A review of Tori's May 16, 2005 concert in Adelaide, Australia was found in the May 22, 2005 edition of The Sunday Mail newspaper in Adelaide, Australia.
Thanks to Sarah for telling me about this concert review. (You can read more about the Adelaide show here.) Tori's performance was rated 4 out of 5 stars.
Tori not so silent after 11-year wait
by Emma Graham
In Short: Powerful enough to convert even non-Amos fans
She spoke in the third person of "a crazy redheaded American" who had nearly burnt down her Adelaide hotel room by putting a plastic-based kettle on the stove to boil a cup of tea.
"We should be President", she said with a smirk, before turning and effortlessly plunging her hands on to the grand piano.
Tori Amos had arrived, and not a moment too soon for her fans, waiting more than 11 years since her last Oz tour.
"It's been a while." she joked. "Tell me about it," one crowd member yelled.
A stream of smoke and a beam of white light surrounded her dainty but strong figure as Amos, sporting strappy red shoes and a willowy dress, came on stage to rapturous applause. Her crisp, powerful voice started with Original Sinsuality from her latest album The Beekeeper, throwing herself intensely at the keys with head bowed.
Each glance at the audience earned her screams of delight. This was clearly no run-of-the-mill performer. After some light banter revealed her humourous side, she went back to her keys for Silent All These Years - a track stronger with Amos alone than had it been backed with a 12-piece band.
Amos moved quickly between her grand piano and an organ, and it was in this track she showed her musical supremacy, straddled provocatively between the two instruments, playing them simultaneously.
Even a non-Amos fan could not help but be drawn into the musician's spell, weaved of contradictions much like the personality behind it: sweet but intense, small yet powerful, simply confusing.
In the intimate space of Her Majesty's, with patterns and abstract images projected on a hexagonal screen, it was clear the songstress had come a long way from her Cornflake Girl hit days.
By her second and final encore for The Power of Orange Knickers, it was evident she was not going back to the song that made her famous in the mainstream.
But for her fans there was no problem with that.