She shows off her 'Posse' at sold-out LA gig
Tori Amos brought her massive American Doll Posse World Tour to a close with a spectacular sold-out show at Los Angeles’ new Nokia Theatre LA Live last night (December 16).
The eccentric songstress performed dressed as three of the five archetypal personalities she has adopted for her epic ‘American Doll Posse’ album.
Taking the stage as glamourous blond photographer Isabel, she ran through tracks including politically charged album opener ‘Yo George’ and ‘In The Springtime Of His Voodoo’, dramatically holding a lantern while playing the piano.
During a dazzling light display and musical interlude from her band, Amos changed into her Pip persona – a streetwise brunette who flaunted her sexuality by grabbing her crotch and singing sexually charged renditions of ‘Cruel’, ‘The Waitress’ and a cover of Neil Young‘s ‘Heart Of Gold’. She ended this section of the show by flipping off the audience before leaving the stage.
Amos returned for the final, lengthiest portion of the evening as her ginger-haired self, during which she performed several songs alone with her piano. The letters “T. & Bo” were projected onto a curtain on-stage, presumably signifying the Tori and Bosendorfer grand piano portion of the evening.
The crowd went wild when Amos hammered out the opening notes of ‘Cornflake Girl’, and several people rushed the stage during her penultimate song ‘Precious Things’, screaming, “I love you Tori!”.
Throughout the nearly two-and-a-half hour set, Amos straddled a bench between her grand piano and a keyboard, delivering reworked versions of album tracks that spanned her career.
At the end of the show, Amos announced, “It’s our last night. We’ve had the best time of all the tours and you’ll all be missed.”
She then returned for an encore of ‘Hey Jupiter’, after which she hugged her band and emotionally blew kisses to the crowd as the lights went down.
ACT I (Isabel)
‘In The Springtime of His Voodoo’
ACT II (Pip)
‘Heart of Gold’
ACT III (Tori)
‘Bells for Her’
‘Silent All These Years’
‘Bouncing off Clouds’
–By our Los Angeles staff.