by / April 26th, 2010 /

Tori Amos – The Iveagh Gardens, Dublin

Solo Performance

The sensational Tori Amos performs -Live @ The Iveagh Gardens’ on Friday 16th July. Tori is the second act to be announced for the music series in the stunning Iveagh Gardens which is the perfect setting to see this amazing artist perform her first show in Ireland for 5 years. Tickets for this unmissable show are €45 on sale Thursday April 22nd @ 9am through Ticketmaster and other usual outlets nationwide. Booking Line: 0818 719 300.

Tori Amos was born in August 22, 1963. She was at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990s and was noteworthy early in her career as one of the few alternative rock performers to use a piano as her primary instrument. Some of her charting singles include “Crucify”, “Silent All These Years”, “God”, “Cornflake Girl”, “Caught a Lite Sneeze”, “Professional Widow”, “Spark”, “1000 Oceans”, and “A Sorta Fairytale”, her most commercially successful single in the U.S. to date

Tori’s seminal album was the groundbreaking Little Earthquakes, an album recounting her religious upbringing, sexual awakening, struggle to establish her identity, and sexual assault. Amos traveled to New Mexico with personal and professional partner Eric Rosse in 1993 to write and largely record her second solo record, Under the Pink. The album was received with mostly favorable reviews and sold enough copies to chart at #12 on the Billboard 200, a significantly higher position than the preceding album’s position at #54 on the same chart.

Her third solo album, Boys for Pele, was released in January 1996. The album was recorded in an Irish church, in Delgany, County Wicklow, Ireland, with Amos taking advantage of the church recording setting to create an album ripe with baroque influences, lending it a darker sound and style. She added harpsichord, harmonium, and clavichord to her keyboard repertoire, and also included such anomalies as a gospel choir, bagpipes, church bells, and drum programming. The album garnered mixed reviews upon its release, with some critics praising its intensity and uniqueness while others bemoaned its comparative impenetrability. Despite the album’s erratic lyrical content and instrumentation, the latter of which kept it away from mainstream audiences, Boys for Pele is Amos’s most successful simultaneous transatlantic release, reaching #2 on both the Billboard 200 and the UK Top 40 upon its release at the height of her fame.

In May 2008, Amos announced that, due to creative and financial disagreements with Epic Records, she had negotiated an end to her contract with the record label, and would be operating independently of major record labels on future work. In September of the same year, Abnormally Attracted to Sin, Amos’s tenth solo studio-album and her first album released through Universal Republic, was released in May 2009 to very positive reviews. The album debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. Continuing her distribution deal with Universal Republic, Amos released Midwinter Graces, her first seasonal album, in November of the same year. The album features reworked versions of traditional carols, as well as original songs written by Amos.

Other concurrent projects, Amos writing the music for Samuel Adamson’s musical adaptation of the George MacDonald story The Light Princess for the Royal National Theatre and recording vocals for two songs for David Byrne’s collaboration album with Fatboy Slim, entitled Here Lies Love, were released in April 2010. “You’ll Be Taken Care Of” and a duet with Cyndi Lauper entitled “Why Don’t You Love Me?”

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see this truly unique artist perform in the perfect setting of The Iveagh Gardens.

Tori Amos Live @ The Iveagh Gardens July 16th. Tickets are €45 on sale next Thursday April 22nd @ 9am through Ticketmaster and other usual outlets nationwide. Booking Line: 0818 719300.