During tours, we do our best to cover setlists in real-time on Twitter. If you want to tweet a show in, just DM or @ us on the day and tell us to watch your stream that night.
Tori is not presently on tour.
These are the policies for Undented.com.
We reserve the right to be annoyingly unpredictable and change these policies at any time when the mood strikes. If we decide to alter our policies, we will post here, and from that point on the site will be governed by the new document. There will be a pop quiz at an as-yet-to-be-determined future date.
It is the goal of Undented to bring a little humor and fun to Tori Amos news. We are purposely cheeky when posting most news, but strive to keep things lighthearted as opposed to rude. We do not post anything that we feel to be intentionally disrespectful or offensive toward Tori or her fans. We simply try not to take ourselves too seriously, and hope you don’t take yourselves (or us!) too seriously, either. This is a website devoted to a performer that we happen to love, and it’s supposed to be fun. We’d go insane if it weren’t.
Undented.com will not knowingly promote illegal downloading of any pre-release song files or direct people to sites that offer what we believe to be illegal downloads or clips of pre-released songs.
If a commercial outlet (i.e., an online vendor such as Amazon) or music promotion website makes pre-release clips or samples publicly available, we will presume they have been authorized to offer these clips to the public and will report it as news in good faith. If a PR site or vendor has posted unauthorized clips, we assume no responsibility. If sound clips that were previously available disappear in a puff of smoke, they were removed by the site that was hosting them.
We do our best to credit photos and videos to the responsible parties and rely on the submitter to supply correct credit information. If you see a photo or video on the site with incorrect credit (or no credit at all), let us know and we will fix it.
We post the full text of media articles on the website as a resource for visitors and make every attempt to also link each report to the original article/source if it exists somewhere online.
If you do not want the text of your article on Undented.com, let us know and we’ll remove it. But we’ll cry.
If you send us an interview or article you’ve written and request that we link to your site rather than posting the text here, we’re happy to do that. However, we do usually ask that you allow us to post the complete text on Undented at a later date after people have had time to view on your site. We are working to compile an article archive and we would like it to be as complete as possible. Articles on many sites have disappeared over the years, and trying to get them back after that isn’t always possible.
Reviews may be edited for reasons of space and/or clarity (correction of spelling, grammar, or punctuation), however the edits we make are minor and we never alter in such a way as to change the meaning.
Reviews are meant to be just that: reviews. We will gladly post negative reviews along with the positive — all anyone has to do is look at any concert page to see that we have — but we are not operating a forum or public soapbox for debate. General comments — even complaints — about a show and/or the crowd are fine, and we are pretty darn liberal in what we will post as a “review,” but we do have our limits in space as well as patience. We cannot accommodate back-and-forth discussions, arguments directed toward specific individuals/reviewers, off-topic meanderings, questions, advertisements, or openly inflammatory and obnoxious statements attacking ANY single person by name. We don’t expect all reviews to be rosy, but we do expect them to be kept civilised, on-topic, and moderately informative.
Basically as long as a review is on-topic, relatively well-mannered, and contains more than two or three words, we’ll put it up. We do not post comments from people who were clearly not at a show.
We’re total potty-mouths. When we have places where you can send comments or reviews or other suchlike, we don’t mind if you are, too. We just ask that you keep it confined to general situations rather than directing it at specific individuals because that’s just not warm and fuzzy, now is it? Don’t make us have to spank you.
We frequently get reports from sources who wish to remain anonymous. We always keep names anonymous when requested, however when dealing with sensitive information, we do have a process by which we verify that our sources are who they say they are and the news they are providing is legitimate. We must have a valid email address in order to complete this confirmation/verification process. If we cannot contact the source to confirm that they are who they say they are, we will not post the news unless/until we can confirm some other way. It doesn’t matter how big the news is, it will never be so important that it’s worth risking our reputation. If we’re not viewed as reliable, we’re not worth a damn.
We make every attempt to confirm all news directly related to Tori (her projects, tour, boots, ticket sales, glitches on official sites, etc.) before we post it and fill you in on what’s going on. If we don’t know what’s going on with a situation, we’ll say we don’t know; if we’re trying to get info, we’ll say that, too.
We do our best not to post rumors because we are sensitive to the fact that no matter how clearly we may state that something has not been confirmed, it will likely spread as “real news.”
Even so, we sometimes get reports that are so extraordinary, pervasive, or tenacious that we have no choice but to mention and/or address them. On the rare occasions that we do that, we will clearly state that the news is unconfirmed.
Bear in mind that just because something is confirmed doesn’t mean it’s guaranteed; it means that the report was verfied at the time we posted it. Things don’t always go as planned, and situations and schedules have been known to change. Rest assured that the information we’ve given you is authentic and accurate at the time we report unless we state otherwise.
Now, when we talk about confirmation, we’re talking about hard news on Tori. There are a lot of reports that come in that don’t really need confirmation (someone telling us that a video file on some website isn’t working on their computer platform, for instance). In those cases, we don’t run off to the website and try to diagnose the problem or see if we can replicate it or go all Ted Koppel by contacting the creators of the website to say, “We’ve heard reports your website doesn’t work. What do you have to say for yourselves, hmmm?” If it’s one of the official sites, sure, then we contact them to find out what’s happening, but if it’s some other site, all we can do is post to say, “So-and-so tells us that there’s a problem with the X website” and leave it to you to sort out.
At times, we editorialize a bit by injecting our own hunches or opinions. We don’t feel it’s necessary to beat people over the head by pointing out that they are our own thoughts and not actual news-news. We use obvious words like “perhaps,” “could be,” “maybe,” “might,” “we suspect,” etc. and don’t present them as statements of fact. To the best of our knowledge, no one has ever mistaken them as such. If that ever happens, then we’ll consider beating people over the head with “ATTENTION: personal thoughts coming up!” disclaimers. But you guys wouldn’t make us do that, would you? Because you know it would make us sad.
We’ve considered actually posting some straightforward editorials, and may do that in the future. We’ll see how that goes.