Tori Amos at Beacon Theatre
212-465-6225 www.beacontheatrenyc.com Ages: All Ages
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Performing in bars and clubs since the age of 13, Tori Amos has since evolved into one of the most respected and inspiring live performers. Touring relentlessly since 1991, the stage has always been one of the fundamentals of her career. Rolling Stone voted her one of the best live performers of all time.
Tori will be releasing a new album, Night of Hunters, her first record since 2009's Abnormally Attracted to Sin, this September. The album will have a markedly classical thrust to it.
"I have used the structure of a classical song cycle to tell an ongoing, modern story," Amos says. "The protagonist is a woman who finds herself in the dying embers of a relationship. In the course of one night she goes through an initiation of sorts that leads her to reinvent herself allowing the listener to follow her on a journey to explore complex musical and emotional subject matter." All this sounds very much like a rock opera, so we can only hope for some good interstitial spoken-word acting scenes.
Venue Description: Located on the Upper West Side, the 2,894-seat Beacon Theatre is considered to be Radio City Music Hall?s "older sister." The art deco-designed Beacon opened in 1929 as a venue for vaudeville acts, drama, opera and movies and is well regarded for its superior acoustics. In 2006, former President Bill Clinton celebrated his birthday with a private Rolling Stones concert. Past performers there include Queen, Jerry Garcia, Allman Brothers (they have performed there 173 times), Radiohead, Bryan Ferry, and many more. Beacon Theatre is accessible by subway; get the 1/2 train to 72nd Street station.