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Event Archive - Tori Amos, Yoav

Mon. December 3rd 2007 The Orpheum (All Ages)
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations
Presented by: Live Nation
on sale sat 8/11 @ 10am

One of the most outspoken, creative singer/songwriters of our time returns with her ninth studio album and she’s brought company. American Doll Posse features Tori Amos in a way we’ve never heard her: as five distinct characters named Isabel, Clyde, Pip, Santa & Tori, who combine to make a complete woman. After centuries of being dismembered, literally and figuratively, by the ruling patriarchy the feminine essence has reassembled to take back the power. In addition to Amos, the quartet creates a compelling portrait of the role of women today expressed through one of Amos’s most wide ranging albums, both thematically and musically.

Tori Amos had a jump on the world of music from the very beginning. By age three, she was already demonstrating a startling aptitude for the piano; by four she was composing musical scores; and at six she became the youngest student ever to attend the prestigious Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. Her first album, Little Earthquakes, was released in early 1992. Featuring the poignant first single "Silent All These Years," the compelling ballads "Crucify" and "Winter," plus the teasing, cabaret-like "Leather," her debut sold two million copies and placed Amos firmly on the musical map. It is an album that tackles a number of strong subjects, especially on the startling "Me and a Gun," an a cappella tale of her escape from a would-be rapist. With her more ornate platinum follow-up, Under The Pink, Amos continued to embrace songs about the female experience: “God” questions male authority; “Cornflake Girl” explores what happens when one woman betrays another. In 1996, Boys for Pele debuted at #2 and quickly went platinum despite its inaccessibility for radio.


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