An article about Tori was posted to the Israeli web site mixer.nana.co.il on April 27, 2005. The Dent now has a full translation of this article. The article says that Tori is in advanced negotiations to perform one or more concerts this summer in Israel, and that the concerts in Israel depend on solving the insurance issues involved in travel to Israel. Click to read the rest of the article. Please keep in mind that while this indicates that such concerts are a possibility, there is also a chance they will not happen as well.
I would like to sincerely thank Sand Avidar-Walzer for translating this article into English for me. I would also like to thank Doron Vidavski, Ben Gershovitz and h b for their assistance as well, and a thank you to Robert Schrader, who first made me aware of this article.
Tori Amos, the American singer and songwriter, is in advanced negotiations to perform one or more concerts this summer [in Israel]. The singer with the caressing, spine-tingling voice and the unique alternative performance style, which also includes virtuoso piano playing, has to date released 8 albums which have sold millions of copies.
Amos is known to many due to the hit "Crucify," off her first solo album, Little Earthquakes (1992). One of the singles released for that album contained the song "Sweet Dreams," which was covered locally by singer Rinat Gabai under the title "Laila Tov [Good Night]" in a translation by Tzuria Shalev. The Hebrew version received Tori Amos's approval and appeared on Gabai's first album in 1998. In 1994 Amos's second album was released, spawning the hit "Cornflake Girl" and bringing with it innovations such as loudly sawing guitars and more rhythmic arrangements. With her following albums Amos succeeded in avoiding the mainstream and continued to create in a unique style which won the hearts of many fans around the world.
February saw the release of her ninth album, The Beekeeper, containing 19 new tracks. The same month also saw the release of an autobiographical book by the name of Tori Amos: Piece By Piece, co-written with journalist Ann Powers.
Amos is currently on an extended world tour which takes in the US, Canada, Europe, and even Australia. The singer is performing on her current tour without her backing band, which means the audience can expect an especially intimate experience. According to the Brass Productions company, which is holding the negotiations, the concerts in Israel depend on solving the insurance issues involved in travel to Israel. The singer's only performance in Israel took place in 1992. Amos was then at the beginning of her solo career and arrived here to perform in support of her debut album. That was an intimate performance by invitation only, so that in effect the singer's fans in Israel have never witnessed her perform in the Holy Land.
Should Amos perform, she will join a wave of international performers who have already announced concerts in Israel, including British singer Phil Collins, the German band The Scorpions, and the American speed metal band Megadeath, who announced their performance yesterday.