Tori Amos

Tori Amos



Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos,[1] August 22, 1963[2]) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and composer. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range.[10]

Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University at the age of five, the youngest person ever to have been admitted. She was expelled at the age of eleven for what Rolling Stone described as "musical insubordination."[11] Amos was the lead singer of the short-lived 1980s pop group Y Kant Tori Read before achieving her breakthrough as a solo artist in the early 1990s. Her songs focus on a broad range of topics, including sexuality, feminism, politics, and religion.[12]

Her charting singles include "Crucify", "Silent All These Years", "God", "Cornflake Girl", "Caught a Lite Sneeze", "Professional Widow", "Spark", "1000 Oceans", "Flavor", and "A Sorta Fairytale", her most commercially successful single in the U.S. to date.[13] Amos has received five MTV VMA nominations, eight Grammy nominations, and has won an Echo award for her classical work. She is listed on VH1's "100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll" list.[14]



Native Invader
Native Invader is the upcoming fifteenth studio album by American singer/songwriter Tori Amos.
Reindeer King
Reindeer King is a song by musical artist Tori Amos, released on August 25, 2017.
Up The Creek
Up The Creek is a song by musical artist Tori Amos, released on August 11, 2017.
Cloud Riders
Cloud Riders is a song by musical artist Tori Amos, released on July 28, 2017.

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Musical Groups2

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Saturday Sessions: Tori Amos performs "Cloud Riders"
  –  November 12, 2017
November 11, 2017, 8:42 AM | Singer-songwriter Tori Amos is one of the most influential women in music. She scored four platinum albums in the 90s and VH1 included her on its list of 100 Greatest Women in Rock 'n' Roll. The classically-trained musician has ...
Tori Amos on the "muses" that inspire her songs
  –  November 11, 2017
Singer-songwriter Tori Amos is one of the most influential women in music. She scored four platinum albums in the 90s and VH1 included her on its list of 100 Greatest Women in Rock 'n' Roll. Amos spoke with "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Anthony ...
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  –  November 11, 2017
When I listened to Tori Amos' Northern Lad on Spotify, the piano was punchy and her haunting vocals were pretty crisp. The sound isn't going to fill a spacious room, but it's deep and rich and I could really hear all the lows and highs in the song.
Tori Amos
  –  November 11, 2017
There's a long, if perhaps under-celebrated, tradition of talented female musicians who have no interest in following traditions. Among their ranks is Tori Amos, who proved to be a musical prodigy before most of her kindergarten peers could even tie their ...
Atlanta Concert Tickets on sale this week: Blake Shelton, Phillip Phillips
  –  November 10, 2017
Whitechapel. 6 p.m. Nov. 10. Masquerade. $18. TM. Andrew Belle. 8 p.m. Nov. 10. Vinyl. $12-$15. TA. Tori Amos. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $45.50-$79.50. TM. Sesame Street Live. Nov. 10-12 (showtimes vary). $20-$50. Infinite Energy Arena.
Weekend best bets: Triangle Chili Challenge, Pho-All Fest
  –  November 10, 2017
Tori Amos-Known as one of the most successful, prolific and influential artists of her generation, Amos will be playing DPAC Saturday. Steep Canyon Rangers - The Grammy award winning bluegrass band will play UNC's Memorial Hall Saturday night. Kathy Mattea ...
Tori Amos Has Been Helping #MeToo Survivors for Decades — Her New Album Goes Even Farther
  –  November 10, 2017
Tori Amos exudes a calm confidence, her piercing blue eyes focused straight ahead, blinking occasionally behind orange-tinted glasses. The red-haired folk singer sits in a conference room in Universal Music Group’s New York City offices, surrounded by ...
Too Many Choices
  –  November 9, 2017
On Monday we have Alt-J up against Primus and on Tuesday we have Tori Amos up against The Shins. All four of these performers have excellent new records this year. Here is a little primer to get you up to speed and help you make the difficult choices.
Tori Amos gazes outward, rather than inward, on 'Native Invader,' her 15th studio album
  –  November 9, 2017
A 29-year-old Tori Amos introduced herself in 1992 with “Little Earthquakes,” a starkly personal spiritual and sexual exploration set to piano. The subsequent "Under the Pink" and "Boys for Pele" were also largely inspired by long looks inward.
WATCH: Lorde covers Bruce Springsteen's 'I'm on Fire'
  –  November 8, 2017
Much like Tori Amos before her, in her own style, Lorde does the song beautiful justice. Check out the performance in the video below.
Tori Amos returned to Beacon Theatre (night 1 review, videos, setlist)
  –  November 8, 2017
Tori Amos‘s North American tour in support of her fifteenth studio album, Native Invader, stopped in NYC on Tuesday (11/7) for the first of two sold out nights at Beacon Theatre. It’s a venue that’s familiar to Tori; aside from small, one off shows ...
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the Prairie Center with Bill Miller, Larry Yazzie and the Native Pride Dancers
  –  November 8, 2017
Miller has shared the bill with such diverse artists as Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder, the BoDeans, Richie Havens, Tori Amos and Arlo Guthrie, and recently performed the title track on Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited, a special ...
What Was Lost in the California Fires
  –  November 7, 2017
The Trader Joe’s is also damaged, as well as the performing arts center where I saw Tori Amos and Fiona Apple, where I worked after school for the Santa Rosa Symphony. The woman who taught me traditional Japanese dance during the Buddhist summer festival ...
Strawdog Theatre Company Announces PILLARS OF THE COMMUNITY
  –  November 7, 2017
ABOUT SAMUEL ADAMSON, PLAYWRIGHT Samuel Adamson's work in theatre includes book and lyrics for The Light Princess (music by Tori Amos), Southwark Fair, a new version of Ibsen's Pillars of the Community and Mrs Affleck (from Ibsen's Little Eyolf ...
Prairie Center for the Arts Welcomes Bill Miller with Larry Yazzie &The Native Pride Dancers November 17
  –  November 7, 2017
Miller has shared the bill with such diverse artists as Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder, the BoDeans, Richie Havens, Tori Amos and Arlo Guthrie, and recently performed the title track on Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited, a special ...
Tori Amos delights with fiery debut at MGM National Harbor
  –  November 6, 2017
In the elevator coming down from the beautiful Theater at MGM National Harbor, just after Tori Amos finished her set, I overheard a conversation that probably plays out numerous times after just about every one of the acclaimed musician’s shows.
Tori Amos covered the Tragically Hip at Massey Hall
  –  November 2, 2017
Tori Amos, the sage storyteller and unrepentant singer/songwriter, began her set at Massey Hall alone with a grand piano and two Nord synthesizers. Against a deep red backdrop of a forest in flames, with spotlight bursts like fireworks around her, she was ...
Tori Amos isn’t angry, but that doesn’t mean she’s keeping quiet
  –  November 2, 2017
Tori Amos brings up the Muses like they’re friends of hers. And, like any friends, they sometimes show up at inopportune moments. “When the stars align and the Muses are with you and you’re open enough to hearing them, all of a sudden the lyrics, the ...
Tori Amos brings spellbinding songs and captivating commentary into The Current studio
  –  November 2, 2017
When Tori Amos first began writing her latest album, Native Invader, she originally was going to explore her family roots. But then events in the wider world and in her personal life began to inform her feelings and therefore her music. "It became a sonic ...
Diet Cig debut falters while Haim, Amos deliver on follow-ups
  –  November 2, 2017
Even the somber closer “Night So Long” isn’t a complete downer. BUY IT?: Surely. Tori Amos — ‘Native Invader’ THE GOOD: Singer/songwriter/pianist Tori Amos comes back with a varied and topical 15th. THE BAD: Pretty much every Amos record is an ...
Sirius XM announces launch date for holiday music stations
  –  November 2, 2017
Tori Amos, Jewel, Jason Mraz and many more. Airtime: December 24 at 12:00 pm ET- December 26 at 3:00 am ET Country Christmas (via satellite on channel 58) will feature a mix of country Christmas music from contemporary and classic country artists like ...
The 30 Best Concerts in Phoenix This November
  –  November 1, 2017
Notable artists like Tori Amos, Ani DiFranco, Niall Horan, Barns Courtney, and Yelle are also due in town this month. Ditto for Morrissey, who’s scheduled to perform in mid-November in Tempe, but we’re sorta holding our breath on whether or not he’ll ...
Willow Smith is inspired by Alanis Morissette
  –  November 1, 2017
The 17-year-old singer - who is the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith - has admitted to taking inspiration from the likes of Alanis and Tori Amos, and she considers any comparisons to the pair to be a huge compliment. Asked about the parallels ...
Tori Amos plays Halloween show at Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor
  –  November 1, 2017
ANN ARBOR, MI - Singing from behind a glittering veil and straddling a bench placed between two pianos, Tori Amos played to a near-sold out crowd on Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31 at the Michigan Theater. Amos stopped in Ann Arbor while touring for her 15th ...
Watch Tori Amos Cover Tragically Hip's "Ahead by a Century" at Massey Hall
  –  October 31, 2017
Tori Amos made a stop at Toronto's Massey Hall last night (October 30) as part of her North American tour behind Native Invader, and to mark the lone Canadian date on the run, she delivered a Tragically Hip cover in tribute to late frontman Gord Downie.
Tori Amos Puts on a Magical Performance at the State Theatre
  –  October 31, 2017
When singer-pianist Tori Amos took the stage last night at the Keybank State Theater, audience members cheered wildly, letting her know they were eager for one of her uniquely magical performances. After playing the opening number “i i e e e," Amos ...
Exploring Tori Amos' 'Native Invader' Album: Four Things to Know
  –  October 30, 2017
If pianist Tori Amos hadn’t become an otherworldly singer-songwriter, she likely could have been a literary journalist that would have turned out equally fascinating prose. Since her 1991 breakthrough, Little Earthquakes, Amos has made unflinching ...


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