Trailblazing musician, author, and activist, Tori Amos recently announced a massive North American 2022 tour, and she visits MGM National Harbor on Sunday, May 8, for a date on the Ocean to Ocean Tour.
Tori released Ocean to Ocean, her 16th studio album, digitally and on CD in 2021, and she made it available as a beautiful vinyl package in January. The record received widespread acclaim by fans and media alike!
Ocean to Ocean is Tori’s most personal work in years — an album bursting with warmth and connection, with deep roots in her earliest songwriting. As communities around the world suffered the loss of life, live music, travel, and much at all to observe, Tori had a difficult time during the pandemic. She descended to an emotional state lower than she had been to for a long time — but the depths became creative, forcing a return to the kind of introspection she recognized from her debut album Little Earthquakes.
The new collection is an expression of kinship and love, of emotional and geographical dislocation. It explores environmental concerns, the restraints of the pandemic for those on the cusp of adulthood, empowerment, loss, and healing delivered with Tori’s trademark urgency and passion.
Watch a lyric video for “Spies” by Tori Amos on YouTube:
A pioneer across multiple platforms, Tori Amos’ second book RESISTANCE, a New York Times Bestseller, was released in 2020. Unrepentant Geraldines was her eighth studio album to debut in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 Chart. Her decidedly feminist stage musical The Light Princess debuted at No. 2 on the Broadway Billboard Chart. Nominated for multiple Grammy Awards, she was the first major label artist to offer a single for download, 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 was the first public voice for RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), which is the United States’ largest anti-sexual assault organization, and she continues to be a member of its National Leadership Council.
MGM National Harbor
Sunday, May 8
Show @ 8pm