Tori Amos life and biography

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Tori Amos biography

Date of birth : 1963-08-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Newton, North Carolina
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2012-06-21
Credited as : pianist, On Night of Hunters, Gold Dust

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Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter.

Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, the youngest person ever to have been admitted, at age five. She was expelled at age eleven for, in her own words, insisting on playing by ear and because of her interest in popular rock music.

Amos was at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990’s and was noteworthy early in her career as one of the few alternative rock performers to use a piano as her primary instrument. She is known for her emotionally intense songs that cover a wide range of subjects including sexuality, religion and personal tragedy. Some of her charting singles include Crucify, Silent All These Years, Cornflake Girl, Caught a Lite Sneeze, Professional Widow, Spark and A Sorta Fairytale, her most commercially successful single in the U.S.

"On Night of Hunters", an album which she wrote and produced, Amos comments “I have used the structure of a classical song cycle to tell an ongoing, modern story. 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.”
“One of the main themes explored on this album is the hunter and the hunted and how both exist within us,” the singer explains.


The release of Night of Hunters will be supported by a tour in Europe and the U.S. starting in Helsinki, Finland on September 28th.


As of 2005, Amos had sold 12 million records worldwide. Having a history of making eccentric and at times ribald comments during concerts and interviews, she has earned a reputation for being highly idiosyncratic. As a social commentator and sometimes activist, some of the topics she has been most vocal about include feminism, religion, gay rights and sexuality.

On June 10, Amos announced October 2012 as the release date of her 13th studio album, Gold Dust. Produced by Tori with arrangements by long-time collaborator John Philip Shenale, Gold Dust features re-workings of songs in orchestral settings, which Tori recorded in the studio with the renowned Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley. It features re-imagined & personally hand-picked collection of songs spanning her entire catalog.

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