I’m very excited to share this bit of album news: Tori Amos has signed to Deutshe Grammophon, a prominent classical music record label. Her forthcoming album, Night of Hunters, is set for release in September. Tori says these new, original songs were inspired by select classical pieces from the past four centuries.
Amos says of the new album: “I have used the structure of a classical song cycle to tell an ongoing, modern story. The protagonist is a woman who finds herself in the dying embers of a relationship. In the course of one night she goes through an initiation of sorts that leads her to reinvent herself allowing the listener to follow her on a journey to explore complex musical and emotional subject matter. One of the main themes explored on this album is the hunter and the hunted and how both exist within us.“
As I said when I selected Tori Amos’ debut for Muruch’s Classic Albums Appreciation Club, I was an obsessive fan of Tori’s from her 1992 debut through Scarlet’s Walk but haven’t been able to tolerate her recent releases. I’m a little wary since Night of Hunters seems to be yet another concept album and such gimmicks ruined her last few efforts. But I love classical music and Tori’s greatest strength has always been her piano playing, so I’m hoping the stylistic change will help her triumph this time around.
Tori will tour in support of the album starting in September. European tour dates are below and U.S. tour dates will be announced later.
Tori Amos 2011 Tour Dates:
9/28 Finland, Helsinki, Ice Hall
9/30 Russia, St Petersburg, Oktyabrsky Hall
10/2 Russia, Moscow, Crocus Hall
10/4 Luxembourg, Den Atelier
10/5 France, Paris, Le Grand Rex
10/7 Italy, Milan, Teatro Smeraldo
10/8 Italy, Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica
10/10 Germany, Hamburg, Laieszhalle
10/11 Germany, Berlin, Tempodrom
10/13 Poland, Warsaw, Sala Kongresowa
10/17 Holland, Amsterdam, Carre
10/20 Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene
10/21 Denmark, Copenhagen, The Royal Theatre
10/24 Switzerland, Lucerne, KKL
10/25 Austria, Vienna, Stadthalle F
10/26 Germany, Frankfurt, Alte Oper
10/28 Belgium, Antwerp, QEH
10/29 Belgium, Brussels, Bozar
10/31 Germany, Essen, Philharmonie
11/2 UK, London, Royal Albert Hall
11/4 UK, Manchester, Apollo
11/6 UK, Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
11/8 UK, Belfast, Waterfront
11/9 Eire, Dublin, Grand Canal Theatre
Soon you will be able to buy concert tickets and hear samples from the new album at the Tori Amos Official Site.