Original Sinsuality Tour: The set list and reviews for Tori's June 12, 2005 concert in Brussels, Belgium
Updated Mon, Jun 13, 2005 - 12:57am ET
You can now see the set list and reviews for the Brussels, Belgium concert at Vorst Nationaal (Forest National). Tori set list included Little Earthquakes, Mr. Zebra, Playboy Mommy and the covers Red Rain (Pater Gabriel) and Running To Stand Still (U2) 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 Brussels, Belgium on Sunday, June 12, 2005 at Vorst Nationaal (Forest National). Tori's special guest was Tom McRae and the show started at 8:00PM.
Special thanks to Matt Page and Richard G. for calling me with the set list after the show, and to Christoph Viethen for quickly emailing the set list to The Dent.
Take to the Sky
Sweet the Sting
Cool On Your Island
Red Rain (Peter Gabriel cover)
Running To Stand Still (U2 cover)
Cloud On My Tongue
Sleeps with Butterflies
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From Matt Page and Richard G.:
Tori debuted Mr. Zebra tonight and did a fine job on the covers. The Peter Gabriel cover is from his 1985 'So' album.
Tori's official set list had her performing China and Goodbye Pisces for the first encore, but she did 2 different songs instead.
Tori wore green tonight. Her performance was strong, but the sound was really terrible tonight. I am not sure what the problem was, but it seemed pretty pervasive.
From Christoph Viethen:
Interesting to note: the official set list instead shows China and Pisces as the first two songs of the encore.
Hope I remembered everything correctly - the show was fabulous, with a combination of songs that was very much to my liking. I'll sleep very well tonight. :-)
I don't agree with Matt and Richard that the sound was poor. I thought it was much better then the sound in Rotterdam. Her voice was amazing and the setlist was everything I could've hoped for. Highligts for me were Take to the Sky (one of my personal favourites), Cooling, Cool on your Island and Playboy Mommy (very good on the Rhodes) She didn't talk as much as in Rotterdam but she told us that she would play requests from the people who were at the meet and greet. Mr. Zebra was very nicely performed and after it she went straight into Father Lucifer (!). Amber waves was a fabulous ending! She waved at us at the end.
I was smiling the entire evening and I'm so sad this was my last concert...
Tori looked beautiful in a flowing green dress with an ornate red beaded necklace and red cloth and sequins cuffs....her shoes where high healed wedges in red, with fabric straps tied up around her legs.
She did not speak much, but did apologize for not having been in Brussels for so long and said that she had received many requests and hoped she could play many of them tonight. She also said during Tori's piano bar that she had a lot of good requests and that they were "better than the Brits". She said she was telling the truth too -- and that she does not tell the truth about everything, but about requests she always does. She said she had played one of the two songs before, but the Gabriel cover was her first time so she "hoped it did not suck".
The sound was overall okay, but there were parts of the show where there was a lot of static/feedback, but thankfully was not the whole show. The sound in London was perfect for both shows....
I figured out the mystery of the middle finger mid-song that she did in London the second night-- she did it again tonight in Brussels during Father Lucifer. She does it during the lyric "the girls that eat pizza but never gain weight" -- I think we all know why....she got a great round of applause for it tonight. The crowd got very excited for Mr Zebra, Father Lucifer and Leather....
The set list was a almost the same as the first night in London for the first half. I was really happy she sang a Choirgirl song as the hotel had seem neglected in the London shows -- Playboy Mommy was stunning. A song that grows and grows as you hear it live is The Beekeeper -- it is haunting on the organ. In fact the whole Beekeeper album really comes to life through the shows...especially the Jamaica Inn and Parasol.... Overall a very good show, despite the sound difficulties...but after the second night in London one is a bit spoiled....well worth the trip on the Eurostar! I wish I could follow the rest of the shows in Europe....
From Thomas Garcon:
I'm just coming back from Tori's show in Brussels. A friendly God worked that I got a guest ticket in front row. That was a delight!! Tori played many songs from her new album, which is maybe the best of all of her albums. Her performance was very impressing and touching, though spoiled in some songs by a crackling sound from one of the speakers. All of the songshad a deep iompact on me; she started with Original sensuality, and played also Little Earthquakes, Cool on your island, Take to the sky, a wonderful Cloud on my tongue and, very special, Red Rain by Peter Gabriel. Some of her songs were in a very emotional and touching way accompanied by an organ, becoming almost some kind of hymn.
After this show I am more convinced than ever that she is a real genius, her music being of an extraordinary high quality. Not to compare to commercial mainstream, and not listenable beside a commercial song. - You wouldn't recognize Leonardo's Mona Lisa neither if it was hung on a wall with large graffiti on it. - Her music is an expression of herself, of her personality and her history. So it is very personal. And people are touched by it when they discover parts of Tori inside of themselves. I am impressed by the strong love so many fans have for Tori. I always meet some people on her concerts that I haven't known before who are united by the sharing of their affection for her. (I met Matt who must have been to more concerts of Tori than she herself!) By her gift Tori changes the world in a best possible way!
So thank God that we have this little redheaded Mozart among us.
Last night was amazing! Tori played many of my favourite songs, which I was really happy about. She seemed relaxed and happy, although she didn't talk much (as usual at the Brussels concerts, don't know why...). Only at the start, after playing Parasol she said that she got a lot of requests and something like that we were better at it than the Brits (nobody seemed to laugh too... oh well, maybe I didn't understand well, I don't know, but in general the public didn't seem to interact that much) and she added that she "hoped to please" (with a cute laugh). Then before doing the encores she talked again, said that there was one of the songs she never played before (don't remember which one) and so it might suck... but of course it didn't! :)
My personal highlights were:
- Cool on Your Island (great to hear this one, especially as it seems like she's not playing it very often during this tour, she also made these funny moves with her hands every time she said "cool")
- Cooling (really moved me to tears, couldn't believe she was playing this one, it was like the one song I really really wanted to hear and I never thought I would, it was absolutely beautiful)
- Little Earthquakes (the other song that got me crying... I'd been wanting to hear this one for years, it was such a big surprise hearing the first bars after Tori's Piano Bar, and Tori did a wonderful job on it, it was really intense and powerful)
- Cloud on my Tongue (amazing! the "circles and circles" part seemed to last longer than on the album version but I didn't mind, on the contrary...)
I didn't recognize any of the covers, Red Rain was nice but didn't really get me, I really loved the U2 cover though. I've never been a big fan of The Beekeeper, but I must admit after hearing the live version I've started to like it more. The encores were a little disappointing for me, 'cause she didn't play any of my favourites, none of the four songs really got me emotional. (And to know that she should have played China and Goodbye Pisces, I would so have loved to hear these ones!!!) Still it was nice standing in the front and being able to see all her facial expressions, the way she moves and plays the piano, just being close to her, it's so different from sitting in the 17th row! And I loved the way she performed Leather, she really seemed to enjoy playing that one (the "nice big fat cigar" part is always funny :)). The stars who "told me to tell you they're waving" from Amber Waves were a nice ending of a great show... Thank you Tori!
After a quite mellow show in Rotterdam I was really hoping this evening would rock. Tori told me that she would make the shows really different because a lot of people seemed to attend both the Rotterdam show and the Brussels show. And she kept her promise: none of the songs she played last night were played tonight (except of course Orginal Sinsuality and The Beekeeper).
She began her set with alot of song from the Beekeeper and I LOVED Parasol and Sweet the Sting, they were SO powerful and Sweet the Sting rocked the venue big time. After that it only got better. My friend really hoped for a Y Kant Tori Read song and she got it: Cool on your Island which got a huge response from the crowd. Well at least from us ;).
I didn't really know the covers the moment she played them, it was only afterwards that I remembered them. Red Rain was really beautiful, Running to Stand Still was not really my song I guess but that didn't matter because I got my song a few songs later: Father Lucifer. I had really hoped for this song and went absolutely mad when she got right into it after Mr. Zebra. I gladfully joined Tori in the middle finger showing during "Girls that eat pizza nevergain weight". So that was my song but the performance that really suprised me was Spring Haze. I had heared it before during the On Scarlet's Walk tour, but this time I didn't know what hit me, so powerful and haunting as it was. My abosolute highlight of the show, which is a big suprise because I think the album version is only ok.
The crowd was way better than in Rotterdam. They cheered and applauded their brain out which is good because, to quote tori when she talked to me during the meet and greet in rotterdam: "You know what happens when the rocket doesn't launch? The pilots fucked!"
All in all a great show to compliment the Rotterdam show.
From linda ferrara:
she arrived on stage with a wonderful dress and her long red hair...the sound was perfect...the set list was pretty disconcerting...i adored "the beekeeper" version...and she performed also one of my favourite..."little earthquakes"...as usual..tori i love you and see you soon in belgium...