TORI AMOS MAKES HER DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON DEBUT WITH NEW ALBUM, NIGHT OF HUNTERS, ON TOUR THIS FALL
"It's just her style to reinvent tradition, even as she honors it." -- NPR
"windswept tales of passion and transfiguration" -- The New York Times
"Here her voice is a crystal bell with only the ivory guiding her." -- The Los Angeles Times
"Amos' classical-label debut is a wildly imaginative ride full of orchestral fireworks and fairy-tale melodrama" -- SPIN
Tori Amos marks her debut album for Deutsche Grammophon, the world's most celebrated classical music record label with Night of Hunters, released today. Receiving acclaim from NPR, MSN Music, SPIN, WIRED, Los Angeles Times and more, the iconic, platinum-selling singer-songwriter continues her legacy of groundbreaking recordings with this 21st century song cycle inspired by select classical pieces spanning the last 400 years.
With Night of Hunters, Amos carries on the classical tradition of variations on a theme: taking inspiration from classical forms to create a bold new work while paying tribute to the mastery of the original compositions. The album is a 21st century song cycle that finds Tori drawing on themes from Satie, Granados, Chopin and other great composers. It tells a modern love story that is only unraveled after a journey to Ireland's mythic past. The album is an all-acoustic work. Guests include such esteemed players as The Apollon Musagete Quartet and the Berlin Philharmonic clarinet soloist Andreas Ottensamer.
On Night of Hunters, which she wrote and produced, Amos comments "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."
The US leg of the Night of Hunters Tour begins November 29 at Atlanta 's Cobb Energy Performance Arts Center and concludes December 22 at Dallas's Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie. North American tour dates are listed below and on-sale information can be found on ToriAmos.com.
With more than 12 million albums sold and multiple Grammy nominations, Tori Amos is one of the most successful and influential artists of her generation. A pioneer across multiple platforms, she was the first major label artist to offer a single for download, has had her songs turned into graphic novels, and has produced pioneering videos throughout her career. She is renowned for her passionate and broad fan-base, her critically and commercially successful tours, and her ever evolving live show. Ms. Amos is also a noted humanitarian and co-founder of RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), which is the United States' largest anti-sexual assault organization.
Night of Hunters Tour North American Dates
11/29: Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Performance Arts Center
12/1: Philadelphia, PA @ Academy of Music
12/2: New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
12/3: New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
12/5: Washington DC @ Constitution Hall
12/6: Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theater
12/8: Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
12/10: Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
12/13: Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theater
12/14: Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
12/16: Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre
12/17: Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
12/18: Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
12/21: Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
12/22: Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
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