Fans planning to be in the New York City area on the date of the show have the opportunity to attend the event. Free tickets to this rare performance will be given away on Tori Amos’ official site , www.toriamos.com/
Amos’ forthcoming album, Gold Dust, out October 2 via Deutsche Grammophon, commemorates her 20-year career since the release of her debut Little Earthquakes by re-imagining a personally handpicked collection of songs from her catalogue in an orchestral setting, which Amos recorded with the Metropole Orchestra. This exclusive live performance from NPR Music will feature Amos playing songs spanning her entire catalogue. This will be a rare US live performance, as she won’t be touring the US this year. NPR Music’s Ann Powers hosts the event; Powers and Amos collaborated on the musician’s biography Piece by Piece.
Amos is one of the most successful and influential artists of her generation. Since the release of Little Earthquakes in 1992 that pushed boundaries with her confessional style of song-writing, Amos continues to be adored, picking up new fans along the way, romanced by her messages of empowerment, tenderness, acerbic assertiveness, and that utterly unique sound. A pioneer across multiple platforms, she was the first major label artist to offer a single for download, had her songs turned into graphic novels, and produced groundbreaking videos throughout her career. 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.
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