In the world of modern classical pop, artists rarely get as prolific as Tori Amos. Her collective catalog of fourteen studio releases only dates back to 1992, making an album at least every other year since her debut. She gives the most of the material to Scarlet’s Walk from 2002 and her debut, Little Earthquakes, from 1992.
Tori Amos switches her songs frequently, to the point where she plays one song once on the tour and then leaves it alone. There are a few patterns. For one, she opens her show with “Parasol.” This comes from her 2005 release The Beekeeper and is largely responsible for her recent career upswing. From there, the setlist is a rotating door of material all across her discography.
“Another Girl’s Paradise” is a popular song saved for only half of her shows. “A Sorta Fairytale” is a beautiful ballad that is also infrequently performed. “Blood Roses,” “Jamaica Inn,” “Virginia,” and “Take to the Sky” are all in a rotating slot of songs that seem to appear and disappear with ever growing frequency.
There are only two setlist staples that can be reliably expected. The first is her arguably most popular song, “Precious Things;” the second is the powerful “Cornflake Girl.” Aside from these songs, the rest may get left off entirely. Even her latest 2014 release, Unrepentant Geraldines, is only represented with two songs, which are “Selkie” and “Wedding Day.”
You can safely expect that Amos will get around to the majority of her releases even if it is only one song from the album. She has an apt ability to navigate her own career and make sure every album is represented in some capacity.
Bells for Her
Black-Dove (January ary)
Forest of Glass
Barons of Suburbia
What should I expect at the show?
Tori Amos is not a big backing band type of artist. The majority of the time it is just her and a piano. She also infrequently picks up a guitar or other instruments which are usually laid out on stage already. She likes to play smaller and more intimate venues. Amos also changes the setlist up at every show, and only two to three songs will remain on the set for the entirety of the tour.
How long is a Tori Amos concert?
Tori Amos performs for a different time seemingly every minute. The show can go on for just 90 minutes or two hours depending on curfews, venue regulations, and generally how she is feeling. Amos is a bit well known for playing what appears (or really is) very off-the-cuff casual sets.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Tori Amos’s tour?
The first major option is the American Express Entertainment platform. This intuitive option is great for cardholders and offers all sorts of fair rates.
Fortunately, fans have a few more options, with one of the most direct being Tori Amos’ official website. It details presale time frames, availability, and packages. No fan club membership is required, and presale passwords are not always needed.
Another option is LiveNation, and you do not need a CitiNational card to make the purchase. All you need is an account with LiveNation to get access to the presale.
“It’s the same as it ever was: alone on stage, straddling her piano bench between a concert grand and an electric keyboard. Even after working in the theater, all that’s changed is a new pair of glasses and nine rectangles of white faux-brick siding hanging behind her.” – Steven Mirkin of The Hollywood Reporter
“Although the tour serves to promote the album that was released just this week, Amos took the rather sparse audience on an intriguing journey through her formidable and bewildering back catalogue. Opening with Parasol from her Beekeeper album, fans hung silently on every syllable. But the same can be said for the reaction to the new material, in particular 16 Shades Of Blue and Selkie.” – Kevin Cooper of the Nottingham Post
“Amos’s songs don’t give up their secrets easily. They are deeply personal stories, with little shards and familiar fragments glinting through. Usually, these are leant epic, dark drama by Amos’s voice, here in pitch-perfect form, snapping through the icy top notes of her playing like footsteps through a fresh frost.” – Laurence Mackin of The Irish Times