Tito Balleste and Rob Flores inform me that Launch.Yahoo.com posted on May 7, 2003 a small article about Tori touring with Ben Folds. The article only mentions him supporting Tori for a couple of Tori shows, when in reality we now know he will support her for the entire Summer 2003 tour. You can read the article online at launch.yahoo.com or below if the link is expired.
NEWS - Tori Amos Taps Ben Folds As Show Opener
(5/7/03, 6 p.m. ET) -- Tori Amos has tapped Ben Folds to open for two of her upcoming shows. Folds, formerly of Ben Folds Five, will set the stage for Amos at the "Taxi Ride" singer's August 22 show in Holmdel, New Jersey and her August 23 show in Wantagh, New York.
Amos will perform the shows as part of the promotional tour for her Scarlet's Walk album. Amos categorized the band that is backing her at performances as a jazz trio without the jazz, noting how the album is very drum-oriented. "Right now it's sort of a jazz trio without the jazz," Amos said. "Which is working out, in that Scarlet's Walk has a lot of rhythm within its context. Oh, who knows what I'll do in the future."