PHOTO BY PAULINA OTYLIE SURYS
Tori Amos performs Nov. 14 at the Mahalia.
Singer-songwriter Tori Amos will head out on a North American tour this fall in support of her 15th studio album Native Invader
, to be released Sept. 8 on Decca Records. She performs at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts in New Orleans on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
The album, her first following 2014's Unrepentant Geraldines
, also follows the 20th anniversary of her landmark 1996 release Boys for Pele.
Amos says the songs on Native Invader
were "pushed by the Muses to find different ways of facing unforeseen challenges and in some cases dangerous conflicts." In a statement announcing the album, Amos said the songs "wrestle with the question: what is our part in the destruction of our land, as well as ourselves, and in our relationships with each other?"
"The record looks to Nature and how, through resilience, she heals herself," she said. "In life there can be the shock of unexpected fires, floods, earthquakes, or any cataclysmic ravager — both on the inside and outside of our minds. Sonically and visually, I wanted to look at how Nature creates with her opposing forces, becoming the ultimate regenerator through her cycles of death and re-birth. Time and time again she is able to renew, can we find this renewal for ourselves?”
Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, July 14.