Your Room,” which has been a mainstay in her sets this summer. The complete set list, thanks to the tweets of @taxxigirl, has been posted in our Tour section. We’d love to share your take on the performance if you were there so please consider send in a review for the site.
And so, as quickly as it started at Primavera Sound two weeks ago, this early summer round of shows concludes. But don’t fret for too long: a second round of summer shows, a trio of festival dates during the first week of August, will be on us before you know it: Stockholm Music & Arts on August 1st, Lokerse Feesten on August 6th and A Summer’s Tale on August 8th. Tickets for all three festivals are still available, if you are so inclined…
Earlier tonight, Tori performed at the Norwegian Wood Festival in Oslo, Norway. Her festival-length show was the middle-part of three woman bill, nestled in between Rae Morris and Patti Smith — not a bad evening of music by any measure!
Tori’s set kicked off with “Little Earthqualkes” and included the hits such as “Precious Things” and “Cornflake Girl,” as well as a number of covers: Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Depeche Mode’s “In Your Room,” Elton John’s “Someone Saved My Life Tonight,” and The Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood,” the festival’s namesake. Guess she couldn’t resist the temptation…but then, neither could we…
Saturday brings us to the other Norwegian music festival this weekend: Bergenfest! Tune back in tomorrow to see how the last show of the first half of this summer’s dates pans out. After that, there are no shows until the first week of August.
Anyone who was worried that Tori would repeat herself at the second of her two-night stand at Helsinki’s Finlandia Hall shouldn’t have expended that energy. When all was said and done, there was only one song that was repeated between the two nights (which one, of course, is left as an exercise for the reader and we expect to see the answer on our desk tomorrow morning promptly at 8 o’clock!).
Tonight’s set had a decided rosy theme with appearances of “Here. In My Head,” “Blood Roses,” “Code Red,” and a cover of “The Rose,” made famous by Bette Midler. Other interesting inclusions were “Siren,” “Marys of the Sea,” “Amber Waves,” and “Past the Mission.” The complete set, thanks to the efforts of @sunjan and @adora_boy, both of whom live-tweeted the show, is posted in the Tour section. Videos of several songs have already surfaced on YouTube and those have been added there as well.
As always, we welcome your reviews of the show! If you would like to post your thoughts on the concert and performance, just use the comment form at the bottom of the setlist page and we’ll get it added to the site as soon as we can!
After these two nights, we have a short respite before the next two shows on this little summer jaunt around Europe. We hope you enjoy a coujple days off before the two Norwegian festival appearances at the end of the week: Norwegian Wood in Oslo on Friday and Bergenfest in Bergen on Saturday. Stay tuned!
Tori spoke to Ville Vedenpää from Yle, Finland’s public-broadcasting company, and video of the interview is available from in Yle’s media player. (Strangely, you can not embed the video…but you can download it. Huh, go figure.)
The interview is about 10 minutes long and during it Tori fields questions about The Light Princess and the future plans for the musical, the current tour, the status of women in the music industry, her parents and what her plans for her next album are – or aren’t as she is currently focusing on the musical and getting the cast recording ready for a September release.
The clip is also available with a text summary from Yle’s news website.
Update: As you would expect, the video clip you can download has been uploaded to YouTube:
A third festival date in early August has been added to Tori’s summer itinerary. This one is Lokerse Feesten, a festival which takes place in Lokeren, Belgium (about midway between Antwerp and Ghent). Tori will play the festival on the evening of Thursday, August 6th. Tickets are on sale now. For more information about the festival and to purchase tickets, check out their website.
And yes, we said third. Even thought we mentioned it on social media and even added it to the Tour section, we forgot to post a news article about Tori’s playing A Summer’s Tale, a festival in Luhmühlen, Germany (close by to Hamburg and Lüneberg). She will be performing on Saturday, August 8th. Tickets are available now; head over to the festival’s website to purchase and for more information.
So, this means there are several performances in early June (Finland and Norway) and the three festivals in early August: Stockholm Music & Arts, Lokerse Feestern, and A Summer’s Tale. One wonders if there might be one or two more dates in August yet to surface…or maybe not! We shall see…
Continuing the Scandinavian hopscotch tour, the first concert of Tori’s two-night stand at Helsinki’s Finlandia Hall is in the books. Many thanks to @sunjan for live-tweeting the show on Twitter; the complete setlist now has been posted in our Tour section.
Like the show in Denmark, this evening’s performance was a full-length concert, tipping the scales at just under two hours in length with one four-song encore. The set featured “Apollo’s Frock,” “Indian Summer,” “Fire On the Side,” “Upside Down,” and covers of Depeche Mode’s “In Your Room” and The Eurythmics’ “Here Comes The Rain Again.” A little of U2’s “Running To Stand Still” also made an appearance within “The Power of Orange Knickers,”
Videos of several songs have already surfaced on YouTube and have been added to the concert’s page in the Tour section. We’d love to share reviews from anyone who was at the show; if you’d like to post your thoughts, scroll down to comment form on the concert’s page and scribe away!
Tuesday brings us the second show in Helsinki. Looking forward to see what she has in store for those who attend!
One week ago and on the other side of the continent, Tori had just finished performing at Primavera Sound on the southern shores of Europe for crowds of thousands. Tonight she held a concert in the garden of a Danish castle for just over a thousand people. No contrast there at all!
Thanks to the efforts of @muskelmaria, we were able to update the setlist in real-time. Somewhat unsurprisingly given the non-festival setting, tonight’s concert diverged quite a bit from what was played in Barcelona. Featuring “Spark,” “Oysters,” “Forest of Glass,” and “Girl,” the set also included a cover of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” with a bit of the chorus from “Abnormally Attracted to Sin” tossed in for good measure! The complete setlist is up in the tour section if you want to take a peek. Thanks, also, to Lisa for sending us a photo of the printed setlist.
We’d love to hear from anyone who was in attendance! If you’d like to share your thoughts on the performance, you can send a review in using the comment form at the bottom of the setlist page.
The rest of the week sees the continuation of the summer’s “Scandinavian swing” with concerts in Helsinki on Monday and Tuesday and festival shows in Norway on Friday and Saturday. Looking forward to those too!
Update: Today’s show is in the bag and the setlist is up on the site! We’d love to hear from you if you were there and would like to share your thoughts or photos or videos from from the show. Just use the form at the bottom of the setlist page or let us know!
Holy crap! Time flies when you’re busy and, all of a sudden, the first of Tori’s several summer festival and theatre appearances is upon us! And it is a historic one at that as today’s performance at Primavera Sound in Barcelona marks the first time Tori has held a concert in the country of Spain! Needless to say, we are quite happy for all who getting their first chance to see her in their home country today as well as for everyone else who has traveled to the Catalan coast for this enormous and sprawling music festival on the Mediterranean.
Tori’s performance today is on the Ray-Ban Stage at 20:30 CEST (click that link for when that is in your local time zone). She has a hour long slot, as is typical for festival settings. We’ll be hanging out, as usual, over on Twitter monitoring the social media streams for news from the show and, hopefully, the set as it happens. If not, we’ll wrap up the coverage afterwards. (Unfortunately, Tori’s performance is not one that will be streamed live – alas!)
We’ll be doing this for the rest of the date this summer. If you’re going to any of the shows and are willing to send us the set list in real-time, let us know!
Just when you thought the little summer tour that’s been mapped out and complete, out pops another date!
The line-up for the 2015 Stockholm Music & Arts festival was announced today and Tori is on the bill for Saturday, August 1st. Tickets go on sale on Monday April 27th at Noon CEST or maybe 11:00 AM CEST, if you believe Tori’s social media streams.
As this show is happening a month and a half after the latest of the shows at the start of the summer, we’re wondering if this means that more dates may be announced…but, alas, the tea leaves in our cup are just saying, “Future murky, ask again later…”
Calloo Callay! The deluxe re-issues of Little Earthquakes and Under the Pink are out today!
Well, at least in Europe. North America has to wait until Tuesday for these remastered albums with extra tracks to see the light of day and, if you believe JB HiFi, Friday is the release day in Australia. Of course, many pre-orders of the CDs and vinyl have already shipped and and been received in the US and Canada.
Complete streams of both re-issues are available on YouTube, kindly uploaded by Rhino Records. Give ‘em a listen if you’re mulling over picking them up or want to but aren’t able to do so just quite yet…