Tori Amos Announces The Title Of Her New Album


AMAZING NEWS just out … Tori Amos has revealed the title of her new album and has confirmed that she WILL be playing a showcase concert at the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, TX next month. According to a new press release from her new record company, Universal Republic, Tori’s new album has been titled Abnormally Attracted to Sin. Additionally, Tori is scheduled to play the La Zona Rosa nightclub in Austin on March 19. Here is the full text of the press release announcement:

Tori Amos to Headline Universal Republic Showcase at South by Southwest Music Conference on March 19, 2009


There will be thousands of artists and tens of thousands of music fans gathering at over 60 venues for this year’s South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin, TX, but all eyes will be on groundbreaking star Tori Amos, headlining one of the most anticipated events in the conference’s two decade-plus history, on Thursday, March 19, at historic Austin club, La Zona Rosa.

The Grammy nominated singer/songwriter is headlining a star-studded Universal Republic Records showcase at the popular venue, sure to be looked on as one of the must-see events of the four day festival. Tori will be performing new songs from her upcoming Universal Republic debut album, ABNORMALLY ATTRACTED TO SIN, scheduled to hit stores and the digital domain this spring, as well as other classics from her influential repertoire.

Tori’s recent signing with Universal Republic is in keeping with the inventive star’s unconventional approach to the artist/record company relationship. Universal Republic will distribute Tori’s new album, as well as correlate other ventures in tandem with Tori’s prolific creative output. ABNORMALLY ATTRACTED TO SIN, her tenth studio album, is another innovative chapter in the artist’s trailblazing story. Every track on the album will be accompanied by a corresponding ‘visualette,’ featuring footage that has been captured over the past year. Shot in HD and Super 8, the visualettes will incorporate a documentary style.

Tori’s most recent album, AMERICAN DOLL POSSE, which has been hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as ‘her best album in years,’ was released in 2007 to a chorus of rave reviews. The captivating album, like many of her previous efforts, adhered to a strong conceptual theme, with Tori inhabiting multiple archetypal female personae, a testament to her willingness to continue to push the boundaries of the female singer/songwriter.

Regarded as one of the most emotionally fearless live artists in music today, her most recent world tour, launched in the summer of 2007, saw her soar with her first full-fledged rock band in nearly a decade. Media platforms such as the BBC lauded both her live show and album as ‘returning Tori Amos back to the forefront of a genre she defined…still pushing her own boundaries.

Woot! This is such great news for Tori Amos fans like myself. As soon as I learned of this news, I immediately called my BFF Sarah to gush with her … and then began writing up this post for publication. I am so thrilled that new Tori Amos music is on the way — you have no idea! If I can be assured entry into this SXSW showcase performance, I will do everything I can to get my buns down to Austin to attend the show. I’ve never done SXSW but I think seeing Tori play an intimate venue like this would be the best way to be introduced to the festival. Again, I say, Woot!!! What great, great news!

UPDATE: Rumor has it that Tori will perform the entirety of her new album at SXSW but, honestly, I think she’ll only play a few tracks off the new disc. In any event, I’ll be there in person to bear witness to her SXSW performance — I made all the reservations yesterday and am going to Austin, TX next month!!! I am so excited … and you can be sure I’ll bring the deets and as much info about the performance as possible.


  • not to keen on the title, but then again “Boys For Pele” and “From the Choirgirl Hotel” sounded a bit ridiculous at the time and are her best albums.


  • Jane

    i am with you trent – soooo excited to see her bringing us new music and i LOVE the artwork you’re showing there…tori animated is too much to ask really!

  • YEE to the HAW! I’m kinda shocked that it’s already time for another Tori album, but THRILLED at the same time.
    I love love love this album title. Once again, she has turned a phrase that somehow speaks the language of my soul – ha!
    The visualettes sound cool and if her tour comes to my town I cannot wait to see her for the 8th time (I know that’s not much compared to some other Toriphiles, but hey, ya do what ya can do :)

  • Trent, back atcha amigo :)

    • @Kent — I’m following you on Twitter, too … so make with the pithy tweets, plz ;)

  • nothing but meat

    YEAH! I love the title and I Kant wait for more news!!!!!

  • Avi

    I’m a HUGE Toriphile but I don’t like this all. Tori’s titles are usually more thought provoking, ie Under The Pink. But all I care about is that this album is GOOD. The last two were certainly not her best. Though, ADP was far better than the Beekeeper.

  • Avi

    And Tori needs to get off this ‘sin’ kick..Tori can do no wrong in my eyes but I have a right to HATE this title, right? I think Abnormal Attractions would have been better. But even that’s pretty awful. Tori could name her album “This is an awful recording” and I’d still buy it :)

  • Chelsea

    Trent, you HAVE to do SXSW. It’s an amazing time. I live in Austin and get treated to it every year, but this just makes it even MORE exciting. I love Tori and the thought of running into her walking around downtown Austin….aaahhh.

    For breaking this news, I now officially forgive you for not recapping Gossip Girl or LOST anymore.

    Please make sure if you do attend SXSW that you make it to some of the daytime showcases- great performances, and free food and beer.

    <3 Love!

  • Chelsea

    AND La Zona Rosa is a great venue…just small enough to feel very VIP and special for someone as amazing as Tori.

  • tatiana

    omg omg omg omg omg!!! Tori! Im sooo going to this. Damnit… I hope I can get tickets…

  • hw

    not loving the title, but can’t wait for the album! As long as it doesn’t turn out like the Beesleeper

  • Jaime

    the thing about sxsw is if you don’t have a badge (which is about $600) it’s hard to get into a lot of the popular shows. they sell wristbands but the badge holders get in before the wristband people. so you could wait hours in line only to be denied access. i live in austin and i LOVE me some tori amos. also, pj harvey is going to be at sxsw also. if you do get access, it will be a great show. la zona rosa is a small venue.

  • Kendra

    I just read that Perez Hilton is planning on going to this show..Give him a beat down, Trent! ;)

  • Todd

    Thanks Trent. You’ve made my day. I live for new Tori music and i absolutley LOVE the new title. Aren’t we all????? I have a whole cd cabinet devoted to her.

  • Jay

    I never connected with American Doll Posse, but I LOVE her and am excited to have something new this year!!!

  • John


    release dear….

  • HW – and what is wrong with “The Beekeeper”?.
    All of Tori’s albums have there worthy place in the collection.

    I AM SO PSYCHED ABOUT THE NEW ALBUM! I cannot believe it’s been almost 2 years since “American Doll Posse” (which i LOVE!). I remember the day it came out – I skipped school to go buy it and spent the day listening too it and reading the notes about each Doll in the inlay over and over again. Obviously, now I am in the world of work, I will not be able to do that; but I do plan on bringing my portable CD player to work with me so I can listen too it in my lunch break :D