Original Sinsuality Tour: The set list and reviews for Tori's June 28, 2005 concert in Frankfurt, Germany
Updated Tue, Jun 28, 2005 - 5:21pm ET
You can now see the set list and reviews for the Frankfurt, Germany concert at Alte Oper. Tori set list included Spark, Never Seen Blue, Carbon, Sleeps With Butterflies and the covers Piano Man (Billy Joel) and Somewhere Over The Rainbow during Tori's Piano Bar segment of the show. If you were at this concert and want to send The Dent a review, please email Mikewhy at firstname.lastname@example.org with your review or comments. You can also post your review of the show on The Dent's Original Sinsuality Tour Forum. Thanks for sharing your reviews with The Dent.
Tori performed in Frankfurt, Germany on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at Alte Oper. Tori's special guest was Tom McRae and the show started at 8:00PM.
Special thanks to Richard G. and Eric for calling me with the set list after the show!
Barons Of Suburbia
Bells For Her
Piano Man (Billy Joel cover)
Over The Rainbow (from The Wizard Of Oz)
Sleeps With Butterflies
Never Seen Blue
Tear In Your Hand
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From Richard G. and Eric:
The venue tonight was beautiful and so was the show. This was Tori's goodbye to Germany and told the crowd it has been heaven being in Germany. She mentioned something about it being the land of chocolate and seemed very happy on stage.
Tori performed a very powerful Barons Of Suburbia, becoming demon Tori at the end of the song. Space Dog was also strong. Spark was debuted for the tour tonight and sounded great. She began Spark on the organ and then moved to the piano.
Eric added that Tori played Piano Man because Billy Joel's father was from Germany. He also said the encores made a nice goodbye to the Germans.
So I didn't end up going to the meet and greet, if there was one. It was too hot to wait around for hours outside, and besides I had too much work to do. Oh well - the concert itself more than made up for it. I had a little wish list in my head and Tori actually played all my top picks with the exception of northern lad (maybe next tour). During Father Lucifer she flipped us off but before Winter she told us that she would miss Germany - that she's had the best audiences in the world here. I have to confess that Winter brought tears to my eyes - very emotional. Despite having been to 6 concerts by now, I had never heard Winter live. Before playing Piano Man, she said she had often played it as a kid because her father loved it and he was her chaperone in the bar. Otherwise, a lot less talking to the audience than in Bonn. Seemed to be a Neil theme going on too as she played Space Dog, Carbon, and Tear in Your Hand. I had been wondering why she hasn't played sleeps with butterflies all that often, and I have to say the arrangement she played tonight sounded very heavy and stilted. LOVED Liquid Diamonds and Spark was a nice surprise. Toast was a great ending and I had a great vantage point from the edge of the stage.
A few comments on the Frankfurt show:
- The reference to the land of chocolate was about where she was going after leaving Germany: To Switzerland. (Today's show will be in Zurich.)
- I am sure that Tori does not intend to 'flip off' the audience during Father Lucifer. She does it after the line 'girls that eat pizza never gain weight' - and it is meant to be for 'those girls', I believe...
'Piano Man' was actually Tori's choice as a song. The suggestion to play any song by Billy Joel in Germany was made because of the family history of Billy Joel:
Billy Joel' father was born in Germany and the family had to leave the country during the time of the criminal Nazi regime. They were forced to leave because of their Jewish origin - and as so many others they left purely in order to avoid being imprisoned and killed. They went to the United States, where Howard (Helmut) Joel married an American woman and where they had their son Billy (William Martin) Joel, who was born in 1949 and became the well-known artist.
The Joel family history is especially interesting, because Billy's grandfather, Karl Amson Joel, was a very successful businessman (he had established one of the largest mail-order business in Germany) before the Nazi's took over. The family was basically disowned in the process of being forced out of the country - and the business was taken over for an extremely low price, which never reached the Joel family before the end of World War II, by the German Neckermann family. Especially Josef Neckermann built, partly around the original Joel business, a very well-known 'household name' business in Germany, largely benefitting from the injustice established by the Nazis.
I found it very interesting to see how this piece of history is interconnected with the life of the popular artist Billy Joel - without many people knowing about any of this. I was very happy that Tori acknowledged this by including Billy's signature song 'Piano Man' in her Frankfurt show.
The following links are interesting to check out in this context:
It is already interesting to note that it was Tori, who handed over the 'Billboard Century Award' to Billy Joel in Sydney, Australia, in 1994: