Tori Amos kicked off her Uk/Ireland tour on Friday, March 11th. This is her first tour since 2017, and her first show since the release of her 2021 album, Ocean to Ocean. The tour began with a two-night stay at The Palladium in London, and the first night featured four live debuts within the 16-song set.
Amos opened the nearly two-hour show with “Juarez” an unexpected select from her 1999 album, To Venus and Back. Rarity “Bouncing Off Clouds” followed, with an interlude of 2017’s “Reindeer King” (a song that is 7 minutes in its entirety).
She performed one of her more known tracks, “Caught a Lite Sneeze” before the first live debut of the night, Ocean to Ocean‘s title track. Check that out:
Amos only performed one cover during the evening, a Tom Waits cover in the middle of the main set. Press outlets attending the show noted that she commented, “So the world’s gone mad, huh?” before performing “Time.”
“Russia” made the setlist, a song that has only been performed 12 times to date and contains the phrase, “Native Invader” – the title of the singer-songwriter’s 2017 album.
Fans on reddit noted that most songs were extended versions, with longer intros and more instrumentals. That was the case for “Crucify” clocking in at 7 minutes versus the 5-minute album version. Take a look:
The second and third live debut of the night, “Addition of Light Divided” and “Devil’s Bane” sandwiched “Give” – a song she played once in 2014 and before that, not since 2009. She closed the main set with her second most-performed song to date, “Cornflake Girl.” The two-song encore included the live debut of Ocean to Ocean‘s “Spies” and “Take to the Sky.” See the full setlist:
She also played a 16-song set on London’s night #2, but changed up nearly half of the set. She included tracks From the Choirgirl Hotel and Unrepentant Geraldines which she did not touch on for night #1. See the night #2 setlist here.