Tori Amos in Vancouver 2011

Comments 93 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tori Amos is returning to Vancouver to play the Orpheum on December 13th. Performing most of her life and touring relentlessly since 1991, Rolling Stone has voted her one of the best live performers of all time.

Tori Amos’s latest release and debut on Deutsche Grammophon Night of Hunters is a 21st century song-cycle, inspired by classical music from the last 400 years.

Following the idea of the classical song-cycle, the all-new songs from Night of Hunters tell an ongoing contemporary story. Its central character is a woman ending a long relationship, allowing the listener to follow her on a journey over the course of one night to explore complex musical and emotional themes.

Tickets go on sale through this Friday at 10:00am for $39.50, $69.50 and $89.50 through Live Nation, Ticketmaster or the Rogers Wireless Box Office. In the meantime, I have a pair of tickets to give away this week. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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  • I entered to win tickets to #ToriAmos in #Vancouver from @LiveNationWest & @Miss604

    I will draw one winner at 9:45am this Friday, July 22, 2011.

    Update The winner is Stacey (@CakeScrapps) – congratulations!

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    1. JarrahTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 10:27am PDT

      I Don’t Like Mondays

    2. JuliaTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 10:27am PDT

      I would give these tickets to my best est friend in the whole wide world who lives in Vancouver and WHOSE BIRTHDAY is 2 days later. She would die! =)

    3. lindawwwwTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 10:28am PDT

      I love Tori Ames. Her song “A Sorta Fairytale” is my favourite.

    4. Lisa RichardsonTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 10:29am PDT

      Crucify. (Yep, I’m an oldschol fan.)

    5. KathrynTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 10:29am PDT

      I love Tori Amos, and so does my husband! My favorite is probably “Little Earthquakes”, although I think I could listen to her sing the phone book.

    6. NateTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 10:30am PDT

      Cornflake Girl!

    7. AllieTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 10:30am PDT

      Mr. Zebra!!! It’s a short-but-sweet little song and I’ve always loved it. And I’ve always wanted to see it performed live!

    8. Robin WaitTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 10:30am PDT

      A Sort of Fairytale

    9. Robin WaitTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 10:31am PDT

      But my fave is “Me and a Gun”

    10. TeresaTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 10:38am PDT

      Cornflake Girl.

    11. RachelTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 10:51am PDT

      1000 Oceans

    12. JessieTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 11:01am PDT

      I would have to say that A Sorta Fairytale is also one of my favourites…=)

    13. StvTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 11:38am PDT

      Pretty Good Year

    14. ParkerTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 11:42am PDT

      oh, Cornflake Girl is always going to be one of my favorites!

    15. AndreTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 11:47am PDT


    16. SummerTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 11:50am PDT

      Past the mission… I have wanted to see Tori for years!

    17. SanazTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 12:03pm PDT

      Pretty Good Year

    18. LaurenTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 12:04pm PDT

      Cornflake Girl

    19. RudyTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 12:18pm PDT

      I Don’t Like Mondays – one of the first songs of her’s I ever heard. Like it alot!
      (thanks for the contest)

    20. TeresaTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 12:34pm PDT


    21. Monica WyllieTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 12:53pm PDT

      I want to win this one!

    22. SteveTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 1:03pm PDT

      Cornflake Girl!

    23. JoyeeTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 1:05pm PDT

      Caught a Lite Sneeze, the very first Tori Amos song I ever heard when I was but a wee lass. Subsequently, I bought all her CDs, except for the ones from the Y Kant Tori Read era.

    24. Michael KwanTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 1:15pm PDT


    25. DeidreTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 1:26pm PDT

      Cornflake Girl is great!

    26. Lyn WinterbourneTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 1:32pm PDT

      “Pretty Good Year” – because so far it has been!

    27. BonsTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 1:40pm PDT

      Cornflake Girl

    28. lindsay simmonsTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 1:40pm PDT

      Cornflake girl

    29. StevenTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 2:16pm PDT

      Sleeps with Butterflies

    30. Laura E.Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 3:22pm PDT

      Little Earthquakes!!

    31. Sarah MTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 3:29pm PDT

      Hey Jupiter

    32. JasonTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 3:34pm PDT

      Yes Anastasia

    33. Emily Da SilvaTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 3:35pm PDT


    34. JennTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 3:38pm PDT


    35. NicoleTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 4:12pm PDT


    36. AmandaTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 4:35pm PDT


    37. RachelTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 4:50pm PDT

      Silent all these years

    38. JaimeTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 5:46pm PDT

      Fire To Your Plain

    39. LisaTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 6:19pm PDT


    40. Heather STuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 7:34pm PDT

      Ode to the Banana King, will she ever play it again?

    41. SarahTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 8:04pm PDT

      Silent all these years

    42. cherylTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 8:25pm PDT


    43. LucieTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 8:25pm PDT

      Caught a Lite Sneeze.
      It would be a dream fulfilled to see Tori live. Thanks for the great contest.

    44. RebeccaTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 9:09pm PDT

      Cornflake Girl

    45. ConnTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 9:46pm PDT


    46. AnnTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 10:12pm PDT

      I don’t like mondays

    47. AnnieTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 10:13pm PDT

      Silent All these years

    48. AnnTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 10:13pm PDT

      Cornflake girl

    49. DarrenTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 10:17pm PDT

      Count me in. As it happens, December 13 is Julie and I’s anniversary.

    50. LloydTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 11:35pm PDT

      Cornflake Girl

    51. melissaWednesday, July 20th, 2011 — 6:49am PDT


    52. AndreaWednesday, July 20th, 2011 — 8:35am PDT

      Spark – my first Tori-love.

    53. CarolWednesday, July 20th, 2011 — 8:41am PDT

      Cornflake Girl.

    54. Patrick DavidsonWednesday, July 20th, 2011 — 12:02pm PDT

      Kissing in the Rain…. so fitting!

    55. StephanieWednesday, July 20th, 2011 — 12:37pm PDT

      Me and a gun

    56. KatieWednesday, July 20th, 2011 — 12:47pm PDT


    57. Sylvia F FWednesday, July 20th, 2011 — 12:48pm PDT

      1000 Oceans…

    58. Rahel BailieWednesday, July 20th, 2011 — 12:56pm PDT

      I’ve been listening to Tori Amos since my university radio days – Sweet Dreams was a favourite.

    59. SandraWednesday, July 20th, 2011 — 1:26pm PDT

      Definitely crucify!

    60. TracyWednesday, July 20th, 2011 — 6:10pm PDT

      Cornflake girl!

    61. RenoWednesday, July 20th, 2011 — 6:23pm PDT


    62. MavWednesday, July 20th, 2011 — 6:48pm PDT


    63. Jillian WalkerWednesday, July 20th, 2011 — 11:44pm PDT

      Cornflake girl!

    64. tinaThursday, July 21st, 2011 — 12:43am PDT

      Cornflake Girl

    65. MatthewThursday, July 21st, 2011 — 7:34am PDT

      Father lucifer – great contest!!

    66. Adrian PThursday, July 21st, 2011 — 8:03am PDT

      I still like “Caught a Lite Sneeze”

    67. NicoleVDBThursday, July 21st, 2011 — 9:46am PDT

      Silent all these years.

    68. JasonThursday, July 21st, 2011 — 11:19am PDT

      Fast Horse

    69. BMGThursday, July 21st, 2011 — 1:18pm PDT


    70. VicThursday, July 21st, 2011 — 1:21pm PDT

      Cornflake Girl for me.

    71. GlenThursday, July 21st, 2011 — 1:21pm PDT

      Sweet The Sting

    72. MichaelThursday, July 21st, 2011 — 1:36pm PDT


    73. StephThursday, July 21st, 2011 — 1:40pm PDT

      Gotta go old school – Cornflake Girl

    74. StaceyThursday, July 21st, 2011 — 1:42pm PDT

      Mr. Zebra – now it’s stuck in my head! (But that’s okay cause it’s awesome!)

    75. jennThursday, July 21st, 2011 — 1:42pm PDT


    76. DaeThursday, July 21st, 2011 — 1:47pm PDT

      Winter…among many songs of hers that can make me cry.

    77. PinarThursday, July 21st, 2011 — 2:08pm PDT

      Indian Summer

    78. LisaThursday, July 21st, 2011 — 3:08pm PDT

      Tori is amazing live. I’ve seen her twice… would love to see her again!

    79. AllisonThursday, July 21st, 2011 — 3:14pm PDT

      Cornflake Girl.

    80. WesleyThursday, July 21st, 2011 — 4:17pm PDT


    81. Piranha boyThursday, July 21st, 2011 — 4:37pm PDT

      WINTER is one of me fave songs of all-time!

    82. KarenThursday, July 21st, 2011 — 5:44pm PDT

      Cornflake Girl (one of my fav Tori Amos’ songs)

    83. NatalieThursday, July 21st, 2011 — 6:28pm PDT

      Hey Jupiter

    84. ShirleyThursday, July 21st, 2011 — 10:42pm PDT

      I have to say Crucify! I also love her Cher imitation and Oasis covers!

    85. DanFriday, July 22nd, 2011 — 2:48am PDT

      …love Tori…
      …for 20 years now!!!

    86. SophieFriday, July 22nd, 2011 — 6:39am PDT

      Silent all these years

    87. StotesFriday, July 22nd, 2011 — 7:13am PDT

      My favourite song is a toss-up between Winter and Silent All These Years.

    88. Mama in the CityFriday, July 22nd, 2011 — 8:52am PDT

      Cornflake Girl was the first Tori Amos song that I heard…still love it!

    89. MarinaFriday, July 22nd, 2011 — 8:55am PDT

      Cornflake Girl!

    90. LaurenFriday, July 22nd, 2011 — 9:02am PDT

      Love her so much!

    91. NickyFriday, July 22nd, 2011 — 9:22am PDT

      Cornflake Girl

    92. Shawn NygrenTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 4:07pm PDT

      A Sort of Fairytale is my fav!

    93. corissaWednesday, December 14th, 2011 — 6:35pm PST

      Sister Janet. And Cooling.

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