Saturday, October 20, 2007

Yoav and Tori Amos : Live

Last night I was able to see Yoav open for Tori Amos at the Orpheum Theater in Boston. What an incredible show. I hadn't been familiar with Yoav before, but he did a very good job (albeit short, only 25 or 30 minutes) opening for Tori. He has a new album (Charmed & Strange) that will be out in January ( his debut actually - which is pretty amazing considering Tori asked him to open for her and he doesn't have a release out yet) through a new record label, Field Recordings. I'm waiting to get a copy myself, so look for a review soon. As a teaser, I'd describe his music as having an electric acoustic edge that soars with his voice. Listen to some of his music on his MySpace page.

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Of course, the crowd came to see Tori masterfully massage music out of her Duseldorf piano (which by the way, is HUGE - I'd hate to be the road crew who is responsible for getting that in and out of venues safely without damaging it!). Backing her up were a drummer, guitarist, and bassist, who provided much of the body of Tori's music. Although she played mostly new material in support of her newest album released earlier this year (American Doll Posse), Tori humored the crowd with some classic tunes as well (Little Amsterdam, Precious Things, Icicle, Cornflake Girl, and Hey Jupiter, which she closed out the show with). If you go to her website, you can actually buy a digital version of the show (or any show for that matter).

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Although I don't have any of last night's show recorded, below is a Tori show from 1994. Enjoy it while checking out her tour dates to see if you can catch her (and Yoav) on her current tour.

Tori Amos - Crucify : Live in Milan 4-18-94

Tori Amos - Icicle : Live in Milan 4-18-94

Tori Amos - Precious Things : Live in Milan 4-18-94

Tori Amos - Leather : Live in Milan 4-18-94

Tori Amos - God : Live in Milan 4-18-94

Tori Amos - Silent All These Years : Live in Milan 4-18-94

Tori Amos - The Waitress : Live in Milan 4-18-94

Tori Amos - Here In My Head : Live in Milan 4-18-94

Tori Amos - Baker Baker : Live in Milan 4-18-94

Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl : Live in Milan 4-18-94

Tori Amos - American Pie (Don McLean cover) : Live in Milan 4-18-94

Tori Amos - Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana cover) : Live in Milan 4-18-94

Tori Amos - Past the Mission : Live in Milan 4-18-94

Tori Amos - Winter : Live in Milan 4-18-94

Yoav / Tori Amos Tour Dates

21 Oct 2007 Place des Arts, Montreal, Canada
23 Oct 2007 Hummingbird Centre, Toronto, Canada
24 Oct 2007 Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
26 Oct 2007 DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, DC
27 Oct 2007 Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI
28 Oct 2007 Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY
30 Oct 2007 Benedum Centre, Pittsburgh, PA
01 Nov 2007 State Theatre, Cleveland, OH
02 Nov 2007 Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
03 Nov 2007 Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
05 Nov 2007 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL
06 Nov 2007 The Vic, Chicago, IL
07 Nov 2007 Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
09 Nov 2007 Lied Center, Lawrence, KS
10 Nov 2007 Omaha Music Hall, Omaha, NE
12 Nov 2007 Andrew Jackson Hall TPAC, Nashville, TN
13 Nov 2007 Oven Auditorium, Charlotte, NC
14 Nov 2007 Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
16 Nov 2007 Hard Rock Cafe, Orlando, FL
17 Nov 2007 Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Center, Ft Myers, FL
18 Nov 2007 King Center for the Performing Arts, Melbourne, FL
20 Nov 2007 Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
21 Nov 2007 Kravis Center for the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL
24 Nov 2007 Nokia Theatre, Dallas, TX
25 Nov 2007 Jesse H. Jones Hall, Houston, TX
26 Nov 2007 Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX
28 Nov 2007 Wells Fargo Theatre, Denver, C0
29 Nov 2007 E Center, Salt Lake City, UT
30 Nov 2007 Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, Boise, ID
03 Dec 2007 Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
04 Dec 2007 Schnitzer Hall, Portland, OR
05 Dec 2007 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
07 Dec 2007 Paramount Theatre, Oakland, CA
08 Dec 2007 Paramount Theatre, Oakland, CA
09 Dec 2007 Paramount Theatre, Oakland, CA
11 Dec 2007 Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
12 Dec 2007 Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, CA
13 Dec 2007 Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA
15 Dec 2007 The Grove, Anaheim, CA
16 Dec 2007 Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The piano is a Bosendorfer