News: Tori Amos announces 15th studio album and 2017 world tour
Celebrated singer-songwriter Tori Amos unveils her hotly-anticipated new album Native Invader – to be released on Decca Records on 8th September – and world tour, including UK dates in London, Manchester and Glasgow in September and October, with US and Canadian dates to follow in November and December.
Speaking of the new album, Tori Amos says:
“The songs on ‘Native Invader’ are being pushed by the Muses to find different ways of facing unforeseen challenges and in some cases dangerous conflicts. The record looks to Nature and how, through resilience, she heals herself The songs also wrestle with the question: what is our part in the destruction of our land, as well as ourselves, and in our relationships with each other?
In life there can be the shock of unexpected fires, floods, earthquakes, or any cataclysmic ravager – both on the inside and outside of our minds. Sonically and visually, I wanted to look at how Nature creates with her opposing forces, becoming the ultimate regenerator through her cycles of death and re-birth. Time and time again she is able to renew, can we find this renewal for ourselves?”
Native Invader is Tori’s 15th studio album, following on from 2014’s Unrepentant Geraldines – her 8th Billboard Top 10 album. This will be her first release on Decca Records – moving from sister label Mercury Classics.
Tori’s confessional style of writing sees her continue to push boundaries with her music. Her messages of empowerment, tenderness, acerbic assertiveness and her utterly peerless sound speaks to audiences across the globe. In this new album, Tori delves even deeper into her personal experiences, and the standard is there to be seen.
A pioneer across multiple platforms, Tori was the first major label artist to offer a single for download. Nominated for multiple Grammy Awards, she has had her songs turned into graphic novels and has produced ground-breaking videos throughout her career. In late 2016 she released the title song ‘Flicker’ to the acclaimed Netflix documentary ‘Audrie and Daisy’, addressing issues of high school rape. A noted humanitarian, Tori is co-founder of RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), which is the United States’ largest anti-sexual assault organization.
Tori Amos’ autumn European tour kicks off on September 6th in Ireland, with dates across Europe throughout the month. She arrives in the UK on 4th October for a performance at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall, followed by Manchester’s Palace Theatre on 5th and Glasgow’s O2 Academy on the 6th October.
6th – Ireland, Cork – Opera House
7th – Ireland, Dublin – Bord Gais
9th – Belgium, Gent – Capitole
10th – Luxembourg – Luxembourg Den Atelier
11th – France, Paris – Grand Rex
13th – Holland, Amsterdam – Carre
14th – Holland, Utrecht – Tivoli
16th – Germany, Frankfurt – Jahrhunderthalle
17th – Italy, Milan – Arcimboldi
18th – Switzerland, Geneva – Theatre Du Leman
20th – Austria, Linz – Brucknerhaus
21th – Switzerland, Zurich – Volkshaus
23th – Denmark, Copenhagen – DR Concert
24th – Norway, Oslo – Konzerthus
26th – Germany, Hamburg – Laeiszhalle
27th – Germany, Essen – Colosseum
29th – Germany, Berlin –Tempodrom
30th – Germany, Munich – Philharmonie
1th – Austria, Vienna – Konzerthaus
4th – UK, London – Royal Albert Hall
5th – UK, Manchester – Palace Theatre
6th – UK, Glasgow – O2 Academy
* tour photo by Paulina Otylie Surys