Its been said many times and many ways, but until now Merry Christmas was never a choice phrase for Tori Amos. For years, the radical red-haired pianist has found herself commenting harshly on religious matters and even masturbating during Bible lessons (Icicle), but for whatever reason Amos has now decided to put her differences with the Church aside and create a whole new twisted n sexy version of our favorite Christmas melodies!
Really now, we should have seen this one coming since her previous live covers of Little Drummer Boy and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas were so well received. But honestly, its hard to put two and two together sometimes, even when the artist in question has previously confessed to NME (via Spinner) that the love of her life was, Jesus. But I got over him when I first saw a picture of Robert Plant.
If nothing else, this Christmas season will surely be a hoot thanks to Amos undoubtedly unique and artistic gift to the world. For now, the currently unnamed and highly skeptical Christmas album is set for release on November 3rd via her new label Universal Republic. Until then, you can catch her on tour, as she supports her latest release, the non-Christmas-specific album, Abnormally Attracted to Sin.
See ya in the check out aisle come November.
Tori Amos 2009 Tour Dates:
07/23 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
07/24 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
07/25 – Austin, TX @ The Long Center for the Performing Arts
07/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
07/28 – Orlando, FL @ Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
07/29 – Miami Beach, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
07/31 – Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
08/01 – Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
08/02 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
08/04 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
08/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ The State Theatre
08/07 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
08/08 – Detroit, MI @ Detroit Opera House
08/10 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
08/11 – Montreal, QC @ St. Denis Theatre
08/13 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
08/15 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
08/17 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion