The celebrated singer-songwriter Tori Amos chose Facebook Live as the platform to announce the dates for her upcoming North American 2017 tour. The tour, beginning on October 24th, will launch out of St. Paul, Minnesota, and touch on most of America’s largest cities. The tour will end with a three day stint at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, and she will pass through New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia, and many other cities on her way. The North American tour is just a portion of a larger world tour, as Amos will embark on a trip through Europe in September. All of these concerts are coordinated in support of her highly anticipated new album, Native Invader, that is set for release on September 8th by Decca Records.
Keeping with the tech-savvy original announcement of her tour on Facebook Live, Amos will employ a fan-first technology developed by Ticketmaster to give her fans optimal access to tickets. Using the pre-sale method, Amos will bypass the possibility of bots or scalpers buying up mass amounts of tickets. Instead, fans will have access to tickets before they are officially available.
There is no question that Amos is one of the most important contemporary artists in the world. Native Invader will be Amos’ fifteenth studio album, amounting to a discography that is as impressive in quality as in quantity. Her previous album, Unrepentant Geraldines, released in 2014, was her eighth work to reach Billboard Top 10 status. Native Invader will be available in all imaginable formats from vinyl to digital. The CD itself will have multiple incarnations. The standard release will of course just feature the album, and the deluxe package includes two extra songs and a hardcover book.
Amos released a statement about the new album.
“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?”
Amos has been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards, has produced visually innovative music videos, and has even had her works translated into graphic novels. She is the first artist of a major label to have released a single for digital download, and has written music for a Netflix original documentary, “Audrie and Daisy.” Amos is also the co-founder of RAINN, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, which is the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the United States.
TORI AMOS NATIVE INVADER US TOUR DATES
10/24 O’Shaughnessy Auditorium Saint Paul, MN
10/26 Orpheum Theater Madison, WI
10/27 The Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
10/29 State Theatre at Playhouse Square Cleveland, OH
10/30 Massey Hall Toronto, ON
10/31 Michigan Theater Ann Arbor, MI
11/2 The Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA
11/3 MGM National Harbor Washington, DC
11/4 The Tower Theater Philadelphia, PA
11/7 Beacon Theatre New York, NY
11/8 Beacon Theatre New York, NY
11/10 Atlanta Symphony Hall Atlanta, GA
11/11 Durham Performing Arts Center Durham, NC
11/12 The Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
11/14 Mahalia Jackson Theatre New Orleans, LA
11/16 The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory Dallas, TX
11/17 ACL Live at The Moody Theater Austin, TX
11/19 The Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
11/22 Schnitzer Hall Portland, OR
11/24 The Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
11/25 The Hult Center for Performing Arts Eugene, OR
11/26 The Paramount Theater Oakland, CA
11/28 The Balboa Theatre San Diego, CA
11/29 The Mesa Arts Center (MAC) Phoenix, AZ
12/1 The Theatre at Ace Hotel Los Angeles, CA
12/2 The Theatre at Ace Hotel Los Angeles, CA
12/3 The Theatre at Ace Hotel Los Angeles, CA