Tori Amos Announces The Release Of A New Album Titled ‘Night Of Hunters’


A few weeks ago I posted some information about a rumor going around about the possible release of a new Tori Amos album (reportedly titled Reckless Night). Yesterday afternoon, the news was confirmed officially … Tori IS releasing a new album in September but it will be titled Night of Hunters. In a surprising move, the new album will be released on Deutsche Grammophon — a classical music record label. In fact, the entire album is inspired by classical music and will focus on the themes of the hunter and the hunted, as described by Tori herself. Click below to see the presumed album art for Night of Hunters and read all the known deets about the album and its accompanying world tour.

Tori Amos marks her debut album for Deutshe Grammophon, the world’s most celebrated classical music record label with Night of Hunters, set for release this September. The iconic, platinum-selling singer-songwriter continues her legacy of ground-breaking recordings with this 21st century song cycle inspired by select classical pieces spanning the last 400 years. With Night of Hunters, Amos carries on the classical tradition of variations on a theme: taking inspiration from classical forms to create a bold new work while paying tribute to the mastery of the original compositions. On Night of Hunters, which she wrote and produced, Amos comments:

“It’s a 21st century song cycle inspired by classical music themes spanning over 400 years. I have used the structure of a song cycle to tell an ongoing, modern story. The protagonist is a woman who finds herself in the dying embers of a relationship. In the course of one night she goes through an initiation of sorts that leads her to reinvent herself allowing the listener to follow her on a journey to explore complex musical and emotional subject matter. One of the main themes explored on this album is the hunter and the hunted and how both exist within us.”

The release of Night of Hunters will be supported by a tour in Europe and the U.S. starting in Helsinki, Finland on September 28th. With more than 12 million albums sold and multiple Grammy nominations, Tori Amos is one of the most successful and influential artists of her generation. A pioneer across multiple platforms, she was the first major label artist to offer a single for download, has had her songs turned into graphic novels, and has produced pioneering videos throughout her career. She is renowned for her passionate and broad fan-base, her critically and commercially successful tours, and her ever evolving live show. Ms. Amos is also a noted humanitarian and co-founder of RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), which is the United States’ largest anti-sexual assault organization.

Thus far, only European tour dates have been announced for Tori’s upcoming world tour but I’m told that the announcement of US dates is forthcoming. Additionally, will be updated soon with exclusive song previews from Night of Hunters. I can’t EVEN tell you how excited I am by this announcement of new Tori music. As you may know, Tori Amos is one of my favorite musicians of all time and is my absolute favorite female singer. This year is already turning out to be a fantastic year for new music and tours … adding Tori Amos to the mix is just too amazing. Here are the announced European dates for Tori’s Night of Hunters tour, I’ll be sure to update with US tour dates when those become available:

9/28 Finland, Helsinki, Ice Hall

9/30 Russia, St Petersburg, Oktyabrsky Hall

10/2 Russia, Moscow, Crocus Hall

10/4 Luxembourg, Den Atelier

10/5 France, Paris, Le Grand Rex

10/7 Italy, Milan, Teatro Smeraldo

10/8 Italy, Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica

10/10 Germany, Hamburg, Laieszhalle

10/11 Germany, Berlin, Tempodrom

10/13 Poland, Warsaw, Sala Kongresowa

10/17 Holland, Amsterdam, Carre

10/20 Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene

10/21 Denmark, Copenhagen, The Royal Theatre

10/24 Switzerland, Lucerne, KKL

10/25 Austria, Vienna, Stadthalle F

10/26 Germany, Frankfurt, Alte Oper

10/28 Belgium, Antwerp, QEH

10/29 Belgium, Brussels, Bozar

10/31 Germany, Essen, Philharmonie

11/2 UK, London, Royal Albert Hall

11/4 UK, Manchester, Apollo

11/6 UK, Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall

11/8 UK, Belfast, Waterfront

11/9 Eire, Dublin, Grand Canal Theatre


  • Brianna

    How does this woman get more beautiful with age?!?

    • @Brianna — It’s because she is a Goddess :D

    • Viola

      I’m going to have to disagree with you both. I adore Tori and have for almost 20 years now, but she’s done some terrible stuff to her face. I know the pressure on women to be young forever is absolutely soul-crushing, but it hurts my heart to see her now.

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  • mrs.origami

    SO EXCITED!! Thanks for posting this-I came straight here to your blog as soon as I heard the word. :)

  • truthyisalways

    This sounds like an amazing project. I love it when established musician explore ground breaking material. Good for her!

  • Grant

    I was wondering when you were going to post this. I got the email announcing the CD and tour yesterday afternoon and came straight to your blog to see if you had posted the news! I can’t wait to see her U.S. tour dates… the girl does not disappoint! YAY!

  • Tonic

    But have to. Doh!

  • Melissa

    Ehh. I haven’t been excited for any of her tours since that Doll Posse’ one or whatever it was called.

  • Gagasm

    I have to say, seeing this here tonight has made me much happier. I have something to look forward to in this drudgery, pain and hatred we dub “life.” cheers! <3