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Tori And RAINN
Updated July 1, 2000
This page, which is part of the Dent's Main RAINN Page, covers RAINN related topics that have to do with Tori specifically. Tori founded the organization with Atlantic Records in 1994 and actively supports RAINN when she can. Here are some of the milestone events that Tori has been involved with.
Misc Tori Items
There was a RAINN pamplet being passed out after the January 1997 RAINN Benefit Concert. Read the message from Tori that it contained!
Two Live Songs, Photos, Videos On The Web
Shortly after the January 1997 RAINN benefit concert, Tori released a live recording of Me and a Gun and Silent All These Years on the Atlantic web site. The songs were recorded during the show, and then made available online around 12:45AM Friday morning, January 24, 1997 via RealAudio in the section of Atlantic site called the Digital Arena, which may still be available. You could also download sections of a quicktime video of Tori playing Silent All These Years at her soundcheck, and see some photos from the soundcheck.
The 2 photos above are from a quicktime clip of Tori at her sound check made available at Atlantic's Web Site.
New York Post Interview
There was an interview with Tori in the New York Post about RAINN From January 17, 1997. Among other things, Tori puts Howard Stern in his place for some insensitive comments he made about this subject.
The 1997 Benefit Concert For RAINN
On Thursday, January 23rd, 1997 at The Theater At Madison Square Garden in New York City, Tori performed a benefit concert for RAINN. This concert was the kickoff to a year-long campaign to promote and finance RAINN. Willy Porter was the opening act. Tori was also joined onstage my Maynard from Tool to Sing Muhammad My Friend. Around $300,000 was raised for RAINN that night alone! The photo above is from Lifetime's broadcast of part of the concert January 24, 1999.
The December 1996 Tori/CK Press Conference
On December 4, 1996, there was a press conference in New York held by CALVIN KLEIN with Tori Amos to announce "Unlock the Silence", a year-long program to support RAINN, The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. This program kicked off January 23, 1997 with a benefit concert by Tori in New York City. The photo above shows Tori and Calvin Klein at the press conference. It is from The Week In Rock, which aired on MTV the weekend of Dec 6-8, 1996.
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