Global Music Icon Tori Amos Announces New Album and Visits Manchester as Part of World Tour

Celebrated singer-songwriter Tori Amos unveils her hotly-anticipated new album Native Invader - to be released on Decca Records on 8 September - and world tour, which includes a performance at Manchester Palace Theatre for one night only on Thursday 5 October with tickets going on sale on Friday 28 April at 9am.

Speaking of the new album, Tori Amos says: "The songs on 'Native Invader' are being pushed by the Muses to find different ways of facing unforeseen challenges and in some cases dangerous conflicts. The record looks to Nature and how, through resilience, she heals herself The songs also wrestle with the question: what is our part in the destruction of our land, as well as ourselves, and in our relationships with each other?

In life there can be the shock of unexpected fires, floods, earthquakes, or any cataclysmic ravager - both on the inside and outside of our minds. Sonically and visually, I wanted to look at how Nature creates with her opposing forces, becoming the ultimate regenerator through her cycles of death and re-birth. Time and time again she is able to renew, can we find this renewal for ourselves?"

Native Invader is Tori's 15th studio album, following on from 2014's Unrepentant Geraldines - her 8th Billboard Top 10 album. This will be her first release on Decca Records - moving from sister label Mercury Classics.

Tori's confessional style of writing sees her continue to push boundaries with her music. Her messages of empowerment, tenderness, acerbic assertiveness and her utterly peerless sound speaks to audiences across the globe. In this new album, Tori delves even deeper into her personal experiences, and the standard is there to be seen.

A pioneer across multiple platforms, Tori was the first major label artist to offer a single for download. Nominated for multiple Grammy Awards, she has had her songs turned into graphic novels and has produced ground-breaking videos throughout her career. In late 2016 she released the title song 'Flicker' to the acclaimed Netflix documentary 'Audrie and Daisy', addressing issues of high school rape. A noted humanitarian, Tori is co-founder of RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), which is the United States' largest anti-sexual assault organization.

Tori Amos' autumn European tour kicks off on 6 September in Ireland, with dates across Europe throughout the month. She arrives in the UK on 4 October for a performance at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall, followed by Manchester's Palace Theatre on 5 October and Glasgow's O2 Academy on the 6 October.

Tickets go on sale on Friday 28 April at 9am.

MANCHESTER LISTING

Tori Amos

Manchester Palace Theatre

Thursday 5 October

Box Office: 0844 871 3019

www.atgtickets.com/venues/palace-theatre-manchester

TOUR DATES

September

6. Ireland, Cork - Opera House

7. Ireland, Dublin - Bord Gais

9. Belgium, Gent - Capitole

10. Luxembourg - Luxembourg Den Atelier

11. France, Paris - Grand Rex

13. Holland, Amsterdam - Carre

14. Holland, Utrecht - Tivoli

16. Germany, Frankfurt - Jahrhunderthalle

17. Italy, Milan - Arcimboldi

18. Switzerland, Geneva - Theatre Du Leman

20. Austria, Linz - Brucknerhaus

21. Switzerland, Zurich - Volkshaus

23. Denmark, Copenhagen - DR Concert

24. Norway, Oslo - Konzerthus

26. Germany, Hamburg - Laeiszhalle

27. Germany, Essen - Colosseum

29. Germany, Berlin -Tempodrom

30. Germany, Munich - Philharmonie

October

1. Austria, Vienna - Konzerthaus

4. UK, London - Royal Albert Hall

5. UK, Manchester - Palace Theatre

6. UK, Glasgow - O2 Academy

For all ticket and on-sale details, please visit www.toriamos.com.

Photo credit: Paulina Otylie Surys

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